Learn this easy Qigong exercise to bring the body and mid back in balance.
Are you spending enough time :
- with friends?
- in relationship?
- doing spiritual development?
- in nature / smelling the roses?
- sleeping(8hrs per night)?
- doing what you love?
- nourishing the mind / learning something new?
Have you made time for:
- conscious shopping for the right food items to nourish your body?
- proper food preparation?
- meditation / prayer / daily gratitude?
- being of service to others?
If the answer is “NO” to any of these – please watch the video and see why the ancient Chinese observed and learned from the animals. I would love you to share it with one of your friends. Help make a difference in other peoples lives.
Origins of animals in Chinese culture:
- The earliest Qigong -like exercises in China are the animal dances of ancient Chinese Sharmans. (d.122BC) – Dragon dance, horse dance, tiger dance etc. Extract from a translation by Catherine Despeux on this Ancient tradition –
“The ways of water were broken and obstructed, so that the flow was bad from the very sources.
For the same reason when the breath or energy of the individual is congested and stagnant, the muscles and bones are contracted and don’t flex well.One therefore prescribes certain dances which guide the breath and ensure that it moves throughout the body in a harmonious fusion.”
- Daoist philosopher, Huai Nan Zinamed certain qigong postures (d. 122BC ) – bathing duck, leaping monkey, Glaring owl and turning tiger.
- A few centuries later Qigong systems developed: Lion’s roar, coiling Snake, Old Bear in the woods, Flying Crane.
Skills you can cultivate by practicing Qigong include:
The result you can enjoy include:
Wind blows, you break
If soft like grass, you bend like bamboo
If like bamboo, bend and spring back.”