Feedback of M2: Research into Enlightenment

Feedback: 1

Dear Teacher Ooi, 

Thank you very much for the teachings over the past few months. 

M1 deeply shifted my perception of what constitutes right or serious practice and the importance of management of emotions. M2 taught me a lot about the attitude towards practice and the states we are aiming for.  I am now much clearer to the whole purpose of this practice and what we actually want to achieve by it. I am amazed how accessible you made concepts like naturalness and wholeness and enabled us to actually experience these states ourselves. My main take away from M2 is the role of dynamic practices in experiencing states like wholeness and naturalness and how to transfer these states from practice sessions to daily life. Still long way to go, but much clearer on what to aim for. 

Again I very much enjoyed your enthusiastic and straight-forward style of teaching. I find it very inspiring how you skillfully explain and break down philosophical concepts from the texts and then offer practical applications to directly experience their meaning. 

I am absolutely amazed how powerful this online format has been in transmitting these complex teachings. The combination of recorded inputs, live lectures and practices sessions is very effective indeed. I really enjoyed the open discussions and the opportunity for everyone to share their experiences. I profit ed a lot both from trying to formulate my own understanding, but also by reading about other peoples experiences in their own words. 

It will take some time to fully digest everything we touched upon over the course of the last months. I am looking forward to digging deeper!

Thank you very much for you guidance and care!

With best, 

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Feedback: 2

谢谢老师 Thank You teacher

很有价值的互动 Very valuable interaction

令我获益匪浅 Highly beneficial to me

我计划慢慢地去读 I have planned to study slowly

陪伴我每日的练功 let it accompany my daily practice

提升体察力 and raises my ability to perceive

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Feedback: 3

I was hesitant to join M2, thinking that there is too much theory and knowledge from M1 that I haven’t absorbed yet… That was the voice of perfectionism and judgement of not being “good enough”. I am so glad I did it, and proving myself that by doing and going forward the progress is happening. 

I found M2 to be very informative, but actually more experiential and happening at the perfect time of my life.

That’s funny – I started seeing teacher Ooi through different lenses, the thought even crossed my mind that he changed and is friendlier 🙂 but that’s me…  dropping the preconceived ideas, authority “fear” and frustration… Yeah, I was getting frustrated sometimes when I was reporting a pain or an issue that I experienced very strongly – and it was always a minor issue (not that I would prefer major) but I felt like it was ignored or neglected… or that it is not even real. Now I understand that where the mind goes the qi follows and it’s not possible to overcome it while staying with the negative.  

I was very lucky to come across Serenity Therapy a few years ago, and I am very grateful that qigong has become part of my life. It is amazing, constant learning and I am curious of more.

Thank you

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Feedback: 4

There has been a noticeable change in recent months.  Hard to describe so, I’ll give you an example. 

Yesterday I had to run some errands, then meet with someone with whom I have had some stressful conversations recently.  In the past my inner dialog would have been something like this:

I need to go . . . but I don’t want to do this

I really don’t want to go . . .  well maybe I can do it tomorrow

No, has to be done today . . . but I don’t want to and so on

Lately the debate has been absent.  I know I need to do something and I simply go about doing it.  I feel in a neutral space – not happy, but not unhappy.  I just do it.

I’m not sure how to describe this in M2 terms.  Maybe I’m staying more in the center.  I just know that this centered place leads to less stress in my life.

Any comments teacher?

This is a very interesting development.

I would put it at having more clarity in the mind, the Self is taking charge, therefore there is less “struggle” now.

What is the implication of that? 

More serenity to accept things that can’t be changed, just let it be, just drop it if we don’t feel good about it and are not able to change it.

More courage to do things that can be changed or carried out, so that the mind will not be unsettled.

And having the above is a sign of growing wisdom 😉

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Feedback: 5

Review of M2

I really enjoyed the M2 course. It will require a lot more practice to get the most out of it. I now understand the relationship between dynamic practice and the cultivation of consciousness. This is something that is sorely lacking in a lot of popular qigong. I haven’t noticed much change emotionally – I think they were balanced before from a lot of Buddhist meditation. I’m in a good mood all the time.

