Kouk Sun Do is a thousand-year-old Korean system of physical development, breathing, meditation, and martial arts. Its purpose is to nurture a strong, resilient, noble, physically and spiritually healthy person.
The base of this practice is working with the energy of the body and its transformation into the power of consciousness and soul. People practicing it often feel how vital energy, cheerfulness, and good mood return to them. The physical body of a person, their mind, and their soul are inseparable, so during classes, they develop in harmony with each other.
In Kouk-San-Do, there are 5 basic principles followed by practitioners of this system:
The right mind – like the pure mind of the cosmos, free from prejudice and delusion
The right vision – a pure, unconditioned vision of the surrounding world and its events
The right awareness – is the achievement of the true realization of the truth and essence of things
The right path –having grasped the right awareness, you always follow the true path
The right deeds – staying on the right path, you automatically do the right thing
The mind of a Kouk Sun Do practitioner should be carefree and calm, as this is its natural state. According to the practice – if your mind is in this state, then you will be able to look at the world correctly, and by looking at the world correctly, you will be able to practice correctly. With proper practice, your life path will be perfect, and you will be able to avoid even the slightest mistakes by recognizing what is right and what is not in the world.
There are 3 energy centers in the human body. The lower one is located 4 fingers below the navel; the upper one is located between the central parts of the brain, and the middle one is in the area around the heart.
The energy of the lower center is called Jang. The energy of the upper – Ki, the middle – Shin. The meaning of Jang is physical power and strength. Ki is brain activity (thinking, vision, hearing). The meaning of Shin is the decision–making. When people look at something, Ki sees, Shin decides, and Jang performs.
When this balance is broken – the person can no longer perform. When Jang is out of balance – the person becomes inattentive and easily disrupted. When Ki is out of balance – the person no longer wants anything. Finally, when Shin is out of balance – the person no longer has the power to do anything. T
Thus Kouk Sun Do focus on finding and achieving balance through meditation, breathing, and special exercise.
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