Meditation method 1

Kung Fu and meditation

Meditation, like Kung Fu, is not something that can be performed easily by anyone but it is a fundamental step to gain the best results:

  • In combat
  • In daily life
  • In Self-defense

Note – This article has been asked by one of our Core Course practitioners on Patreon (see how to attend our home study classes here Learn Kung Fu online: a beginner-to-expert course).

The mind of those who are oriented towards a too hectic way of life (typically western) will have a hard time to:

  • Stay still and do not do anything
  • Stay totally silent (internally and externally)
  • Forget everything (problems, daily life, etc.)
  • Check and feel the real state of body and mind
  • Recognize and release all the tensions (especially the ones that we do not know to suffer)
  • Empty the mind (to truly focus on nothing is hard for everyone)

Practicing Kung Fu, one of the most common temptation (often favored by poor level instructors, read Recognize a good / bad master: 5 characteristics) is to think to train without “wasting” time meditating:

A note by Master Kongling – Let’s be clear, this refusal is more than normal (the biggest part of martial arts practitioners is not able to meditate) but we must resist and make this step toward a higher level of preparation; this practice, as well as being vital for achieving a certain level of results, is incredibly beneficial (both for the psyche both for the body).

How to start with meditation

To help beginners here we have a first simple approach to meditation in 6 Dragons Kung Fu:

  • Let’s find a suitable environment (and time) where no one will bother us
  • Let’s turn off all of our electronic devices (let’s take a time only for us)
  • The complete silence is not fundamental, the important thing is to have no distractions
  • Let’s get on our knees or (better) cross-legged with a pillow behind our back (to maintain it straight without being distracted by the initially involved effort)
  • Let’s choose a convenient position, if we feel discomfort we will not able to concentrate
  • Let’s put a background of oriental meditation music (we can find it online and for free, let’s try to search something like “zen meditation”, let’s avoid the tracks with spoken words)
  • Let’s close our eyes, gently
  • Let’s try to relax every muscle in our body, one by one (initially it is not easy)
  • Let’s breathe naturally but more slowly, without tiring us (no too deep breaths)
  • Let’s inhale through our nose and exhale through our mouth
  • Let’s imagine to practice Kung Fu solitarily, effectively, peacefully, with harmony and determination
  • We do not have to go beyond our ability, 5 minutes are fine to begin (let’s practice every day)
  • Let’s choose the right moments (waking up in the morning, going to sleep in the evening, after lunch, etc.)

Final notes

A few tips and ideas:

  • If this is our first approach to meditation, let’s do not try while we are nervous or when we have no time to dedicate (it is extremely counterproductive)
  • This is only an introductory method, we are “violating” some basic rules to make it as much simple as possible
  • Meditation will help us to think and to relax in any situation but only after a few months of practice
  • Meditation has to be a pleasure, a moment for us, if it becomes a forced practice, the beneficial effects will never come

In the next article of this series, we will see the second meditation method of 6 Dragons Kung Fu (read Meditation method 2, let’s do not move to the next method until we are not accustomed to this one; there is nothing less intelligent to try to speed up a mental relaxation project).

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Reply in the comments and share your experience:

  • What are the biggest difficulties that you face starting meditation?

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