December 8, 2015 bodyscenesboca

Bringing Out The Inner Animal

Chinese forms of exercise are as old as their culture.

┬áTheir “physical culture” is often based on the observation of animal movements.

Both qigong (breath-based energy cultivation exercises) and martial arts (self-defense systems) are based on these movements.

KUNG-FU

Actually defined as any study or practice that requires patience, energy and time to complete.

In the West, it’s often referred as Chinese martial arts.

There is a different physical structure, energy movement, and spirit associated with each movement.

  • Tiger / crane system
  • White crane system
  • Monkey / dog system
  • Snake fist
  • Eagle claw

Qigong

One of the oldest wellness exercises is known as the “Five Animal Frolics.”

  • Dragon
  • Tiger
  • Intestines
  • Leopard
  • Snake
  • CraneEach group of exercises represent different body systems.

    For example, the dragon exercise helps the lungs.