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NEW COURSE: Yi Jin Jing (Sinew Transforming Classic) – Starting April 29, 2013

The Yi Jin Jing (Sinew Transforming Classic) is one of the oldest recorded qi gong sets, dating back 2000 years. Diagrams of the exercises were found in the Mawang Dui Tombs and have been written about throughout Chinese history.

Pulling Nine Oxen by Their Tails
Pulling Nine Oxen by Their Tails

This Yi Jin Jing is widely believed to have been created by Bodhidharma and then further developed by the monks of the Shaolin temple. These exercises were designed as a complement to a meditation practice. They keep the body limber and strong, which balances the extended sitting found in meditation.

The version of the Yi Jin Jing that we teach has been further adapted to emphasize the tendon strengthening aspect of this set. This allows one to combine suppleness with strength. By strengthening the body, it becomes easier to ward off disease.

The Yi Jin Jing consists of 6 simple exercises. These exercises target the forearms, making them idea for people who work with computers, as a way to prevent repetitive stress injuries. They are equally ideal for body workers or anyone who works with their hands, as it strengthens the arms, particular for fine motor movements.

This class will meet five Monday evenings beginning April 29, 2013.

  • Dates: April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20, June 3 *NOTE: This class will not meet on May 27
  • Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Location: 1727 Broadway, 2nd Floor (Entrance on West 55th St.)
  • Fee: $150
  • Instructors: Adam Wasserman and Marcus DeGrazia
  • Registration: Click here to register. This class is limited to 20 students.
  • For more information, contact moc.erutcnupucaregitowtnull@mada