Tranquil Beaver

Tranquil Beaver

After a solid Devo (see bottom), we got going with –

Warm up:

8 Brocades (Ba Dua Jin) Qi Gong practice –

  • Two Hands Support the Heavens
  • Two Hands Press Apart
  • Drawing the bow and letting the arrow fly
  • Wise owl turns its head to eliminate fatigue
  • Bending over and wagging the tail to calm heart fire
  • Punching with angry gaze to increase strength

The Thang:


Sun Salutation (x4)

  • Arms reaching overhead
  • Full fold (heavy body)
  • Up to halfway lift
  • Into plank
  • Down into up dog/cobra
  • Move into Down dog (walk the dog)
  • Step into Lunge, then move into full fold
  • From full fold to mountain

Back to Mountain

Begin Sun Salutation until Plank

Warrior 1

Warrior 2

Peaceful Warrior (repeat warrior flow on other side)


In Mountain, beginning balancing poses

  • Tree left and right side

Right leg in, reach for left toes (switch)

Butterfly – push legs with elbows

Pigeon – both sides


We started with a Devotional about letting go of fear and not looking at fear, but looking to God to help us overcome fear.  

After the Devotional, the Pax warmed up with the 8 Pieces of Brocade (Ba Dua Jin) Qi Gong forms and then moved into yoga and stretching for the main beatdown.

Thanks to his millennial mentor (Tweetsie), YHC upped his Gumby game by using Spotify for some delightful Reggae music and new Devotional app.  

It was an honor to lead.     

(POSTED FOR BEAVER by Swiss Miss, who also took the liberty of titling the workout.)

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