The practice of Falun Dafa includes five different sets of movement, titled “Buddha Showing A Thousand Hands,” “Falun Standing Stance,” “Penetrating the Two Cosmic Extremes,” “Falun Heavenly Circulation” and “Way of Strengthening Divine Powers.” Sophomore Alice Kuang demonstrates a few of the steps in the first set.
Jin Hou Fen Shen
Translation: Golden Monkey Splitting Its Body
This pose prepares the body for the practice of Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong). For the remainder of the exercises, you will feel taller and elongated.
Zhang Zhi Qian Kun
Translation: Hands Pointing to Heaven and Earth
As one of the first poses in the exercise, the body’s energy channels are entirely opened through the unique stretches of the hands and elbows.
Mi Le Shen Yao
Translation: Maitreya Stretching His Back
As the second part of the exercise, the meditator’s raising and lowering of their extended arms helps develop the creation of a strong energy field.
Jin Gang Pai Shan
Translation: Vajra Toppling a Mountain
As one of the last steps in the first set of exercises, this position prepares the body for the second set, Falun Standing Stance, which increases levels of energy and awakens intelligence.