Friday, May 06, 2016

Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi, Movement No. 3


Dance with Rainbow

3. Dancing With Rainbow



I have used a rainbow to illustrate my business and this blog because not only are rainbows beautiful, the aura is made up of these bright colors as well. As a dancer, I very much like the vision of dancing with rainbow. I once chased a rainbow while out for a jog along the sea and can tell you on this good authority that a rainbow is not something you can touch with your hands and it is much better to dance with rainbow than to chase it. This is a true visualization exercise.

Dancing with Rainbow is a stretching and swinging movement. Watch the hands as they move overhead and to the sides.

Raise arms over head:
breathe in
raise body
draw arms straight up fully extended
turn palms facing each other

Turn to left:
transfer body weight to right leg
keep knees slightly bent
extend left arm out to left side at shoulder height
left palm up
turn head to left
eyes focus on extended left palm
slightly curve waist over towards extended palm
curve right arm over head
right palm faces down above center of head

Turn to right:
breathe out
transfer body weight to left leg
keep knees slightly bent
extend right arm out to right side at shoulder height
right palm up
turn head to right
eyes focus on extended right palm
slightly curve waist over towards extended palm
curve left arm over head
left palm faces down above center of head

 
Health Benefits:

  • Improves visualization capacity.
  • Expansion and contraction of the abdomen is good for digestion and stomach aches.
  • Reduces ulcers and fatty deposits around the waist.
  • Relieves shoulder pain.