Ba Duan Jin: Shaolin Qigong

Shaolin Qigong, an exercise of body and inner strength, breathing through the nose and using abdominal muscles. It enhances blood circulation and helps deliver food oxygen and lymphatic secretions to parts of the body that are difficult to reach by capillaries, therefore improving health.

Shaking the head and wagging the tail to calm the heart. Releases tension, tones the body, achieves relaxation, steadies nerves, elevates mood, optimizes brain activity, strengthens leg and abdominal muscles.

Raising and dropping the heels to dispel illnesses. This movement lightly vibrates the body’s organs and parts, hence stimulating the central nervous system and the brain, improving alertness, regulating mood, and strengthening the body to eliminate tiredness.

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