5 animal frolics or sport

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Postby Pooh_Tao » Sat Oct 08, 2005 1:23 pm

Stephen Chang's book "the complete system of chinese self-healing" contains the five animal excercises, though the instructions seem a little vague and I'm not sure if this guy is for real, he seems like he is though.

The way he describes the excercises are actually mainly visualization techniques by the looks of it. They're a bit like playing around pretending to be a specific animal, but I haven't tried them so I couldn't say how effective his explanation of them is.
A fish can't bird, but a bird can fly
Ask me a riddle and I reply
Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston pie.
Winnie The Pooh

The fish would be foolish to seek escape from its natural environment.
Lao-Tse

Coincidence?
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Postby TonyM. » Sun Oct 09, 2005 11:04 am

Yi xing shi is very different than yi xing chuan. Different animals(partially) and different philosophy. Good warm up exercises and a good precurser to ba duan xin.
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