Feet together, eyes closed, hands on dantien (just below belly button) x 3 breaths
Open eyes, feet slightly apart, arms down, hands open, fingers pointing down, x 3 breaths
Scooping up breath, using hands palm up to scoop up and then palms down breathing out x 3
Horse riding stance
Stand feet together, make gentle fist (holding bird’s egg), bring fists back in line with hip bones, keep shoulders down, spine straight. Heels out, toes out, heels out, toes out, etc – toes in line with heels, feet facing forward. Relax...push knees out as if you are going to sit. Knees should not go beyond toes. Keep spine straight. Shoulders relaxed. Push out knees. Breath. Eyes gazing slightly down.
|Fire||heart||small int||summer||spirit||love, joy, hatred, rage|
|Water||kidney||bladder||winter||wisdom||contentment, fear of loss|
|Metal||lungs||large int||autumn||psyche||broadminded, sensitivity to self|
|Wood||liver||gall bladder||spring||soul||assertiveness, awareness, judgement, anger|
|Earth||spleen||stomach||equinox, sol||ego||sympathy, compassion, self pity, resentment|
Feet close together, hands by side, palms facing behind, bend knees, lean forward, swoop down – as if going skiing – straighten knees, (you should be standing straight now with hand at right angles, palms down)
Bring arms back in to you, elbows bent, push out again, bring arms in again, then bring arms down to side, pushing down.
Feet close together, hands by side, palms facing behind, straighten arms up in front of you (palms will now be facing down), , bring arms back elbows bent, push arms out in front – palms forward (as if you are pushing open a door) and then bring arms back and then down by your side
Feet close together, bring arms up in front, open out to the side – (should feel a stretch down your arms and chest – so arms now should be out to your side as if you were going to hug lots of people) bring arms back in front of you, palms together, then bring arms back elbows bent, push arms out in front – palms forward (as if you are pushing open a door) and then bring arms back and then down by your side.
Feet close together, scooping breath, as if taking water from a well, gather energy, scoop up with palms facing up, breath out with palms facing down.
Feet close together, hands by side, bring right arm up in front of you in front of your face, gazing at palm, as if looking in a mirror. Bring arm around to right hand side, always looking at palm, bring palm back down in front of your face and in the meantime, left arm is coming up to cross over right arm – so now you are gazing at left palm and your head will be facing over your left shoulder.