How long do you practice your Gong?

»How long do you practice your Gong?« That was a question that was echoing in my mind for quiet some time. In my first years of teaching Qigong I have been  really surprised by some of my students and their capability of absorbing the information and knowledge for which in their shoes I needed much more time than they did. Their reactions about and understanding of the knowledge surprised me. I literally felt very good[…]

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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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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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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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Striving for perfection and Qigong Practice

  The change of my mindset regarding the concept of perfection was one of many transformations which happened since I’ve been practicing Qigong, Nei Gong, exploring Daoist philosophy and also other internal arts concerning mindset and consciousness. So I’m happy to share with you this post which is not perfect from many perspectives (my English, clarity, style…) but reflects me in this moment. I enjoy writing and being able to share my thoughts with my[…]

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