Build a Robust Immune System
A four-week course for boosting your Wei Qi &
strengthening your natural self-healing ability.
Aug 2nd, 9th, 16th & 30th
"Practising qigong greatly enhances our defence and immune systems and regulates our chemical balance."
Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit
If you want to be and stay well, a robust immune system is essential for dealing with pathogens and boosting your well-being. And, as your first line of defence, it makes sense to do what you can to support your immune system, not deplete it.
Practising Qigong helps strengthen your Wei Qi - the energetic barrier against external pathogens (Wei means to defend or protect - Qi means vital energy) - having a good balance of Wei Qi is a sign of good health. If you're ill, defensive qi directly influences your recovery process.
The Shaolin Cosmos Qigong system includes simple yet powerful practices for supporting a healthy immune system, as well as an understanding of how to avoid depletion.
Practices include how to:
• Improve resilience to stress, worry and anxiety
• Increase energy
• Increase a sense of calm and inner peace
• Increase mobility
• Increase connection and joy
Restore Natural Function
Regular Qigong practice slows down changes to the immune system that comes with ageing, reducing the risk of infections.
When the body systems operate from a perceived place of safety and are in a less stressed state, they can naturally function better.
Qigong helps restore natural function, supporting our innate healing processes, including the immune system and hormone release.
Boost Your Defensive Energy
In this four-week course, I will share the ideas, practises and approaches for boosting your Wei Qi and strengthening your natural self-healing ability.
Practices include mind-breath-energy-movement exercises at the physical, emotional, and mental levels, promoting:
- Healthy Mind
- Healthy Body
- Healthy Energy Flow
- Healthy Organ Function
- Healthy Nervous System
Practising Qigong, even for as little as 15 minutes a day, helps release held tensions, stress, worry and anxiety while increasing connection, awareness, sense of calm, well-being and energy levels.
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone wishing to support a healthy immune system, develop increased resilience, and bounce back. While previous practice in Qigong is valuable, this course is open to complete beginners.
Join the Protective Energy - Build a Robust Immune System Course
- Noticeable physical, emotional and energetic improvements
- Deep relaxation
- Absence of unnecessary tension
- Simple exercises and methods you can use immediately
- The opportunity to ask questions about your practice
HOW IT WORKS
- 4 hours of learning over 4 evenings
- 1 hour of live video (or replay) each lesson
- Time to ask questions
- Guaranteed results
- Live video classes over Zoom
- Email Q&A with the teacher between classes
- Access to all videos (even after the course)
- Smartphone, tablet or computer (with camera)
- 2-metre square space to practice
- PDF of each exercise
A Shaolin Grandmaster’s Response to The Modern Health Dilemma
In 2003 we began our Chi Kung teaching journey. One of the first things we noticed about our Malaysian/Chinese Shaolin teacher was his extraordinary bright character. He moved effortlessly, efficiently and was poised and calm. It was obvious he had mastered effortless living.
Since a child he had walked miles daily to train with his master, sat, knelt, squatted, stretched, moved and meditated. The idea of having a restricted body, being stressed out or have a lack of energy was unnatural to him. He later came to realize that stress, overwhelm and mobility issues were real problems in western culture. And in response, he dedicated his life to passing on Shaolin Cosmos Qigong he had learnt from several Grandmasters and Masters.
The most natural thing for our teacher, and many of the people he knew and taught, was to express the joy of living with ease.
A modern health dilemma is that we have trained our mind-body systems out of ease and flow, into stress and overwhelm. Obviously, it doesn’t need to be that way, things can change. After all, our body is a complex system of adaptive processes, and change is something already built-in.
Naturally, it will take some time and perseverance from you, but with consistent, regular practice you can make a lot of positive changes and gains.
Energy Management - Avoiding Depletion
Apparent lack of time is a modern dilemma most of us know only too well.
The problem is that so much time is invested into things that can be unhelpful, instead of supporting health.
Another big issue is the lack of rest time. Many people are on the go 24/7. Being on the go, physically, mentally or emotionally plays havoc with your body chemistry, depletes your immune system and keeps the nervous system on high alert, and increases unnecessary tension.
With a depleted immune system, increased tension and stress we are more prone to illness.
Shaolin Cosmos Qigong supports your body’s natural healing process by boosting your immune systems, releasing held tension and improving your energy levels, among many other positive benefits.
People that practice Shaolin Cosmos Chi Kung, just 10-15 minutes a day, report feeling and looking much younger and healthier. Time well spent we think.
