If I can do daily QiGong, anyone can! I’m not particularly disciplined in any way, I was never an athlete and I certainly don’t follow my New Year’s Resolutions any better than the rest of you. When I went to my first QiGong workshop, I heard how doing daily QiGong is like keeping the kettle boiling on the stove. “If you just go to one QiGong class a week, you are putting the cold kettle on the stove, starting almost from scratch and quitting just when the kettle gets close to boiling. But if you do QiGong daily, your body will always be simmering towards good health,” explained my teacher... so I tried it out! I reasoned that this would only take 10 minutes out of my day to do the first 8 moves of the QiGong set and that is all I did for 365 days, beginning on April 1st, 2017. Throughout the year, I’ve tried to attend the weekly 1-hour QiGong class with my beloved teacher, Marilyn Picard. I’ve participated in two weekend workshops with the highly skilled Master George Picard. Most days, I just do the 8 moves just before bed and sometimes in the dead of night I wake up and realize I have not done those darn 8 moves, so I crawl grumpily out of bed and just do them. I was curious. I wanted to see what would happen if I kept my body simmering. The results were incredible! I’ve had Rheumatoid Arthritis throughout most of my body for 25 years. I don’t have full mobility especially in my neck, shoulders, elbows, and wrists. But after just a couple of months, I’ve regained full mobility of my neck. Amazing! I can see anything coming behind me in the car and I have new mobility in my shoulders, elbows and wrists that keeps increasing with each month! I’ve also had my blood pressure and thyroid medication reduced since I began QiGong. I am much happier, healthier and calmer about everyday stressors. So now I want to know what will happen if YOU do the same, devote merely 10 minutes each day to the first 8 moves of the QiGong set. It won’t hurt and isn’t a major sacrifice of timeThe benefits will be enormous! I’m willing and determined to do the first 16 moves of the QiGong set for the year ahead!
First of all, I want to thank you, Linda, Jan and George for sharing Qigong with me. It has turned into a passion of mine! Thanks to the 3 of you, I have an "Addiction". Just thought I would give you an update on what is happening with Qigong in Clear Lake, Iowa, population 8,000 (if everyone is breathing). Last week, I did 2 demonstration classes free of charge - and had a total of 28 people attend. Today, I started a 4 week session of 2 days a week, and had 17 people sign up. An hour after class I went to lunch downtown and 2 of my attendees were at the cafe and had already recruited one of their friends that was with them. So, naturally I got to do another little sales pitch for Qigong! Word of mouth has been my form of advertising and it works quite well in a small town. The best part of it... I already have people coming up to me after 3 classes and telling me the changes they are feeling in their fingers, shoulders, etc. That is the best part of teaching!!! Thank you so much for investing your knowledge, time, home, etc. into my learning of Qigong! The Chi is flowing!
A year and a half ago my 89 year old father was riddled with sciatica pain. He was depressed, could not sleep could not get comfortable. My wonderful cousin Ronaldo just happened to stop by our home (I believe it was meant to be) and started explaining about Qi gong and the benefits. My father was willing to try anything to remove this pain and depression (as he is a very active 89 year man) Ron started a class on Tuesday afternoons for him. I can only say that it is the best thing that could have happened. He has not had any pain medication for a year and a half. He digs his own garden!!!!Thank you to George and Ronnie for giving my dad his life back. Pain free,drug free and Full of life. I am forever grateful. If you are rittled with pain you MUST try this drug free medication called QiGong.