八段錦導師 - 吳惠嫦
Ba Duan Jin Instructor - Stella Ng
The Bible said “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” I am fortunate to participate as a volunteer instructor in the exercises of Baduanjin. To repay the society and serve the community are my responsibilities, especially serving in our Lord’s house. It is a wonderfully beautiful and precious feeling. As prime-timers, it is important to pursue good health and physical strength. Every Thursday, early in the morning, the students arrive at the church. They talk and laugh with each other, having fun with friends, and all are feeling the "warmth from a family". Although unintentionally, a solid friendship is built. It is my greatest satisfaction and the best reward to seeing that everyone is seriously engaged in the exercise. I believe that I have benefited more than what I have given out. I am willing to continue to walk with NYCBC, and serve together in the future. Let this family shine and bring more blessings to this community.
八段錦是一種優秀的中國傳统保健養生運動。因為它的動作如織錦那般優美，柔順，簡單容易學習，功效顯著，所以古人把這套動作比喻為“錦” 。全套功法共有八式，故名稱為”八段錦” 。 整套功法動作柔和，綿綿不斷，流暢自如；每個動作都有鬆有緊，有動有靜，所以能令全身血氣運行得更好。八段錦每一個動作的細節其實都在運動我們全身的經絡，使其更加暢通，潤滑。當姿勢做得正確及集中精神，更可將血氣運行至手指，腳指的末稍，使全身都有” 暖” 及” 微汗”的感覺。
Ba Duan Jin is a set of excellent Chinese traditional health care movements. The movements are beautiful, smooth, simple, and easy to learn, resulting with significant improvements to people’s health. The ancient folks used the word brocade, ‘Jin’, to describe the exercise. The full set of movements consists of eight general movements, and that is why it is named "Ba Duan Jin." (8 sets of brocades). The entire set of movements is gentle, continual, and free flowing. These movements can be relaxing or gripping, can be slow or fast, as they help in the body’s blood circulation. Every detail of each of the movements exercises our nerve system, so that the entire system will run smoothly and is well lubricated. When the postures are performed correctly, you can actually feel the blood flowing through to the tips of your fingers and toes, bringing to the body a sensation of ‘warmth’ with ‘slightly sweating’.
I have been a volunteer in the North York Chinese Baptist Church for over two years now. Together with other students, we practice Ba Duan Jin every Thursday morning. It is such a pleasure to see how each student eagerly and seriously practice the movements, and enjoying every moment of it! I hope that the students will preserver and continue to practice, so that we will all build up our health and live each and every day more abundantly and more wonderfully!
May God continue to bless North York Chinese Baptist Church so that it becomes a spiritual home for more people. May the body, mind and spirit of everyone who come to this church be taken care of by our heavenly Father.