Develop your iron shirt
Iron Shirt Chi Kung is one of the martial arts aspects of the Universal HEALING TAO System that develops inner strength and a well-conditioned body. Through simple techniques, chi is built and stored. Regular Iron Shirt practice forms a body that is relaxed and open, strong, healthy, and structurally linked to the forces of heaven and earth. The 'opening' of the joints is achieved by spiraling stretching and posture.
Iron-shirt techniques help us root with the earth, keeping the body centered and balanced. Iron Shirt Chi Kung provides a tool to perfect our inner self, allowing us to reach higher levels of spirituality. We use the breath to "pack" organs, glands, muscles and bones with so much chi that they stay healthy, strong and resistant to premature aging and disease. As a side effect so to speak, long-lasting tension dissolves. In addition to the abdominal breathing (relax mode) and the reverse abdominal breathing (combat or escape mode), we can compress breathing and bone breathing.
The real effect of the iron shirt Chi Kung, however, is to prepare the body for the absorption of higher spiritual energies. The core of the Iron Shirt Chi Kung training consists of compressing the breath process and the iron shirt positions.
(Wolfgang Heuhsen 2016)