Seven Gestures

Kum Nye begins simply, with just sitting still and relaxing. Find a place where you can sit on a mat or cushion, or a straight chair. The traditional position for sitting (shown by the Buddha the moment he first became enlightened) facilitates relaxation of both body and mind. Energy flows smoothly in this position, and with enough time, all mental and physical energies become transformed into positive healing sensation.

The sitting posture and the soft, smooth breathing that it facilitates can relieve both mental and emotional agitation and physical tension. As such they provide the starting point for Kum Nye for they represent the first steps on the path toward true relaxation.

This position has seven gestures:
Listen to Arnaud Maitland talking about how to begin Kum Nye practice and the Seven Gestures:

      Seven Gestures

1 Sit with the legs crossed, or in half-lotus or lotus (with one or both ankles resting on top of the thigh), arranging your mat or cushion so that your pelvis is higher than your legs.
2 Place your hands on your knees, palms down. Release tension in your arms and shoulders, and relax your hands so that they rest comfortably on your knees.
3 Draw back your neck a tiny bit. Your head will move forward very slightly.
4 Ensure your spine is balanced without being rigid. This allows energy to flow naturally from the lower to the upper body.
5 Half-open your eyes and focus them loosely on the ground, following a line downward along the ridge of your nose. Your eyes should be soft and compassionate. Try to minimize blinking by relaxing the area around your eyes and moving your awareness inward.
6 Open your mouth slightly, keeping your jaw relaxed.
7 Let the tip of your tongue slightly touch the ridge of your palate, just behind the teeth. Your tongue will curve back a little.

Seven Gestures

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