the practice of meditation is called "Heng-gong," and it is not done separately,
but always with breathing, meditation, and stretching together.
meditation of Kouksundo is organized into different steps with rhythm. The
breathing of Kouksundo should be always done by lower abdomen movement, not just
by chest wall movement. The reason is that by doing so, it can stimulate
parasympathetic nerves, which then stimulates serotonin production, which then
calms down our mind and keep the right balance in our body and mind.
circumstance, our metabolism slows down, energy production reduces, and also
reactive oxygen production is prohibited.
usually animals with slower breathing rate live longer. Mice only live for about
a year, but the naked mole rat (Heterocephalus glaber) whose breathing rate is
much slower live for about 30 years. Even for humans, to live longer, we should
breathe slowly. When we are excited, nervous, or when exercising, we breathe in
more oxygen and therefore produce more reactive oxygen, which leads to the
damage. So people who are relaxed and eat less live longer and healthier lives.
When our body
and mind are relaxed through meditation, our unused energy is used to improve
our immunity. This is why we get more immune to infections and our illness when
we do meditation. When our mind is relaxed, it also helps with depression.
According to Steven Jobs, CEO of
Apple Inc., he was able to be creative because he was able to empty his mind
When the mind is empty, it can
be refilled with new ideas.
When students practice
meditation, they can become more creative and productive.
The senior can benefit by
getting more immune to illnesses as well as becoming stronger and improving the
tone of their skin.
This claim is supported by many
cases where even sick and immobile patients improving significantly after