“There are actually two types of forces:
the outer force that is visible,
but disappears over the years and succumbs to illnesses;
the other kind of force is Qi, inner strength.
All men possess it, but it is infinitely more difficult to develop.”
Qi-gong is the science that teaches us to cultivate the inner energy of the body. The Chinese term “Qi” (氣) is defined as “the energy that controls the body and mind”, whereas “gong” (功) means “exercise or control obtained through time and effort.”
The term Qi-gong (氣功) describes bioenergetic exercises, that place the psychophysical body in a condition of alignment between the individual and cosmic energies, a condition in itself that is regenerating, since living beings are never separate from the environment in which they live, which is actually the constant source of its resources.
The deepest knowledge and the most mysterious power of Shàolín Gong-fu is Qi-gong also defined as “the art of breathing”. Learning to practice proper respiratory techniques is the basic prerequisite for controlling Qi, the vital energy flowing along the invisible energy paths of the human body. The Shàolín monks know the functions of these meridians and their pressure points, the reflection of the internal organs.
During breathing, the mind moves inward to reach the quiet or the state of consciousness where the spirit reigns over the body.
When we are able to control our own Qi with the mind, amazing things are possible. The heart of Shàolín Gong-fu is expressed through the movements of the human body such as attack, defence and fight, and the sequences formed by groups of movements or Tào-lù (套路) represent its base.
The classification of these movements is based on the Buddhist medical knowledge of ancient China, and conforms to the motor functions of the human body. The martial and therapeutic sequences of Shàolín pay special attention to the alternation of stasis and movement, the balance between Yīn and Yáng, the complementarity of hardness and softness, and the unification of form and spirit.
Through sequences of systematically coordinated movements with breathing performed in a state of spiritual consciousness, Qi-gong collects, concentrates and uses the cosmic energy called Qi. We can strengthen our Qi, by taking energy from the earth, from the sky and from the air. By concentrating this energy anywhere in the body, we can fortify our strength and no longer feel any pain.
The exclusive dynamics of Qi-gong Shàolín explore the potential of the body and the human mind, which governed by spiritual consciousness gives the monks exceptional faculties, considered unbelievable by common people.
Taijiquan ” The Chinese art of heath and wellness”
Today, practiced by millions of people around the world, Tai-ji-quan is an ancient form of Chinese gymnastics that, thanks to the benefits of diaphragmatic respiration and coordinated movement, has recently been re-evaluated in particular areas of conventional medicine, such as sophisticated psycho-motor therapy, cardio-circulation, postural health and psychotherapy.
Its practice is recommended to everyone to prevent and treat many common diseases such as stress, anxiety, hypertension, respiratory disturbances and postural disorders.
Shàolín Gong-fu (少林 功夫) is a traditional martial arts system developed in the Buddhist cultural environment of the Shàolín Temple (少林寺) located on Mount Sōng shān (嵩山) in China. It is based on a belief in the supernatural power of Chán Buddhism (禅), which fully reflects wisdom.
(It is necessary to enrol for the course, even if you would like to participate for one or two days, bring comfortable clothes)