By Henri Venturini
In Tai Chi and Qigong there are many exercises that are designed to strengthen the kidney chi flow, below is an exercise that is both simple and effective.
- Adopt an easy standing posture with your feet under your hips and bend your knees
- Allow your arms to hang comfortably by your aside without touching your hips and with the palms facing the ground
- Start to imagine that you are standing in a calm mountain stream with the current flowing toward you and that you are holding two balls that are afloat on the surface of the stream under your palms. As you concentrate on keeping the balls under the water start to breath in deeply from the hands into your kidneys, and on the exhalation focus the chi flow down your legs into the earth
- Keep repeating this breathing and visualisation method for 5 minutes.