Chi Kung (Qi Gong)

What is Shaolin Chi Kung (Qi Gong)?

Chi Kung (pronounced chi gung) is a Chinese art of strengthening life force. It includes various arts to improve health or martial arts and can be used for spiritual development.

A selection of Shaolin Chi Kung at our youtube channel "Shaolin Arts":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I08wXortbOA

Divisions

Some differentiate between Taoist and Buddhist chi kung. Others make a difference between internal and external chi kung. When concentrating on martial arts, one speaks of hard chi kung, while health-oriented chi kung is also called soft chi kung.

Of course the boundaries here can overlap just as many things in Chinese culture and philosophy.

Shaolin Cosmos Chi Kung

Shaolin Cosmos Chi Kung, like all Shaolin arts, is simple, direct and effective.

Simple to learn because our chi kung makes use of minimal simple movements. It can be directly experienced by everyone who tries it, even during or after the first try.

This experience of physical and spiritual relaxation is the trademark of correct chi kung practice.

The effectiveness of chi kung has been repeatedly confirmed by those practice it in their reports of physical, mental and spiritual changes.

Specialization

In Shaolin Cosmos Chi Kung, the classic exercises of "The 18 Lohan Hands" and "Sinew Metamorphosis" are also practiced, and they can be directly traced back to Bodhidarma.

A third set of exercises, "Bone Marrow Chi Kung", which Bodhidarma taught to the Shaolin Monks, has been lost over the centuries.

Shaolin Cosmos Chi Kung develops health, inner strength, mental freshness, spiritual joy and special abilities.