Healing T’ai Chi
…the award-winning blog of Tai Chi and Qigong seated exercises to balance mind, body and spirit for people of all ages and levels of fitness.
“In governing people and serving Heaven
There is nothing like conservation
Only with conservation is it called submitting early
Submitting early is called emphasis on accumulating virtues
Accumulating virtues means there is nothing one cannot overcome
When there is nothing that one cannot overcome
One’s limits are unknown
The limitations being unknown, one can possess sovereignty
With this mother principle of power, one can be everlasting
This is called deep roots and firm foundation
The Tao of longevity and lasting vision.”
Tao Te Ching, #59, translated by www.Taoism.net
When practicing these breathing exercises, always be careful not to force your breathing to be deeper or slower than is natural for you. Benefits come from concentrating on your breathing and practicing these exercises every day. Sit comfortably in a quiet space and let your mind clear as you center your mind on the movement of your breath in and out.
Sit as usual with your feet flat on the floor, shoulder-width apart, hips tucked slightly underneath you.
Hold your hands over your diaphragm so you can be sure that you are breathing from the correct place.
Breathe in through your nose slowly and with concentration and expand your diaphragm. Hold your breath for a moment and then breathe out slowly through your mouth.
Continue breathing in and out paying particular attention to the natural expansion of your diaphragm.
Again, please be careful not to overdo the diaphrgamatic expansion nor the depth and slowness of your breath beyond your natural limits.
Click on the illustration from Michael Reed Gach’s book, Aupressure’s Potent Points to enlarge your view.
Locate Great Abyss (Lu 9), at the base of your thumb.
Press firmly on this area for a full minute while breathing slowly and thoughfully in through your nose and out through your mouth.
Benefits: This effective point is beneficial in relieving lung problems, coughing and asthma. You may use it often during the day if needed.
Don’t forget to drink water at the end of your exercise session or any time you begin to feel thirsty. A Word of Caution…If you have or have had problems with your kidneys, please consult your physician.
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