Start this qi gong session in either a sitting or standing position.Place hands on the lower back with palms facing the lower back.
Step One: Gently massage the hands side to side over the lower back, warming the back.
If you cannot reach your lower back, rub the abdomen about 1-2 inches below the belly button. In this way, you massage a critical acupressure point for activating the kidneys.
Step Two: As you massage, allow yourself to visualize a soothing ocean wave flowing over your hands as you perform this self massage. Imagine that flow of water washing away any fears, tensions, pain or discomfort in mind and body.
Allow arms to relax at your sides.
Step Three: Gently twist your body to the left side. Exhale as you twist. Inhale as you return to center. Gently twist your body to the right side. Exhale as you twist. Inhale as you return to center. Do this four more times on each side.
End with inhaling deeply and raising hand up to the ceiling as if scooping a large ball or balloon above your head. Exhale as you descend the arms until they are resting naturally at your sides. Repeat two more times.
Place palm over palm facing inward about an inch or two below your belly button. Visualize storing energy in the lower abdomen and flooding and filling the left and right kidneys.