Ting Qigong Level 1

These exercises provide the foundation for successful taijiquan practice. These qigong can be modified to each person's individual level. The movements at the first level are characterized by their focus on increasing range of motion within the joints. 

 
 

Ting Qingong 1: White crane stretches its wings

One of the first qigong I ever learned as a preteen was White Crane Stretches its Wings, and it almost made me quit learning before I even started. I thought it so ridiculous. However, I learned how multifaceted it was and how it addresses otherwise neglected aspects of my practice. Because I never move like that, it added an extra layer to my practice. It also had the added benefit of improving my wing chun bong sao. Tip: In the video, it looks like I'm going more straight down than I actually am; there is an angle to the movement. If you are able to squat into your shoulder width stance, your hips and thighs make a natural triangle. The tip of the triangle points to the middle of your feet. Your hands should trace this triangle down and up. 

 

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