As a result of M1 and M2 focus on 3CM and SLS, my lumbar has loosened (now working on SI joints) and my qi is improving. I’m aware of cold but it doesn’t bother me like it did before starting M1. Yesterday I walked from Downing Street in Georgetown to Gurney Drive (5km) and it was pretty effortless. I remember three years ago when I was having pain from osteoarthritis in the big toe joints, even walking the length of Gurney Drive was a real chore. I don’t do much exercise other than 3CM, some taiji ball and some walking but my legs are definitely stronger. I also haven’t noticed any symptoms of allergy for some time now.

Thank you Mr. Ooi

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Feedback: 6

Hi Teacher Ooi,

Here is my report on M2. Thank you again for creating this course for us. 

I really enjoyed taking the Module 2 course. Teacher Ooi, as always, created the class in a clear structure and steps that are easy to follow.  I am so glad that I started to learn Zhineng Qigong by taking Teacher Ooi’s Module 1 and Module 2 course. Through these courses, we are consistently presented with a clear pathway to progress, which exercises to practice and how to measure the progress.

In Module 2, we learned FYNF, wholeness, and naturalness as the ways to get to enlightenment (in my simple term, “to be happy, peaceful and healthy”). There are several aspects in Module 2 that I really appreciate: 

·      We were presented with a clear method to reach wholeness using a few physical qigong exercises that we are already familiar with.

·      In Module 2, we experienced what happens physically and mentally, and what happens with our reference system during wholeness  state 

·      Teacher Ooi also made sure that we clearly recognize the state of mind while we are in wholeness state. Furthermore, we learned the importance of making this state of mind as a reference and bringing it into daily activities, so that we are able to act naturally.

·      Teacher Ooi introduced us to different teachings from several Chinese philosophers. This made the discussions in the course even more enjoyable.

It has been two weeks since I completed Module 2. I found practicing FYNF and wholeness state very useful in my daily activities, especially when I faced a struggle, which usually led me to feeling bad, or frustrated, or regret. The practice has also helped me to stay in the middle. not overthink, overreact or over analyze.

When the Covid 19 pandemic began around March, I was stressed out and worried about my mother and brothers who live overseas. Slowly, now I am able to accept this situation. I am glad that I can still chat or talk to them on the phone and we always reminded each other to stay safe and healthy.

Lately, my family has been getting invitations to get together from our friends, now that businesses are open. In the past, when I had to say no, I usually felt bad after that. Nowadays, when I don’t feel safe to be out and meeting people, even with a mask on, I could just politely turn down the invitations and feel fine after (no bad feeling, no regrets).

As Teacher Ooi said, there were a lot of traps that could throw us out of the middle. To help with continuous practice throughout the day, I bought a $20 fitness watch from Amazon.  I can set it to vibrate from every 5 minutes to every few hours to remind myself to stay in FYNF state. I used to use my cell phone but this cheap watch works better 😉

I am forever grateful to have an opportunity to take this class.

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Feedback: 7

My report:

In Module 2 we dived deeper into the ‘ethics’ and ‘spiritual stuff’, explored and experienced wholeness and naturalness and connected theory with practice, which is something invaluable. I can say that now I understand these states not only on the intellectual level 🙂

On the other hand, for me personally, it felt like I was trying to rush before internalizing the teachings of Module 1. I feel I still have a lot of work to do on M1, so there is still plenty of time to go over the material in the rest of the year. Nevertheless, it opened to me a deeper understanding of traditional Chinese practices and philosophies, which I find very interesting.

I also acquired a deeper knowledge in Confucianism of which I have never been fond of, even though there are some interesting teachings, but at least now this sentiment, which was based on a rather superficial knowledge, has been confirmed.

As always, I enjoyed very much all the discussion and connection with a group of like-minded people. I became an even calmer and more balanced person than at the beginning of the course, and I like to stay in that state 🙂

Thank you very much teacher Ooi for taking us through a path which is often brain-wrecking.

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Feedback 8:

Module 2  – Research into Enlightenment.      

