A few years back I was lucky enough to go on a ‘Road Trip‘ with my Qigong teacher.
We crossed over to France by ferry and hired a car. Over the next 4 or 5 days we drove through France and Spain before reaching our final destination of Lisbon in Portugal where he was teaching next.
This part of Portugal is famous for it’s King Prawns and we were keen to try them out. Luckily we’d arrived at lunchtime and the course organiser had booked us into the finest restaurant in town.
It was packed.
Over the next two hours there followed culinary delight after culinary delight as our group sampled everything on the menu.
My eyes were bigger than my belly and finally I could eat no more.
But there was still the local speciality ham left and as I was unlikely to ever get another chance, I wanted to try some.
So my teacher told me to find a space and practice the Qigong exercise “Plucking Stars Change Galaxies“.
Like I said the restaurant was packed, but I’m a good student and I try to do what my teacher tells me to.
I certainly got a few funny stares, but I also found to my amazement that my stomach felt much better.
I returned to the table and tried the ham (which was exquisite), whilst my teacher warned me not to make a habit of this.
Now, I’m not advising you to practice “Plucking Stars Change Galaxies” so you can eat as much as you can. No, the other amazing quality of this Qigong exercise is that it is a potent cure for indigestion.
Because this exercise stimulates the meridians linked to the stomach and spleen systems it is particularly beneficial for:
- Stomach pains
- Liver and Gall bladder problems
- Gynaecological problems
- Tennis elbow
And as if that wasn’t enough, because this exercise opens up the secondary or wondrous meridians (the energy reservoirs of your body) it also promotes longevity.
And that’s just one Qigong exercise from the famous ‘Shaolin 18 Lohan Hands‘.
You can find out what the benefits of the other 17 are in my book Shaolin Chi Kung – 18 Exercises To Help You Live A Longer, Healthier And Happier Life: http://shaolinchikungbook.com
Enjoy Your Practice!