Today we’ll take a quick look at Punching With Wide Eyes (怒 目 衝 拳) or NU MU CHONG QUAN, from the Shaolin 18 Lohan Hands.
Of the 18 qigong exercises in this set, it is easy to see how this pattern can be of use to martial artists who want to develop powerful. It may seem incredible that punching whilst relaxed can contribute to powerful punches. It is important to remember that energy finds it difficult to travel through tense muscles, hence the more you can relax whilst punching the easier it is for your energy to flow.
This pattern is also of great benefit to the heart. It massages it and strengthens it. Note that it is your energy/chi that does the massaging! Be sure to keep your mouth open when you punch.
This pattern brings relief to those who are depressed or who need to release pent up anger and frustration. It is also good for the eyes and for those with haemorrhoids.
Of all the qigong exercises I have ever practiced this one will for ever stick in my mind. It was seeing a video of someone who had bought my book, performing this pattern so incredibly badly and dangerously that convinced me that learning qigong exercises from a book hard work. And as the author of the book a great burden of responsiblity struck me. It was because of this pattern that I created the ‘Qigong Secrets’ home study course.
My thinking was that if students can see what the qigong exercises look like, can see how they are practiced then the scope for error is vastly reduced when compared to learning from a book. Of course learning qigong exercises from any medium other than a qigong master or instructor is going to be a poor second best.
That was pattern 6 of the 18 qigong exercises that make up the famous Shaolin 18 Lohan Hands. The next pattern we’ll look at is Look Back to Carry The Moon – an absolute gem of an exercise.
Bye for now
Marcus James Santer