Yi Jin Jing (Twelve Limbering Exercises)
Yi Jin Jing is an exercise derived from Dao Yin Qigong consisting of 12 movements that are performed in a standing position. It is simple to learn and suitable for people of all ages. It is the most renowned and popular of all the classic Chinese Qigong meditation exercises.
In ancient China, the monk Bodhidharma saw the need for monks at the Shaolin Temple to do some limbering meditation exercises as too much sitting meditation could lead to poor health and stagnation of Qi flow. So he developed some exercises by combining Martial Arts and Dao Yin Qigong to help the monks get fitter. As the years went by the Shaolin Monks modified and perfected these exercises to eventually form a special system called Yi Jin Jing, TheTendons and Sinews Limbering Exercise C yi meaning change, jin meaning "tendons and sinews", and jing meaning "methods".
Yi Jin Jing (Tendon-Muscle Strengthening Exercises) is a health and fitness exercise handed down from Ancient China. Health Qigong - Yi Jin Jing is part of the New Health Qigong Exercise Series compiled and published by the Chinese Health Qigong Association. Yi Jin Jing features extended, soft and even movements displaying a graceful charm and puts its focus on the turning and flexing of the spine, thus invigorating the limbs and internal organs. These movements have been proved to be able to improve health and fitness, prvent diseases, lengthen life and improve the intellect. In particular, The practice of Yi Ji Jing exercises has some very impressive effects on the respiratory system, flexibility, balance and muscular strength. It can also prevent and cure diseases of the joints, digestive system, cardiovascular system and vervous system.
The Exercises Include:
Wei Tuo Presenting the Pestle 1
Wei Tuo Presenting the Pestle 2
Wei Tuo Presenting the Pestle 3
Plucking Stars on Each Side
Pulling Nine Cows by Their Tails
Showing Talons and Spreading Wings
Nine Ghosts Drawing Sabers
Sinking the Three Bodily Zones
Black Dragon Displaying Its Claws
Tiger Springing on Its Prey
Bowing Down in Salution
Swinging the Tail