Try Meditation, It Just May Be What You're Looking For

Meditation is making the rounds again.

It's been around for 1000's of years and is once again making it's way to mainstream society.  Below is an article, by Lien-Shun Huang of the Taiwan Jingwu Physical Association, explaining.

Article by Huan LIen-Shun:

Do you know what is now the most sought after fitness way is it? YOGA, jogging, Latin dance, aerobics or kick-boxing ? NO, is meditation ! Yes, that is to sit cross-legged or legs fall naturally sitting in a chair. This is a " sit- hot" has swept the United States, Britain and other countries and regions, Hillary Clinton, Al Gore , NBA Lakers coach Jackson are all sit- lovers .

Although your card until it expires fitness is difficult to spend so many times , but you have been convinced that life is movement , of course, nothing wrong words , and quite correct.However , in addition to sweating , rapid heartbeat can improve bodily functions outside , sit down quietly and sometimes also a very beneficial health movement.
In the United States , meditation has become a very fashion lifestyle , whether government agencies, companies , or schools, airports and prisons , have opened a " meditation room ."It is said that some schools because of the promotion , school violence meditation significantly reduced. Hospitals also began offering meditation courses to help patients relieve pain.

In the UK, sit charm so many people can not refuse , we have opened up a whole world at home , meditation time every day. They believe that meditation movement while exercising , but also let their attention more focused , more peaceful mind .

Sit- bar, access to health in silence .

We are working hard in the workplace Du Lala , as on foot daily alarm strings , one after another meeting , a letter and an e-mail , one after another the PPT exhausted. Back pain, anxiety , dull , and with re- thick foundation also cover any dark circles ...... inevitably become our close ally . Through meditation not only can improve the immune system , relieve anxiety , but also to achieve the goal of thin skin . If you do not have time in the gym every day taking a dip in one hour , then at least draw 10 to 20 minutes, practicing meditation now !

1 , relieve stress , increase happiness

Professor of medicine at Harvard University , said the study meditation can reduce muscle tension , reduce the amount of serum lactate . Tests show that daily meditation practice 20 minutes a week later , focus and control have been improved mood , anxiety , depression , anger and other negative emotions are substantially reduced. Moreover , meditation training can also thinning the blood circulation through the brain , so the brain response from the " fight or flight " to " accept the reality " , thus enhancing a person's happiness.

2 , protect the liver

After lunch, you will choose a nap , take a walk or go out immediately ? In fact , it is best to sit peacefully and a half hour or so, and then do something else , which is necessary for the maintenance of the liver . People in after dinner , participate in the blood are concentrated to digest food in the digestive tract , when lying down to standing by the body , into the liver blood flow will be reduced by 30% , if we move up into the liver 's blood continued to decline . If insufficient blood supply to the liver in the case among its normal metabolic activity will be affected. So, after dinner to sit quietly , eyes closed for 10 to 30 minutes more than the blood flow to the liver as possible , the supply of oxygen and nutrients in liver cells .

3 , precipitation of appetite , weight control

Fast-paced urban life , making us not hurry , usually working lunch also and fight like a quick fix , and once had time to rest , and easy to eat too much , resulting in fat will occur . In fact , the behavior of overeating is caused by stress , when you desperately need to release stress through food , may wish to "sit " down to relieve stress , relax and let the " bites " the idea of ettling down after eating, so help at slow down the speed of eating , tasting the food in slowly , will gradually reduce food intake , easily farewell " bucket waist ."

4 , lower blood pressure , cardiovascular disease away

The United States has been on a number of sit- interference in patients with hypertension therapy and found that meditation training so that the patient's systolic and diastolic blood pressure decreased by 4.7 mm / Hg and 3.2 mm / Hg. Visible meditation is very effective for lowering blood pressure , which can greatly reduce the risk of atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases , and will not produce side effects of drugs .

5 , relieve pain, painkillers farewell

Friends visited a few days, unbearable pain too often accompanies , painkillers become an indispensable lifeline , though you also worried about the side effects of the problem. Then try a sit-in , is very effective for pain relief . The study found that meditation does not change although the degree of pain , but the pain can be reduced because of the emotional response generated . Because practicing meditation can train the brain to focus current situation , so it takes less time to predict future adverse events.

