Not sure if this has been posted elsewhere, maybe by someone more officious than myself, but it did not turn up in a google search. Attended a seminar by Wang Liping's students in one of the Carolina's (who can remember?) and learned walking practice and tree practice. Following is a dump on walking practice.
1. Start walking.
2. For 3, 6, or 12 steps (now referred to as N steps), whatever is comfortable, breathe in.
3. For N steps, breathe out. Get comfortable doing this.
Expansion 1 -
4. While breathing in (for N steps), visualize/feel the field (ball?) of chi surrounding you pulling into your lower dantien.
5. While breathing out, visualize/feel the field of chi in your dantien expanding to a ball around you.
Expansion 2 -
6. While breathing in, as the ball contracts into you, have it move down to your dantien.
7. While breathing out, as the ball expands, allow the center to rise to your solar plexus.
A few notes -
The expansions are just meant to chunk the learning into different segments, so you aren't focusing on 5 things at once while you get the hang of each bit. What you finish with is a expanding and contracting ball, whose center is moving up and down, in rhythm to your N steps.
The steps always double. 3, 6, 12, 24...
There is also the variation of /in N steps - hold N steps - out N steps/. Where you are holding your breath for N steps between the in's and out's. (It's unclear of whether there is a variation that holds on each end of the breaths (ie. in, hold, out, hold), so mark that as a probably not.)
While you walk, you exaggerate the swinging motion in your arms. You do this where you swing them more in front and behind yourself (respective to where that arm would be swinging anyways). This seems to get some blood to your hands and warm them up, it might have some chi related benefits as well.
Some of the Longmen Pai folks are on this forum, so maybe they can clear up anything or add to this.
Edited by TAXICAT, 14 August 2011 - 01:52 AM.