Healthy tendons are the foundation of true strength in the body. Strong and supple tendons and open joints allow more space to store raw energy, which can then be transformed into higher creative and spiritual energy. The eight postures of Tendon Nei Kung are specifically designed to open the joints and fortify and grow all the tendons in the body, strengthening them as a unit. Like the practice of Iron Shirt Chi Kung, Tendon Nei Kung cultivates the ability to move the earth force up from the ground, through the feet, and into the body, in this case raising it to nourish the tendons. In Tendon Nei Kung, Mantak Chia explains how to perform the eight postures individually as well as with a partner. He reveals how regular practice of Tendon Nei Kung can help prevent and relieve arthritis by forcing poisoning acid out of the body to make room for healing chi energy. He provides ten supplementary exercises to help heal damaged tendons and joints without strenuous movement and also includes information on the Mung Beans hitting practice, an ancient practice that in addition to repairing damaged tendons and joints also aids in detoxification and relieves constipation, stomach cramps, and headaches.
Mantak Chia, world famous Inner Alchemy and Qi Gong master, founded the Universal Healing Tao System in 1979. He has taught and certified tens of thousands of students and instructors from all over the world. He is the director of the Tao Garden Integrative Medicine Health Spa and Resort training center in northern Thailand and the author of 33 books.
Acknowledgments Putting Tendon Nei Kung into Practice 1 Words on the Tao 2 An Introduction to Tendon Nei Kung 3 Tendon Power 4 Tendon Nei Kung Practice 5 Tendon Nei Kung Forms 6 Tendon Nei Kung Partner Forms 7 Ten Supplementary Tendon Exercises 8 Mung Bean Hitting 9 Recommended Practice for Today's Lifestyle About the Author The Universal Tao System and Training Center Index