Falun Dafa or Falun Gong is a Chinese spiritual movement or a “cultivation system” in traditional Chinese. This was introduced to the Chinese by Li Hongzhi in 1992 and this movement was banned by the Chinese Govt in 1999 as being heretical. There have been reports of many human rights abuse by the Chinese govt against practitioners of Falun dafa.
Falun dafa differs from other qigong schools in it greater emphasis on morality and theology and the absence of rituals in daily worship. Its central tenets are Compassion, forbearance and truthfulness. It has redefined the existing qigong schools and has been instrumental in transforming the lives of millions around the world enabling their superior health and good wisdom.
As a part of its emphasis on ethical behaviour Falun Dafa prohibits smoking, alcohol, drugs, pre marital sex and homosexuality. These are believed to cause negative Karma and are counterproductive to the goals of practice.
According to the principles of Falun Dafa one must continuously try to harmonise oneself with the universal principles of truthfulness, compassion and forbearance. This is what is meant by cultivation. To help people achieve this aim, there are five sets of easy to learn exercises with gentle movements and meditation. These exercises are only a supplement and cultivating oneself remains the primary objective. While these exercises do have a deep inner meaning, they are very effective to relive anxiety and stress especially in the setting of cannabis withdrawal.
Principles of the Exercise
The main aim of these exercises is to acquire energy in a short span of time while at the same time relieving stress and anxiety.
The movements are simple and easy to learn and are all directed towards all energy channels. These exercises aim to stretch and open all energy channels flowing through the body so as to enable flow of energy to those areas where this flow is blocked. By doing these exercises a practitioners can hope to increase his energy levels in a short span of time.
Naturally one question arises. How does this help people help quit weed?
By opening up all energy channels these exercises improve stamina and well being. It also removes negative energy from the body and enables the mind to focus on positive things. Most importantly the movements are gentle and there is great emphasis on breathing. Both of these contribute to reduced anxiety and stress in individual who has quit weed recently. The spiritual dimension of this exercise form provides a support from marijuana relapses as well.
Falun Dafa: An Aid to Quit Smoking Weed by Sriram Ravichandran