I will be focusing on the health and fitness benefits that can be gained from Shaolin Temple training.
San Diego, California, (PRWEB) October 22, 2008
Most of us are aware that a sedentary lifestyle is a hazard to our health but many of us are not aware that 1,500 years ago, Buddhist monks at the Shaolin Temple in China suffered from many of the same problems we face today. In their quest for enlightenment they sat for long hours and as a result their bodies became weak and their minds dull. Not having access to caffeine or sugar, they had to find other ways to boost their health and energy.
Shifu Yan Lei, who is a 34th generation disciple from the Shaolin Temple, says: "Special breathing exercises were created called Qi Gong. These exercises were shown to be effective not only at increasing their energy but prolonging their life. The monks then combined Qi Gong with Kung Fu to increase their martial power and this is what the Shaolin Temple has become famous for today."
You may have seen The Shaolin Monks demonstrate their "super human" skills on the stage and screen.
"These are not lofty techniques reserved for Shaolin monks," says Yan Lei. "I've been teachings these exercises in the UK for six years now and they are accessible to all."
Time tested for thousands of years, latest research shows that these ancient movements are a powerful anti-ageing tool that can protect us against a wide range of health problems including insomnia, high blood pressure, backache, and even computer related stress.
"At the Shaolin Temple we believe that health and fitness is not just about aerobic activity and eating well, we also need to have mental and spiritual balance. The key to achieving this is through a finely tuned balance of Qi Gong and Kung Fu training."
Shifu Yan Lei will be coming to the USA for the first time to teach a two-day seminar in authentic Shaolin Qi Gong and Kung Fu.
"I will be focusing on the health and fitness benefits that can be gained from Shaolin Temple training."
His body, which has been described as sculpted from Jade, is living testimony to the powerful teachings of Shaolin, and he has achieved great recognition for having mastered Shaolin Steel Jacket, the highest form of Qi Gong, which allows the practitioner to feel no pain when they are hit with iron bars or bricks.
"Just as I can use my Qi to protect myself from the blows of a brick or a metal bar, In this two day seminar I will teach my students how to use their Qi to protect themselves against stress, aging, or working long hours at a computer."
Notes to editors:
The seminar is on 15th & 16th November, 2008 9.30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
At the Jing Institute of Chinese Martial Arts & Culture,
8860, Kenamar Drive,Suites 306 - 307,
San Diego, CA 92121
PRICE: $240 for two days
$150.00 for one day.
To make a booking and for more information: http://www.shifuyanlei.co.uk/usaworkshop.html
Shifu Yan Lei is a 34th generation fighting disciple from the Shaolin Temple in Henan, China. He has been studying Shaolin martial arts for over twenty years, and is now based in the UK.
He has a popular range of DVDs, which frequently top the Amazon martial art's best sellers' chart. They offer a graded teaching system with exercises and practices direct from the Shaolin Temple in China.
Yan Lei has appeared in Men's Fitness, Zest, Combat, and BBC Radio 4.
For further information contact:
21B, Almeida Street,
+ 44 (0) 207 288 1231
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