Ba Duan Jin: 8 Pieces of Brocade

Raising and dropping the heels to dispel illnesses:

“This movement lightly vibrates the body organs and stimulates the central nervous system and the brain. It improves alertness and regulates mood, strengthens the body and eliminates tiredness.”

Two hands supporting Heaven to regulate the three burners (three parts of the torso):

Use this posture to stretch your limbs and body to enhance blood circulation, increase input of oxygen, energize the body, and maximize expansion of the lungs.  It also facilitates proper body alignment, particularly to correct vertebrae and shoulder alignment; thus energizing the muscle systems of the body.

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