Stand with soles in full contact with ground
surface and with toes gently grasping the ground. (Refer to Fig. 3) Point knees to insteps, but not exceeding the perpendicular
of the toes. Shrink anus, withdraw hip and draw in abdomen. Relax the torso completely with kidney, shoulders, and elbows, twisting free from stiffening. Keep lower limbs standing freely. Relax thighs and shanks
and erect torso. Curve the chest a bit inward and, imagine as if you were uplifting your backbone. Look straight ahead with regular breathing.
Hold up all fingers naturally. Do not put forth strength nor stiffen. Hold up thumb naturally
beside forefinger. Keep forefinger in line with the back of the hand. Lower the positions of forefinger, middle finger, ring finger and little finger naturally and sequentially,
shaped like staircase.
The common errors of exercising the standing
method is throwing out one’s chest or protruding one’s abdomen or sticking up one’s hip. All these make one in the posture of leaning back. To
keep one’s upper body erect, one must curve one’s chest a bit inward and “uplift” one’s backbone. One must also draw in one’s abdomen and withdraw one’s hip. This rule should be followed in all the standing methods.