by: Joe Hing Kwok Chu
Recorded by Joanna Weichert
As in all guo
lin exercises, women start with the right side and men start with the
are for women. Men use the opposite leg and arm.
Inhale twice with two
half-steps, PALM IN FRONT OF Sea of qi
their right leg in back. With the left palm (Palace of Labor) facing the
Sea of Qi , a point 1 1/2 inches below the navel, move your right leg even with the left and pause, resting on
the ball of the foot. As you do this, inhale halfway and pause the
breath briefly. Then take another half-step forward with the right leg,
filling the lungs as you do. Pause and hold your breath. Keep your
left palm in front of your belly.
Exhale with one full step and
Now take the
next step, a full step, with the other leg, landing ahead of the first
leg. Exhale as you step. As you move your leg, switch your arms easily
and normally, placing your other hand in front of your belly, and the
first arm by your side.
Continue this in
a gentle easy rhythm. You will find it easier as you practice. You may
walk in a slow, medium or fast speed. You may walk for some
After you have
been doing this for some time and if you feel tired, you may stop and
change sides, doing the half-step with the other leg.
for about 2 hours a day.