The Hara is the Golden Stove of Ninja alchemy, whereby the base elements of the personality, the "lead," are "boiled away" in the "fire of the belly" which is kindled by drawing the breath and its life giving Force deep into the lungs, filling them with Qi. The "steam" created by this process rises up the spine to the "mysterious chamber" of the skull. To accomplish this, the "gates" of the Heavenly Pillar must be opened. First by this chiropractic turning exercise, then by the Kuji Kiri keys. Open the hands and place them on the thighs.
Open the eyes, turn the upper body from the waist, twisting to the left then to the right, forty-eight times. This stimulates and exercises the neck and upper spinal cord.
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