Monday, May 16, 2016

Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi, Movement No. 11

Scoop From the Sea

11. Scooping from the Sea and Gazing at the Horizon

Left foot half step forward

Bend forwards:
transfer weight to left foot
bend at waist drawing both arms downwards and towards left knee
cross hands right over left knee
palms face upwards
top of the head aligns with left foot

Scoop up:
transfer weight to right leg
gradually straighten body upright
breathe in
bring crossed palms up above your head

Separate hands:
separate and extend arms out and down
palms face the ground
breathe out

Bring left foot back to horse riding stance and then move right foot half step forwards and repeat as above to the right. Do half the repetitions on each leg. Bring the right foot back to the horse riding stance to end.

Health Benefits:

  • Physiological improvements, especially due to internal massaging.
  • Psychological improvements which lead towards mental balance.
  • Very useful for stomach complaints.
  • Improves eyesight.