Stress & Anxiety: “For thousands of years we had the ability to heal ourselves.”

December 13, 2022 by VAHVA Fitness

Grandmaster Jiang Yu Shan shares 3 tools on how to build self-awareness and how to combat stress, anxiety, depression and mental illness in the modern world using ancient qigong knowledge.

Nowadays, we have a pill for everything.


If you get tired, you get caffeinated.

If you have trouble focusing, you get adderall.

If you are anxious or depressed, you get antidepressants. 

If you want to have fun, you drink alcohol.

If you want to relax, you smoke cannabis.

If you want to build muscle, you inject steroids.


You get the point. Yet, the vast majority of people are more depressed, more stressed and less healthy than ever before.


Sure, the life expectancy has gone up but it also has to do a lot with hygiene, better living conditions and emergency health care.


Just 100 years ago no one was taking any of this stuff. Yet, many people were jacked to the gills and as strong as oxes. The mental illnesses such as ADHD or depression were almost nowhere to be found.


We, as a society, have gotten soft and detached from our true authentic selves. We have lost touch with the roots of physicality and nature as a whole. 


We live in virtual worlds where everything happens through proxies. We don't understand ourselves and our bodies despite having the most cutting edge technology and scientific research within our grasp.


Literally no one knows even the basics of being human anymore. We don't know how to control our minds without using external substances. We don't know how to breathe - how crazy is that?


The modern world has become an insane asylum where mental illness is the norm and no longer the exception.


The solution?


We have to renounce modernity. We have to let go off our dependencies on modern crutches that at first seem to serve us but in the end enslave us.


We have to return to the roots. We have to welcome ancient knowledge back to our lives and choose to live in harmony with nature and not against it.


We have to let go off our egos and the urge to control everything. We must let life flow through us and accept the things as they are.


We need to return to the natural rhythms of life and learn to listen to our bodies.


We need to understand what is happening inside of ourselves on a personal level through experience and not rely on external knowledge alone.


We have reclaimed our power and sovereignty over ourselves and this is exactly what we want for you as well.


This is what we are aiming for. 


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