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Chi Kung, take two…

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Did I mention that I love the yogalates workout? I’m onto my fourth week of doing it (a minimum of 3x per week). I can already feel the difference quite plainly. My posture is better, my core muscles stronger and my back/ hips more stable. Case in point: I was able to shave my legs in the bath yesterday with no trouble whatsoever. It’s been the bane of my life in recent times. Sounds like a simple enough task, but it was absolutely killing me. I mean, if one is not limbre enough to shave one’s own legs, then one is truly in deep sh*t!

I used to go for way too long between shaves. Luckily, I have fine, blonde hair on my legs, but still. I was scared someone would mistake me for a yeti, and shoot me with a tranquiliser gun and tag me!

No longer a problem, though, and I look forward to a smooth future, lol. (Generally, and with regard to my legs).

I’ve had a lovely couple of days. On Sunday, I had a MSN Chat ‘date’ with a very dear friend, who’s now living in the UK. We haven’t spoken in the longest time, but we picked up the threads of our friendship immediately. That was a lot of fun.

And today my sister came to visit me, which was great. We have a very close relationship, and I hate that she lives in Jo’burg now and I don’t get to see her as often as I’d like. However, I love that she’s a teacher and gets four holidays a year, of which she spends at least a week here at my parents’ house, which is only half an hour’s drive away from me. Twenty minutes if Michael is driving, lol.

I can’t really get into the chi kung exercises. And I have tried, but it’s hard doing it out of a book. I love the yogalates dvd because I feel like part of the class. So, I did a search on, and found a chi kung dvd. It’s been discounted to a very reasonable price (R116). I’m quite excited about that (yes, I am going to order it), as I am supposed to be doing these exercises as part of Dermot o’ Connor’s Healing Code. I’m doing quite well with the diet aspect, brilliant with the (chemical) detox**, if I do say so myself, but I have to knuckle down and do the healing chi kung (or Qi Gong, as they’re also called) exercises for the full effect. A dvd is so interactive, and frankly, I can’t make head or tail of some of those illustrations in the book.

**The book recommemds that we detox our lives of all the harmful household chemicals that we live with. I’m streets ahead there. Did that years ago, after I developed an intolerancy to them.

Written by Maggie

July 3, 2007 at 5:29 pm

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  1. Hey,

    Goodluck with the chi kung. It’s great for helping balance our internal systems. It is hard to learn it from a video if you’ve never had any instruction from a teacher. And forget about a book. Books and videos are a great supplement if you’ve learned basic stances and moves from a teacher.

    Having said that, don’t let it stop you. There are a lot of different chi kung sets out there. Do you know who the person is and if they call it anything in particular? The 8 pieces of broacade is a good starter set, and there’s a guy named garipoli who does something called wuji chi kung which is pretty good.

    Mike Ferruggia

    April 22, 2009 at 7:17 pm

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