Northern Shaolin Reaps Awesome Health Benefits
The deep stretching and open poses of Northern Shaolin Kung Fu help to open, clear and cleanse the meridians, or energy pathways, in your body.
Northern Shaolin Kung Fu is also a structured system of movement that improves your posture, balance and coordination. Good posture help prevents many health problems with the spine and joints. When you master Northern Shaolin you will become both mentally and physically well balanced and graceful.
In addition, you will age gracefully and retain an active healthy life until extreme old age.
If you have a good teacher, and pay attention, the movements will not injure your joints, but also actually help to heal and rehabilitate them so you recover from injuries.
Northern Shaolin practice revolves around the practice of forms. Northern Shaolin forms are beautiful to watch and feel good to practice. There is a rhythm and structure to them that is balanced and coherent. Patterns emerge and then are combined and then broken until the idea of patterns disappears but yet remains. Their choreography is like a symphony of movement.
Northern Shaolin is complex and subtle art that retains a pure essence of structured movement and posture. A skillful practitioner exudes a calm flowing poise coupled with a vigorous spirit that is punctuated by explosive displays of power and athleticism.