Office midday sit- 7 steps

Some people say "sit , like gasoline, is a source of energy ," eight hours a day working in the unit , lunch break is critical , it may pull out 10 minutes a day to sit quietly , maybe you will have unexpected gains .

1 Adjust the seat to the proper height , wore hip back

2 feet reach slightly over the knee

3 palm up , on the thigh

4 head naturally upright , avoid stiff

5 Relax your shoulders , do not shrug drooping

6 Close your eyes and spit aggregate , together lips, tongue touching the palate

7 Slowly inhale , exhale , keep breathing slender far-reaching

1 meditating longer the better?

When just beginning to practice meditation , every 15 minutes to half an hour is appropriate , and gradually increased to 1 hour .

2 If chores too , can not get down to how to do?

You can try accompanied by some soothing music, or is designed to guide the practice of meditation music , but to concentrate on the breathing above .

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A Message To Parents and Those Who Wish To Begin A Fate With Martial Arts

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Learning martial arts is like fate. If you or your kids are interested in learning it, then you are starting a fate with the martial art. How long does this fate keep going? One part depends on the kid, but it also depends on the parents. In this modern world everyone’s concerned with how fast we can get stuff done, how we can make things work faster. It is important that parents teach their children to conquer all this stress and trouble, to make sure their kids are able to not jump around and learn to stay so can accomplish something in the martial art.

 

There are many examples that students give up half way through the program. It is really a pity. Learning martial arts is not going to be fast, easy, or simple. To be able to let your body build it up and to let the movement and technology be still, all this needs time to change. To give up halfway, the kids barely get a chance to feel success; all the hard work that kid put in doesn’t even have results. To quit halfway is letting the kid’s future be: learning everything before, but never be good at it, kids will just feel like they can be able to quit anything they want to.

 

Don’t say “it’s so easy that my kids learn martial arts and he is really great at it” or say “he learned if before but nothing too special.” Even if the student is doing well, but still not a very high level. If they are not good, isn’t it because you want to quit before the kids can grow? Learning martial arts is to let the body be strong and healthy. That is what most people think about, but that is only one simple result from it. Martial arts is also practicing thinking and mood. This is an important part of martial arts. Chinese martial arts is not like fast food, it is more like Chinese food. You need to spend a lot of time to cook it. When you spend a few hours to cook a soup for sure it will be much tastier, and much more savory, than to just put the flavor powder into the water.  Wushu is one type of kung fu, but what is kung fu? Kung fu is time. It doesn’t matter how much you understand Kung Fu, when you persist it will become a habit for the kids. They will not just gain a healthy body.

 

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Lien-Shun Huang

To really learn kung fu you need to spend a lot of time studying and practicing it. Getting the experience from practice, without the time to shape yourself, will never bee real kung fu. The way to use the martial art is to root it; it’s also the part that keeps people interesting. This is the most valuable part, the part that we cannot throw away, and the part that we cannot ignore. Without this use, the martial arts don’t have any soul. In life’s journey, there are so many people to thank for helping me become who I am, with the heart to give feedback and thanks, to do their best to pass down the knowledge of traditional martial arts. To pass down traditions is a huge thing, to teach the students is a really big responsibility, but also it is a thing to make my heart happy and enjoy. Life is a big circle, a big tai chi, you need to learn to love other people, which means to love yourself, give more than you will get in return, and what you work on is what you will get.



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1500 years ago Bodhidharma came to China and built the Shaolin temple. Monk Wise martial arts academy started in March 2010, restarting the kung fu legend, Monk Wise is the realest, most traditional martial arts center. Monk Wise is built by my two great students Adam and Wei Fo, who both have a great knowledge about martial arts and life. If you are looking for traditional martial arts and traditional Chinese culture, Monk Wise is the place for you to study.

By Lien-Shun Huang

 

 

 


學習武術是講究緣分的, 如果您的孩子或是您有讓孩子學習的想法, 這便是與武結緣的開始, 這種緣能持續多久, 一方面在於孩子, 更多的一面在於家長. 在這個繁華浮躁, 急功近利的時代, 首先您有沒有做到氣沉丹田, 克服困難和干擾, 堅定讓孩子能夠學習到哪怕是一點有所成的那一刻.

