Shibashi 13 – Flying dove spreads its wings

This exercise can reduce depression by strengthening your lungs and heart

Movements

  • Step your left food forward at an angle of 45 degrees.
  • Transfer weight from left to right, as you spread your arms wide.
  • As you lean forward, bend your front knee.
  • As you lean back, bend the knee that is further back.
  • Breathe in as you lean forward.
  • Breathe out as you lean back.

Tip

There is no beginning and no end, as each movement just flows into the next. Movements are smooth, gentle, soft and relaxed.

Flying dove. When practicing Qigong move as though you are entranced with the universe
When practising Flying dove, move as though entranced with the universe.

Benefits

Doing the flying dove exercise gives:

  • a feeling of being free, as you let go of anger and fear
  • increased flexibility
  • calm and inner peace
  • relief, as you let go of negative emotions.

Other pages of interest:

  1. Shibashi Qigong
  2. Basic Qigong
  3. Stalk walk.

 

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