Over the course of Matthew’s Qigong training, he has experienced a profound and positive transformation across all areas of his life. He can genuinely claim to have experienced most of the benefits the art claims to offer. He also knows that the longer he practices, the deeper and more profound these benefits will become.
Health and Vitality
Since practicing Shaolin Cosmos Qigong, Matthew has found his health improving steadily over time. He has become less susceptible to illness including colds and flu, to the extent that nowadays he is rarely ill.
His posture has improved and he now stands much more upright than he used to.
Matthew was wearing orthotics to correct pronation in his feet and over time he was able to stop wearing these and still maintain a good posture.
One incredible benefit Matthew has noticed is that he is able to relax more deeply and remain relaxed throughout the day. This alone is an amazing benefit and worth its weight in gold!
Through practicing the Eight Wonderous Chi Kung eye exercises he was able to stop wearing glasses for VDU work and reading.
Possibly the most impactful of all benefits has been the ability to remain calm, free from stress and stay relaxed under demanding and stressful conditions. He has developed an emotional resilience and stability he had never had before and this is incredibly useful in today’s demanding world. He now feels healthy and vital, relaxed and focused by default. When knocked off balance, he can return to a place of balance and equanimity quickly and easily.
Matthew feels fitter and healthier than he has ever done. He has found himself naturally making different choices about the food and drink he takes in.
The weekend cigarette at a social setting became redundant. Matthew reduced and practically eliminated alcohol consumption without needing any specific focus. He makes more healthy food choices because he wants to and enjoys it.
All this occurred without “trying” to achieve anything, it has just happened naturally. While he can’t prove longevity – yet – his general health is a great indicator, and his recent “well man” assessment proves he’s in great health.
Internal energy flow, or internal force, is a result of the quality and amount of energy flowing. It is extremely useful for daily life.
In the past, Matthew may have been exhausted after a hard day at the office. Now, his energy levels have risen such that he has plenty of energy for life – at work, at home, and at play.
This increase in energy is not only useful on a physical level. It supports a clear and focused mind, leading to peak performance in whatever we do. That’s not to say that Matthew is always the best at what he does – but he is always bringing forth his best, and that’s important.
Developing internal force has also had a positive impact on Matthew’s emotional stability and resilience, his ability to relax, to remain calm and bounce back from the curveballs of life.
Without “trying” to do or achieve anything, Matthew has found his awareness expanding. This includes personal awareness, inter-personal awareness, and more inclusive intra-personal awareness. He has found himself opening up to the field of energy in which we all exist.
With awareness comes choice over how we respond to life, and this has improved the quality of Matthew’s relationships. It has brought about greater love and compassion in his life – for his family, his friends and the world in general. It has also affected his world view and perspective on life.
Matthew firmly believes that we live in an expanding Universe and the expansion of Consciousness is a fundamental part of human evolution. We are at the leading edge of that expansion and own personal growth is an important contribution to the expansion of Consciousness as a whole.
This expansion has led Matthew to practice Zen meditation, become a Reiki Master energy healer, a ThetaHealer, to training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Time Line Therapy, and Hypnosis, and more recently in Bone Yoga. His reading list is broad and long. He is a dedicated life long learner with a beginner’s mind.
Matthew has noticed that Qigong has acted as a catalyst for an expanding internal exploration into the nature of life and his part in it. It has stimulated a path towards a better understanding of the Self, the spiritual essence from which we all arise.
Matthew knows people of faith that finds their teachings come to life through the practice of Qigong. He also knows people without any specific faith and even atheists that have achieved significant health benefits and experience a greater level of connectedness with life.