Dawlish’s 2nd Qigong course blasted off yesterday.
There weren’t as many students in the class as I would’ve liked, but then there never are =)
It’s hard to beat the feeling of sharing something you love with keen students face-to-face. Especially when it has so much of value to offer them.
I wish you could have been there, I really do.
A good friend once told me: “Magic is energy bound with intention.”
Magic is how it feels when I teach a class.
It’s also a breading ground of creativity and fresh ideas.
Here’s a classic example.
One of the most common questions I receive goes something like this:
One of my students asked the same question yesterday. And because of the Magic in the room I came up with a completely new metaphor for answering this question.
I’d like to share it with you…
Imagine you go into a room and there is a wet patch on the floor. You soak it up with paper-towels until it’s clean and dry.
The next day you enter the room again and the wet patch is back. You repeat what you did yesterday and spend an hour cleaning and drying it up
But it’s back again the next day.
And the next day.
And the next day.
Eventually you look up and see there is a hole in the roof and the water is coming in through the hole.
You mend the hole in the roof and hey presto!
No more wet patch.
So you’re probably wondering what this metaphor has got to do with picking the best Qigong exercise?
Let me explain.
The wet patch is the symptom, the illness you want to overcome.
The hole in the roof is the root cause.
And as I’m sure you remember from the Qigong view of health, the root cause is always blockage to harmonious energy flow through the meridians or energy streams of your body.
And as I’m also certain you remember, it’s the Energy Flow part of your Qigong practice that cleanses the meridians, not the Qigong exercise you practice.
The Qigong exercise is simply the vehicle you use to enhance Energy Flow.
So you have a choice, if you know the root cause of the illness you want to fix then practicing a Qigong exercise that is known to benefit that meridian is a very cost effective way to promote health and vitality.
But if you don’t know the root cause, and in most cases I would suggest if you haven’t had a thorough diagnosis from a highly qualified TCM practitioner – then you don’t….
The best Qigong exercise to practice is one that is known for enhancing Energy Flow, or for cleansing.
Such as Lifting The Sky or Carrying The Moon.
No wonder these are two of the most popular Qigong exercises from the famous Shaolin 18 Lohan Hands Qigong set.
We’ll also be covering them in the Dawlish Qigong course, are you sure you can’t join us?
I’ll also be teaching them at the two Portugal workshops in April.
If you can’t make it to any of the courses, but you’d like to learn these two Qigong exercises you’ll find full details on pages 53 and 77 of my book Shaolin Chi Kung (http://shaolinchikungbook.com).
Just make sure you practice them using PERFECT to get the full benefit.
Enjoy your practice.