Qigong, according to Shaolin culture, is able to cure diseases and delay senility by drawing energy into the body. The process of gathering energy and co-coordinating breath, replenishes and balances the energy in the four limbs and trunk.
“What affects the body affects the mind and vice versa”
Through the gentle routine of controlling of your energy, your body relaxes and your mind becomes calm. When practicing this exercise the state of the mind is very important. The connection between the emotional body and the mind will help to develop calmness, intelligence and stimulate memory.
The main challenge in Qigong routines is to keep focused all of the time and what you will experience at the end of the routine, as a reward, is something incredible.
Each Qigong routine has its own benefits:
for therapeutic purposes
specific for Martial Arts
What is Hard Qigong? When Qigong benefits unite with improved strength over all the body, you take one more step towards the completion of Qigong power: this particular type of practice is well known in Martial Arts for directing Qi flow to a specific area of the body, in order for it to become insensitive to pain for few seconds. For example, when a something strikes the arm of the monk (or the head as seen in the above picture) the area of the head becomes stronger and insensitive to pain due to the ability to focus all of the energy (Qi) into one point.