What It Will Do for You
This exercise is called “Miracle Bend.” It adjusts the navel point and helps bring an emotional and angry person to calmness. 1f the spine were bent to 90° and the breath were four times per minute, it would also totally calm you, but it would take a very long time, whereas this exercise takes only a short while. There will be a strong and automatic tendency to shake in the posture.
How to Do It
In a standing position with knees and heels together, feet are flat on the ground and angling out to the sides for balance, arms are raised straight overhead close to the ears with the palms facing forward. The thumbs can be locked together.
Keeping the legs straight, bend back from the base of the spine 20°. The head, spine, and arms form an unbroken curve with the arms remaining in a line with the ears (1).
Hold the posture and keep the breath long, deep and gentle. Continue for 2 minutes.
From this position, very slowly bend forward to the maximum extent keeping the arms straight and close to the ears (2). Inhale and with the breath held in as long as possible, pump the navel point. Then exhale and do the same on the held exhale. Continue this process for 2 minutes.