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Getting the job done

While trying to establish a regular practice alone at home, please keep in mind: in case of Qi Gong a practice ‘routine’ might not be the best approach. The aim lies in getting things done - not in doing exercises. There is a big difference.

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The meaning of collective healing

When we talk about healing it is never just us. The Daoists have understood long before that it will be very difficult to heal if you just think about yourself. To be clear, I don't mean being altruistic, it is not a matter of saying: 'I don't care for myself, I don't want to heal myself, I want to heal the whole world, I just want everybody else to get better'- no. You can be very egoistic, which is okay, you can say: 'I just want to heal myself'. You cannot attempt to heal yourself without bringing awareness to the healing of the collective.

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Dragon Year 2024

The Chinese New Year has already arrived, bringing the power of the Year of the Wood Dragon. It is a time full of symbolism, tradition, and deep philosophy that soothes our souls, leads our thoughts to new horizons, and invokes the spirit of renewal and the possibility of transformation.

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Walking is the best medicine

There is a Chinese saying, amongst people doing Qi Gong and the Arts: “Health comes from the legs”. Circle walking, the practice of Bagua, is medicine and is sacred. It not only heals the body, the physical, but also the mind and the spirit. By the practice of walking we try to awaken the power of the legs, as legs are naturally strong and the power of the legs gives you stamina.

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Qi Gong as Internal Arts Practice

In class, you often hear me say: “Don’t do Yoga, don’t do sport!”. Yoga is a very popular practice in the West, coming from the East - so whenever people want to do Qi Gong, they might have done Yoga before and then they come to my class and expect to do Qi Gong the way they have done Yoga. As for sport, people know it from physical education classes and the gym and when they come to Qi Gong they have no other background. They have only one idea of how to exercise. How can you do something differently if you have never done it another way?

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Prostrations

We talk about a very ancient practice, present around the globe throughout different cultures and across different religious beliefs. It’s been practiced knowingly and consciously, as well as unknowingly and unconsciously. It seems to be something that is within the human realm, natural to being human and human beings. Practice can connect us with our being. This is why it plays a crucial role in our school...

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