Hold Qi up Karjalohja [2013-01-19]

The first course of the spring in Finland was held in a new city: Karjalohja. In the village school's beautiful attic we spent a nice and relaxed weekend learning zhineng qigong. The participants, the major part of whom were beginners, were curious and eager to learn. They learned the movements quickly and were so satisfied with the method that the main discussion topic during the breaks was how to get their friends and family to join the next course. We decided already during the course to arrange a second course in Karjalohja this fall.

You can read the participants' own comments about the course below.

Spinal fracture improved

"Two years ago I broke my back. After the accident I have not been able to stand up for longer periods of time, but now I have been able to do that. It's a miracle! Also, I have not been able to sit on the floor for two years, but during this weekend I have been able to do that as well. I also felt a new kind of movement in my back during the night. This was also a new feeling to me."

Cold feet now hot, feeling relaxed

"Normally my feet are very cold. During la qi, my feet got very hot, almost like as if my socks had caught fire. I noticed that I have been standing wrong until now. After the first day I had a strange feeling, and after a while I realised that I was relaxed. I have not had that feeling for a long time. Now I feel really good."

Amazing way to listen to your body

"This came into my life at exactly the right point. Listening to my body is so important to me right now. I already noticed that this is an amazing way to listen to your body and to take care of yourself. I was surprised at how deeply this affects me. Yesterday, I was very tired in the evening. Today I feel balanced and light. I feel like I have found something real. It also affects my mental state."

Immediately relaxed and improved posture

"When I got here on Saturday morning, I had been through quite a stressful morning. I immediately felt an immense relaxation filling me up inside when the course started. My posture changed visibly. This has helped me notice my incorrect posture better."

Improved asthma, more energy, power and initiative

"I suffer from asthma and I have noticed that it improves when I practise more. I have more energy and power, initiative. The pain in my back also subsides when I practise regularly."

Karjalohja

Course report in Finnish / Suomenkielinen kurssiraportti

Teacher:

Jeanette Heidenberg