This course has been quite extraordinary for me for many reasons. And as a summary, repeated mantra I would say “insight, insight, insight…”

This was a journey into myself: as someone who practices qigong, teaches Qigong, and likes to learn, but also into my weaknesses, missing knowledge, and my changing reference system!

Often during the lectures, I felt I had grasped the nature of what was being taught, but sometimes found it difficult to relate my own experiences to the questions posed. But as I read about the experience of others I began to see that I have had many experiences, which would relate to, for example, wholeness, and naturalness, and also bringing FYNF into daily life. I simply had not had made the (written/verbal) connection between my experiences and questions posed. So the opportunity to share and discover this through the experience of others on the course has been a confirmation that I am on the path, and that what I call ‘deep knowing’ as opposed to knowledge, has been a frequent gift of qigong practice.

My life has been one of creative endeavour and teaching – as a porcelain artist, and as such was a deep expression of my own freedom to choose my life path in the face of parental opposition – I was expected to become a doctor like my father since I had been steered into science by my teachers. And what the Enlightenment course showed me was that although my art and creativity were ‘natural’ and intuitive, I still lack the experience and ability to be analytical. Though I can be logical! Part of this is due to my own internal RS which has a ‘story’ of – ‘you’re not good at answering  (analytical) questions” and my mind goes blank, which leads me to ‘freeze up’.  (All good stuff!)

The content of the course was illuminating. I really enjoyed learning about the different philosophies – Daoism, Confucianism, etc. and how you so skilfully wove them into our practice and related it our current lives and changing reference systems.

The insight into different states of consciousness (Wholeness, intuitive thinking and perceptive thinking, conceptual thinking, conscious and unconscious states, naturalness, etc.) I found enlightening (pardon the pun) most particularly because you gave us the experience of them; it was not only theoretical! Direct Experience seems to be key into learning and progressing in Qigong. This is a true gift and I would like to say you have extra-ordinary skills of transmission as a teacher!

I was not able to devote enough time to this course  – life intervened. So I fully intend to take the ‘Revision‘ course when you offer it next time.

Thank you, from my heart

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Feedback: 9

Dear Mr Ooi

Sorry for probably being the last person to send in a report for M2. Since the course finished, I have found it strangely a struggle to write anything. Then, when I felt I had something to say, I developed a very uncomfortable urinary problem. So here I am at 3.30am unable to sleep, writing down a few realisations. I realise that my mind has been disturbed, mostly by the current events, and that I am not happy. I’ve not been in a state of ease, in the middle, natural. Looking deeper I see it is because I, along with so many others, are in a state of fear, fear of the future, of the unknown, a feeling of frustration. I have not been aware enough to see these emotions arising which may then have resulted in this physical manifestation.

I did some big la qi to calm my mind, some seated hip rotations focusing on the lower abdomen, some gentle roufu and after a while noticed that the discomfort had eased considerably, my mind became calmer and clearer and I had a big smile on my face. Such simple practices yet so powerful. 

During lesson 7, you asked the question “Enlightenment has never been easy, but the walk is worthwhile. Why?”  Everything that requires effort, that we have to strive for, is worthwhile. It takes time, effort and most of all consistency, to build up internal qi, to manage the emotions, to even be aware of them, and to cultivate consciousness. Why? Because there are so many distractions and excuses to take us off course.

What I’ve learnt by working on cultivation of consciousness is that to reach enlightenment we have to change our reference system. Not to fall back to our old patterns of behaviour to break free from grasping, expectations, pre-conceived ideas and be in a state of naturalness.  We have to be ever present, vigilant to what is happening in the mind as this can cause physical problems which affect our practice as I have just experienced.

So now at nearly 4am, after the words have flowed somewhat and the discomfort eased, I feel lighter and brighter with a full appreciation of Module 1 and Module 2.

Thank you for your guidance.

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Feedback 10: The M2 Route  

I didn’t know what to expect from a series of lectures entitled “Research into Enlightenment”. What I had heard of regarding Enlightenment was the Buddhist view; not the perspective of Zen Buddhism, Chinese philosophy or research (which made me think of scientific experiments and Pavlov’s canines!). Initially I thought that the lecture contents were beyond my current understanding of qigong. As the lectures progressed, the pieces of the puzzle started to fall into place. 

