When it suddenly starts aching

  Sudden morning pain It’s really not a nice feeling when you wake up in the morning with a terrible ache in your back, or hip, or knee, or neck… It’s a sudden feeling of discomfort that you thought will never happen since you are a devoted Qigong practitioner. You were completely well and stopped even thinking about health, except when you were thinking about helping and solving other’s issues. Where’s my focus What is[…]

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How to practice Qigong when you are injured

  Our extraordinary physical body is able to perform innumerably movements and enable us to do all kinds of activities (jobs, manual work, arts, sports…). But what also happens is, that sometimes we get injured. Injuries can be caused by accidents, falls, hits, cuts, overwork… It happens that we can break our bones, sprain joint, strain or torn a muscles, tendons or fascia. Or we can simply experience pain because of micro-injuries as in the[…]

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Naturality of Squatting position

  This blog is about a natural squatting position and not about some Qigong exercise, strictly defined. Squatting position is something very natural for children and also for people who have preserved this habit through their lives and it is useful for health in general. If you have lost the capability to get into this posture you would maybe decide to regain it, at least to some degree, but you should be patient. You can[…]

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You are working with energy constantly

  …or why is important to cultivate your awareness and use your knowledge about energy, Qi, even when you don’t practice Qigong.   Everything is energy Taoists presume that each substance or phenomena in the universe is energy. On a micro level everything is made up of vibrations which have different vibrational frequencies. If everything in the universe is energy, Qi, we could say that actually you are working with energy all the time. If[…]

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How to get more benefits from your Qigong class

  September is time when a lot of Qigong classes start or continue their practice and I would like to share a simple tip how to get more benefits from your Qigong class. By a short mental exercise that you do on the way to a Qigong class and back home you can become more receptive for the verbal and non-verbal knowledge that a Qigong class offers you. I will talk in short about the[…]

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State of Health as our Compass

  In this blog I would like to share with you some thoughts about health. State of Health as a precious compass Health for me is a subtle dynamic balance of my body, mind and spirit. It is my compass which shows me how I’m doing in my life. It shows me what is the state of my mind, how the energy is moving, how am I able I to release tensions and to process[…]

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The process toward Regulation without Regulation

  What is a regulation? All Qigong practitioners are familiar with the five areas that should be regulated through their Qigong practice: physical body, breathing, mind, Qi and Shen (spirit). The word “regulate” in Qigong means that you constantly align, adjust, tune and harmonize something until your aim is achieved. These five regulations are not practiced one after another, linearly, but rather simultaneously with different emphasis.   For example in the training of the beginners the[…]

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Cycles of the year and Tao of natural Flow

  One of these days I have been having a tea with my fellow partner and my life mate Smiljana. It’s not that this happens just once in a while. We have this »tea ceremony« every single day and it’s nothing special about it. For the outside observer, though. What is special is that we do it every day at aproximately same time. After our Qigong routine, which is another daily thing that we do[…]

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Teachability and Qigong practice

  Learning Qigong seriously is a long way and brings many changes in your life, external and internal… What is one of the most important skills characteristic for people who are able to persist and progress on this way? In what ways they are different from others? These practitioners who persist on this path and are able to transform their Qigong practice into art, or better, into art of living, are usually highly teachable.  […]

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