Regarding the Arm Swinging technique, it is good to note that it can be done not only when you are standing still, but also when you are walking. Most every morning, I walk down to the temple and Student Union as I swing my arms and silently chant some Mantras.
And, just a reminder that according to the ancient Qigong masters, physical health has to do with development of connective tissue rather than muscle.
Thanks for the idea!
Thank you for the tip and thank you for the beautiful picture of Dr. Kuai, truly a beacon of light in this world. My daughters and I love him dearly!
I am told to hold my tongue to the roof of my mouth while doing the arm swinging routine. I searched for info on arm swinging benefits on line (in vain). . I shared the routine with friends but really couldn’t relay why they would want to do it. Help!
To answer your question, take the link to this YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKV5QznUQds. Click on Show More under the video and the rest of the description will show. It has the information you are looking for.
Thank you Barbara: I will forward the link to friends rather than explain and thus avoid the “game of telephone”. As always, you are an immense help!
Holding the tongue against the roof of the mouth is something I believe we naturally do. As opposed to forcing it, perhaps just notice that it would be harder not to do it, than to do it. If you would like, you could search ‘The Microcosmic Orbit’ or ‘Mantak Chia’ to learn more about such techniques. But know that in so doing, you are entering into a vast world. I believe the techniques we have offered here are quite sufficient. As I have been told by Chinese Masters through the years, it is better to avoid going into the rest of it unless there is tremendous dedication and the assistance of a true Master on an ongoing basis. They have more than once even told me that the language barrier is reason enough to not try to go too very deeply into most of the techniques.