Ancient Wisdom – Modern Science
It is now well understood by modern health science that our response to stimulus has a direct impact on our complex self-regulating systems, such as:
- Autonomic Nervous System,
- Immune system
- Inflammatory response
- Heart Rate Variability
- Endocrine system
- Digestive system
- Cardiovascular system
It has also been well-understood and practised for over 1500 years that if you develop strong, adaptive mind-body processes and connection, together with the dispositional optimism, then good health, vitality and outlook are much more likely.
Energy Flow is Vital!
Often missing in other types of exercising, Shaolin Cosmos Qigong teaches skills in using energy.
We all know the feeling when we don’t have enough energy, it just drags us down. And we all recognise people who have lots of energy.
Good energy flow or vitality is literally built into the foundation of Shaolin Cosmos Qigong.
Poor energy flow is easy to recognize:
Poor Energy Flow = Poor Posture
Poor Energy Flow = Unnecessary Tension
Poor Energy Flow = Poor Balance
Poor Energy Flow = Poor Mobility
Poor Energy Flow = Lack of Interest and Enthusiasm
Poor Energy Flow = Depleted Immune System
The Master Appears
The majority of people want to be healthy, happy and have enough energy to enjoy life, and are prepared to search for the best ways to achieve that. That’s how we came to finding Chi Kung.
And as a result of practising Chi Kung, we have enjoyed good health and an abundance of energy. But it wasn’t always like that for us. We were in jobs that we no longer enjoyed, eating the wrong kinds of food, drinking too much and suffered from overwhelm.
Through getting into bad habits and routines, that was not helpful for good health, we both gradually got sicker. The funny thing is, neither of us had yet met.
We are talking over twenty years ago before we both met a Shaolin Grandmaster.
Essentially, we were suffering from the modern health dilemma. We wanted a better life, were doing all the wrong things and didn’t have the time or clarity to do something about it. And it wasn’t entirely personal, and it wasn’t our fault.
Fortunately, the type of Qigong we teach - Shaolin Cosmos Qigong, only takes 10-15 minutes per day to get the benefits.
Following 20 years of daily practice here’s what becomes obvious to us about Shaolin Cosmos Qigong:
It taps into the key skill of energy flow, often missed in other physical exercises
It only takes 10-15 practice a day to get the benefits
It’s not complicated to learn or get good at (Anyone can do it!)
First let me congratulate Tim on the pdf handouts, not falling for the trap of trying to put too much writing onto each slide.
It’s harder to be concise, but these were, I think, perfect! Clear, and easy to read visually.
I think the course was exceptional and outstanding. The preparation to be able to be so clear, making it so simple, must have been immense. The teaching was superb. The teaching has changed greatly over the last couple of years, recognising that less is more. Giving time ( and space) to forms and/or approaches which gives quality and space for absorption rather than going for quantity and less depth.
To explain so simply about the different approaches, working physically with the breath, the mind, the energy as we embodied these I felt was totally successful. Experience underlay the words.
I felt it was a privilege to be part of this course, and Salute you in your effort to convey the teachings to others.
Ancient Lineage - Modern Approach
At Fully Alive we teach Shaolin Cosmos Qigong (Chi Kung) - as passed on to us by Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit. These arts and skills were taught by Bodhidharma to the Shaolin monks around 1500 years ago. They include the techniques of the Eighteen Lohan Hands, Sinew Metamorphosis and Bone Marrow Cleansing.
Qigong means ‘skills in using energy’. These skills can be divided into broad groups: generating an energy flow, using energy to clear unhelpful things, increasing the quantity of energy, increasing the quality of energy and applying energy for various purposes. These skills can be developed in a variety of ways, often referred to as techniques.
At Fully Alive we talk a lot about Chi (or energy) flow. Most of us have experienced it in our lives - those moments when no thoughts, no emotions and no physical problems intrude and things just happen or flow more easily. The reason we emphasize energy flow is that it is the most important skill. All the benefits of these arts and all of the techniques depend on this fundamental skill. Without Chi Flow it is not Chi Kung as we understand it. And then the outcomes and benefits of practising techniques are limited.
Shaolin Cosmos Qigong includes mind, breath and energy techniques. Practised at the physical level they can help with postural alignment, flexibility and physical conditioning. When practised using the skills of Qigong, and particularly the ability to generate an energy flow, any and all of them can be used to clear illness, improve overall health, become more energetic and help with clarity of mind. The Qigong exercises can also be used to develop a joyful and open-hearted resonance with the world around us, and an appreciation of life.