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Here are some instructions: stand with the feet parallel to the width of the outside edge of your arm pits. Turn the feet so the outside edge is parallel to the outer edge of the arm pits. This puts the feet pointed slightly inward.
Initially keep the arms down at what is sometimes referred to as side center, center of the front and back of your trunk.
Stand so the body is erect, this means tuck the hips in so the butt doesn't stick out. Keep your shoulders down but straighten the upper back by visualizing a string attached to the top of your head.
Try to keep your weight evenly distributed by feeling your body weight evenly distributed between the balls of you feet and the heels. Most people still end up leaning to far back. I find it helps to initially feel as though I am leaning ever so slightly forward. Westerners, that's me to, all lean too far back by Tai Chi and Chi Kung standards.
At first just learning to feel relaxed in this posture is an accomplishment but later you can move onto mindful breathing or something else you prefer.
Next, not raising the shoulders, very hard to do, raise the arms up to about top of the chest. Keep the hands facing inward and the elbows dropped and find a very natural hand position that points towards the other hand. Again see if you can feel relaxed in such a position. If you feel uncomfortable stop, rest and then resume.
That's about all there is to it, will you see God? I suppose you might if you are so inclined. Me I just find it very calming to the mind. Ten minutes of this will cut down on the racing thoughts that happen during stressful times. It can also increase your focus and ability to concentrate while strengthening the body in a subtle stress-free manner.
Here is a link to some interesting material that really does require a teacher. You need a teacher to supply you an understanding of what you are trying to accomplish in doing these exercises.