The Mustang 8-brocade Technique is one of the suite of modalities of the Mustang Shenzhan Technique which is a series of stretching exercises for the maintenance and repair of our physical body.
As practitioners of life cultivation, we engage in the 8-brocade Technique to juvenate our body. When we practice the technique on a daily basis, we will enhance our physical fitness and prevent illness. We will look younger and feel younger.
The 8-brocade technique consists of eight styles or movements. In order to learn this technique properly, we start with the first movement. We memorize the instruction and visualize the movements and associated breathing in our mind until we have it firmly in our mind. We do not refer to the instruction booklet, or the pictures, or the video half-way through the practice. We just have to memorize it.
Now we start to practice the movements and breathing, visualizing the movements in our mind. We focus on the movements by the eyes-nose-mind technique.
This 8-brocade technique is suitable for people of all ages. It is best to practice outdoors in the morning before breakfast. If you sweat after the exercise, take a shower, or swipe off the sweat with a towel before breakfast.
We group all eight movements here for convenience. When you learn and practice, learn and practice one by one. Learn one until you are well versed with it, and then go on to the next. Try to learn one movement a week. Do not try to learn and practice more than one or all at once.
As practitioners of life cultivation, most of us take the 8-brocade technique as the cornerstone of our fitness program to restore us to a younger self.
Here are the movements of the 8-brocade technique. Enjoy.
01 For your upper body health
Stand upright, with your two feet apart and shoulder wide. Your arms are naturally loose on the sides.
Lift your arms slowly to the top of your head in front of you. Cross your fingers so that your fingers are intertwined with your palms facing upwards, as if you are holding the sky.
While you are doing this, inhale slowly. When you inhale, take in air in nine cascades. Refer to Mustang Tuna Technique for full explanation. We assume that you have mastered the Mustang Tuna Technique at this point.
Hold your breath when you are holding the sky. Count from one to nine slowly while you are holding your breath. Refer to Mustang Tuna Technique for a full explanation on how to hold your breath.
While you are lifting your hands, raise your heels upwards simultaneously. When you hold your breath with your palms extended, you are standing on the ground with your heels off the ground.
Next, lower your arms slowly towards the sides of your body. At the same time, lower your heels so that you stand firmly on the ground.
At the same time, exhale slowly and naturally.
Repeat the movements as many times as you can. Start with fifteen times when you first begin. Once you have mastered the technique, do it fifty times per session.
When you first begin, you may not be able to stand firmly on the ground with only your toes catching the ground. Try to adjust your stance by paying attention to your chest position. You will soon improve with practice and with proper adjustment of your stance.
This exercise forces you to exhale old air and inhale new air. Inhale as you have learned with the Mustang Tuna Technique. Your breath should be deep and long. You are not in a rush. You increase your supply of oxygen with this movement.
This exercise forces you to lift your rib cage. As you do so, you are moving the organs within the rib cage, and lift the organs immediately below the rib cage. You are forcing your body to supply more blood to those organs. These combined movements will help to maintain and repair those organs.
As an added benefit, the 8-brocade technique will eliminate fatigue. It will also strengthen and smooth your joints.
Can you use this movement as a defense move when you are under attack? Think about it.
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Treatise on Mustang 8-Brocade Technique
It is also known as Mustang Baduanjin Technique. It is practiced for general body health. It will bring you back to your youth.
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