A couple of days ago, whilst out on his afternoon walk I heard him yelp. At first I thought he’d probably got a thorn in one of his pads.
It wouldn’t be the first time.
On closer inspection I discovered he’d torn one of the nails on his back paw.
Luckily it’s not split too far up, so I’ve cleaned it, disinfected it, covered it up and will keep a close eye on it to see if it’s going to need a visit to the vet.
The major issue as far as Louis’s concerned is I’m going to have to cut right back on his walks.
He is not happy.
If you’ve ever seen a dog sulking, you’ll know what I mean.
Louis might not be able to talk, but that doesn’t stop him making the feelings known!
Because of his injury I’ve had to modify his exercise accordingly whilst he recuperates. Whether he likes it or not.
And it’s exactly the same when it comes to your Qigong practice. If you have an injury, you might have to make some modifications to your practice. Depending on the severity of the injury.
When it comes to making modifications to your Qigong practice there are 3 principles to keep in mind:
- Play your edge.
- Remember it’s Qigong skills that are important.
- You can practice Qigong, even when sitting or laying down.
If you’d like to read a more thorough article on this subject and get my thoughts on how to best modify the 18 Qigong exercises from my book: Shaolin Chi Kung – 18 Exercises to help you live a longer, healthier and happier life (available here: http://shaolinchikungbook.com) then it’s your lucky day.
Because I wrote about this subject in great detail back in February 2011.
You’ll find the article here on my blog:
Right, time to take Louis for his modified morning walk. He’s not going to like it! Louis seems to think that the answer to everything is just to keep licking it until it gets better!
So begins another day with a grumpy dog…
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