Kung fu for seniors
Clearly, the earlier in life you start practicing internal styles of kung fu the greater your physical and mental capacities will be in old age. However, many people basically ignore their health until the natural healing and physical capacities of youth start to diminish.
Wake-up Call or Desire to Simply Feel Better
Suddenly, you get a wake-up call, generally from pain, discomfort or maybe an injury that could heal in a couple of days previously now lingers on for a couple of weeks. And when you have little sleep or lack of rest, you feel completely run down for several days until the weekend when you can rest for a whole day or more. Maybe you find that you suffer from colds and other viral illnesses more often. General tension and anxiety seem to last longer. Your libido may decline.
These are signs of poor health habits are catching up with you.
Commonly, these wake-up calls happen to people in their 50s. Unfortunately, there is a growing number of younger people burning out and experiencing these problems in their 30s and 40s—some, even in their 20s.
You can ignore the warning signs and stay in denial, or you can do something right now to reverse the damage and begin regenerating your body, mind and spirit—regardless of your chronological age.
The Internal kung fu Solution
Now, you could be in your 50s and yet, be quite healthy. If so, there’s no doubt that you’ve managed to do something or many things right, and you probably already recognize that maintaining your good health will allow you to continue enjoying your active and fulfilling lifestyle.
Realizing the full potential of your dreams and making positive contributions to your family and society all starts with your health.
Wing Chun`s Benefits for Practitioners Over Fifty
Although all practitioners can expect to gain the range of kung fu health benefits, practicing internal kung fu styles has special benefits for people over 50.
Internal Kung fu:
- Increases physical balance
- Regulates and lowers blood pressure
- Improves circulation
- Promotes a good night’s sleep
- Re-establishes biomechanical alignments
- Restores sexual vitality
Many health studies conducted in China and the West show how kung fu and meditation practices improve health.