Yi Jin Jing
Yi Jin Jing is the Muscle Tendon Changing Classic brought to the Shao Lin temple by Bodhidharma. This practice incorporates twelve exercises that focus on isometric tension. Isometric exercises have been proven scientifically to significantly improve one’s strength dramatically. This form is a unique Shao Lin conditioning exercise that trains one’s endurance for muscle tension. The practitioners develop the ability to have smooth slow relaxed breathing while keeping the arms and body tense.
There are many benefits to practicing this form. As quoted by Grandmaster Peter Kwok’s book, “Secret Health Teachings Of The Shao Lin Priest,” copyright 1976 by Scientific Health News Service: “(Yi Jin JIng) is the most famous but rarely known exercise secretly kept with the Shao-Lin priests for 4,500 years. It is not an exaggeration to say that the worldwide leading reputation in the martial arts earned by the Shao Lin Temple is mainly attributed to this simple and easy-to-learn exercise. It is exactly this secret exercise that made the Shao Lin priests almost indestructible, having the ability to protect themselves from even knife stabbing and to practically walk through a wall.”