Thinking of What to Pack for the Summer Course?

Very soon the summer courses are here and there are many who will take the course for the first time. With you in mind we have put together a proposal for a packing list that you can use to get some inspiration when it is time for you to start packing. We also gathered tips from experienced summer course participants about things that might be good to bring. If you where to forget something at home, it is not the whole world. Grocery stores and a pharmacy are within walking distance.

You can get a copy of the list here.

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Almost time for the Summer Courses - have you booked your travel tickets yet?

It is not long before the Summer Courses begin! It might be a good idea to make your travel arrangements early on since more Swedes spend their vacation within Sweden, traveling by train and bus, why some departures might get full. An other thing to keep in mind for the Summer Courses is that this year it is possible to pre-register for the EasyCare Comb courses in our web page. For more information go to: https://zhinengqigong.eu/index.php/en/latest-news/10683-pre-registration-through-the-website-for-the-courses-in-easycare-comb-arranged-during-this-year-s-summer-courses.html

Enjoy this inspiring collage of pictures that were photographed during last year's courses, and welcome to Nossebro!

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Åsa - Why I Come Back to the Summer Course Year After Year

”As a result of my attending the Summer Courses I cope with autumn in a better way”

”I joined my first Summer Course in 2011 and have since attended all 18 days each year. In the beginning I returned to the Summer Courses because of my migraine. That problem has gradually got better since I started to practice qigong. But in recent years I come not only for my physical health but also because the training has given me an inner calm. As a result of my attending the Summer Courses, I cope with my work a little better when autumn comes. I also have more motivation and can manage both everyday life and my family life better.”

Åsa

“There was a great improvement with the migraine in the spring of 2012, but also in other areas of my health. In the past, I had several migraine attacks a month but now these attacks have become considerably milder and if they come at all, they have nearly no effect on me. I used to take preventative medicines which I do not need anymore. I knew nothing about qigong when I started practicing EZQ. A friend who used to have problems with his back had become better by practicing qigong told me about EZQ. So I just wanted to test because I too had stiff shoulders and neck. My first impression was that everyone was so open and warm. I liked it.”

“My life quality as well as the one of my family have increased significantly. I feel that Qigong has given me my life back. ”

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Read how some of our participants experience that their qigong training affects family life.

Torstein

“Training contributes to better stress handling and one of the effects is that you become more present when you are together with the children. It is a positive circle and the children feel more satisfied.”

Read more about Torstein here.

 

Berith

“I do suffer from pain and there is still quite a distance to go, but thanks to Zhineng Qigong I and my family have got a considerably improved quality of life! The difference is so huge that it feels difficult trying to put it in words.”

Read more about Berith here. 

 

Johanna

“Regarding my mood swings, my partner tells me I seem much more harmonious now and he had noticed that I can deal with personal conflicts with a greater calm.”

Read more about Johanna here. 

 

Camilla

“My life quality as well as the one of my family have increased significantly. I feel that Qigong has given me my life back. ”

Read more about Camilla here.  

 

Bodil

“My daughter has also noticed that I'm more calm. If should be irritaded one day, she usually asks: 'Mum, have you practiced today?'"

Read more about Bodil here. 

 

Lotta

“Even people around me notice my changes. One day my daughter told me that she thinks that I listen to her much better now.”

Read more about Lotta here.

 

We organize courses in different cities, you can read more about our courses here. 

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Happy Easter!

Sring has arrived with light and warmth. Many celebrate by eating their favourite food, and spending time with their loved ones, and maybe going for walks and gathering  signs of spring. Whatever you do, we hope that you do, it with peace and joy, and we wish you a very Happy Easter from the European Zhineng Qigong "family"!

Here comes a mixture of spring pictures of flowers and embroidered shoes which might inspire.

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Learn More About Qigong, Meridians and Acupoints

Many of our students who practice Zhineng Qigong wish that they could help their loved ones with different kinds of health problems. What we mainly recommend is to invite others to join a Qigong course, and start to practise themselfs. However, sometimes there might be obstacles, for various reasons, to attend a course. A Tuina treatment may, in such cases, be an alternative to help family and friends. In addition, it may create curiosity and interest in later wanting to join a course.

