One of the best models that I have come across to explain the complexity of human development has come from the model above: The Five Levels of Human Potential.
The reason why it is so powerful is it explains how your body interacts on different levels with different techniques.
Many people are familiar with the mind-body connection, but this expands the concept to consider a wider range of aspects.
The Five Levels of Human Potential comes from yoga sutras. Sutra is a Sanskrit word that literally means a thread or string that holds things together. These sutras are believed to be over 10,000 years old and they were compiled and written by an Indian guy named Maharishi Patanjali.
These are the art and science of physical training and meditation for human potential.
On each level there is different anatomy and field of study.
As you go up, it gets more subjective and more difficult to quantify by science. As you go down, it becomes more objective and more scientifically verifiable.
Each level influences the other. An easy example is how posturing influences your mental state - just by holding a certain pose will cause influence on your mood.
Exercise strengthens your organs. Qi is created from your organs. Good, healthy qi flow makes you more relaxed and mentally alert. In this state, coming across "hunches" or "intuition" becomes easier. A tranquil mind is needed to access the 5th level.
In a mediative state, you clear your mind and have sharpness of thinking. This clear thinking forges will and decisiveness, creating a kind of assertive energy. Strong psychic (mental) energy is what people use to push through boundaries on the physical level.
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Luke Shao and Master Wang are on a mission to share the ancient Chinese approach to acquiring any skill.