Knut has raised his pain tolerance and will power

I've always been fascinated by the abilities of the Qigong masters but that wasn't the only reason that I started to practice Qigong. I didn't feel ill in any way, I was just curious about what it was and I have always felt open to the idea that Qigong is a good method.

Pain tolerance

I noticed the greatest improvements during the first year I practiced Qigong. I felt rather calm. I worked for the army during a period of time and noticed that Qigong had raised my pain tolerance when we were out on hard military exercises. I've done a lot of weight training and running earlier but it was a new experience for me to train in an other way and Qigong gave me, beside pain tolerance also will power.

Sleep less

I was good at practicing Qigong during my time training as a nurse but I had too much to do. I increased the tempo all the time, it's typical for me. If I had a space in my calendar I had to fill it. I wanted 36 hours in a day and I found that it was really practical to be able to sleep less. Over a period of four or five months I slept an average of four and a half hours and it was no problem because I practiced so much Qigong. I rose early in the morning and practiced before I went to class. My need to sleep was reduced prominently during that period of time.

Pain disappeared

When I began again after a break in my weight training due to too little time it was hard to limit the amount of weights. I'm a bit impatient so I started with the amount of weights that I had lifted before the break. I was going to do exercises for my legs with big weights where you sit down to train. I had a load of almost 200 kg. I didn't notice when I became eager and continued pressing myself that I had my back in a strange position. I noticed on the way home. It was a strange feeling, a pain that got worse during the following days. It was ok to stand and walk but I couldn't sit down without keening over in pain, even on a chair with soft materials. When I sat on a hard chair in class, after a couple of days of pain, I thought: "tomorrow is my birthday and then the pain will be gone!" I came home to cook some food but I thought I would practice Qigong briefly first, a 20 minute La Qi with regulation. When I finished and opened my eyes to take a break I sat down on the couch without thinking. I noticed what I was doing a couple of minutes later. To sit on the couch like that wouldn't have been possible twenty minutes earlier. The pain was gone! I've always trusted this method but I've also had my doubts that it works for everyone else but me. What I took to heart was that I managed to decide that the pain would disappear, and the result was that the pain actually disappeared. It worked!

Knut has raised his pain tolerance

Live for the moment

I had an incredible experience during the last Summer Course. I had a moment when my eyes opened, I had a wonderful feeling and was captured by it. Something inside me opened up and ever since then my life has been filled with changes. I have become much more free. I've always lived in the past and in the future but nowadays I've learned to live for the moment and cease it. I have really worked on myself on a lot of levels and Qigong has played a big part in that work.

Haven't had a cold

I spend a lot of time abroad and sometimes it's hard to find the possibility to practise, but I've become much better at applying the Qigong philosophy. It feels so natural to me and gives me a lot. Other insights I had is that I'm never sick any more, for instance I haven't had a cold. I've also been able to deal with problems better. What before was a problem now is a challenge. Challenges can be overcome! Physically I feel that I have a better basis to stand on. I don't feel a difference even though I haven't done much other physical training.

Quality of life is what's important now. The spectacular things about Qigong, which attrackted me from the start, doesn't have so much meaning now. I began because of "outer reasons" but it has become an inner journey. An exiting one.

Knut Övrebrö