Enjoying Coastal Otago Feb 2015

One of the Qigong exercises we all really enjoyed learning while Teacher Wei was in New Zealand is called “Flying – Caterpillar”. Naturally we just had to reach for our cell phone again to capture Teacher Wei demonstrating these delightful and freeing movements.

We took a video clip from the back and one from the front. Now it’s our pleasure to share the clips with you (scroll down). For those of us who also prefer some instructions, we added Teacher Wei’s directions (below).

This Easter let’s offer a tonic to our life, our body, nourish our spine and find out how far our “Flying Caterpillar” wings can reach… We wish you pure Happiness at Easter and that you can be free, every day!

Hun Yuan Ling Tong

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‘Flying – Caterpillar Movement’

Teacher Wei: “ When we practice Qigong our body should be flexible. Feeling our Consciousness…, also flexible. ‘In the present moment’… Feel nothing is fixed. Feel …, you are free.  Be like this…   Stand up, legs to shoulder width. Push Mingmen backward. Then forward. Backward…, forward…

Spine and legs move together, like a big wave. The whole body like a big wave. This movement comes mainly from mingmen. It also opens the sacroiliac joints.

Freely! Do it freely. At the beginning we can do it a little faster. Don’t ‘hold’ your body. Relax and let it naturally move. Only move the spine, shoulder blades follow the movement.

Feel the mingmen, spine and legs movements all harmonise together. Open more. Flexible… Larger Push mingmen backward as far as possible, then forward as far as possible… Through the backward and forward movement we open and loosen our spine. We gather Qi energy into the spine. We bend our knees and lean backward…

Raising up, push mingmen. Gradually forward…, our legs raise up…, we are very lazy. Use this kind of feeling…

Now we add the arms. We move the whole body. Look, arms draw a spiral movement. Shoulders rotate, elbows rotate, wrists rotate…

Go out to the horizon, push, push, push to the front,…expand and spiral, rotate all those joints. When your hands go to the front, mingmen just pushes backward. You can feel the arms push forward.

You can feel stretching of the spine. Open spine. These are two powers. One goes forward and one goes backward.

Then hands come back and mingmen comes back and they meet together, in lower dantian. Then go forward, the two separate again. One goes forward and one goes backward. One opens to the horizon…

Then draw back and close in… It is like flying. This kind of feeling… From the body inside expand. We close eyes, continue…

Feel the stretch, we open our spine. And open our chest, ribs, back, abdomen, open shoulder joints, elbows and wrists. Relax…

After a while we feel like we are turning into Qi, merge into the Universe. Hands in the clouds, with spirals they gather Qi back to dantian. Expand out from Inside, far away…

More and more relaxed. And the movement is smooth.

Like a big bird that opens it’s large wings, like an eagle. Or we can imagine a beautiful butterfly. Flying in the Universe freely and drawing the Universe energy deeply into mingmen… Our big wings cover the Universe…”

Video Clip of ‘Flying- Caterpillar’ from Back

https://youtu.be/ZVlxLbUhyF4

Video Clip of ‘Flying- Caterpillar’ from Front

https://youtu.be/_BK-Z-9M-k4  

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