I thought that the lectures and practices were well structured to lead the practitioners into an understanding of concepts such as Enlightenment (the ability of the mind to focus onto itself), the Reference System (information programmed into our mind during our lifetime which could lead to lack of clarity, poorly managed emotions and incorrect decision-making) as well as Wholeness (via practising TCT), Intuitiveness and Naturalness (via close and open eye FYNF). 

Emphasis was also placed on mental cultivation such as strengthening the mind and willpower (via practising SLS & 3CM), staying mindful to achieve harmony/balance (via practising laqi), being aware of correct/incorrect thoughts & speech, perceiving instead of reacting. Practitioners were also taught that the RS determines the state of Naturalness meaning that a narrow RS could lead to biasness, attachment, preconceived notions and unbalanced emotions; we must therefore strive to expand the RS so that it becomes our reservoir of knowledge but does not control our decision-making process. 

Societal and holistic aspects are also important components of ZQ practice. Practitioners must cultivate daode, contribute to society and extend virtues such as Compassion, Justice, Courtesy, Wisdom and Trust/Faith to every part of our lives.

Importantly, acquiring this knowledge is not merely an academic exercise. We must put into practice what we have learnt, eg, correct techniques, mindfulness, managing emotions and extending conscious intuitive thinking into daily life.

The Journey so far

I now understand the value of connecting with the blue sky/Universe and practising big laqi. The blue sky and the open in big laqi brings feelings of peace, calm, evenness, maybe even bliss, a sense that all is well & all will be well, equilibrium and being part of the Universe. The close in big laqi brings all these sensations back to the inner universe. If one is continuously in this elevated state of mind, how can one not be happy and healthy? 🙂

In recent weeks, I seem to be more aware of my state of mind. If I find myself getting a little emotional or if I’m picking up emotions which aren’t mine, I try to ‘ground’ myself by letting the emotions flow downwards or outwards; I seem to be less disturbed by external stimuli. In the past, if someone had said something I disagree with, I might have reacted with frustration or a sarcastic reply, these days I might just smile (knowing that if I reply, a disagreement might ensue). With these changes, my mind and body seem to be more at ease. 

Sensations during and after practice come and go. Sometimes when I place my hands on my navel, there’s a relaxing feeling and cleansing sensation (as if my insides are being cleansed of unhealthy qi). Some days, the sensations are quite prominent (qi swirling in internal organs), on other days there’s a feeling of lightness and of light, or of qi lightly massaging the internal organs (like a feather).    

I began to realise that FYNF applies to everyday activities, eg, cooking, playing a musical instrument, learning a new language. If I focus too intently on executing a task ‘correctly’ or I am in two minds about how to do it, chances are it won’t turn out well. But if I let go of the need to get it right and allow myself the freedom to do it naturally to the best of my ability, it will likely turn out fairly well.

And so I return to the question of research – no matter how much knowledge you have, it’s not quite like experiential knowledge where you learn through experimenting (small vs big laqi, close vs open eye practice, watching a movie while practising 3CM) and practice & perception/realisation (blue sky sensation, spiralling qi, 4 forces in 3CM, feeling of oneness, importance of FYNF). Initially, I struggled to understand how distance healing works – what medium is used to transmit healing qi, sound waves, radio waves etc? Then I realised that my thinking was limited as qi transcends the physical world as it is currently understood by modern science. 

That said, the route to Enlightenment will be long and arduous, hopefully with the guidance of our teachers, it will be a fun and rewarding journey!

Feedback of M1 2020 Qigong Essentials

P1 V: My report from M1 is that the class has brought me more acute awareness of emotions as they surface.  This past week especially as at work we were immediately summoned to a mandatory meeting in which they announced an immediate reduction in force of 10%.  Initially feeling like a category 5 hurricane of fear hit.  Then during the meeting I was able to somewhat tune out of the drama and suspend my head deep into the blue sky and rooted feet to the ground feeling a stabilizing effect.

