How to get the strength of a tiger, the flexibility of bamboo, and the mind of a Buddha with Qigong.
More than 70 percent of people spend their lives between the office, their home, the computer, cell phone, and television.
At this point in life, with all the information that exists, we know that if we do not move, the bones simply decalcify, the muscles lose strength and the tendons become weak.
In this post I want you to learn and share with others how important it is to give movement to our entire body.
On Saturday, November 18th, I am going to offer a new and transformative 2-hour workshop that integrates the practice of an ancient Buddhist Qigong, 18 Hands of Buddha, and a Sound Bath Meditation with ancient instruments.
The 18 Hands Luohan Shiba Luohan Shou, or 18 Hands of Buddha, are ancient mind-body exercises from early Buddhist practice dating back at least 2,000 years. The word Shou means "hands," and refers to the 18 techniques or movement patterns.
Another translation that is sometimes seen is that of the 18 Techniques of the Enlightened Ones. These 18 historical Qigong exercises are meant to be protective of your body, mind, and spirit.
In addition, the hands take different shapes, which the Indian yogic tradition calls mudras and with which it associates different health benefits.
In China, the practice of these mudras is known as shǒu yìn and is related to the stretching of certain energy meridians, especially those that end in the fingers. The most commonly used mudras in this form are Prana Mudra (known as "sword fingers", in Chinese martial arts) or Samana Mudra ("crane beak").
The 18 Luohan Qigong form is largely based on muscle-tendon shifting techniques, a text attributed to Bodhidharma (Da Mo), the creator of the Chan school of Buddhism, commonly known as Zen in the West.
Bodhidharma taught three fundamental and intertwined principles of practice: sitting meditation, Qigong, and mindful movement. These three, together, formed the basis of Zen.
Join us on Saturday, November 18th, at 10 AM, and enjoy the benefits of Luohan Qigong.
The Qigong Style 18 Hands of Buddha will give you the strength of a tiger, the flexibility of bamboo, and the mind of a Buddha.
Thank you so much for reading our blog! In our next publication, learn about the "Louhan separates the Mountains" position, and how it helps to harmonize our hearts, in the conflict world that we are living in right now.
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Love & Qi healing!
Master Shifu Orlando Schiaffino