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 instruction, 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 learn 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 fifth movement of the Mustang 8-brocade Technique. Enjoy.
05 Shake your head and tail to rid inner fire
01 Stand upright, with your feet about three-foot apart.
02 Bend your knees into a horse-riding style stance.
03 Hold the front of your thighs with your palms.
04 Tilt your head and upper body slightly forward. Make circular movements with your waist and buttocks several times. Then make circular motions with your waist and buttocks several times in the opposite direction.
05 Repeat as many times as you can. A beginner should start with fifteen times.
06 If you practice deep breathing at the same time, you should inhale when you turn your waist and exhale when you recover to its original position.
The Practice Secrets
01 Stand loosely as in the previous movement.
02 Step with the left foot horizontally to the left to form a horse stance. Press the upper part of your knee with your hand, fingers inward, and the elbows out for external support.
03 Exhale in one stretch. Lead your breath with your mind from the lower Dantian area to the Yongquan Acupoint at the center of the under part of your foot.
04 Inhale using the nine bead method. At the same time using your waist as the axis, turn your body trunk to the left front, while your head and the left knee are in a vertical straight line, and your buttocks are supported to the lower right, imagine looking at the right toes. The right arm is straight, and the left arm is bent to help the waist to turn.
05 Pause for a moment and then exhale. Repeat the movement alternating left and right.
06 Swing your waist six to eight times, alternating left and right.
07 Operation Tips: When you perform this movement, you may be inclined to bend your waist and bow your head too much, and turn your body too far. To correct it, you should turn your head so that the head is perpendicular to the left or right toes, and you should bend your knees to the left or right for about ninety degrees, and your waist should be stretched.
08 Practicing this movement emphasizes tranquility and relaxation to relieve tension. When this movement is combined with deep breathing practice, use your mind to draw the breath from the lower Dantian area to the Yongquan Acupoint at the center of the foot, but keep your mind to guard your Yongquan Acupoint. This action will lead the blood and energy to flow downwards, so as to relieve the inner fire of the heart and to clear the mind.
09 At the same time, exercising the joints of the waist and neck is helpful for the operation of the three meridians, namely the Ren Meridian, the Du Meridian, and the Chong Meridian.
10 It helps to ease your mind.
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