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Essence - going for a smooth life of more and more bliss!

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"Staying connected to Source is so important for one's own health, peace of mind and quality of life. First thing in the morning and last thing at night, I train 'internal energy arts'. Doing so gives me the vitality to carry out my daily activities to a high standard. 

"Each night before bed, I am reminded of the importance of gently setting aside all 'worldly concerns', and this makes for good-quality sleep. Each morning when I wake up, it is a fresh, clean start.

"Sometimes, to my pleasant surprise, I discover that the 'concerns' I had have somehow resolved themselves. Other times, a simple solution presents itself, and I make sure to jot it down in the notepad I keep beside my bed.

"Then I get up and train. When there is not a lot of time, I do about 15 minutes of chi kung. It is enough to 'fill up the energy tank' for the whole day. 

"Before I step out the door, I pause to reflect and see what the state of mind is. Is it restless, anxious, pensive? Or is it open-minded, alert, grateful? If it is the former, I take a few more minutes to relax and calm down. If it is the latter, then I know I am ready to head outdoors for another day of meaningful and fun encounters."

- Emiko Hsuen

Chi Kung (Qigong)

气功: simplified Chinese
氣功: traditional Chinese

Dating back more than 4000 years in Chinese culture, the literal translation of 'chi kung' into English is 'life energy cultivation'.

It is a wholistic system of energy training, using the physical body (both in movement and in stillness), breath, and focus of mind to attain optimal balance in life. 

 

Benefits

- good health
- vitality
- stamina
- mental clarity
- self-defence
- stress management
- peak performance
- inner peace of mind
- quality of life - joy and freedom!

The Real Meaning of 'Kung Fu' (Gongfu)

"...is a Chinese term referring to any study, learning, or practice that requires patience, energy, and time to complete. In its original meaning, kung fu can refer to any discipline or skill achieved through hard work and practice..."

(from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

 

Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) 

太極拳: the source + fist

"...is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits..."

(from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)