Weekend Health Preserving Class 周末班

Course Duration: From Friday night to Sunday (weekend)
Course Venue: Wudang Daoist Wuji Gongfu Academy, Wudang Mountain, Shiyan, Hubei
Contact: 13872772706 (Phone & Wechat)
Course Fees: (Based on different room types)
Twin suite room: ¥3,000 per pax (Extra pax ¥500 each, max. 4 person/room)
Suite room: ¥2,000 per pax (Extra pax ¥500 each, max. 3 person/room)
Single room: ¥1,000 per pax (Extra pax ¥500 each, max. 2 person/room)
Standard room: ¥800 per pax
Triple room: ¥720 per pax
Dorm room: ¥600 per pax
(Course fees included accommodation, tuition fee, a set of uniform, EXCLUDED Wudang Mountain entrance ticket. Students should bring along their own personal toiletries. Bedding is provided. *Meal: 4-star hotel’s buffet restaurant ¥50/day)
Course Introduction:
Nowadays, people are more and more concerned about health preservation issues. However, most of the people do not have enough time to learn the systematic health preservation techniques due to their work or other reasons. The objective of setting up this class is to introduce a systematic and completed Taoist health preserving techniques (both theoretical and practical ways) to the public. After a weekend of study, the skills learned can then be use in helping everyone to promote a healthy body.
The benefits of weekend class:
a. Spend a weekend at the Wudang Mountain, a natural oxygen bar and in the “unity of heaven and man” atmosphere, exhale the old and inhale the new, promote physical fitness through guidance exercises.
b. Study the authentic Taoist health preservation techniques with Master Chen Lisheng (with 20 years of teaching and practical experiences in this field)
c. Spend a little time with an affordable fees to study the systematic Taoist health cultivation methods.
Course Content:
Learn the “Turtle” and “Snake” style in Wudang Taoist Five Elements Health Preserving Qigong or we called it Wudang Five Animals. The turtle and snake form is an excellent routine for practicing internal strength and its compulsory to be practice by Wudang disciples. It helps to regulate the body functions, strengthen the muscles and bones, cultivate energy; enriches blood and Qi, be energetic, promote sound body and mind.
In traditional Chinese culture, turtle is a spiritual animal. It represent longevity , wisdom, calm and tranquility. In the five elements, turtle belongs to water, water reflected to our kidney. Practice of turtle form helps to strengthen our kidney, promote fluidity of our body, make our body softer and flexible.
Turtle Form Name
1. Opening 起式
2. Guiding Qi to its original place 引气归元    
3. Gather Qi together 浑元一气
4. Overlord lifts the cauldron 霸王举鼎
5. Finding root under the ground 伏地寻根   
6. Turtle clasps the moon 玄龟揽月
7. Golden turtle plays with water 金龟戏水
8. Golden turtle exhales 金龟吐丹    
9. Closing 收式 
In traditional Chinese culture, the combination of turtle and snake is called Xuanwu - the northern God. In the five elements, snake belongs to metal, metal reflected to our lung. Practice of snake form helps to promote lung’s health and softness of our body.
Snake Form Name
1. Opening 起式
2. Guiding Qi to its original place 引气归元
3. Rotating the universe 旋转乾坤
4. Golden snake coils the willow 金蛇缠柳
5. White snake outs of the hole 白蛇出洞  
6. White snake enters the hole 白蛇入洞
7. Green snake prostrates 青蛇伏地     
8. Python turnover 大蟒翻身
9. Closing 收式
The benefits of practicing Wudang Five Animals
· Improve respiratory system: When one grow older, the function of the acquired respiration will gradually declines. The length of breath will gradually shorthen from nostril to Dantian, till to the chest or throat. When the breath in the throat is gone, it means the person is exhausted. Wudang Five Animals developed on the basis of traditional guidance and breathing skills. It advocates to “use the intention to guide the Qi; and the Qi circulate the whole body”.Practicing of this routine helps to regulate our breath, make it natural, lengthy, slow and constant. Thus, it helps to prolong life and live to a green old age.
· Improve blood circulation system: The movements of the routine is slow and gentle. It stimulates the blood circulation of our body and good for our cardiovascular system.
· Improve the function of nervous system: The nervous system is the hub that regulates and governs the activities of all systems and organs. Human rely on the nervous system to adapt to external environment and to control the various systems and organs in accordance with their needs. Therefore, any kind of exercises that can enhance the function of central nervous system is significance to maintaining physical health.
· Improve digestive system: A better nervous system can improves the functioning of other systems, prevents and treats certain digestive system’s diseases (disorders of digestion, secretion and absorption) which caused by the dysfunction of the nervous system. Breathing exercise plays a mechanical role in stimulating the gastrointestinal tract and improving the blood circulation in the digestive tract. Therefore, it can promotes digestion and prevent constipation.
 · Cultivate Essence, Qi, Spirit: In our daily life, our consciousness is often in a fluctuating state, our heart is seldom calm down. We always consume our essence, Qi and spirit through using of our eyes, mouth , ears, emotions and desires. According to founder master Zhang Sanfeng “ when a person’s mind is not calm, his/her spirit is consumed; when a person’s essence is wasted a lot, his/her will be exhausted”. If mind is not calm, then Qi will not gather, spirit will not concentrate. If spirit and Qi is not coherent; heart and kidney will not interact; the fire and water is not mutually assist; the heaven and earth is separate; Yin and Yang is not integrate; then the energy (Qi) cannot be produce. When a person be in tranquility state, the consume of essence, Qi and spirit will be minimize, neutral or even positively gain.
In conclusion, Wudang Five Animals is a kind of relax and gentle exercises. It helps to promote functionality of central nervous system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system; reduce the blockage of the body, improve digestive system, and metabolism. Besides strengthen physical fitness, it is a good complementary therapies for high blood pressure, ulcer disease, heart disease, tuberculosis etc.
Friday Evening - Registration
- Theory class
Saturday Morning - Stance exercise
- Daoyin (guidance)
Noon - Turtle form
Afternoon - Turtle form
Evening - Turtle form
- Revision
Sunday Morning - Snake form
Noon - Snake form
Afternoon - Revision
- Summary & review
Office: 13872772706 (Wechat) Master Chen: 13886829928 (Wechat)
Chinese Website: www.wudangwuji.com English Website: www.daoistgonfu.com
Address: Wudang Daoist Wuji Gongfu Academy, Qiong Tai Scenic Area, Wudang Mountain, Shiyan City, Hubei Province, China

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Master Chen

陈理圣(亦名陈理胜),研究生文化,道号灵虚子.武当玄武派第十五代传人。长期刻苦钻研武当功夫和道家养生功法。善长于武当内养功、太极丹功修炼、武当太极拳、武当丹剑、武当秘传太乙逍遥掌、武当秘传五行养生功、形意拳 、八卦拳、。