曾有過好多半途而廢的例子, 很讓人遺憾. 武術學習絕不會是這麼的快速, 簡單. 生理機能的提高和動作技能的形成鞏固 都需要時間的轉化. 半途而廢, 孩子的付出還沒有來得及體驗到成功的感覺, 孩子的努力還沒有得到結果. 半途而廢, 更是讓孩子的將來是: 什麼都學過, 什麼都不精, 感覺學什麼都可以中途放棄的.

別輕易說我家孩子學了武術已如何如何的好,或是輕易說我家孩子學了武術也沒怎麼的。即使學的尚且不錯,但也還沒有達到真正的不錯,如果學的不好,是不是因為您沒有耐心等待便要放棄了呢。 習武強健身體,這個是大家普遍的想法,然而強身健體只是武術的一個最簡的作用了,武術的練習更加煉的是人的思想、心境,而這正是武術一個重要的價值所在。中國武術,不是外國的快餐,它如中國的飲食,是慢慢精心烹調出來的,幾個鐘頭熬出來的湯,是不是要比一包湯料粉兌白開水的味道入口更醇厚、更回味無窮呢? 武術是功夫的一種,那功夫又是什麼呢? 功夫是時間…… 無論您對武術瞭解多少,當您的堅持成為孩子的一種習慣時,孩子的收穫遠不止一個強健的身體。

真功夫是需要一招一式細心揣摩的,勤學苦練,在實戰中不斷增加經驗,不經過時間的磨礪不可能練出真功夫。拳的用法是拳術之根本,習武之人興趣之所在,最為寶貴、最不應丟棄、更不能忽視的東西,如沒有拳的用法,拳就沒有了靈魂。生命的旅程中能有今日的成就,要感激的人太多,懷着回饋感恩的心,進一己棉薄之力,為國術薪火相傳而努力,傳承的大事,對後輩的教導是責無旁貸,也是心靈豐滿喜悅的來源.付出越多,收穫越大,生命是一個大圓圈大太極,愛別人就是愛自己,付出什麼,收到就是什麼。

 

一千五百年前,達摩祖師東渡中國,創設了少林寺。 金剛般若武術學院2010年3月開始,共創少林傳奇,是全美最傳統.最正宗武術學院~ [禪武不二之大門].金剛般若武術學院是在我兩位得意入門弟子 亞當 和偉佛 所開的武館, 他們兩位都有非常好的武術基礎和武術思想,如果你想要尋找的是傳統武術, 傳統文化. 金剛般若武術學院將會是你想要學習的地方.



But I already know how to do that.......

When we practice it's important not to think of what we "know", but rather be open to discover that which we do not yet know.

Practicing a movement one has done before can make the impatient student say to themselves "not this again, I already know how to do that"  But this is a very unwise approach to learning the art itself.  There is an endless well of knowledge to gain from even the most simplest of martial arts practice.  

The benefits of martial arts practice on ones body are too great to list.  We already know  that a proper and complete form of exercise, like martial arts, will lead to an overall perfect picture of health.  Your body will change through consistent practice and effort.  At times it will be painful. That one extra push-up, that extra inch in your stretch all make a difference.  We accept this.  We admit that only through physical discomfort can we initiate movement thus inviting change.  So then we must also accept that our attitude and perceptions will be just as painful to change, and that when we are uncomfortable and feel like giving up it is at that moment we are most vulnerable.  For if we don't carry through the discomfort and invite change into our way of being then we will remain the same.  The same wants fears and desires will be there without resolution.  Most are stuck there for too long, or worse never get unstuck.  But changing the body or the mind is not impossible, it just takes practice.  So invite and then relish the presence of discomfort for that is a clear indication that the opportunity to change is before you.  So don't consider shrinking away from it, look it in the eye and scare yourself a little, in some cases a lot.  It will take meeting the challenge with an open mind.  For example the times we think we already know  how to do something.  

Martial Arts practice will challenge the way you see yourself, others, the world, etc.  If you do not allow your practice to change your way of thinking and of doing things then you will miss out on the true art and greatness that awaits anyone who can submit themselves to the process.

A journey in the Martial Arts can be, for anyone willing, the most enjoyable, frustrating, beneficial, life changing, practical, fulfilling, healthy, spiritual, awakening, enabling experience of their life.  Let go of what you know so you can truly discover what this journey is trying to show you.  

Happy Practice