Consolidate the Muscles and Tendons
This is an original qigong, as is the Ba Duan Jin. The first handwritten documents referring Yijinjing date from the Ming
Yi: Changing or movement
Jin: Locomotive system, tendons, muscles, or joints, skin, bones.
Jing: A traditional method.
The aims of the set are:
Internally for the mind and the emotions.
Externally for the tendons and the bones.
The emphasis is on transforming weakness into strength, rigidity into flexibility, spasm or tightness into relaxation or comfort, and softness (toneless) into firmness (toned), i.e. from weak to solid, from collapsed to upright.
In keeping with the theory of TCM, the 10 movements of this form are concerned with the Spleen, Liver and Kidney, which relate respectively to the muscles, the tendons, and the bones, and in particular, this version of Yi Jin Jing works on the Kidneys.
Although the form promotes changes in the body, it is essentially an internal work.
Because of the simple movements, it is a form which is suitable for people of any age or condition.