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Tuina

Tuina is an umbrella term for different kinds of body therapy, and what we teach is called Acupoint Tuina. During the course you learn about the meridian system and acupoints, which also give those of you who have practiced for a long time greater understanding and insights about Qigong. To get better effects from Tuina, the practitioner/therapist must have power and strength, and this you get by practicing Qigong.

Weituo Jin

In conjunction to the Tuina course we also teach Weituo Jin, a Qigong method with the purpose of building power and strength in the practitioner/therapist. Learning Weituo Jin is mandatory if you want to learn Tuina. The method is also good to practice for therapists working in other areas – to be able to provide better treatments for others but also to build yourself up.

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The qi-field

When you join a Tuina course for the first time you also have to learn Weituo Jin (2+2 days). As in all of our other courses we practice in our strong qi-field for these four days, which gives us a lot and helps us to get good results. If you want to learn more about the qi-field, click here. If you only want to practice Weituo Jin, you can book 2 days only.

In Spring 2019 we will arrange these courses in Gothenburg May 2-3 and in Stockholm May 30 – June 2.

Course registration:
Gothenburg: click here.
Stockholm: click here.

Tuina helped Gun-Erna with whiplash, serious tremors and a complicated fracture

“I noticed at once that it was effective. The pain markedly lessened. I had more energy, could concentrate more, and also slept better.”
This is what Gun-Erna writes about the effects that came about when she started to get Tuina treatments from her son. She has continued to get Tuina every time they’ve seen each other, and her improvements contenue. Among other things, pains from a serious traffic accident have been greatly reduced. Click here to read Gun-Erna's full story.

If you want to read the course report from this Autumn’s course in Oslo, click here.

 

Practising Qigong at any place and any time. Share your experiences (Tip us up)!

One of the advantages of practising qigong is that you can keep practising even when
you are travelling. Lynn from Ekenäs in the southwest of Finland has practised with us
for several years. Now she and her family have taken a year off and are touring New
Zeeland. When we asked her what about practising during the trip she wrote this:


“When we toured New Zeeland for five weeks with the whole family in a camper (mobile
home or RV) I war really enjoying my practising. The camper was
too cramped but in every camping site we found, my husband and I, found a small
area for our practise. Sometimes between two campers,
sometimes next to a motorway but also beautiful calm places like meadows, beaches and
next to rivers. New Zeeland is an incredibly beautiful country so the great problem was
keeping your eyes shut! Travelling a lot in the camper in a short
time I felt a profound gratitude to be able to start the morning by practising qigong. I felt
that the body got more supple and I could charge up on energy.” 

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Do you have experiences of practising qigong when travelling? Or maybe in other times
and places when you might think that it would be hard to do? Please text us
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and share your experiences and tip us up how to to it!

Biggest course of this winter is over - now heading towards the Summer Courses

The Winter Course is a training course where we meet, live and practise together for a whole week. Our main focus is on the Shenxin Qigong exercise, but we also do other Qigong exercises. This year we had over a hundred participants. We practised a great deal, but we also had time for socializing in the evenings and during the breaks.

Next up are the Summer Courses, two 9-day courses where number two follows directly after number one. Book your place at the first course here. Book your place at the second course here.

Here are some photos from the Winter Course!

The lawn outside the school was bright green during the first days of the course.
Eventually we did have some snow though.

We stayed at Karlskoga Folk High school, which we have been doing for the last
couple of years.

Practising in the hall.

In the middle of the course we had half a day off for other activities. Some went on a
little trip, others stayed in the area. Weather was quite inconsistent during the course
but on that day we had lots of snow.

 

Close by to the school they had activities for the winter break; swedish “fika”
(drinking coffee or tea), baking and crafts.

Practising Shenxin outside.

 

 

“The pain in my shoulders as well as the one in my lumbar area disappeared after two months of daily training”

Many participants have got help from qigong training to get rid of pain and ache. Here you can
read what some of them says about it. We have previously published another article about this
which you can read here.

