Healthy Exercises in English – Exercise One

Have you ever tried Chinese exercises?

What sport do you like?

Try these. Learn English and exercise at the same time:

Bend, keep and Hold

Bend both legs slightly.
Keep the knees and the hips relaxed.
Hold the lower jaw in slightly.

The tip of the tongue touches the upper palette.
The tip of the tongue should touch the upper palette.
The tip of the tongue should be touching the upper palette.

Which phrase did you hear?

Leave, close and gently shut

Leave a little space between the teeth.
Close the lips and gently shut the eyes.

The face has a serene expression.
The face has a peaceful expression.

Hands move to follow along the mechanism.

Both hands are in the lotus posture.
Both hands are in the lotus position.

Follow this preparation for the other exercises.
Do the same preparation for the other exercises.

Which phrase did you hear?

Language Notes – Are you able to make out the rest of the transcript?

Which one did you hear?

Raise both hands.
Lower both hands.

Keep the hands facing up.
Relax the hands.

The thumb-tips slightly touch each other.
The thumb-tips should lightly touch each other.

the thumbs
the fingers
the fingers and thumbs

Join the other four fingers and overlap them on each other.

Males, the left hand is on top.
Females, the right hand is on top.
Form an oval shape over the lower abdomen area.

a round shape
a square shape
a triangular shape
an oval shape

Both upper arms are slightly forward with the two elbows up so the armpits are open.

Both upper arms are slightly forward with the two elbows raised so the armpits are open.

During the exercises the hands are within ten centimetres or three inches from the body.

During the exercises the hands should be within ten centimetres or three inches from the body.

Slowly raise the hands from jie yin (conjoined hand posture).

While raising the hands, straighten both legs gradually.

your right leg
your left leg
both of your legs

When the hands reach the front of the face, separate them and gradually turn the palms upwards.

turn them upwards
turn them downwards

When the hands are above the top of the head, the centres of the palms face up.

When the hands are above the top of the head, the centres of the palms should face up.

The fingers of both hands point to each other.

The fingers of both hands should point to each other.

At this time press the …………

Stretch the body for about two to three seconds, then release the whole body into a relaxed state.

a very relaxed state
a relaxed state
a tense state
a state of exhaustion

Turn both palms outwards until reaching the front side of the head.
Flex the wrists and move them down.

…the palms face the chest at a distance of about …..

When reaching the lower abdomen area, turn the back of the abdomen

Hold the elbows up with the forearms in a straight line.

Separate the hands as if holding a ball and turn them in opposite directions.
Males, turn the left hand towards the chest.
Females, turn the right hand towards the chest.

towards the chest
away from the chest

Male, right hand, female left hand.

the front of the chest.

The angle between arms and body is about thirty degrees.

Stretch hard for about two to three seconds

Move the hands to He Shu.

At this time push the head upwards. Stretch the feet downwards.

Parts of the Body

the head
the neck
the chest
the abdomen
the hips
the legs
the thighs
the knees
the shins
the ankles
the feet

Which ones are joints?

Pairs of Verbs

bend – straighten

raise – lower

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