Shaolin Wellness

Wellness

This class promotes health and longevity for both young and old. It is an excellent addition to your daily regimen.

“ Yi Jin Jing” & “Wu Qin Xi” “Yi Jin Jing”, composed of 12 sets of movements, was originally an exercise that monks of Shaolin Temple practiced to strengthen physique and improve martial art skills. “Wu Qin Xi”, by imitating movements and postures of five animals, aims to enhance fitness, good health and longevity. These two types of health Qigong were developed more than two thousand years ago, which are evidenced by the culture relic of “Dao Yin Tu” “Map of Guiding Qi” unearthed in Changsha, Hunan province of China. “ Liu Zi Jue” & “Ba Duan Jin” “Liu Zi Jue”, composed of 6 sections, is Qigong practice form focusing on breathing with movements. Originating form Taoist and medical schools, this form emerged in the Southern and Northern Dynasties was developed in the Tang and Song dynasties and grew mature in the Ming and Qing dynasties. “Ba Duan Jin”, consisting of 8 movements, was derived form the concept of Eight Diagrams in “Yi Jing” ( Book of Changes ) and first appeared in the Southern Song Dynasty. The exercise can be practiced either in standing or in sitting. “Ba Duan Jin” here is mainly applied in standing styles. Daily practice of Ba Duan Jin Qi Gong is a 1,500 year old tradition for Ch’an (Zen) and martial monks at Shaolin Buddhist Temple, Henan China. Developed over generations, the movements are soft and akin to reeling silk. Each of the eight movements activates and benefits its respective meridian and internal organ. Come and learn Shaolin Ba Duan Jin Qigong (Eight Section Brocade), Yi Jin Jing, Taichi Qigong, Meridian exercises from Master Zhenlong Yu.

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