Swimming Dragon is perhaps one of my favorite sets I teach to my Baby Boomer Clients to help keep the spine in a healthy condition. Not only is the vertebral column exercised, but the joints of the knees, ankles, hips, elbows, wrists and shoulders, along with the neck, receive a mild and invigorating workout.
Joint mobility and strength training should always be practiced along side each other. This is particularly true for the older athletes whose joints are not as supple as they were in days gone by.
In this video, I share with you my current level of practice in this beautiful exercise.
Practiced for at least 20 minutes a day, Swimming Dragon can help in weight management. It has a profound effect on the main glands of the body including the gonads, thyroid, adrenals and it is an effective method for lymphatic flow.
The style of Swimming Dragon I practice, places emphasis on the Kidney meridian and the lower Dan Tien. The lowering of the body to a nearly squatting position pressurizes the lower abdomen stimulating the gonads. The stimulation to these glands nourishes the Kidney energy, promotes sexual vitality, strengthen the knees and revives the sacrum and pelvic floor…