The Wuxing Lajin practice is the culmination of prior preparations integrating the suppleness, structural integrity, meridian harmonization and breathing into a single set of practice. The full set of each (static and dynamic) practice takes approximately thirty to forty-five minutes to do correctly and is most suitable to practice first thing in the morning as the sun is rising.

This practice is comprised of five major forms including Tortoise, Snake, Dragon, Tiger & Crane. This grouping of forms is derived from some of the most powerful & treasured creatures in traditional Chinese culture. Wudang Five Animals Qigong is an ancient Daoist exercise designed to improve one's health and longevity. It is one of the most important exercises practiced by Wudang Daoists. Historically Wudang Daoists were required to practice these five forms daily. This specific method is from the Sanfeng Pai school of Wudang Mountain, from the teachings of Zhong Yunlong and Yuan Xiugang. 

As the name implies, the movements of this exercise are based on the movements of five animals; the dragon, the tiger, the Tortoise (sometimes replaced as leopard), the snake, and the crane. Each animal movement improves the function of a specific internal organ. The dragon improves the kidneys, the tiger improves the lungs, the Tortoise improves the liver, the snake improves the spleen, and the crane improves the heart. Through dedicated practice, Wudang Five Animals Qigong has the capacity to bring balance back to one's internal organ system. When the internal organs are in balance, the body is able to work at its optimum efficiency, thus improving the overall health and longevity of the practitioner.

In addition to bringing harmony back to the internal organs, Wudang Five Animals Qigong also opens up the joints, lengthens the tendons, and strengthens the muscles. Furthermore, this ancient exercise improves the functions of the respiratory and circulatory systems as well; this not only allows the body to deliver fresh, oxygen-rich blood to all the extremities of the body but it is also assists with the elimination of deadly toxins. The overall function of Wudang Five Animals Qigong is to the body soft and supple, like that of a child. If practiced regularly, this exercise can literally reverse the aging process so that one can enjoy the benefits of strong and healthy body well into their years.

 

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