This exercise is part of Ma Wang Dui Qi Gong. It is based on the Ma Wang Dui texts. The oldest surviving example of these texts dates back to 300 BC. However, the original book was most likely written quite a bit earlier. It’s important to note that many interpretations of the Ma Wang Dui forms have developed over the years. This is one interpretation that I particular like as it often focuses on specific acupuncture points.
The Lung and Large Intestine Acupuncture Channels are most active in the morning. The two movements in this video were designed thousands of years ago in order to facilitate the health of these two acupuncture channels and regions of the body. While these movements can be done at any time of day, the morning is a great time to do this Qi Gong routine.