There’s work to be done but the beauty of the big la Qi opening arms widely and expansive deep breaths feels like the barnacles of the old self are breaking away with each open and close.   The technique of leading with the elbows has been very important for not just during Qigong practice but during all movements throughout the day.

Thank you

P2 T M:

Laoshi, thanks so much for all of your help and your class this morning!  I learned a lot and you also reminded me of things I had forgotten when I was distracted emotionally/mentally away from my true self.

Today your class also helped me to help my students in Zhineng Qigong.  You helped me with some facets of the practice for when they are alone at home that I can help them with when they are stuck.

Like we all can get sometimes – Stuck – and then Discouraged, then in Despair, then possibly wanted to give it all up!!!  As some of our students do and some of our ZQ Teachers.

I have been in love with Zhineng Qigong & I have felt deeply connected to Dr Pang and everyone in Zhineng Qigong from the moment I started in 2013.  And that is why I immediately went into teacher training at the first opportunity.  I Knew 🙂

We have about 7 ZQ classes a week available here.  Of course, we are online now until we can all meet again in person.

Interestingly, connecting with you and also your class today has helped me through this challenging time in a bigger way than ever before!

I am deeply grateful to you for leading me back to myself and what I have always known.

Abundant Qi to YOU,

P3 T: Dear Teacher Ooi, 

Thank you very much for your guidance over the last weeks. I have very much enjoyed the course and have benefited from it a lot.

  1. Practice routine

Since the start of the course I have maintained  an (almost) daily practice of 15-20 mins of SLS and 30 mins 3CM, accompanied by some wall squats and intercepted by some rounds of Big Laqi’s. Whenever circumstances permitted, I did another session of Big Laqi’s in the evening before going to bed, mostly sticking to the CV-19 sequence. I only did LQU about once a week when I was able to attend the Tuesday or Thursday classes.

  1. Practice observations

During SLS I initially struggled with isolating and contracting the psoas, but then coordination and strength improved surprisingly quickly. By now I can comfortably maintain pushing up from the feet for 15-20 mins. It pleasantly activates the whole hip and lumbar area. Recently I noticed that the movement is no longer just linear. Toward the end of the ‚pulling‘ and while holding the contraction there is also an inward rotation, further opening the SI Joints at the back and intensifying the force to the lumbar area.

When I first did 3CM right after SLS I was surprised how much effect it had on my posture. The apparently so simple instruction to pull up from the hip joints (vs. pushing down the sacrum/coccyx) was a real game changer. It enabled me to immediately grasp the 4 forces. I was amazed, how ‚ “light” the standing posture can feel. Especially with the additional focus on pushing knees out and root of toe downward, it feels like the legs are locking into a stable position, reducing physical effort to a minimum and allowing the qi to ascend to lower dantian. This immediately creates a strong force to the lumbar area. Initially it felt like the whole lower back was torn apart. The feeling then concentrated more around the spine, then on the ming men area and finally lightness also entered there.  For some time it was harder to establish the vertical connection to the sky. I recently observed, that by slightly bending the knees a bit more, I can create more force along the entire spine up to baihui.

When I first combined 3CM with throat breathing I had the feeling that it created a lot of heat and also agitated the mind. The effect grew less after some session, finally reversing to a calming and centering effect. The scans of organs and skeletal structures and dantians now have an especially nourishing and calming effect.

  1. Practice effects

My lumbar area feels both strong and open, allowing me stand upright and move with prowess. The whole spine feels lighter and stronger. Also my shoulders seemed to have loosened, as well as the neck. I also observed that my overall energy level has risen and is more stable throughout the day and that the quality of my sleep has improved, as the ability to fall asleep.

Specific reactions I mainly observed during or right after the practice, mostly pleasant feelings of warmth and vibrations. Mainly in the lower dantian area. Depending on where I focused the LaQis also in the other dantians, specifically energy points like yintang etc.

