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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Twelve Stances of Yi-Jin-Jing (The Tendon-Altering Sutra) Part 4

The Twelve Stances of Yi-Jin-Jing (The Tendon-Altering Sutra) Part 3


接上式,两臂分开成侧平举,手心向上。 然后右臂屈肘,右手至头后,腰略弯,头略左摆,食指中指第一关节夹住左耳垂,食指微提,中指微下压,并轻轻向右牵拉。 同时左肘弯曲,左手背贴背部上移于两肩胛之间,尽力上抬,手指向上,并向左转体;微屈膝,低头看右脚背。 而后身体慢慢恢复原势, ​​头左转向后看(左图)。 定式后约静立半分钟。 反方向再仿一次(右图)。

7th Stance: Nine Ghosts Drawing the Saber

Continue from the last stance. Open your arms and move to the side at should height with the palms facing up. Then bend the right arm and reach your right hand behind your head. Bend your waist slightly and lean your head to the left slightly. Use the first joint of the index finger and the middle finger to grip the left earlobe. Lift gently with the index finger while pushing down gently with the middle finger and pull gently to the right. At the same time bend the left elbow and place the back of your left hand upward so it is between the two shoulders. Raise your left hand as high as possible. Point the fingers upward and turn your body left. Bend knees slightly and look down at the top of the right foot. Then slowly return body to the original position. Turn your head to the left and look behind your shoulder (see left figure). After completing the stance stand still for about half a minute. Then perform and stance in opposite direction once (see right figure).


接上式,左脚向左跨一步,两脚尖外撇。 两臂侧平举,掌心向下。 而后两腿弯曲成骑马蹲裆势,同时两掌下按,与膝齐平。 然后两臂外旋,两手翻为仰掌,两腿同时缓缓伸直站立,两臂随之慢慢上抬成侧平举。 下按时呼气,意念两掌心,如按浮木﹔上抬时吸气,仿佛两掌心放有重物。 反覆做三至五次。

8th Stance: Three Bases Dropping to the Ground

Continue from the last stance. Take a step left with the left foot and point the feet outward. Hold your arms out flat at the side of the body at shoulder height with palms facing down. Then squat down into a horse stance and pushing downward with both palms at the same time until they are at knee height. Then rotate both arms outward and turn both palms to face up. Slowly straighten both legs to stand up at the same time and naturally raise both arms so they are flat at the side of the body. Exhale when pushing down and set your mind on the center of the two palms as if you were pushing down floating logs in water. Inhale when raising the palms as if there were heavy objects inside the two palms. Repeat three to five times.

Again our friendly Mr. Bruce Wen happily demonstrates the two stances for you and explains what each  stance is good for. If he is right, then it is recommended that you perform these two stances at a location where a convenient restroom is nearby. Remember, Mr. Wen's version might be slightly different from the version I translated.

The Twelve Stances of Yi-Jin-Jing (The Tendon-Altering Sutra) Part 5

Picture of the Day:

 I wanted to check out Google's new 3D trip planner so I searched for driving directions from Orem, UT to China. It's really interesting that Google Map suggested "Kayak across the Pacific Ocean", and it only estimated 14 days and 5 hours for this feat! I figured that I might have a slight chance of accomplishing that if I can fully master the 12 stances of Tendon-Altering Sutra! LOL!