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Yi Jin Jing
Yi Jin Jing (tondon-changing classic) is a method of health-building exercise that comes down from ancient China, and its purpose is to strengthen the muscles and tendons. Legend goes that the monk Bodhidarma, the founder of Zen in China, advanced Yi Jin Jing. And then the monks in Shaolin Temple developed it and used it for health promotion. Yi Jin Jing has been greatly influencing the traditional Chinese national sports.
Health Qigong Yi Jin Jing embodies the essence of traditional Yi Jin Jing 12 forms. It has been developed, simplified and standardized on the modern theories and methods of health science, so as to be a smooth and coherent set of movements. Hence it is of more remarkable characteristics in health promotion.
When practicing Health Qigong Yi Jin Jing, what should be emphasized is the movements of turning, bending and extending, pulling and drawing of the muscles, bones and joints, especially those of turning, bending and extending of the spine.
These actions, characterized by elegant, natural and smooth movements, being in good taste, and coupling hardness with softness, benefit regulating and controlling the function of the spine. The flexible postures, the point kept in the mind, and the frequency of breathing fit the needs of people of any ages and in different health conditions.
The result of the scientific study shows that Health Qigong Yi Jin Jing can improve the functions of the cardiovascular, respiratory and digestive systems, raise the balancing ability, and better the flexibility and force of the muscles, improve the mood, lessen the anxiety and depression. Also, it plays an active role in healing some common diseases in the middle-aged and elderly people.