After we have introduced the Mustang 8-brocade Technique for body rejuvenation, we will introduce the Mustang Swing Technique. The Mustang 8-brocade Technique is relatively hard to learn and practice. On the other hand, we love the Mustang Swing Technique for its simplicity. There is almost no learning process. A practitioner can do it immediately.
However, we should do the Mustang Swing Technique gently and slowly so that we will not hurt our joints while doing it. When doing exercise, it is advisable to have an empty stomach, before breakfast in the morning, or three hours after a full meal.
01 Action and Movement
01 Stand up straight.
02 Spread your feet shoulder wide. Bend your knees slightly with the center of gravity towards the center of your legs and towards your bottom. Level your hands in front of you, with palms facing downward.
03 Level your head looking to the front, with the center of gravity at the lower part of the body. Sink your heels at the ground. Put your tongue against the upper palate inside the mouth. Tug in your belly. Lift (contract) the anus part. Hold your breath.
04 Now start to swing your arms back and forth with wrists and arms turning when swinging towards the back. Start counting. You may swing 100 times, 200 times, or 500 times. Some people will swing 2000 times at one session.
05 While you swing your arms, grab the ground with your toes. Inhale air all the way towards your diaphragm.
06 Pay attention to the minute detail for efficiency and you should follow the following rules.
- Upper part of the body should be light
- Lower part of the body should be solid
- Neck should be in suspension
- Mouth should be slightly open
- The chest should be light
- The back should be lifted
- The waist should act like an axle
- The arm should be loose
- The elbow should be rigid
- The hand should be swinging
- The wrist should be heavy
- The stance should be loose
- The anus should be lifted
- The heel should be anchored to the ground
- The toes should grab the floor
Please remember these rules. This is the standard way for you to stand properly. You will always stand this way while you practice other exercises.
You should do it at least once a day, upon waking up in the morning. Do not do vigorous exercise in the evening.
The hand-swinging exercise is a self-cultivation exercise inherited from ancient times. The exercise is simple and suitable for middle-aged and elderly people. Young adults can also do the hand-swinging exercise appropriately.
01 Reduces stress and pressure
There are many acupoints in our arm joints. This exercise can activate those acupoints to help with blood flow in the joints. This exercise can also increase the excitement of the brain nerves. When the brain is excited, it will secrete some substances which have the effect of calming us. Thus this exercise can relieve mental stress for people with brain tumors and cerebrovascular diseases.
02 Strengthen the body
This exercise helps to move the joints of our arms, thus increasing our blood circulation and increasing the rate of metabolism of our body.
Moreover, there are many acupoints on our arms. With this exercise, we massage all the acupoints. When we do this exercise for a long time, it will enhance our immune system. The exercise will move our joints, muscles and bones while preventing osteoporosis.
03 Improve prevention of diseases
Long-term practice of this exercise can help to prevent chronic diseases. This exercise will help to massage the acupoints of the three-yin meridians in our hand. Thus it can promote blood circulation and remove blood stasis. It will help to keep blood circulation and energy flow smooth. Thus it is beneficial to the health of our heart and liver. The effect of this exercise is even better if we consume deep sea fish oil at the same time.
01 This exercise is good for the body, but not everyone can do it. Children with underdeveloped bones are not suitable for doing this exercise. Elderly people whose bones are already too hard cannot do this exercise. It will damage the health of hand joints.
02 The good thing about this exercise is its simplicity. Anyone can do it immediately. There is no learning process. However, we should do it gently and slowly so that we will not hurt our joints while doing it.
03 When doing exercise, it is advisable to have an empty stomach, before breakfast in the morning, or three hours after a meal.
04 The number of swings we do each session will depend on our body condition. We may do it with a progressive schedule. However, we must do at least five hundred swings per session to reap any benefit. It takes about fifteen minutes to do five hundred swings.
05 When we do the exercise with counting, we will remove random thoughts from our mind. We are doing a form of meditation at the same time.
06 If we hold our breath while doing the exercise, it will improve our energy circulation system which will greatly improve our health. However, attempt it with caution. If your body condition does not permit this routine, do not force yourself to hold your breath while exercising. Something bad may happen to you.
07 Your legs will be dull and painful at the beginning of practice. It may also be difficult to walk upon completion. It will be fine once you get used to it.
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