The Shaolin Workout Harmony

The Shaolin Workout Harmony



The Shaolin Workout Harmony
The following is​ an excerpt from the​ book the​ Shaolin Workout
by Sifu Shi Yan Ming
Published by Rodale; May 2018;$29. 95US/$39. 95CAN; 1594864004
My heart is​ in​ harmony with my mind. My mind is​ in​ harmony with my chi. My chi is​ in​ harmony with my power.
There are intrinsic harmonies between certain parts of​ the​ body. Your hands are in​ harmony with your feet. Your elbows are in​ harmony with your knees. And your shoulders are in​ harmony with your hips. as​ you continue to​ train the​ warriors way,​ you will begin to​ find all the​ muscles and joints in​ your body working in​ harmony,​ giving you a​ strength and endurance youve probably never felt before. the​ Shaolin Workout trains your body from head to​ toe. No single muscle or​ limb can be anywhere near as​ strong as​ when all your muscles work together.
These physical harmonies reflect spiritual and mental harmonies Your heart is​ in​ harmony with your mind. Your mind is​ in​ harmony with your chi. Your chi is​ in​ harmony with your power.
These are inseparable relationships. You cant separate your heart from your mind,​ or​ your mind from your body. the​ physical and the​ mental are linked. When your body is​ weak and tired,​ so is​ your mind. When your body falls asleep,​ your mind stops working,​ too. And by the​ same token,​ if​ you exhaust your mind,​ your body will be exhausted,​ too. if​ youre thinking and worrying so much at​ night that you cant rest,​ the​ next day your body will have no chi. Youll be doing your workout Sleeping Style!
That is​ why we​ relax both our bodies and our minds. we​ want flexible minds in​ flexible bodies.
If you find yourself getting stressedout today at​ your desk at​ work,​ in​ a​ long line at​ the​ supermarket,​ wherever it​ is​ take a​ moment to​ relax. if​ your mind is​ stressed,​ your body tenses. You feel the​ muscles in​ your neck tighten,​ and your shoulders hunching. Your chest constricts,​ and you cant breathe right. You can give yourself a​ headache or​ stomachache.
When youre tense,​ you cant celebrate your beautiful life. Loosen up. Relax your body and your mind. Stand up from your desk and do your neck stretches and shoulder rotations. or​ do them standing right there in​ that supermarket line. Who cares if​ other people are watching? Untense those muscles,​ and youll relieve some of​ the​ mental stress as​ well. Its not magic or​ mumbo jumbo. Its your body and mind working in​ harmony. And now that youre relaxed,​ youll see how much easier it​ is​ to​ get through the​ task at​ hand. a​ relaxed mind in​ a​ relaxed body allows the​ chi to​ flow and releases your power.
Try it​ today. Youll see.
Reprinted from the​ Shaolin Workout 28 Days to​ Transforming Your Body and Soul the​ Warriors Way by Sifu Shi Yan Ming 2018 Rodale Inc. Permission granted by Rodale,​ Inc. ,​ Emmaus,​ PA 18098. Available wherever books are sold or​ directly from the​ publisher by calling 800 8484735 or​ visit their website at​ www. rodalestore. com.
Author
Sifu Shi Yan Ming,​ a​ 34thgeneration Shaolin warrior monk,​ is​ respected not only in​ the​ martial arts world but also in​ the​ entertainment world by stars like Jet Li,​ Jackie Chan,​ Wesley Snipes,​ and the​ WuTang Clan. His kung fu classes have been featured in​ USA Today,​ the​ New York Times,​ New York Daily News,​ and Entertainment Weekly. Brian Gray of​ Inside Kung Fu magazine has called him a​ living treasure of​ China. He has also appeared on​ the​ Discovery Channel,​ MTV,​ and CNBC,​ among other major networks. Sifu Shi Yan Ming lives in​ New York City.




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