The Five Exercises of Falun Dafa
The explanations below are excerpted from Falun Gong by Mr. Li Hongzhi.
Exercise 1: Buddha Stretching a Thousand Arms
Exercise 2: Falun Standing Stance
Exercise 3: Coursing Between the Two Poles
Exercise 4: Falun Cosmic Orbit
Exercise 5: Reinforcing Supernatural Powers
Principles: Reinforcing Supernatural Powers is one of the serene cultivation exercises in Falun Gong. It is a multipurpose exercise intended to strengthen supernatural powers (including supernatural abilities) and gong strength by turning the Law Wheel using Buddha mudras, or “hand signs.” This exercise is above the intermediate level and was originally kept as a secret exercise. To fulfill the wishes of those who have reached a basic level, I have specially made public this cultivation method to save predestined practitioners. The exercise requires meditating in the full-lotus position. The full-lotus position is preferable, though the half-lotus position is also acceptable. During the exercise, the flow of qi is strong and the energy field around the body is large. The hands move with the energy mechanisms planted by your shifu. When the hand movements start, the heart follows the movement of the thoughts. When strengthening the supernatural powers, keep the mind empty, with a slight focus on both palms. The centers of the palms will feel warm, heavy, electric, numb, as if holding a weight, etc. But don’t pursue any of these sensations—just let them happen naturally. The longer the legs are crossed, the better; it depends on one’s endurance. The longer you meditate, the more intense the exercise is and the faster the energy grows. Don’t think about anything when doing this exercise—no thought is involved—and ease into stillness. Gradually enter into stillness from the dynamic state that seems calm, but is not actually stillness. But your main consciousness must be aware that you are doing the exercise.