Chinese Exercise Baoding Balls




















Originally produced between 1368 - 1644 during the Ming Dynasty period, these Baoding Chinese Exercise Balls employ chimes inside the spheres which are used to heal the mind, body and soul. One ball will have a low sounding chime while the other a higher pitched sound which are maintained to balance peace and harmony. These Baoding Balls are considered national treasures because of their capability to enhance the users health and well being. Manipulating the balls with your fingers will stimulate the acupuncture points on your hands to improve the circulation and vital energy of blood to the body. These are mind, body and spirit healing techniques that have worked for centuries.


This is not my video nor is it me but I wanted to show you how these work. I also understand that they are not suppose to touch each other while in your hand. There is obviously an art to this. It's fascinating to me.

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Comments

Self Sagacity said…
I remember my mother have some of these. It is really great for releasing stress too.
Amanda, the sounds they produce are so peaceful and soothing. I may just keep them :)
Ann said…
Those are absolutely beautiful. I wonder if this is the same type of ball I watched a man using at a medieval fair that I went to.
Ann, could be, they've been around for centuries. Very cool too.
♥~Judy~♥ said…
I researched these type balls for an article I wrote on carpal tunnel. They are beautiful. I would be curious about them especially since I am on the computer for several hours a day.
Judy, I haven't used them long enough to experience any physical effects but the chimes sounds are so relaxing and peaceful that they almost put you in a meditative state. They are gorgeous.
DoanLegacy said…
We had some of these balls that we purchased when visited San Francisco many years ago. They are a great gift for tiring hands.
Doan, they are very soothing. I tried however to work them as in the video but I'm not very coordinated :D

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