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Birgitta

”My brother and my sister in law had joined a summer course already and they strongly
recommended me to do the same. In the summer of 2000 it was time for me to join one. The
most revolutionary thing that happened to me was that the pain in my leg disappeared”

Read more about Birgitta here. 

 

Elisabeth

”So I joined the course and after two days my neck was much less strained. Now I can move my
head the way I want. After five days I could feel that the pain in my shoulder was decreasing
and the mobility in the joint was coming back. It's no longer the same pain and stiffness that I've
had for seven years.”

Read more about Elisabeth here. 

 

Marie-Louise

”Before I practised Qigong I went to the doctor and he gave me painkillers. Today I can handle
the problems myself with Qigong. I've got a tool that I can use to take care of myself.”

Read more about Marie-Louise here. 

 

Peter

”The pain in my shoulders as well as the one in my lumbar area disappeared after two months
of daily training.”

Read more about Peter here. 

We organize courses in different cities, you can read more about our courses here.

 

Thinking of What to Pack for the Winter Course?

Very soon the Winter Courses is here and there are many who will take the course for the first time. With you in mind we have put together a proposal for a packing list that you can use to get some inspiration when it is time for you to start packing. We also gathered tips from experienced participants about things that might be good to bring.

You can get a copy of the list here.

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Thanks for the Past Year!

We hope that you’ve had a good Christmas and we thank you all for a year filled with lots of training and lovely community, both during and outside courses. Here come pictures from some of all the courses we’ve arranged during 2018.

The Summer Course Training

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2018 started with well-attended Summer Course Training days in Gothenburg – 5 days of training straight after new year. Click here to sign up for the Summer Course training 2019, which is arranged in Stockholm January 2-6. 

The Winter Course

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The Winter Course we arranged it for week 8 as usual. 2018 we were almost 100 participants. “These eight days I have had more energy than I have had for the past five years.”, a participant said who joined the Winter Course for the first time. Click here to sign up for the Winter Course 2019.

The training trip to Spain

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A picture from the trip to Spain in April 2018. “This course has strengthened me a lot, both mentally and physically. Qigong is my life saver.” Click here to register for the trip to Spain 2019.

 

The Summer Courses

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Some pictures participants took during this year’s Summer Courses. Many participants had improvements during the courses, for example a participant who joined the Summer Course for the first time said: “I came here with a very tired brain after an intense period in my life, but after only two days I felt that my mental situation was much better.”

The Autumn Courses

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As usual the Autumn Courses were arranged both in Norway and Finland. In Norway it took place in Oslo for the first time.

 

Basic Courses

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During 2018 we arranged more than 60 basic courses. In the course program you can find the courses for the spring term 2019. In January you can attend Hold Qi Up in Bollnäs and Oslo and Shenxin Qigong in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Bodø.

European Zhineng Qigong wishes you a Happy New Year!

 

Why Putting up Posters?

Putting up posters is one of several methods we use to catch peoples attentions and to be seen. What is the revenue of putting up posters? Well there are several examples of persons practising with us today who, once upon a time, found us because of a poster. Madeleine and Johannes are two of them.

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Madeleine remembers how she got into contact with European Zhineng Qigong for the first time. She was sitting in her physician’s waiting room when one of our posters caught her eye. She had just had some bad news and was crying when she looked up and saw the poster with someone practising qigong. She had never before heard of qigong but it immediately caught her interest. ”Qigong… training yourself… that I thought is what I am looking for” she told. It felt good to find something she could do herself every day, earlier she had had to run around to different places to get help. Today she has been practising for more than 14 years and is still enjoying it.

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Two qigong practitioners putting up posters in Stockholm during the hot summer.

Johannes has also been practising for a long time. 18 years ago he wanted to take the entrance examinations to the Academy of Music but suffered from inflammation in his wrists. While out walking he saw one of our posters and decided to participate in one of our weekend courses as soon as possible. He did that and the inflammation disappeared. He could do the entrance exams and was accepted. Since then he has continued to practise on a daily basis.

Perhaps you can help putting up posters where you live and practise? Ask a teacher or a contact person if you are interested.

