Han Calisthenics 漢導引 Movement 2 also known as Arm Arching - 漢導引第二式 托天抱月,
this movement serves to loosen the shoulders and stretch the body and limbs for
Han Calisthenics Movement 2 - 漢導引第二式 Main Points:
Throw arms up and down sideway from below the naval to above the head in a semi-circular movement.
See steps described below. Repeat steps 3 through 6 slowly nine times.
Inhale when moving arms upward with a "Hung" sound and exhale on their way down with a "Ha" sound.
Han Calisthenics Movement 2 - 漢導引第二式 Method:
1: The heels of the feet remain together and the front parts the feet move sideways to be one line and the legs are kept straight.
2: The left hand is placed below the naval palm up, and the rig hand placed underneath the left hand, palm touching the back the left hand and the thumb the right hal1d above that of the left.
3: Breathe naturally.
4: Arch the arms above the shoulders, with the palms up and fingers apart. The head is slight: raised and the eyes look slightly upward. While raising up the arms, utter the sound "Heng" simultaneously.
5: Then lower the arms to their original positions and utter "Ha" at the same time.
6: Do 4: and 5: three times..
Han Calisthenics Movement 2 - 漢導引第二式 Note:
The purpose of the "Hung" sound is to vibrate the thorax. Use the "Ha" sound to expel all of the air from your lungs.
Disclaimer: The materials provided herewith are intended for reference by Han Calisthenics 漢導引 trained students. The author is not responsible, in any manner whatsoever, for any injury which may occur through following the descriptions while practicing Han Calisthenics 漢導引.