Golden Bell (torso)
The Golden Bell level of training focuses of the whole torso and is designed to strengthen the lungs, kidneys, and heart organs as well as the skin, fascia, muscles, tendons, bones, and meridians of the torso.
Golden Bell aims to use the qi created in the previous Golden Shield level to increase the function of the lungs, kidneys, and heart; build bone mass, open the meridians of the entire body, and detoxify the entire system of chemical and emotional impurities. It aims also to improve the function of the endocrine system, and to activate the middle Dan-Tien (heart energy center).
In Chinese Medicine all the meridians of the body go through the torso region of the body. Through a wide variety of training tools this training overhauls the entire region, opening the meridians, enhancing the strength of bone in the spine and rib cage, and vibrating the internal organs. Internal herbs are used in this level to support the body's intense energetic development.
The Golden Bell level of training typically takes between 18-24 months to complete. Additional training tools and herbs are also used for each training level. On completion of each level of training there is a sealing process which creates a dynamic memory of the level of integration that has been achieved.