3 simple ways to increase the health of your mind and body.
1) Stop Making Excuses
The most common excuses I hear for not exercising are: I haven't got enough time or I can't afford it. Exercise gives us more time because it has the potential to give us a longer and healthier life. Not only that, recent research shows that higher earners exercise more. The choice to exercise benefits not only you but your family.
"I can't afford it" is another self-defeating excuse. When I was at the temple, we couldn't afford to eat good quality food so we had to eat a lot of steamed bread so we could have enough energy to train. We never used lack of food as an excuse to stop us training. Ask yourself, what is required as a start up health and fitness investment? You don't need to pay the hefty price of a monthly gym membership. For the price of an online course, you get my thirty years of martial art's experience and a lifetime of training.
2) Give Up Waiting For Tomorrow
You already possess the tools for great health, peace and fitness. You don't need to go to the Shaolin Temple or a mountain to gain them. This idea is just a fantasy or a distraction. You can train anywhere and everywhere. All the resources are within you now. You just have to get out of our own way and walk on the path. Making full effort in each moment is enough.
3) Train Like A Newborn Child
The Western world puts a lot of focus on effort and hard work. But nature creates without effort. It's action without action. The Shaolin Qigong and Kung Fu Forms give us access to that state of effortless action. It helps us to tap into the flow so that we train like a newborn child. This then follows us into our day to day life and our life becomes naturally effortless and harmonious.