Iron Shirt Chi Kung comes from the martial arts branch of the Universal Healing Tao. It is the physical foundation on which many of the other practices are built. Before you venture into the spirit realms you need a firm base and Iron Shirt gives you that solid foundation. The Universal Tao is an integrated system so learning Iron Shirt also increases your understanding and effectiveness of all the other practices.
The core of the practice consists 6 Iron Shirt Postures
- Embracing the Tree
- Holding the Golden Urn
- The Golden Turtle Immersing in Water
- The Water Buffalo Emerging from Water
- Iron Bridge
- The Golden Phoenix Washes Its Feathers
and the Packing Breathing Process. Energy is drawn in from the earth, nature and the universe and is packed into the organs, connective tissue (fascia) and the bones. This increases the chi pressure between the fascial layers and thereby provides a protective layer much like an inflated car tire provides cushioning between the car and the road. Increased chi pressure also detoxifies the organs, connective tissue and bones.
Through the practice of the postures, muscle locks, related exercises and guidance on how the posture feels you start to become aware of your own inner structure. Through connecting the structure together as one unit you are able to channel large forces effortlessly to the ground.
With regular Iron Shirt practice you
- Cultivate your centering and rooting power
- Create a strong structure
- Align your structure with the forces of heaven and earth
- Develop internal power
- Strengthen, protect and detoxify your organs
- Prepare your body for higher spiritual energies
It is now widely understood that the body and mind are intimately connected. By working on your physical structure you are building a strong stable mind capable of dealing with the constant pushes and pulls of life. Emotions are balanced and you feel more calm and grounded.
Next Course: is taught in combination with Tai Chi over 2 days.
When: 9/10 June 2018
Times: 10am to 4.45pm
Where: Studio 1, Clerkenwellbeing, 178 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7DT.
Early-bird ticket (until 13 May): £180 / Concessions rate £160
Regular ticket: £200 / £180