Five Animal Frolics Qi Gong: Crane and Bear Exercises
The Five Animal Frolics Qi Gong was created by Hua Tuo. Hua Tuo was a famous physician who lived around 200AD and developed these exercises by observing nature. The five animals that he chose to pattern his exercises on are the Crane, Bear, Deer, Monkey, and Tiger. Practicing these exercises helps to harmonize the flow of internal energy in the body, strengthen the internal organs, and fortify the body. The two sets taught in this book are easy to learn and fun to practice. The Crane Frolics Qi Gong mimics the way a Crane moves its wings and stands on one leg. The Crane exercises strengthen the Heart, Lungs, and circulation. The Bear Frolics Qi Gong mimics the turning motions and grounded nature of the Bear. The Bear exercises strengthen the lower body and waist. Practicing these exercises benefits and strengthens the Kidney, Uro-genital, and Digestive system.
Bear Claws Bear Crosses Bear exercises Bear Frolics Qi Bear Pushes Bear Stance bend the knees body’s Breathe naturally chest level circle the body coordinate the movement Crane exercises Crane Stance Crane’s Beak Dan Tien exercises strengthen Exhale and return Extend the hands Feel the resistance fingers pointing fingertips pointing Frolics Qi Gong hand moves head heel touches hips should turn Hold the breath Hua Tuo Inhale and circle Inhale and raise Jing knees slightly last exercise left foot left hand left leg left side leg has slightly lower abdomen organ system original position Qi Gong Exercise raise the arms Repeat this movement right foot right hand right leg right side Shen shift the weight shoulder level shoulder width slightly more weight slowly shift Soaring Crane spine straightening the legs tension thumbs turn the body Turn the palms turn the upper turn your body upper body Urogenital system vertebrae waist to turn