Qigong is a Chinese form of internal and external exercise that combines graceful movements with mental concentration and breath control to increase and balance the level of vital energy in the body.
18 Lohan Qigong also called the 18 Buddha Hands, is the original qigong form taught at the legendary Shaolin Monastery in China by Da Mo, also known as Daruma, the founder of Zen Buddhism.
These exercises comprise a complete system that benefit the whole body in – including muscles, joint, internal organs, and strengthens the immune system:
- Activates the flow of qi (life energy) in the body;
- Exercises the joints, tendons, and ligaments, and muscles in the body;
- Strengthens the internal organs and the immune system;
- Qigong promotes good health and helps relieve stress as well.