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Zhineng Qigong TaiJi Ball – 2 balls forward

Zhineng TaiJi Ball 2 uses 2 balls to practice spiral movements. Pushing forward, feel the spiral force in your arms. The lead comes from the elbow. Pulling in, feel the drawing and twisting silk force. On the next level, practice internal Qi by tucking in your tail bone, moving forward from the tailbone, to the sacrum, lumbar, up the spine to your shoulder, elbow, arm and fingers. Keep the eye on the ball and your mental attention inside your body watching each part of your body moving, as you push the balls forward and pull backward. The mind body connection is an absolutely relaxing experience as you gather and harness Qi deep inside your body.


2 balls forward

 

Zhineng Qigong TaiJi Ball – 2 balls crossover spiral

On top of the pushing force spiral and the drawing-in silk force, the balls crossover palm over palm. Note that all the joints in the body move. The 3 joints in your arm, 3 joints in your spine and 3 joints in your legs. This is excellent gongfu for practicing internal Qi.


2 balls crossover spiral

 

Zhineng Qigong TaiJi Ball – single arm outward spiral

Single arm spiral movements help to further ‘open up’ the joints in your body. The body gains more flexibility, agility and pliability. When one part of the body moves, all parts move with it. This is the conscious movement of the body in its entirety. As you progress in your practice, bring the center of gravity lower to the ground.


Single arm outward spiral

 

Zhineng Qigong TaiJi Ball – single arm inward

Single arm inward spiral moves all the joints in the opposite direction giving the body balance. Master the inward and outward spiral movements. The next task will be 2 arms, outward and inward spiral.


2 balls forward


Simple steps that you can practice to harness your Qi

Forward Crane Neck Front View Forward Crane Neck, Side View
Reverse Crane Neck Front View Reverse Crane Neck Side View
Dragon Head, Front View Rotation of The Pelvis
Leg Movement Wall Squatting

Notes:-
For part 1, 3 and 4 – This movement allows Qi to move upwards towards the neck and head, clearing any blockages in the meridians and balancing the Qi in the head and neck. The movement depicts the movement of a crane taking off for flight and drinking and that of a dragon swaying its head.
Part 7 – This movement focuses on relaxing and strengthening the waist, pelvis and coccyx. The rotation of the pelvis cures ailments of the lower half of the body and increases the capacity of the DanTian to accumulate more Qi. The energetic system of the kidneys are stimulated and enhanced. Tightening of the perineum helps to retain and maintain Qi in the body.
Part 8 – The movement of the leg and ankles focuses on the foot meridians. This exercise stimulates the foot meridians that run along the legs, ankles and feet. It improves the flow of Qi in the lower limbs to the toes strengthening the joints of the ankles and feet and muscles of the lower limbs. This heals ailments of the lower limbs, bladder, pancreas, stomach, liver and kidneys.
Part 9 – This movement is excellent for relaxing the spine, lumbar region and coccyx, and strengthens your knees and legs. In Qigong, this movement is done according to your capability. If you cannot squat down all the way, go only as far as you comfortably can. Start off slowly and gradually build your strength to practice for longer periods.

Spine Bending Move

This movement exercises the spine and vertebrae and strengthens the urinary bladder meridian. The spine is strengthened as well as the ligaments and muscles of the back. This heals illnesses of the spinal chord, kidneys, adrenal glands, bladder, entire reproductive system, and bone marrow, relieves backache and back related problems. This is especially good for those suffering from high blood pressure. Does it mean that if you have low blood pressure, you cannot do this movement? Absolutely not. Flow of Qi seeks to regulate your body systems. If you have low blood pressure, your pressure will normalise.

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