Four Elements

Open by raising and lowering the arms six times and then grounding the chi three times, or use Master Tam chi kung.  Come into the triangle position

Base Centre – Earth Element
Moving the energy – Grounding: Raise the arms, elbows back, ground the energy pushing down. Six to nine times.
Holding the energy – Triangle: feel like a mountain.

Tan Tien Centre – Fire Element
Moving the energy – Phoenix rising: One arm in front, palm up at heart centre. The other hand palm up, behind and above you. Circular movement, swapping the hands over, sinking and rising. Six to nine times.
Holding the Energy – Candle Flame: Hands at the Tan Tien, Right hand resting in left, palms upwards, thumbs touching. Breathe the candle flame into the Tan Tien.

Solar Plexus Centre – Water Element
Moving the energy – Touching the water: Palms down, shifting weight from side to side, fingertips touching the water. Six to nine times.
Holding the energy – Circles: Hold hands at Solar Plexus, Right hand above left Middle finger of each hand pointing toward the centre of the other palm. Allow the hands to circle naturally, if they want to.

Heart Centre – Air Element
Moving the energy – Open the wings: Raising hands up to the side, like wings, up to the level of the heart centre. Six to nine times. Last time raise the hands to heart level and hold for two or three breaths.
Holding the energy – Embracing: Hands at heart level, palms facing in, fingers open, arms rounded, shoulders and elbows dropped.

Bring the hands down to the sides, knees unlocked. Come down through all the centres, emptying the element from that centre. At each centre recognise that element within you and all living things, let it go.
When you have removed all the elements, stand in complete emptiness, try not to let thought enter, be open, still and peaceful. Focus your attention on your heart centre.