Moving Meditation - Bird Pose | Qigong

Second Pose of the 5-Animal Pose Moving Meditation.This pose is good for neck, shoulders, upper back, feet, relaxation and overall health. Relax and focus on your coordinated movement and breaths. If any thoughts come to your mind, release them and return your attention to the meditation. It is recommended that you do the warmup before doing this pose if you are not performing the entire 5-Animal Energy Meditation.

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1. Stand with arms at your side, knees slightly bent and your feet shoulder-width apart. Head should be straight and facing forward. Feel your feet firmly on the ground. This is the starting position.
2. You have now transformed into a bird that is flapping and grooming its wings.
3. Feel your feet firmly planted on the ground.
4. Tilt and turn your head to one-side at a 45-degree angle.
5. Breath in and raise your arms with palms facing downward. Raise them to shoulder height as if you are going to begin to take flight.
6. Breath out and lower your arms.
7. Inhale and turn your head to the opposite side while raising your arms. Remember to tilt and turn your head at a 45-degree angle.
8. Exhale and lower your arms.
9. Feel your feet as you are doing this movement with coordinated breath.
10. Do the movements for a couple of minutes or until you feel relaxed.

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Added on March 25th, 2013
Last updated: April 20th, 2017