The human body is capable of achieving anything that we set our minds to, and no group of people personify this belief better than Shaolin monks. Shaolin monks are one of the most disciplined and spiritually enlightened people in the world and their abilities as a result of this physical and mental state are truly astounding. They can tolerate extreme temperatures, run on planks of wood floating on water and can pretty much contort their body in any way they see fit. This list features 10 stunning pictures that showcase the abilities of these monks:

Hard To Swallow

These monks have a high tolerance for pain and a tough exterior which is why they are able to bend a weapon that would have gravely wounded normal people.

Foot In Your Mouth

Having your foot in your mouth can be a bad thing unless you are a monk. Then it becomes an extraordinary feat.

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