Welcome back

I have not been posting for a while – obviously – and I’m not that sure why. I have been trying to get my Qigong practice reloaded after my mishap last summer, where I inadvertently packed too much Chi and clogged my system, seemingly. I don’t have a teacher at hand to ask about it, but the people who have commented were not too surprised or alarmed. I think it’s a rite of passage thing. Maybe not, though.

Anyway, the gist of the last few months is this: between August and December I was doing some inconsistent standing as well as Dragon and Tiger, Marriage of Heaven and Earth, and Energy Gates exercises. Nothing as strenuous as I was doing in August (30 min standing, 20-30 minutes moving postures 4-5 times a week), but occasional.

Then my wife had another upsurge in her chronic illnesses starting in December, and I basically stopped practicing altogether.

I had also been getting fatter for some time, and I began to believe that my weight was becoming a brick wall in front of me. I have not lost any weight while practicing, but during my wife’s illness I lost 50 pounds and that has made a nice difference (I still weigh 320 pounds…).

Anyway, in the meantime, Energy Arts has come out with Bruce’s long-awaited Energy gates DVD set. Since Energy Gates is the onramp to everything else, I decided to get this set, follow it religiously, and start over with standing and the other Energy Gates swings and stretches. So that’s my next project.


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