Nine-Temple Exercises – Chi Kung
Instructions Here: http://www.egreenway.com/qigong/ntes.htm
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1. The Prayer Wheel
2. Knee Rotation
3. Crossed Arm Rotation
4. Picking Fruit
5. Leg Swing
6. Leg Bounce
7. Retreat And Advance
8. Grinding Corn
9. Polishing The Mirror
Benefits of Temple Exercises
1. The Prayer Wheel-The whole body is toned. It invigorates the four systems, the vascular, the lymphatic, the nervous, and the chi systems.
2. Knee Rotation-prevents arthritis, it’s the site of six major acupuncture sites.
3. Crossed Arm Rotation-activates the kidneys and spleen.
4. Picking Fruit-activates the kidneys and spleen and the pancreas;
joints are lifted.
5. Leg Swing-helps to eliminate indigestion and constipation .it invigorates the reproductive system.
6. Leg Bounce-spine and brain
7. Retreat and Advance-liver kidneys, the spleen, pancreas. And colons are set in motion.
8. Grinding Corn- benefits not available
9. Polishing the Mirror-lower back of knees and inside of thighs. Also good for the kidneys and will prevent hemorrhoids
Instructions Here: http://www.egreenway.com/qigong/ntes.htm
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What Is Qi Gong?
Qi Energy - Life Force That Flows Through and Around All Living Things.
Qi Gong Are Ancient Taoist Exercises Designed to Improve All Internal Functions of the Body, Increase the Energy Level and Prevent Diseases.
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1. What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi, is one of the most famous internal styles of Chinese martial arts. Tai Chi, literally means “the greatest” and “the ultimate”. In Chinese philosophy, Tai Chi comes from Wuji, a state where there is absolutely nothing, not even a point. Tai Chi is the essence of motion and stillness. It is the parent of Yin-Yang. Thus, Tai Chi also refers to the origin of everything. It seems everything has its own way. When every way comes natural, it is called Tai Chi.
2. What is Qi?
Qi (Chi) energy without shape, exhibiting continuous life and movement. Tai Chi has its origins in Taoism, the oldest philosophical system in China, which is most famous for its Yin-Yang theory. The Yin-Yang symbol expresses a continuous flow of Qi in a circular direction as it generates the two opposing forces of Yin and Yang --- positive and negative, darkness and light, heaven and earth, man and woman. These forces interact to balance each other's excesses and to bring into existence of the physical and metaphysical realms.
3. What is the ultimate goal of Tai Chi?
With the advent of firearms, the use of boxing skills on the battlefield gradually diminished, prompting Tai Chi/Kung Fu masters to reconsider the goals and direction of Chinese martial arts. “What is the ultimate goal of Tai Chi? It is to keep fit and prolong life.” .
4. The principle in practice of Tai Chi
Is “a serene heart plus a concentrated mind.” This allows the nerve centers to rest, relaxing the whole body and improving the ability to coordinate the functions of its various organs. Deep and natural breathing, smooth arc-like actions centering on the waist and a training method which conveys one’s inner force to the tips of the limbs by mental exertion result in a harmony of the inside and outside body.
5. What are some of tai chi benefits?
some questions Tai Chi is most suitable for both physical training and physical fitness. As proven by its social application over dozens of years, Tai Chi has certain curative effects for such chronic ailments as neuralgia, high blood pressure, arthritis, diabetes, heart trouble, and TB. Tai Chi is a great exercise for relaxation, concentration, memory retention, energy replenishment, flexibility and blood circulation.