I also noticed something which I call a ‚side-effect‘: Some years ago I tore my meniscus. I refused to have an operation and treated it with acupuncture and physical exercises then available to me. It got better and better, but a slight vulnerability and instability remained. I now feel that with the intense work on the lumbar area, hip joints and holding the knee in a slight rotation in 3CM I am actually finally healing the knee as well. Initially, the holding the knee in the rotated position for such a long time caused quite some discomfort. Yet this became less and less and by now mobility and stability have significantly improved and ‚lightness‘ and ‚flow‘ have returned.

  1. Management of Emotions

Until taking this course I considered myself to be a calm, composed person who could easily control his emotions. The odd outburst every now and then was well justified as an adequate expression of feeling to make my needs heard.

Well, so much for that. Anger is my predominant emotional pattern. And I only now realized, how much anger there is and how it constantly lingers. What I considered to be calm was just an adjusted normal and not comparable to the “blue sky” reference point. That was my first big take-away. The second was to realize that with every emotional reaction that compromises calmness and clarity of mind I have already “lost the battle“: If you want to make yourself heard you need to be able to so in a calm way.

I also realized that when I thought I was controlling emotions, I was rather suppressing them. But not dissolving or diffusing them. Inviting compassion for both myself and the other person/situation is helpful to stop anger rising when I catch it early. From the two methods suggested – story and picture – picture works better for me as of now. It requires less mental effort and has immediate effect. When the emotions are already stronger, I mostly directly resort to the blue sky visualization to stop the fuse. I also noticed that the speed at which anger rises does not depend so much on the social trigger, but more on my physiological state: When tired and exhausted I have less sensitivity and strength to work with my emotional state. The increased level in energy mentioned above is thus helpful to shift the baseline.

Investigating deeper inwardly I realized that beneath this outer emotional reaction lies an inner cry for attention: “What about me?” An inability to express to take care of myself and express my needs early enough. Anger sets in when I have the feeling that boundaries have been overstepped, but it is also my inability to mark these boundaries in a calm way upfront. And to focus on what I can influence, instead of obsessing about stuff I can’t. Here, the Serenity Prayer is a helpful reminder.

P4 S M: Dear Mr Ooi

As requested here is a report or reflection on module 1 so far.

Thinking about what I have learned from the experience of module 1, I have to go back to when Ken and I did Taiji Ball 1 with you and the subsequent Qigong Essentials weekend.   You talked about management of emotions being the aim of dynamic practices and introduced big la qi and why we need to practice SLS and 3CM. I was excited to join module 1 as I felt it would clarify a lot of confusion I had in my mind.

What I’ve appreciated the most about the course is that it has definitely clarified the aim of the practices and how to progress in a step-by-step and logical manner. Before this, I  had learned LQUP, Body Mind Form and Five One Form but was confused about what to practice and how to progress. To be honest my practice was half-hearted at best and I didn’t know how to measure progress, if any.

So after 3 years, I now understand that we need to work on the foundations first, building qi by opening up the lower back and SI joints as well as managing the emotions.  Now I have been diligently doing SLS and 3CM every day, with your voice in my head to pull up the hip joints. At the beginning all I felt was discomfort and still feel it but less so. However, now I have this sensation of opening and closing, a sense of spaciousness. I can now reasonably comfortably do SLS for 20 mins and 3CM for 30 mins.

The biggest revelation is the importance of looking into the blue sky and big la qi. Again, after a few weeks of practising regularly I have this sense that I am the blue sky, feeling it inside and outside. The sense of expansion.  More and more often during practice a smile appears and I feel a sense of calm joy. Tears sometimes arise, but I see that as releasing old frustrations.

The course has changed my approach to practice and the understanding of what we are trying to achieve (learning outcomes).  Understanding that management of emotions is the objective of dynamic practices. I have appreciated the time you have spent on talking about the management of emotions, to understand why we are not happy and the steps we should take to find our reference point.

Also, I am more aware of internal feelings and a sense of the organs. PMT has helped with that. Feeling more stable and focused especially when standing in 3CM with longer and longer sensations of feeling like being a big ball of qi. However, I now understand that grasping onto these sensations is a big trap and can hinder progress. I now acknowledge the feelings but let them go.

