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  • Embrace the TAO position

  • Kidney Yin/Waterfall and Kidney Yang
  • Fountain below the feet

  • Kidney massage


The duration of the work is about 7 minutes. Try and do it at the same time each day.

  • Embrace the TAO position – one minute
  • Kidney Yin/Waterfall and Kidney Yang/Fountain below the feet – five minutes
  • Embrace the TAO position – one minute
  • Kidney massage 49 times (as it is in the video clip)

Holding the kidney yin and kidney yang positions generates qi. Hold until you experience some burning in the thighs. You can also shift back and forth from position to position. Listen to your body and do what works for you each day.

You can use a timer (like the Insight Timer app). You can work longer if that feels good. It is all about letting go of stress and pressure and strengthening your inner core.

Keep track of your health and well-being:
We would like you to write down how you feel at the beginning and end of the tuning. On a scale of one to ten:

In what condition are your reserves?

  • Physical
  • Mental
  • Emotional
  • Spirit, in general

How vital do you feel?

  • Physical
  • Mental / Focus
  • Emotional
  • Spirit, in general


You can purchase the Roots and Branches Qi Gong DVD or stream it from:
Or you may be able to purchase it from your local tai chi location.