“My thoughts don't spinn around and I look at my life with happiness.”

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It’s important to be able to wind down in daily life. Being able to be here and now without using too much energy on pondering and worrying. Read how our participants experience a feeling of being in the presence after training with European Zhineng Qigong.

 

Lotta

“Mental blocks do not throw me out of balance so easily anymore – I am more stable and I often chuckle at life. It is nice to know that I no longer worry those near me all the time, but instead I am able to induce calm and make them laugh.”

Read more about Lotta here.

 

Hanne 

"The most important thing that has happened since I started practicing qigong is that it has become quiet in my head. Before, thoughts, memory fragments, gossip, 'junk' disturbed me. It was never calm.

Read more about Hanne here.

 

Gunilla

“The tensions in my body has released enormously. When I take a rest I can relax. My stomach works properly and I breathe easier. My mind is calmer and I look upon life with happiness.”

Read more about Gunilla here.

 

Lotta

“I'm more present and I'm calmer. Even people around me notice my changes.”

Read more about Lotta here.

 

Lotta-Karin

“Qigong is today also a tool that helps me to deal with difficulties in life. I'm calmer and more balanced.”

Read more about Lotta-Karin here.

 

Jessica

“Mentally I complete things more readily and am more structured and calm. Life gets better and better at all levels when I practise Zhineng Qigong. The practice is my medicine and a tool to keep stable, good and lifelong health.”

Read more about Jessica here.

 

We organize courses in different cities, you can read more about our courses here.

Are You Tired from Working at Your Computer?

Do you spend a lot of time at the computer? Do you suspect that this affects your health? Are you tired? Is your body stiff? Are your shoulders, neck or head aching? Practising Zhineng Qigong can help you maintain your energy and well-being.

With regular Qigong practise we can increase our energy. In our basic courses we teach specific ways of sitting and standing that help us maintain our energy instead of getting tired. The way we sit and stand has an effect on our health, so the more we use our bodies in a healthy way the better our well-being will be. Keeping a good posture at the computer is one way of keeping health problems away.

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Another way is to practise our Qigong exercise 'EasyCare for the Eyes' - a short program designed for the eyes, a part of the body that can suffer negative effects from watching a screen. Using the EasyCare technique while working at the computer can improve your eye health. The eyes have an effect on the rest of the body too, so the EasyCare method is beneficial for the body as a whole. Practising EasyCare for the eyes takes about three minutes.


See our course program to find a course near to you!

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Enjoy Practicing in Autumn Darkness

The last weekend in October is not only when we go back to GMT but we also had qigong courses in five different places in Sweden, Finland and Norway! Many qigong practitioners took the opportunity to meet to practice together and enjoy good company during this weekend when the darkness really made itself felt. In Gothenburg, Åbo, Karlskoga and Ljungskile we held basic weekend courses in Hold Qi Up and in Oslo the Autumn Course took place for the first time. Keep your eyes peeled for the course reports to read more of the results!

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When you hear Karlskoga you immediately think about one of European Zhineng Qigong’s training courses, the Winter Course, arranged there every year in February. This time it was a basic weekend course of Hold Qi Up which took place in a very cosy small nonconformist chapel belonging to Karlskoga Folkhögskola.

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A picture from the course in Karlskoga.

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We practiced in a little house next to the school.

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The course in Ljungskile took place in Ljungskilegården which is like a church hall but belongs to the community, not the church. Snowflakes kept falling which you can see in the picture above taken on Sunday.

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The Autumn Course in Norway is held every year. Until now it has taken place in Bergen but this year it was in Oslo for the first time. Here’s a couple of photos taken by participants early one morning before starting practicing, during a morning walk to the Oslo Opera House.

”Qigong Gives me Quality of Life on Many Levels”

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Read how some of our participants experience their life quality has increased by practising qigong.
 

Lina

 
“During this spring I have felt that I have had better quality of life than I have had in a very long time. I have been more alert, slept less, gotten the initiative back and I have felt it as pleasure to meet people again”
 

Birna

 
“Qigong gives me higher quality of life on many levels, both physically and mentally and it gives me a surplus of energy.”
 
