The Eight Pieces of Brocade
Practice in a place where ventilation is good.
Take a few moments to relax before and after exercising.
Perform the exercises slowly, and endeavor to keep relaxed.
Breathe naturally through the nose.
Keep the back vertical, except where leaning is part of the form.
Repeat each piece five to eight times.
Open Up Joints
Energy Channel Facilitation
Dual Push or Monkey Picking Fruit
Twist and Look Back
CAUTION: Do not practice Cow Gazing at Moon when pregnant.
CAUTION: Do not practice Spine Tilt when pregnant.
Slowly Sinking to a Crouch
This exercise is good for the muscles of your lower back and legs, and for stretching your spine. It is also beneficial for the internal organs of your lower abdomen, specifically the kidneys. The whole exercise strengthens your adrenal glands, and the arteries, veins, and nerves associated with them. Since your kidneys play a vital role in regulating the water metabolism of your entire body, this exercise helps maintain a healthy balance in your internal environment. Start the exercise by lifting your arms from sides to shoulder height. Exhale as you sink, maintaining proper posture.
CAUTION: Do not practice Pushing the Earth when pregnant.
A Focusing Exercise
Drop Your Inhibitions
CAUTION: Do not practice Shake the Body when pregnant.