Finally, Erle Montaigue has begun the huge task of documenting the original Animal Forms. The Animal Qi Awaking forms teach one how to gain and store the Qi. The Full Animal forms teach you how to release this stored energy. Dragon: The Dragon is unpredictable; he leaps, twists and undulates. His organ is the whole of the middle of the abdomen and associated organs. His family member is the eldest son and his attribute is Thunder. Because he represents the 'centre' the dragon also represents the whole body joining the spiritual (shen) with the earth.
The Dragon is possibly one of the most beautiful of the Animal forms although it is impossible to choose one of the eight as all are very potent in the self defence area as well as the healing area. The names of the postures give some abstract indication of what is going on in both areas of this Dragon Form.