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JIANGAN - 17 CHINESE WAND EXERCISES

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1. Stretching the Crane | 2. Sunrise & Sunset | 3. Peeling the Octopus | 4. Twisting the Snake | 5. Twitching the Dragon's Tail | 6. Bowing | 7. Greeting the Traveller | 8. Search for the hatchet | 9. Horse Stance on a Tightrope | 10. The Tiger Springs | 11. Rowing | 12. The Rocking Bear | 13. Tailor's Walk | 14. Rolling the Panda | 15. Raising the Bird's Wing | 16. Dragon Kicks | 17. Shoulder Shrugs


17. SHOULDER SHRUGS

FIRST STAGE, YIN (BEGINNING)

Stand straight, feet close, wand behind back, grasping it at shoulder width, knuckles forwards, look directly ahead, keeping chin up, arms straight by your sides, elbows locked.

Inhale Deeply

Raise the shoulders as high as you can then throw shoulders back as far as you can, making sure the arms remain straight, elbows locked.

Exhale Completely

Lower the shoulders very slightly as you move them forward to the Yang (end) position.

Repeat about eight times.

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