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以大自然為師 重現老祖先養生智慧

Learning from the Nature, Living according to Ancient Wellness Wisdom Once Again

現代人注重健康養生,樂活(Lohas)的潮流風靡全世界,所謂樂活就是以永續的概念,為自己和家人創造身心靈的均衡與健康,此觀點正好與中國傳統養生的概念相呼應。中國傳統養生觀認為,人體是個具體而微的小宇宙,與天地的大宇宙相對應,只要能配合天地自然運行的法則,就能為自己創造最健康的生活,老子《道德經》說:「人法地,地法天,天法道,道法自然」,這正是傳統養生觀的最佳詮釋。



These days people really care about cultivating health and wellness. As a result, “LOHAS” has become very trendy worldwide. LOHAS stands for Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability. The mission of LOHAS is creating sustainable mind/body balance and health for individuals, families, and communities. This theory corresponds very well to concepts of Traditional Chinese Wellness. Wellness, according to Chinese tradition, holds that the human body is a small universe reflecting the great universe of Heaven and Earth. Living according to the operational patterns of Heaven and Earth is the healthiest and the most optimal lifestyle. This traditional philosophy of wellness is best expressed by Lao Zi in Tao Te Ching where he offers that, “Mankind models after Earth, Earth models after Heaven, Heaven follows the Way, and the Way follows Nature.”





其實「道法自然」的養生觀念,內含於傳統武術、氣功和中醫等各個領域中,筆者累積多年氣功與武術教學的經驗,深刻體會如果能夠學習大自然運行的法則,並融入到日常生活中,可以帶給大家充沛的活力和健康的身心,簡單地說,就是生活作息要正常,多食用當季和當地的食物,時時刻刻讓自己的心情調適如同身處於大自然的舒適和諧,並且適度透過氣功、太極拳等依據自然法則編創的養生運動來活絡筋骨、通暢經脈,如此不但能夠增強身體的抵抗力和能量,更能夠強化肌耐力,協調身體內在的陰陽變化,深層按摩內臟,並且由外而內提升五臟六腑的功能。



因為深知氣功及太極拳對於身心的益處,所以筆者致力於推廣這些傳統的養生功法,但也在過程中發現,一般初學者或社會大眾很難理解傳統養生功法抽象的內在運作機制,包括意念觀想、經脈能量以及氣的運行,因此特別將多年的教學經驗融合中國傳統醫學、自然醫學、中華武術與氣功的概念,以科技數位化的方式重新解讀養生氣功,透過動畫科技來呈現內在觀想的意念,將氣與經脈抽象的概念具象化,而陸續製作了「樂活太極拳」與「樂活養生功」兩大養生多媒體書系列。



The concept of wellness being “modeled after nature” is found in traditional martial arts, Qi Gong, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. I have accumulated many years of experience teaching Qi Gong and martial arts. Through this experience, I have gained a deep understanding of how learning and applying nature’s great operational rules in daily living can enhance the vitality and health of the body/mind. In plain words, we should have a regular lifestyle, eat more seasonal and local food, sync our emotions with nature’s comforting harmony, and do wellness exercises like Qi Gong and Taichi Quan following nature’s rules for invigorating the sinews and bones as well as unblocking the Channels. This way, we can enhance immunity and energy, strengthen muscular endurance, regulate changes of yin and yang in the body, deeply massage internal organs, and enhance organ functions from the exterior to the interior.

I know the enormous benefits of Qi Gong and Taichi Chuan to the body/mind and therefore I have devoted myself to promoting these traditional wellness practices. Throughout this process, I notice that beginning learners and the general public often have a hard time understanding the abstract operational mechanisms behind traditional wellness exercises including the foundational mindset, internal visualization and thinking, the Channels, and the flow of Qi and energy. Therefore, based on my years of teaching experiences, I have integrated concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Natural Medicine, Chinese Martial Arts, and Qi Gong and analyzed wellness Qi Gong with digital technology. Through the animation of these activities through the use of cutting-edge technology, we are able to bring the concept of internal visualization of thinking to life and turn abstract ideas of qi and Channels into visual media. With this system, we have created the multimedia series of “LOHAS Taichi Chuan” and “LOHAS Fitness Qi Gong”.



