In this booklet you will learn a series of simple
exercises which can be used as warm ups for higher Chi Kung practices.
When the practitioner does these exercises, the body is prepared
to handle the energy it is about to absorb and the circulation of
Chi and blood throughout the body is facilitated.
The exercises are easy to perform and are designed
to loosen the joints and relax the muscles to improve the flow of
Chi and blood. Every part of the body is given attention and the
exercises start with generalized "bouncing" to shake the
joints loose and open them.
The joints of the knees, hips and spine are worked
and these exercises are followed by breathing routines then stretching
twisting and rotation exercises working on the tendons and ligaments
in different parts of the body.
Specific techniques for opening the Door of Life
point and the Sacrum are illustrated in a clear step-by-step manner
and the booklet ends with an explanation of Bone Breathing and Bone
Practice of these warm up exercises will result
in a deeper level of loosening in the body and an increased awareness
of the body's structure. The practitioner can then progress to practice
of Iron Shirt Chi kung with confidence.