Chi Kung (Qi Gong)
What is Shaolin Cosmos Chi Kung (Qi Gong)?
Chi kung "qigong" is the art of developing energy, particularly for health, vitality, longevity, mind expansion and spiritual cultivation, irrespective of race, culture and religion. Chi Kung deals with developing energy with the aim at promoting physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health.
In the history of Chi Kung in China, physicians developed energy for healing, kungfu exponents for enhancing combat efficiency, Confucian scholars for mind expansion, and Taoist and Buddhist cultivators for spiritual growth.
Although there are thousands of chi kung exercises, they all involve three elements, namely form "Jing", energy "Chi" and mind "Shen". These three elements are also the "three treasures" of a person. In other words, every human has form, energy and mind. Chi kung training develops all these three essential elements of a person.
High-level chi kung is where the mind is involved. After entering into what is known as "a chi kung state of mind", which is a heightened state of consciousness, the practitioner can manipulate energy the way he wants, like tapping energy from the cosmos and directing it to whatever parts of his body.
At this level, it is beyond comparison with conventional physical exercise. Not only so-called "incurable" diseases can be cured, some masters may accomplish feats which ordinary people would regard as miracles.
Shaolin Cosmos Chi Kung Program
When Bodhidharma renounced the throne to teach Zen Buddhism at the Shaolin Monastery in 527 CE, he taught the monks the Eighteen Lohan Hands and the Sinew Metamorphosis to aid ther meditation. He also taught them another set of Chi Kung exercises called Bone Marrow Cleansing. These are Chi Kung exercises taught in the Shaolin Cosmos Chi Kung.