The Mustang Shenzhan Technique is a series of stretching exercises for the maintenance and repair of our physical body. The Mustang 8-brocade Technique is just one of a suite of modalities of the Mustang Shenzhan Technique. It is a basic technique which is easy to learn and practice.
As practitioners of life cultivation, we engage in the Mustang 8-brocade Technique to rejuvenate our body. When we practice the technique on a daily basis, we will enhance our physical fitness and prevent illness. We will look and feel younger.
The Mustang 8-brocade Technique consists of eight styles or movements. In order to learn this technique properly, you start with the first movement. You memorize the instructions outlined here and then you visualize the movements and associated breathing method in your mind until you have it firmly in your mind.
While you are practicing, you do not refer to the instructions, or the pictures, or the video. You have to practice it from memory. You start to practice the movements and breathing, visualizing the movements in your mind. You focus on the movements by the eyes-nose-mind technique that you have learned before.
We have seen a housewife cooking a new recipe by watching a video on her mobile phone set on the kitchen counter top while she does her cooking. We are simply amazed by her actions. Do not imitate this housewife while you are learning any Mustang Shenzhen Technique.
This Mustang 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. Do not let your skin absorb the sweat back into your body again.
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 Mustang 8-brocade Technique as the cornerstone of our fitness program to restore us to a younger self.
Here is the fourth movement of the Mustang 8-brocade Technique. Enjoy.
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Stand upright, with your feet apart and shoulder wide. Your feet should be firmly on the ground.
Cling your palms to the sides of your legs. Clang your neck slowly to look behind you to your left. Hold briefly and then restore your neck to its original position.
Next clang your neck slowly to look behind you to your right. Hold briefly and then restore your neck to its original position.
Repeat as many times as you can. A beginner should start with five to eight times.
If you practice deep breathing at the same time, you should inhale when clang your neck to look behind you, and exhale when you recover to the original position.
The Practice Secrets
Stand loosely as in the previous movement.
First stick the Laogong Acupoint on the left hand to the Dantian area on the lower abdomen. Put the right hand on the back of the left hand. Use the Tuna breathing method (nine-bead inhale) to fill the Dantian area.
As you exhale, turn your head to look behind your left shoulder, imagine looking at the Yongquan Acupoint under your left foot, and use your mind to lead the breath to the Yongquan Acupoint under your left foot, and pause for a moment.
Inhale again (nine-bead method). Turn your head to the front at the same time. Lead the breath with your mind, ascend from the Yongquan Acupoint at the center of the foot through the back of the thigh to the tail lug, and then to the Mingmen Acupoint.
As you exhale, turn your head and look behind your right shoulder, and repeat the procedure as before.
Alternating left and right six to eight times.
Operation Tips: When turning the head to the left and right, the amplitude should be the same, and it should be flush with the shoulders, so as to prevent the spine from rotating.
This movement enables the entire spine, both thighs, and even the whole body to be exercised, which helps to improve nervous system function, restore fatigue, and adjust the circulation of blood and vital-energy of the viscera. It is commonly used to prevent and treat high blood pressure, cervical spondylosis, and eye disease.
It helps to eliminate fatigue, strengthen the mind and calm the nerves, adjust the functions of the organs, and prevent neck and shoulder pain.
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