The purpose of this Qigong exercise is to absorb heavenly Yang and earthly Yin energy, and then bring them together in harmony. It is the opening exercise for the five Organ Cleansing Exercises
- Start with the Three Regulations: Steady breath, relaxed mind, Wu Ji posture (feet shoulder width, shoulders relaxed and broad, tailbone tucked, Crown Point rising).
- Spread the arms wide at shoulder level, in a “T” position, with palms facing up.
- Raise the arms up over the head, palms facing each other.
- As if rounding over a big ball, bend forward from the hips, keeping shoulders relaxed and keeping the chin tucked toward the chest. Let the arms follow the movement.
- When you have bent forward as far as you can, slowly drop the arms and hands toward the ground; let them dangle. Do not lock the knees, let them be loose.
- Bend the knees as you curl up to a standing position, one vertebra at a time.
- Repeat the exercise 36 times.
Here is a short video to explain this exercise