Continuing our look at the 18 qigong exercises that make up the famous Shaolin 18 Lohan Hands set. Today let’s have an over view of Lohan Draws Saber, 羅 漢 拔 刀, LUOHAN BA DAO.
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As previously mentioned, the eight secondary meridians are like lakes where you can store reserves of energy. This exercise is excellent for generating energy flow to these Qi Jing Ba or “eight wondrous meridians”.
Lohan Draws Saber also helps to increase agility. If you suffer from stiff, aching shoulders this pattern will bring great relief.
Of the 18 qigong exercises that make up this set, this is one that on the surface may appear to not offer as many benefits as some of the other qigong exercises, so why would we bother to practice it? And that’s a really good question.
Remember, qigong is an experience, it’s something you do. It’s not just a gathering of patterns. I’m not interested in how many patterns you know, I’m interested in how happy and healthy you are. So if your instructor teaches you this pattern and you find that you prefer a different qigong exercise they have taught you, then practice that one instead.
Qigong is about getting results, practice those qigong exercises you have been taught that give you the best results for you.
Bye for now
Marcus James Santer