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Tips for health: traditional exercises during Frost’s Descent
From:english.eastday.com  |  2022-10-24 10:13

Frost’s Descent is the last solar term in autumn. At this time, leaves fall, and insects prepare for hibernate.

People are busy harvesting the late rice plants in the south of China, while it is about to finish in the north.

It is the transition from autumn to winter when Yang-Qi astringes and essence Qi stores.

A principle for health maintenance during this period is to nourish Yin and strengthen the spleen and stomach and store energy for the upcoming winter.

The exercise of Frost’s Descent stretches the Foot-Taiyang Meridian Sinew.

It begins at the little toe, connects to the outer ankle, goes up along the back of the leg to the buttocks, runs towards the neck and the top of head alongside the spine, and ends at the nose down from the forehead.

Breathe in, and raise your hands.

Breathe out, put down your hands to the lower back, and bend down with hands down along the back of legs to the feet.

Breathe in, arch your back in the opposite direction, and raise your hands to stretch.

Breathe out, and put down your hands.

Repeat several times according to your own conditions.

There is a large temperature difference between day and night during this period. Bathing in the sun is a good choice to warm the limbs and promote Qi and blood circulation.

(Video: Shanghai Qigong Research Institute)