Wellness Exercise Overview

Wellness exercises are remarkably beneficial for improving the learner's health. In modern society, it is very suitable for everyone, from kids to the elderly. It has been acknowledged that exercising the wellness techniques is very useful for building body strength, curing illnesses, cultivating your moral character and prolonging your life.

 

Ba Duan Jin (Eight Section Brocade)

"Ba Duan Jin" generally refers to how the eight individual movements of the form characterize and impart a silken quality (like that of a piece of brocade) to the body and its energy. The exercise is primarily designated as a form of medical qigong, meant to improve health. Each set of the movements focus on different physical area and qi meridian. It has the functions of stimulating blood circulation and causing muscles and joints to relax, regulating vital energy and blood, promoting metabolishm.

 

Yi Jin Jing (Change of Meridian)

This exercise focuses on spine turning and flexing. It's smooth and extended movements stretch the bones and tendons and aim to integrate the mind and body with a relaxed spirit. The range of movements and extension of postures in this exercise are adaptable to people of different ages and physical conditions.

 

Xi Sui Jing (Bone Marrow Cleansing)

"Xi Sui Jing" is one of the most revered internal kungfu exercises of the Song Shan Shaolin Temple. Practicing the "Xi Sui Jing" purifies not only the body, but also the mind through the regulation and enhancement of the body's internal energy (Qi), blood fluids, and nutrients. The method of application in this exercise directs the mindfulness of the breathing. Breathing through nostril, and contemplate through the mind.

 

Tai Ji (Tai Chi)

Translated into English, tai chi roughly translates as: "supreme boxing," "the root of all motion," and "optimal fist fighting." It is considered a martial art, but unlike the most combative styles, tai chi is based on fluidity and circular movements. Tai chi incorporates the yin-yang (two opposite yet complementary forces) unity of opposites in many ways, for example, during tai chi routines, the weight shifts repeatedly from one leg to the other and the arms move in opposite, yet complementary directions.

 

Qi Gong (Chi Kung)

"Qi Gong" is an ancient Chinese energy (Qi) practice. Qi means energy, Gong means work. It is based on the concept of Qi energy which flows through the body. It is used for both medical and health purposes and to improve ones martial arts practise. Qi Gong is a self-healing art that combines movement and meditation.

 

Rou Quan (Soft Fist)

Shaolin "Rou Quan" (Soft or Supple Fist) is a very rare exercise that is directly related to martial art practice. Its soothing and soft motions are considered excellent for seniors and older marital artists wishing to retain their skills. It is used to relax the bones and muscles. It requires smooth breathing to coordinate with body movements. It uses the concept of softness within hardness. By "soft" they mean supple and flexible, not mushy and limp. After practicing for a long time, the Qi in the Dan Tian can reach the top and bottom of the body through the meridians. It was also done for the health of the internal organs, preventing constipation and stagnation.