Instant Health: The Shaolin Qigong Workout For Longevity by Shifu Yan Lei

By Shifu Yan Lei

For the previous 1500 years, the Qigong work out for durability has been secretly handed from iteration to new release on the Shaolin Temple of Zen in Henan Province, China. Now, for the 1st time, a 34th-generation struggling with disciple from the temple indicates find out how to optimize power, alleviate rigidity, enhance the immune approach, and accomplish optimal health and wellbeing. the full exercise session is proven with easy-to-follow directions and photographs, protecting every thing from stretches and stances to the moment future health self-massage.

This complete consultant presents special recommendation on adapting Shaolin Qigong to fit any existence degree, and comprises education advice, Zen knowledge, and a customized mind-body work out created in particular for the busy Western lifestyle.

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However knowing a little Ch’an philosophy can help us greatly, not only with our Qigong practice but also with our life. 41 chapter five Ch’an Buddhism “YOU MIGHT THINK YOU CAN FIND BUDDHA OR ENLIGHTENMENT SOMEWHERE BEYOND THE MIND BUT NO SUCH PLACE EXISTS” Bodhidharma 42 43 THE ART OF WAR Many people believe there is a contradiction between learning the art of fighting and being a peaceful Buddhist. In The Art of War, Sun Tzu said, Know thy foe and know thyself: had you a hundred battles to fight you would emerge a hundred times victorious, Know not thy foe and know thyself: you may lose you may win, Know neither thy foe nor thyself: every battle you reckon up will be a loss.

When my Master transmitted it to me he told me it was one of the most powerful Qigong forms for health. Since coming to the West, I have seen many different interpretations of the Eight Treasures. This version is the Buddhist form that I was taught at the Shaolin Temple, which I have authenticated against the ancient Shaolin books. Although it is a Buddhist Qigong form, we do not need to be Buddhists to practice the Shaolin arts. People of all religions and those of none practise Shaolin. However knowing a little Ch’an philosophy can help us greatly, not only with our Qigong practice but also with our life.

I was very excited because I had never travelled by train before. The journey took three days by train and another five hours by bus. When I got to Henan Province everything was new to me. Even the food was totally different to what I was used to. I had never seen a car before, I had never seen so many shops, and I walked around like a tourist taking everything in. 59 At the temple I shared a room with twenty other boys who were all about my age. 30 am we were woken. 45 and waited for our teacher.

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