For more than 5000 years Chi Kung has been practiced. Though for many years practiced in the palaces of emperors, Buddhist monasteries and Taoist hermitages, Chi Kung has been considered as the ultimate preventative medicine. It is believed to not just protect health but promote vitality and prolong life while cultivating spiritual awareness and insight. While there is clinical evidence that practicing Chi Kung enhanced the immune system significantly, most practitioners would simply say that they feel the benefit of daily Chi Kung exercise in terms of energy in one form or another. Some people say they feel more alive, some would argue they feel calmer, but all would recommend the benefits of this moving meditation that enhances one’s coordination by linking controlled breath with mindful movement. It literally has to be tried to discover its many benefits.
Over the course of the Kung Fu Living program, you will progress from a relatively simple Chi Kung Brocade (called Brocade because traditional Chinese Brocade has 8 threads and the Chi Kung sets that you will learn all have 8 movements) through the intermediate and somewhat more challenging brocade to 5 different sets that you will learn in advanced, each associated with a different element.