Qigong Osteoporosis, Osteopenia exercise

Qigong Osteoporosis, Osteopenia exercise. There is a special exercise for increasing bone density.  It is called "One Foot Thud".  It is so simple. Anyone can do it.  Here are the directions. I suggest that you stand and do each move as you read these directions.

(Some people might prefer to visualize/imagine themselves doing each move before standing to try it.)

ONE FOOT THUD.

FIRST, Stand at ease with your feet hip wide apart. Have the heel of your right food aligned with the middle of your left instep. Place your right hand on the kidney area of your back.

Now inhale, keep your weight on your right leg as you lift up onto the toes of your left foot. Now swing your left arm upward,  over your head as you raise up on those toes.

Next exhale and drop your left foot to the ground with a thud, let your arm fall back down to your side. (Do the foot and arm movements
simultaneously.)

That is it!

Repeat this One Foot Thud  Qigong Osteoporosis, Osteopenia bone building movement 36 times (In the beginning if you really tire, just do it fewer times. Then add more  until you reach the suggested 36 times)

After you have done your One Foot Thud on one side,  switch sand do it another 36 times on the other side.

 Now if you have Osteoporosis or are a bit weakened because  other health issues, the directions state that you should do this Qigong Osteoporosis, Osteopenia exercise  only 19 times.

That is it!  Once you get used to it, this is such a simple exercise.  No need for special equipment.  It is  one of those things I can do in the living room (even if the dog is not sure if this is to be a new game...or if her owner is 'having one of those days'.)  But really, this Qui Gong Osteoporosis Osteopenia exercise does feel almost like a game  AND it seem to have an added benefit. I feel really relaxed at the end.

When I think about it, the THUD is clearly 'weight bearing' and in TCM kidney is seen as governor of bone building so this simple
movement/exercise seems to embody the whole bone building TCM approach.

ONE FOOT THUD.

FIRST, Stand at ease with your feet hip wide apart. Have the heel of your right food aligned with the middle of your left instep. Place your right hand on he kidney area of your back.

Now inhale, keep your weight on your right leg as you lift up onto the toes of your left foot. Then swing your left arm upward,
 over your head as you raise up on those toes.

Now exhale and drop your left foot to the ground with a thud, let your arm fall back down to your side. (Do the foot and arm movements
simultaneously.)

Repeat this movement 36 times (in the beginning if you tire, do it fewer times in the beginning.)

After you have done it 36 times, switch sides and do it another 36 times.

 Now if you have Osteoporosis or are a bit weakened, the directions state that you should do it only 19 times. That is it! Simple...still I found myself breathing a bit harder when I tried it. But it is so simple - one
of those things I can do in the living room (even if the dog is not sure if this is to be a new game...or if her owner is 'having one of those days'.)

As I think about it, the THUD is clearly 'weight bearing' and in TCM kidney is seen as governor of bone building so this simple
movement/exercise seems to embody the whole bone building TCM approach.

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