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Thirteen Movements to Stretch the Body and Make it More Supple, and Guiding and Harmonising Energy to Regulate the Breath


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Thirteen Movements To Stretch The Body And Make It Supple. Characteristics. Movement (standing). Preparation. 1. Push the hands upward, look at the sky. 2. Lean the body to the left, then to the right. 3. Support the sky while turning the body. 4. Open the chest by leaning backward. 5. Fold the hips; raise the coccyx. 6. Raise the coccyx and turn to the left. 7. Raise the coccyx and turn to the right. 8. Fold the hips; raise the coccyx. 9. The white chimpanzee folds its body. 10. Straighten the legs; raise the coccyx. 11. The dragonfly embraces the column. 12. Return to the upright position. 13. Open the wings to regulate the breathing. End of the sequence. Movement (seated). Explanations. Supplementary details. Guiding And Harmonising Energy To Regulate The Respiration. Introduction. Movement (standing). Preparation. 1. Regulate the respiration on the left. 2. Regulate the respiration on the right. 3. Regulate the respiration on both sides. End of the sequence. Movement (seated). Explanations. Complementary details. Photos. Appendices. 1. Dan Tian. 2. Que Qiao The "Magpie Bridge".3. Massage the face. 4. Acupoints involved. 5. 13 Movements, techniques for progression. 6. Abdominal respiration, techniques for progression. 7. Presentation IIDYYSG.

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Exercises to regulate the body, breathing and mind

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Professor Zhang Guangde is one of the best known Masters of Chinese Martial Arts. He has practiced martial arts for sixty years and taught across China and around the world for thirty years. He has written thirty books and numerous articles in China. In 2005, he helped establish the International Institute of Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong in Biarritz, France. There are today over four million people practising his version of Dao Yin.


...the book has been faithfully translated from Prof. Zhang's original texts with additions from and commentaries from some of his top students and coaches. It assumes some small knowledge of the theories of yin and yang, the five elements, internal organs and meridians but not too much and a lot of information is given to enable the reader to research the material further if needed (point names and numbers, names in Chinese and English etc)... Singing Dragon are to be congratulated on this series of books and I look forward to seeing more of Prof. Zhang's work published in English. -- Mike Hart, Head of Chanquanshu Wales

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