What I really appreciate is your insistence on correct posture and technique, your step by step approach but also the freedom give to practice. I truly believe that the proof of the pudding is in the practice.

Thank you so much.

P5 M: Zhineng Qigong Report

I began practicing qigong for health purposes. My mother was already a practitioner and to my curiosity, I decided to look into it. When I noticed the dimension I decided to get in contact with you to get help with my health issue which I have been dealing with throughout life. Interesting how sometimes we define a wrong situation as true and utterly everlasting. Before signing up for the M1 course, I did see some positive results by practicing the exercises you recommended. Although, up until today, the recovery has not definitely been settled as the symptoms eventually disappear and retrieve, I have incorporated the belief in qigong and it is to my full interest to continue until I recover thoroughly.

I have noticed very significant progress in my practice, although I think I have not even scratched the surface.

One important observation is my lumbar. In the beginning it was very difficult for me to sustain my body in 3CM for more than five minutes. The pain would not permit me to continue. Now I am able to stay for the 30 minutes required and sometimes I try to stretch into 40 minutes. There are days which I do feel the area a little more sensitive and I need caution when lifting/moving my body after practicing 3CM, but it is not close to the sensations I felt when I began.

Another important observation is how I am perceiving qi throughout my body. I can feel it tingling on my skin and also inside my body as I move my hands. Pouring qi down has become much more realistic and the open/close movement is as if I am being filled with the surrounding qi. All the techniques have helped immensely on the process of developing this sensitivity – trembling, SLS, PMT.

Maybe it is too early to think about becoming a healer, but I have this desire and I will try my best to reach the necessary level. For that, I please request from you any suggestions or important orientations I should keep and develop as the path opens to this new encounter in my life. I am now 44 years old and with a single opportunity to choose a future profession. This is by far the most serious decision I have made.

As mentioned, although I have not yet recovered from my health situation, I continue to have total respect and belief in Zhineng Qigong and I would truly feel honored to be able to help and cure others.

I will continue with the learning process in M2, keeping in mind that there are steps to be taken until I reach the tip of the mountain and knowing that after I reach the summit, I will be able to view the many other mountains there are to climb.

I am very thankful to have you as my teacher.

Many blessings.

P6 S: My report please

This M1 feels very different from all the previous ones I have attended. The new material is wonderful, but nothing compares to the addition of the Exercise Classes. They really made a HUGE difference for the better. Thank you very much.

A summary of my practices

LaQi is the most wonderful one. I love doing it. Adding the Healing Session, the classes with you, and Teachers Pei and Irma is bringing tremendous benefits to me. I can feel the open close everywhere inside of the body. It’s also very good to observe how each one of you teaches this practice.

3CM became one of my favorites, although not always easy. It feels more stable and your recall from time to time for us to pay attention to the posture and the four forces awakens awareness and helps to bring the attention back. When it’s combined with the open close leading by the elbows I feel the expand and contraction in the middle of the body, mainly in different parts of the spine. However, when we need to combine PMT (of the fingers) and breathing from Bai hui to the LDT and the open close I get distracted. I have observed that when this happens I tend to feel frustrated and anger gets very close, my temperature changes, especially around the face, becoming hotter. What I have been doing is stop everything, calm down listening you saying “relax”, and start again, first the open and close, then PMT, and if I feel more stable, the breathing. I have observed that after practicing 3CM the pain and the difficulties to walking lesser, what feels super good!

Trembling Practicing it makes me feel like a kid. There is a spring connecting the tiger’s mouth to the hips, and as they start moving back and forth, Baihui starts moving as well, spiraling. Sometimes, the tip of the coccyx joins the movement, spiraling too.   I feel lots of sensations, for example, heaviness on top of the head and lighter inside (of the head), “something” (like liquid mint) flowing down the spine, and so many more. This practice is the one that brings more pleasant sensations  when compared to the others, and this makes it easy to get distracted, what isn’t good for keeping the posture and the rhythm of going back and forth.

