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Does it make sense to learn historic qigong ?

Yes, this is how to learn something about qigong.
Examples explain for whom and to what purpose.

The wooden draisine, the dandy-horse,
a forerunner of the bycicle
has no pedals, no backpedal brake.
The later penny-farthing had no gear,
one wheel rotation of the large wheel,
a much longer track than that of a small wheel.
A modern bike has backpedal brake, pedals, chain,
gear, so you can select the transmission
as for a large or a small wheel,
the real wheel size loses importance.

For small children we also have dandy-horses today.
Thus they are trained early for a bike.

The original pommel horse on the Hasenheide
looked different from today's, also the gymnastic clothing.
Shirts and pants in stripes are not customary today.
The materials are different, for apparatus and clothing.

For show events it can be very nice.
Everyone enoys seeing a penny-farthing in motion
or a team of gymnasts in striped clothing.

As with the dandy-horses for small children
many thin…

The Reference System of Zhineng Qigong - what is it ?

You can realize how important the reference system
of Zhineng Qigong is when you understand
how progress develops.

You learn and practise the form of the first level.
You fill the form with content.
The personal reference system adapts to it.
You can learn the form of the next level.

There it continues alike.

You can practise the forms of following levels.
However, the filling with content is only successful
if the previous level is finished.

The adaptation of the reference system terminates
the level.

Body and mind have become an entirety again.
The knowledge of what the reference system is
is revealed.

Once you understand it you know why it is possible
to practise a level for years
without making any progress.

Posted in German by detlef,
translated into English  by dolores

Frozen Shoulders

In Europe a woman in the early fifties "thawed" her frozen shoulders with the additional exercise Tai Ji Ball of Zhineng Qigong and regained full agility.

Thawing goes slowly - 30 minutes of Tai Ji ball daily - the gong lastet 360 days.

During menopause women often have to deal with frozen shoulders.

See also videos of Pang Ming on Tai Ji Ball.

Freedom of Thoughts

Free translation of an old German song
on the freedom of thoughts:

"Thoughts are free,
who can guess them,
they fly past
like shades in the night.
No one can know them,
no hunter shoot them
with powder and lead,
thoughts are free!

I think what I want
and what makes me happy,
but all in stillness
and as it should be.
My wish and desire
nobody can deny me,
it remains:
Thoughts are free!

And if they lock me
into dark dungeons,
all this is
purely in vain.
Because my thoughts
tear down the barriers
and walls,
thoughts are free!

So I say goodbye for ever
to anxiety
and I will also never more
worry unnecessarily.
In your heart
you can always laugh and joke
and keep thinking:
Thoughts are free!

I love wine,
my girl-friend above all,
she alone
pleases me best.
I do not sit alone
with a glass of wine,
my girl-friend at my side:
Thoughts are free!"