Form 6: Pulling the Toes

Baduanjin Form 6. Pulling the Toes

       Stand at ease.  Lift your arms overhead and lean backward.   Bend forward and try to grasp your toes with your hands.  Pull your toes and keep your legs straight.  Inhale while leaning backward and exhale while bending down.  If you are not limber enough to reach your toes, just stretch the arms toward ground as far as you can.

       This practice helps to reduce a big stomach, strengthen the back, and adjust the spine.  By stretching the front and the back of your body cyclically, it is also good for the organs in your belly, especially your kidney.