Developed in 145 – 208, Wu Qin Xi uses imitations of animals as a basis for Qi Gong practice. The 5 animals are; tiger, deer, bear, monkey and bird. We imitate the characteristics, spirit and physical movements of each animal for mental balance and physical ease, specifically aiding respiration, digestion, circulation, flexibility of the joints, spine health, leg strength, level emotions, clarity, fatigue and nervousness and anxiety. There are two movements per animal to practice, each movement helps unblock meridian channels in the body and loosen areas of contraction and tension. Each animal also relates to one of the five elements and five yin and five yang internal organs. Find out the meaning of qi gong.
Visit this webpage for the full article for the benefits of the Five Animals Qi Gong set, looking at Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and physical and mental health, along with the key points of movement.
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Five Animals Qigong – Video Resources
Sharing with you helpful resources of the Chinese Health Qi Gong Association version of the Five Animal Frolics / Wu Qin Xi Qi Gong set.