loose clothes when you are preparing to do the exercises. Go to the
bathroom before practicing. Find an open space with fresh air. Be
relaxed both mentally and physically. You should have the the sun at
your back if you choose to stand under the sun. The breathing should be
deep and even. Breathe through your nose and no sound can be heard even
by yourself. Always pay some attention, especially when you exhaling,
to your Dantian, which is the internal point in your belly located one
palm below your navel. Do not practice within one hour after a big meal
or a half hour after a small meal.
a few deep and slow breaths before beginning the routine. Be relaxed
both mentally and physically. Breathe through your nose and no sound can
be heard even by yourself. The breaths and movements should be even,
slow, and natural. Stretch your sinews through gentle exertion. Stop
for a half second after each inhaling or exhaling. Repeat each form two
to eight times. It takes five to twenty minutes to do so.
the sensation in your body during practice. Being comfortable is more
important than mimicking the illustration pictures. Apply the movements
smoothly and gently. Exert consciousness rather than physical
strength. When finishing an exercise, stand still with your attention
on Dantian for awhile before you move around.
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