Yichuan Twin Falls/Sun Valley
Yichuan, better known to most as " Meditation", is the most important aspect of training in Qigong, Taijiquan, Xyingyiquan, Baguazhang, Tui Shou, and Liu He Ba Fa (all known as the "internal" arts of China). Within the study guide each member receives, on every page throughout, is the encouragement "REGULATING THE BREATH, RELAXING THE MIND, CALMING THE BODY, AND RELEASING THE EMOTIONS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR OPTIMUM HEALTH, VITALITY AND WELLNESS. YICHUAN IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT OF YOUR TRAINING, DO NOT NEGLECT IT".
THE TAIJIQUAN/QIGONG ORGANIZATION OF TWIN FALLS/SUN VALLEY IDAHO, AND COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO ENCOURAGES, ADVOCATES AND ASSERTS THE ADJUNCT USE OF "MEDITATION AS MEDICATION".
IT IS WIDELY ACCEPTED THAT A PERSON MORE RELAXED, CALM AND AT EASE CAN MORE POSITIVELY ACCESS, INFLUENCE, AND FACILITATE ANY HEALTHCARE MODALITY THEY MIGHT WISH TO UTILIZE.
Regardless of one's "intent", be it Martial, Medicinal or Spiritual, without the mastery of this meditation process, your attempts will be fruitless and your goals perhaps never realized. The many benefits of this "internal" training are evident in one's overall improvement of health, focus, endurance, balance, strength, flexibility, and "essence". Many find the practice difficult at first, but with continued diligence, begin to more readily sense the euphoric expression of energy flowing more efficiently through a relaxed and calm mind, body and spirit. From the ancient Taoist belief that deep diaphragmatic breath controlled the energy of the body came the knowledge that "the breath controls the energy, energy leads the blood, and the blood is that which revitalizes the mind body and spirit". With deep, slow diaphragmatic breathing techniques, one begins to control the processes of the Hypothalamus, Pituitary and Pineal glands of the brain. These three organs are the primary source of chemical instructions to the body, and slowing each with the breath, begins to slow the secretions of Adrenalin and Cortisol, two known factors that trigger the response of STRESS.