Qi Flow

Class schedule upgrade

I think Sitia and especially my students in Sitia are ready for an upgrade! Starting from June, 1 our classes on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday will take 2 hours instead of 1. Which give me the time to go deeper into the 7 static exercises and expand into other more dynamic parts of Medical Qigong like leg exercises and forms. This in turn gives my students a broader understanding and awareness of their body and their center. Which leads to a better posture and a more healthy life faster. In this case one 2h class gives you more than two 1h classes as in the second hour we grow and consolidate the budding Qi of our first hour practice.

Off course we don’t forget our potential students. For the ones who like to try this system of Medical Qigong I created an Introductory Class. After a short consultation, we will go more into the why and how of TQH Medical Qigong and practice the first 3 of the 7 statics together. This class will take place every Tuesday from 7 to 8pm. As with all our classes spots are limited to 5 people to allow for an individual approach.

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Ils

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Letting go

We practice letting go. And in the process, we find peace.
Leo Babauta

In the previous post I talked about allowing. Allowing all that is so real healing can happen. Today I want to stress the importance of letting go. Real healing can’t happen without letting go. For real healing to happen we need to allow all that is but we also need to let go of all that is not serving us anymore.

Our bodies, our mind cannot change when we hold on to our old ideas about how things should be. Your body can’t realign when you can’t let go of your own/old concepts of alignment. You have to let go of that and allow a new concept to take its place. Your mind can’t take in new ideas when it’s still full with old ones. Like a cup you have to empty it before it can be filled again.

Letting go takes courage. Courage to face the uncertainty of not knowing what will happen. It takes trust, trust that whatever comes your way is for the better even when it doesn’t feel that way at all. It takes opening up. The same opening up that you need for allowing, you need for letting go.

“Find your center” Let go of old, limiting physical and mental habits, allow them to be replaced. Every day, every moment, again and again and again. That’s when exercise becomes more than just exercise. That’s when it turns into spirituality.

Love
Ils

Qi Flow

Real healing!

These days there is a booming healing business. You can’t name it, you’ll find it. I know that I’m part of it, although I don’t consider myself a healer. People come to me to help me heal their ailments whatever they may be. They heard stories from their friends, they read about it on internet or they talked with me personally. So now they think Medical Qi Gong will get rid of their disease. And it does, don’t get me wrong. But in a very different way than we might think.

Real healing is not about trying to get rid of things. It’s not about “Oh I will do some exercises and I’ll finally be free of this pain, headache, depression, anxiety, … Fill in the blank for yourself. It’s not about fighting against it, getting rid of it or doing something about it.

Real healing starts when we become aware of all the ways we are fighting against our pain, our disease, our condition. Real healing starts when we dare to let go of the suppressing, the numbing of our feelings and sensations. Real healing starts when we start to open up. And that’s exactly what Medical Qi Gong aims for. By become aware of your body, by centering yourself. There will be discomfort, there will be wanting to get rid of that, there will be fear, there wil be frustration, there will be sadness. But there also will be happiness, joy, wonderment, a sense of accomplishment. One not better than the other but all to be allowed in the space that is you. That’s real healing! Allowing all that is there at any given moment.

Allowing the pain, at the same time allowing the part of you that wants to get rid of it, allowing the fear that you’re not able to handle this, allowing all the sensations you feel in your body. Being with it. All of it.

That’s what is meant by “finding your center”. That physical and mental state where allowing happens and real healing takes place. By you, not by me! You are the real healer here, I’m only a guide on your way.

Love
Ils