Qigong Kidney Walk and Moon Cream Meditation
Kidney Tonification Walking Therapy. This exercise will purge the Liver Fire and tonify the Kidney Yin. It is effective for Kidney Qi Deficiencies, edema, blood diseases, gynecological diseases, and cancer of the Kidneys.
Begin this exercise with the palms embracing an imaginary ball at the naval and Lower Dantian area. This walking therapy causes the Qi to tonify your Lower Dantian.
Step forward so that the toes of the right foot touch the ground first, followed by the heel. This stepping action will open up the Yang Channels on the outside of your foot. Next, step with the left heel and point the toes up. This stepping pattern should be toe, heel, then step with heel.
On the first step, inhale through the nose while imagining the Qi filling your thorax. On the second step, sound the tone “Xu” (pronounced Shu) as you exhale. This particular sound is used to purge Toxic Liver Qi out the patient’s body, allowing the Kidneys to fill with the rising Earth Qi.
• First step-inhale
• Second step–exhale “Shu”
The breathing pattern is as follows: inhale for the toe and heel, step and exhale on the heel step (all three actions equal one set). After walking in a circle for nine complete rotations, pause and begin again, starting with the left foot as the downward foot that makes the toe heel step as you exhale.
While stepping, keep both palms on your Lower Dantian. Regulate your breathing, while drawing the Earth Qi upward from the Yongquan Kd-1 point at the bottom of each foot. Press the Mingmen area backwards while breathing in the Earth Qi; this reinforces the Kidneys’ Yuan Qi.
When ending the Kidney exercise, place both hands at the center of your chest at the CV-17point. For men the right hand is on the outside, the left hand is on the inside, touching the chest. The hand position is opposite for woman. Make the sound “Shu” three times. End with the Opening and Closing of the Lower Dantian.
Johnson, J.A. (2000). Chinese Medical Qigong Therapy: A Comprehensive Clinical Text.