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Page 4 - Qi and Quan
Picture 3: Breathing should be done with mouth gently closed, tongue lightly touching the upper palate, taking the Qi to the middle of the chest (at the acupoint of "Shan Zhong")
You can then start working on circulating Qi. As you breathe in, feel Qi flowing along the governing vessel (another meridian at the midline of back of the body) just underneath the skin and raises up to the scalp. At the out breathe Qi sinks down to the Dan Tian, from the Dan Tian it move up along the Governing vessel on the in breathe, and then comes down along the Conception vessel to moves in a circle. (see picture 3)
The Author: Dr Paul Lam studies Taiji with Professors Men Hui Feng and Kan Gui Xiang of Beijing University of Physical Education for many years. He is a respected teacher, author and family physician. Dr Lam has created the Tai Chi for Arthritis program and conducts regular workshops in USA and Canada.
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