Three Tai chi Immunity building exercises created by MSTR. CK CHU demonstrated by Seymour Koblin.
Roaring like Lion:
Start by suspending the head from above with, chin and shoulders down. breathe below the navel, Weight is on the outside of your feet which are positioned in a direct line under your shoulders.
Thumb is on the navel, fingers are below the navel (touching the Tan Tien-“Sea of Chi”) and your other hand holds the wrist.
Whenever knees are bent, always tuck your pelvis under your spine. Lean forward slightly from below the navel (NEVER bend at solar plexus).
Hing(inhale) and Har (exhale). 1)Lean forward slightly to start 2). Lean back and sound “Hing” Lean Forward and sound “HAR”. Repeat 10-15 times. Pause.
While standing in the paused position, close the mouth, tongue resting on the roof of the mouth behind the upper teeth breathing only through the nose (to cultivate saliva and allow the stimulated Chi to circulate wherever the body sends it. The outer layer of Chi stimulated by the fast movements and sounds is called the “Wei or Protective Chi.”
This activated Chi sends pernicious influences out and pulls nourishing energy in.
Close the mouth now. circulate the chi as you cultivate and swallow saliva past the throat.
Breathing through the nose, all the way down the front below the navel into the TAN TEIN = SEA of CHI, position and keep the pelvis tucked in, looking forward slightly.
Thee knees go out a little so that outside of our feet and supports the weight.
This is the side view of the stance. Hands kept open, leaning forward bringing more breath CHI into the Tan Tien below the navel.
- Lean Back
- Lean Forward
When standing, the head suspended, chin down shoulders down with eyes at a 45-degree angle looking down outwards. Tip of the tongue touching the roof of the mouth behind the upper teeth and mouth closed. Breathe in through the nose sinking the breath into the belly while moving through a range of motion forward, vertical plane, diagonal plane, lean back, lean forward or straight. Never bend at the solar plexus. Doing so hurts the lower backs and contracts all the abdominal internal organs.