Qigong and MTT (Muscle Tendon Training)
Rooted in Chinese medicine and philosophy, a Qigong practice aligns the physical body, the mind, and breath. This alignment opens energy pathways allowing the body to heal itself. The practice involves moving meditation, coordinating slow flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and a calm meditative state of mind.
The purpose of developing a Qigong practice is to focus internally in order to identify and work through energy blockages that prevent optimal states of wellness. Identifying blockages and stagnation provide an opportunity to do something about it. For example, if you were sitting on a tack, consciously feeling the discomfort provides an opportunity for you to stand and remove the tack. If you were not conscious of the discomfort, you may leave the tack in place and subsequently develop an ailment.
Learning about and practicing Qigong develops the practitioner's consciousness in a way that creates a compelling path to what is physically, mentally and spiritually optimal. Additionally, the practice provides tools and techniques for removing or adjusting to unsatisfactory situations.
MTT (Muscle Tendon Training)
MTT or Muscle Tendon Training is a series of intensive Qigong exercises designed to strengthening the muscles and tendons for enhance strength, flexibility, speed, stamina, balance and coordination.These exercises are notable for being a key element of the physical conditioning used in Shaolin training.