Here in Bali our days begin with a gentle movement session. It could be Qigong, Taichi, Yoga Therapy, or just walking. The purpose is simply to listen to the day, to balance the body, mind, and spirit.
Qigong is a powerful healing tool thousands of years old. Flowing movement harmonizes the meridians in the body to spirit, so you could call it “meditation in motion”. How does it work? Qigong is based on ancient Chinese medicine and the Five Element Theory. The specific movements balance the organs and acupuncture meridians. Qigong was once revered as a primary healing method even more important than acupuncture, however much has changed through the centuries. Each Qigong movement has a medicinal quality that is very real. Lama D practices traditional Bhutanese movements of the monks. Monks perform these dances for important festivals, often dressed in colorful costumes to offer prayers that tell ancient legends of Bhutan.
Taichi is a series of healing movements designed to balance and align the body and all meridians. Srijana teaches the Beijing 24 form. When done daily, Qigong and Taichi can heal almost anything. Jane has practiced Qigong and Taichi for 12 years. During that time, she has healed all her illnesses – cancer, chronic fatigue, adrenal failure, chemical sensitivities, food allergies, frozen shoulders, shingles, and digestive collapse, to name a few.
Master Lam Kam Chuen, a Master of Qigong and Taichi, is Srijana’s teacher.
Srijana studied with Master Lam Kam Chuen in London. Taoist Zhan Zhuang Qigong Practice is derived from the Huang Di Neijing Chapter 3.
“The root of all life is yin and yang, this includes everything in the universe, with heaven above and earth below… In the human body there are ….the twelve joints of elbows, wrists, knees, ankles, shoulders, and hips, which are all connected with the qi of the universe.
Master Lam Cam Chuen’s book “The Way of Energy” outlines the specifics of the practice. Here it is available in pdf. Lam_Kam_Chuen_The_Way_of_Energy_qigong_A
Master Li Hongzhi is the brilliant founder and leader of Falun Gong. Why then, is this dedicated spiritual master on the CCP’s “MOST WANTED” list? The practice of Falun Gong teaches the Qi energy currents and fluids of the body to cycle and move in harmony with the universe, in order to promote balanced health. Once this flow is established in the meridians, then it is possible for a person to work, to study, and to have a family all at the same time. (Like, you know, a “normal” life in the modern world.) Wow! That’s amazing! I believe Master Li Hongzhi is a sublime example of greatness, a true human being. He no longer lives in China, his whereabouts are unknown, and his Falun Gong groups worldwide continue to practice. Who is this dedicated and fearless man?
Falun Gong gained great popularity since 1999 and was imported worldwide. But the practice was strongly suppressed by the CCP Chinese Communist Party. Practitioners of Falun Gong are known for excellent health, and have been a target in kidnapping for lucrative organ trafficking. According to some practitioners: “Chinese citizens who practice Falun Gong live under constant threat of abduction and torture. Even the name of the practice, its founder Mr. Li Hongzhi, and a wide assortment of similar names are among the most censored terms on the Chinese internet. Any mention of these names in state-run media or by Chinese diplomats is inevitably couched in demonizing labels.” Millions of Falun Gong practitioners have been threatened, abducted, or killed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Yoga therapy is Yogic practice with a therapist or in a small class. It is not a one-size-fits all sequence. Each session is specifically based on the needs of the practitioner today. Yoga Therapy involves teachings and specific routines to optimize health and alleviate structural limitations. It can also heal physiological, and emotional issues through conscious movement. The definitive developer of Yoga Therapy is A G Mohan and his wife Indra Mohan. I had the delight of studying Yoga Therapy with the Mohans. They gave me a short daily routine which sustained me through my opera career, and allowed me to c maintain spinal health and body balance through my life. My yoga therapy sessions and classes or class will give you a set of techniques to maintain your health and address any structural issues.