What do Cosmos Qigong, Shaolin Kung Fu, and Zen Meditation have in common? Sure, they’re all energy arts, and they all came from the Shaolin Temple. But did you know that they also came from the same man?
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Let’s imagine that you’ve been practicing Tai Chi or Qigong consistently for about 2 years. Where do you stand in the curriculum? If there were belts, what belt would you be?
You’ve probably heard it before: If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. This truism also applies to arts like Tai Chi, Qigong, Kung Fu, and Meditation. If you aren’t measuring your progress, then you aren’t managing your arts (or yourself!).
I used to get sick 4 times a year, like clockwork. I would stay sick for a week or so, and I would usually miss a few days of work as a result. It was miserable.
Today, I am happier and healthier than I ever imagined possible, and utterly free from the grips of depression. I healed myself not with drugs, therapy, or surgery, but rather with a gentle form of moving meditation that gets the internal energy flowing.
People are usually surprised when they hear that I started out as a bad student. “But Sifu, you’re so disciplined!” That’s true now, but I wasn’t always that way. Discipline is something that I had to build.
What if I told you that, to become more disciplined, you only needed to commit to 1 habit. What if that habit was also easy. Would you be interested?
There is a growing body of research that demonstrates the science behind arts like Tai Chi, Qigong, Kung Fu, and Meditation. Here are a few of the papers.
Daily practice is the key to success with Flowing Zen. But it’s not easy to keep your practice regular. No matter how disciplined you are, you’ll still run into obstacles. The 2-Minute Drill s a great way to overcome these obstacles.
The Ten Shaolin Laws are non-religious, and transcend cultural and linguistic differences. These simple laws promote values that are worthy and desirable in any culture. Laws, in the Shaolin tradition, are not meant to be restrictive; they are meant to help followers achieve set aims and objectives. In this case, the laws to help us […]