 

Annica

 
“I practice qigong to feel better and to strengthen both body and mind. Qigong has become a part of me, and because of it my quality of life has greatly improved”
 
 
 

Berit

 
“The training has become my daily companion and without it my quality of life would have been much lower. For every situation there is one or other Zhineng Qigong exercise that can strengthen me, put me in balance and increase my energy levels. It is like a brilliant tool box which is easy to carry with you.”
 
 

Eva

 
“Qigong has given me a better life and increased my life-quality. And all these positive things happened in about six months”
 
 
 
We organize courses in different cities, you can read more about our courses here
 

”Now I'm no Longer a Wreck in the Beginning of Summer”

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Read about how some of our participants experience that the qigongpractice have affected their worklife in a positive way. We have written about this before in another post that you'll find here.

Hanne

"It is very important that I can do my job with high quality. As a psychologist, it is of great value that I have become much better at thinking clearly in very emotional situations. Even if people around me are very emotional I can remain calm."

Read more about Hanne here.

Bodil

“I also notice effects in my profession in the field of emergency psychiatrics. In the past I made a lot of notes when I visited patients, but I don't need to now. My memory has improved.”

Read more about Bodil here

Ulla

“I work as a teacher and although I like teaching, it takes its toll. I used to be exhausted when the school year was over. Now I'm no longer a wreck in early summer and more and more colleagues and friends are becoming interested in qigong when they see my improvement.”

Read more about Ulla here.

We organize courses in different cities, you can read more about our courses here.

Personally Decorated Shoes During this Year’s Trip to Spain

Many participants have found nice solutions to the face that the training shoes we use are so similar. During our longer courses with many participants, e.g. the Summer Course, you can easily mistake someone else’s shoes for your own, since there’s so many of us. To separate their shows in the crowd, some has decorated them, something that also makes them nice and personal. We have before published two articles with other decorated shoes which you can find if you click here and here. Below follows pictures of personally decorated shoes during this years training trip to Spain.

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A participant during this year’s trip to Spain shows her embroidered shoes.

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Another participant on the course has put a little decoration on her shoes.

 

“I Don’t Live With Pain Anymore and I Feel Strong and Calm.”

Getting rid of pain can remarkably  enhance the quality of your life. Read about how qigong has helped some of our practitioners reduce their pain.

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Ylva

“I don't live with pain anymore and I feel strong and calm. I'm in charge of my health situation. I'm constantly increasing my awareness of how to live and practise to be healthy.”

Read more about Ylva here

Thor Sanne

“Since the course (9 weeks have passed now) I haven't had what I call pain attacks! A couple of times during the week directly after the course I felt similar to the way I used to feel prior to my pain attacks starting, but as stated no real pain attacks. It's new for me to experience such long periods of time with so few symptoms, and I connect the qigong training directly to the change in my state.”

Read more about Thor Sanne here. 

Samsom

“I attended a basic course. I was actually going to see season opening of AIK that weekend but I couldn't due to the pain. Straight away, during the first day of the course I felt that the training was something special. I decided to go for Zhineng Qigong. I continued to practice. Gradually my knee improved. Quite soon my pain was completely gone.”

Read more about Samsom here

Johanna

“What an incredible feeling when things started happening straight away during the first weekend course! Immediately after the first day I felt a lightness and softness in my shoulders that I hadn't felt before and I slept like a baby through the entire night, already the first night.”

Read more about Johanna here

 Anita

“…when I came back home I noticed marked improvements. The painful ache I had had earlier was gone. I was walking with my husband to a café when he said "You don't limp at all now". “

Read more about Anita here

 We organize courses in different cities, you can read more about our courses here

  

Thank you for sending us your photos from the Summer Courses, we would love some more!

We have received many nice pictures and we are very happy about that, so thank you! We have used some of the photos in the course report of Summer Course 2, which you can find here. Maybe some of you have more photos, if so, please send them to us. Meanwhile, here is the photo collage from the Summer Courses, that we promised you! 

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If you want to have a look at the pictures from last years Summer Courses, you will find them here.

 

Hope you are doing well!

 

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