Hands can be in this position or lower by naval.
Stand with your feet shoulder width apart facing forward and parallel. Your knees are slightly bent. Hold you arms out in front of your naval, like your holding a beach ball. Your fingers should be facing each other. Pretend like your hugging a tree. Your back should be straight like you are being suspended by a hook attached to the crown of your head. Breathe into your abdomen rather then your chest. In other words your diaphragm is dropping and allowing air to flow into your lungs naturally. This may feel a bit uncomfortable at first since we are used to breathing into our chest. As you breath into the area below your naval,(Dan Tien) it should be expanding and you should be sinking your weight into the bottoms of your feet. Imagine roots growing out of the bottoms of your feet into mother earth, and drawing up energy with each breath. Feel the "Chi" or life force flowing into your body. Also keep your tongue tip touching the roof of your mouth, either right behind the teeth or further back. This connects a natural energy circuit in your body. Breath slowly through your nose. Stay relaxed and make sure your shoulders are relaxed and drop them down if your holding them up. We keep a lot of tension in that area. Also notice other parts of the body that seem tense,and release the tension as you continue breathing. Your posture shouldn't be a military one. Your chest should be relaxed, even slightly sunken, and shoulders rounded. Keep your butt slightly tucked, in line with the spine. Start with five minutes and work your way up to 15 or 20. Remember to visualize hugging the tree and allowing the roots to draw up energy as well as the bottoms of the feet. Chi can be felt as a tingling sensation and warmth. Don't despair if you don't feel it right away, eventually you will. This is an exercise practiced in China for 1000's of years. It can give you an enormous amount of energy, reduce stress and promote well being and longevity
About Me: "Wakiya" (Thunder)
I am a Tribal, Musician, Writer, Artist. I try to walk the path and have studied the tradition of the "Wisdom keepers" like Lame Deer, Fools Crow, Black Elk, and Rolling Thunder from the tribes of this region, and Lao Tzu, Buddha, Bodhidharma, Yeshua, and other enlightened ones from the many various tribes of the earth. I understand the worlds religions and belief systems, and realize the division this can cause by the lack of understanding the "real message" from the Masters. My intention, and life's prayer is to try to live in harmony with Grandmother Earth, Grandfather sky, (Nature) and "the spirit that moves in all things," and help in any way I can to build a bridge between all men and tribes so they can walk their path in a manner that will benefit themselves, the Earth and others. I open up, and ask Great Spirit, The creator, The Tao, The Universe, to work and direct healing and positive energy through me by different means, like the Flute, drums, Words, Prayer, and Touch. I try to be loving and accept others from the heart, and practice forgiveness. I honor all people, the winged one's, and four legged ones considering us all equal, not one being above another. I honor the bountiful Harvest from Mother earth in the form of plant life, water, air and herbs which sustain our oneness with her. I pray all tribes should re-unite as one, so we may protect the planet and live in harmony. Within you, without you.
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