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Join Seymour Koblin to learn these ancient exercises from China that are reputed to both extend and enhance the years of our life. Live in a state of vital health -Body Mind Spirit. Participants can be at any level of fitness. Also, learn how the 5 Seasons- SO HA essential oils will enhance your health journey by integrating the primal forces of nature into your daily lifestyle. Which Elements are missing or overemphasized in your constitution and daily behavior? Learn which they are and how to use them by balancing physical emotional and spiritual recommendations.
BE the architect of your body-
the temple that houses your
BE the Tree of Life-
both flexible and persevering
that weathers all seasons
BE a finely tuned instrument –
echoing your unique vibrant melody through all ages
This style of Chi Kung along with healthy nutrition was utilized by
Li Cheng- Yuen
According to the official records, Li Cheng- Yuen was born in China in 1677 (although he himself claimed that he was born in 1736). Throughout his long life, he constantly practiced herbalism and martial arts. In 1930, the New York Times newspaper printed an article in which they published official Chinese government documents that were uncovered. These documents, dating back to 1827, contained official congratulations on Li Ching-Yuen’s 150th birthday. Later documents, dating back to 1877, contained official congratulations on his 200th birthday. The Taoist herbalist and practitioner of Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Nei Kung and Meditation had 23 wives and raised more than 200 children-Read More
Master CK Chu, founder of the Tai Chi Chuan Center of New York and Author of Tai Chi Chuan Principals and Practice, The Book of Nei Kung, Eternal Spring and Chu Meditation responds to a question from student Amos Satterlee about the interrelationship between Eternal Spring Chi Kung, Tai Chi, and Nei Kung.
And what is the purpose of Eternal Spring?
As far as Eternal Spring Chi Kungis concerned, you can say it was created
to change Wu Chi to Tai Chi. Let me explain: Wu Chi means no polarity,
static, big inertia. Our goal as teachers is to take people from a state of static inertia to the dynamic state of Tai Chi— “Supreme Ultimate” i.e., able to do something for themselves. This exercise experience is appropriate for people at any stage of their life—no upper age limit.
I would say that a great majority of the populace, perhaps 99% of the world population are in this category. The remaining one percentile of people are those who know the benefits of Tai Chi and Nei Kung and are committed to practicing
these arts regardless of daily obstacles.
Tai chi, or Nei kung, as with any art, needs an introduction to open people to it—
bring them to the doorway first, i.e., give them the opportunity to open
their eyes, to appreciate this treasure and then motivate them to pursue it.
As I mentioned in the meditation book, many peoples’ lives are filled with trivial circumstances that are initiated through our relationships in society, the family, and our own choices. Within our individual life challenges, many people lose sight of what is good for them.
Eternal Spring’s purpose is to bridge this gap.
Eternal Spring Chi Kung is designed for the 99% of people who are capable of gaining benefit from this simple and very effective method for generating Chi- Life Force. The reason the name “Eternal Spring” Chi Kung was chosen was to avoid confusion. Chi Kung is a general category-it means exercise that cultivates chi (either externally or
internally. Nei Kung is internal Chi Kung. Besides working on Chi, Nei Kung
also works on aligning the body as correctly as possible, firming the
overall body muscles, tendons, etc. And that to me is why Nei Kung is called
internal power—the real deal. As many students have commented— No “B.S.”
When you do standing meditation in a quiet corner, emptying your mind, nothing bothers you. You do that to cultivate your self, both mind and body. It is a great routine, but as in any great routine, persistent self-discipline is needed to accomplish proficiency.
Self-discipline in the sense that you know the discipline is good for you,
that it’s a treasured art, that you are lucky to know this, that it would be
crazy for you to discard it. Many people hear about Nei Kung from their friends,
read an article, but just can’t get in the doorway.
As the Chinese expression has it: they are a “door-outside-fellow”. Mun ngoy hawn. They take a few classes, but rarely practice. They become a “mun ngoy hawn,”- never entering the door, always on the steps outside, never entering.
Eternal Spring Chi Kung is designed to bridge this gap. To give them a push.
To get them from outside into the Nei Kung & Tai Chi circle.
In short, Eternal Spring Chi Kung is a combination of Chi Kung, Nei Kung, and Tai Chi.
In Chi Kung you don’t have to be meditative, but you still use your mind
to command your body; “push air down, breathe this way, breathe that
way, rapid expansion and contraction of the abdomen” —these are under the
category of Chi Kung. While the “Frog Stance, and Easy Horse Stance”, are Nei
Kung. “Golden rooster, Tai Chi Opening, and pivoting to Bow Stance” are Tai Chi techniques. So Eternal Spring Chi Kung is a combination of these three. And we have stated that in the introduction of the book. Eternal Spring Chi Kung is just the name of the system. Hopefully, this series becomes so popular that we can even drop the words chi kung in the future. It will be similar to Tai Chi in the sense that we often drop the word chuan from the name.