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Practicing the Earth Dragon Canon Internal Power Set

In classical internal martial art practice, there are several Qigong sets designed to teach internal power. Mostly, these are stretching, massage, and breathing exercises designed to develop or transport Qi throughout the body.

On my personal journey, I discovered that there was not enough movement in those exercises to prevent my hip pain. From that pain, however, a pearl developed. My pain forced me to explore outside traditional internal martial art routines to improve my physical fitness. From that exploration, I developed the following Internal Power Set.

I developed this set from a line in a Taijiquan classic text that says:

“Power is generated by the feet, transferred through the legs, directed by the waist, and transmitted through the arms to the hands.”

Internal Power Set Exercises

Perform these exercises in this order.

  1. Arm Circles
  2. Butterfly
  3. The Turtle
  4. Back Kick
  5. Push Up
  6. The Bellows
  7. Bridge
  8. Hurdlers Stretch
  9. Forward Bend
  10. Floor Twist
  11. Frog
  12. Foot Circles
  13. Hip Lift
  14. Crunches
  15. Horse Posture

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  • Raymond E. Ferraro

    This set is no-nonsense, and easy to do. I am trapped at a desk most of the day, and my posture had gotten awful. Just like Troy, I was in pain just sitting, and had to find a way to stop it without taking a bunch of pills or having surgery. I am so glad I found this blog when searching for pain free, of all things. To my surprise there is book by the same name! Without this blog I never would have purchased that book.
    Thank you for being my inspiration!

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