「樂活太極拳」系列中,《太極太流行》是透過單招與症狀的需求,達到太極拳對症養生的功效;《太極樂慢活》是透過天地能量流動的概念來練習「樂活太極八式」,以簡單的八個招式舒緩壓力並暢通經絡氣血,達到寧神與健身的效果;而《太極DNA》經由與身體的對話,感受肢體的螺旋纏絲與氣於丹田的運轉,提升身體能量並促進活力。



LOHAS Tai-Chi Chuan wellness series: “Tai-Chi Boxing”《太極太流行》 uses individual form to address various symptoms by utilizing the health-promoting benefits of Tai-chi. “Lohas Tai-Chi”《太極樂慢活》uses the concept of Heaven-Earth energy flow to illustrate its eight forms. It eases pressure and unblocks the Channels allowing unobstructed flow of qi and blood, and achieves the effect of calming the spirit and promoting wellness. “The DNA of TAICHI” 《太極DNA》emphasizes communicating with the body, feeling the spiraling of the limbs, and the revolving of the Dantian. This practice improves the body’s energy and promotes vitality.





至於「樂活養生功」系列,《易筋經》是結合十二經絡的運行,活動肢體關節,強化筋骨,達到強身健體的效果;《八段錦》以氣行奇經八脈來活化身體機能,並配合八卦的八種自然元素觀想,全方位活動筋骨並安定心神;而本書《五禽戲》則是透過四肢與軀體的屈伸,深層按摩臟腑,以排除體內陳垢,活絡臟腑運行,並由內而外煥發精神、強化身體機能。



LOHAS Fitness Qi Gong wellness series: “Yi Jin Jing” 《易筋經》integrates the movement patterns of the twelve Channels into a exercise program that benefits the body and joints, strengthens the sinews and bones and aims to assist practitioners as they progress toward a stronger and healthier body. “Ba Duan Jin” 《八段錦》improves body functions through the eight extraordinary Channels. It also matches the Bagua (eight tri-grams) to eight natural elements to enhance the effects of practice. This series exercises the sinews and bones in all aspects and calms the spirit. Wu Qin Xi( Five Animal Mimicking Exercises)《五禽戲》serves to massage the internal organs and viscera through flexing and extending the limbs and body. This practice helps eliminate stagnant waste products from the body and promotes Channel and organ functions. It renews a person from inside out and brings good health to the individual.



《五禽戲》可以說是老祖先「道法自然」最具體的智慧結晶,這套由東漢神醫華陀在一千八百多年前所整理編創的導引術,藉由模仿鹿、鳥、猿、虎、熊等五種飛禽走獸的神態和動作,結合五行、氣血、經絡等學說所編創,並且與人體的五臟保健相對應;經常練習可以達到防病強身的效果,這也說明了華陀不但專精於醫術和用藥,更懂得運用類似現代預防醫學的概念,引領人們以健身運動的方式,提升身體能量,減少罹病機會,並且舒緩疾病的症狀。



Wu Qin Xi( Five Animal Mimicking Exercises)is the best compilation of ancient wisdom: where the emphasis is , “Modeling after Nature.” Divine physician Hua Tuo of East Han Dynasty designed this wellness guiding exercise 1800 years ago. The exercise system was created through imitating movements and motions of five animals: deer, bird, monkey, tiger, and bear. It integrates the theories of the Five Elements, Qi and Blood, as well as Channel Theory. It corresponds to the wellness of the five organs. Regular practice will help prevent disease and strengthen the body. We can see how Hua Tuo was not only an expert in medicine and herbology, but also recognized concepts of preventive medicine early on. He lead people to use wellness exercises for increasing the body’s energy, decreasing incidence of sickness, and easing symptoms of disease.



深切期待大家能對五禽戲這項古老的養生運動,有更深入的體會和認識,一方面可透過規律的練習,使得與五禽戲相對的身體五臟功能,包括心、肝、脾、肺、腎等臟器及相關的經脈得到很好的調理與改善,另一方面更希望大家能夠學習以大自然作為協調身心的導師,觀想自己化身為五禽戲中的飛禽走獸時,觀照自身與大自然的依存關係,反思大自然如何包容與含藏生活在其中的各種生物,進而體會與大自然進行能量交流時,需對大自然抱持敬重的心意,同時思考人們該如何尊重與保護大自然,如此才能與大自然進行永續循環的利用;唯有當體內環境和周遭環境達到自然和諧的循環狀態,才能實踐樂活生活的美好願景,並且真正體現老祖宗「天人合一」的理想境界。



I sincerely wish that everyone is able to gain better knowledge and understanding of this ancient wellness exercise system, the “Wu Qin Xi”. Through practicing these exercises regularly, we can regulate and enhance the corresponding organ and Channel functions. I also hope that we can learn from nature how to harmonize our mind/body. One manner we can accomplish this is through Transforming ourselves into the animals of this form, using our imagination as a tool to rebuild the connections between nature and ourselves. We can think about how nature contains every creature within it. We will then be able to communicate with nature’s energy and have greater appreciation of how to respect and protect our environment through cultivating a sustainable relationship. As we sync the universe within our bodies to the outer environment harmoniously, we can create an everlasting cycle and be the one with the universe.