The ” Pressing Palm Posture” comes out of the Daoist Kunlun Wild Goose Qigong 1st, 64 Post-Natal Form and is also known as “Finding the Nest Posture”. This particular exercise involves a series of steps that uses the “Mud Wading Step” (Tang Ni Bu) combined with the gentle rising and pressing of the both palms towards the floor. This exercise is really good at lowering the energy (qi) downwards and allows the practitioner in grounding their qi.
When performing this exercise it is important that each practitioner fully engages into the exercise by learning to use their body, breath and mind to “Guide & Lead” (Daoyin) their qi from top to bottom. It is important that each practitioner becomes aware of using certain energy points (Qixue) like the ( Lao Gong) points located in the centre of each Palm, the ( Hu Kou) or tigers mouth points located between the gap of the thumb and index fingers, the (Yongquan) points on the ball of each foot, the ( Qi Hai) point located just below the navel, also known as the lower dantian. The ( Dan Zhong) located in the centre of the chest between the two nipples, also known as the middle dantian.
When rising and lowering the palms in the ” Pressing Palm Qigong” exercise the fingers of each hand must point towards each other, the both hands rise no higher than the chest with the Tigers mouth points on the hands facing the ( Dan Zhong) middle dantian point in the chest. When pressing the palms downwards the hands press down no lower than the waist, but press down to three positions to the left hip, navel and right hip, this must also be coordinated with the ” Mud Wading Stepping” of each foot. The ” Pressing Palm Qigong” exercise can be performed in a linear or circular practice method and must be all coordinated with deep breathing.
The ” Pressing Palm Qigong” exercise is really beneficial for suffers of hypertension, insomnia, stress, poor circulation in the legs, relaxation etc. The exercises is suitable for everyone, any age or gender. The Daoist Kunlun Wild Goose Qigong system is full of depth of information with a wide variety qigong exercises that will improve each individuals balance, concentration, flexibility, strength and above all health and wellbeing.