SLS I do it mainly lying down, sometimes standing. Sorry, but doing it sitting down is a challenge for me. I do not know why. It triggers frustration and anger gets even closer, it looks like residual of “crazy stuff” which do not go away.

Lately, when standing with closed feet, I feel unstable, as if standing on a canoe. It helps to close the hills putting them together side by side while separating the tip of the feet, as you said, and also leaving the eyelid ajar.

Generally speaking, I feel lots of random sensations all over the body, they come and go by themselves, most are pleasant, others not, some are superficial, others (few) more deep. I am thankful to all of them because they make me as if I am coming back to life.

This M1 changed everything for me. I have no words to thank you Teacher Ooi for all you have taught us, and for helping me in so many ways, some I even do not know because they out of my reach.

In gratitude and awe

P7 T: My report:

  1. I have/am now experiencing Qi internally for the first time.
  2. I am quickly able to get into a Qi-gong state.
  3. I no longer feel over-whelmed by the number of exercises that make-up Zhineng Qigong
  4. I am further along the path of mastering my emotions.  Not there yet but I can see/feel the light at the end of the tunnel.
  5. The scientific approach is satisfying to my mind and makes my experience key; which along with the emphasis on Dao always changing, it makes sense to be experimental, playful, logical and analytical, rather than being stuck in the blind ‘faith’ of fundamentalism.
  6. I like the ‘proof is in the pudding’ approach: I feel better, lighter, happier and more emotionally stable from participating in Module One.  I feel I have made more progress than the previous two years of Zhineng Qigong courses and practices that I undertook; in fact my previous work had created an aversion and sense of overwhelm, plus physical injury from trying to cover a seemingly never-ending list of exercises and not doing any of them in a Qi-gong state.  I was also feeling quite bored at what I was supposed to do which bothered me – wasn’t I supposed to feel better, more vital, and to fall in love with ZQ!  Well now (since Module 1) I am falling in love with ZQ which is such a relief!
  7. I have also learnt much from the questions that You (Teacher Ooi) ask us which both cause us to think and to focus where we need to be focussing.  Plus I have learnt much from the questions that I and the other students have posed to you; in fact I have saved all of these emails.

A truly masterful course!

Thank you!

P8 J: Dear teacher Ooi,

Here is my report: First of all, I must appreciate the format of the course. I feel that by spreading the classes over several weeks gave me an opportunity to integrate the practice into my daily life, observe steady progress and adopt new habits, which is way more realistic than participating in intensive training and (I hope) will have a long-lasting effect. By saying that, I think that there has been such a load of enriching input that I certainly need to go over the material again and again. There is still space to go deeper and deeper.

Apart from the group practice and classes, I enjoyed the connection we had as a group through continuous discussions. I am very grateful for everyone’s contributions, which boosted the connection with qigong and my personal practice in return. The teacher Ooi’s questions, stimuli and feedback kept me on the tip of my toes all the time and I appreciate the inquisitive attitude towards practice that those inquiries motivated us into, and how we should approach our practice. Maybe the crucial thing I learnt during the course is the importance of maintaining the right attitude.

I also thoroughly enjoyed the work on Tao Te Ting and how it is linked to the qigong theory and practice.  Then, the fundamentals of emotions brought into light where I need to work more. I am now more aware of the connection between the practice, emotions and progress, and the importance of inward seeking. This has been truly eye-opening and fascinating at the same time.

My practice has become much more effective, much more enjoyable, although still challenging, and I was able to correct a lot of mistakes that I was making until now. Overall, I got from the course what I had expected and even more, because I now see the bigger picture and it is clear that I am only at the very beginning. I’ve made my first steps and there is yet so much to explore and develop, and go deeper and deeper. I am very excited about the journey ahead of me.

Thank you very much.

P9 C: This was my second M1 class.

I took the first M1 class in 2019.

Teacher Ooi’s M1 class is one of the greatest gifts in my life. I learned so much not only about the foundation work in Zhineng Qigong but how to get to know myself. This class has motivated me to always seek inward, closely watching and managing my thoughts and emotions, and to be a better person every day.

Teacher Ooi has developed this course with a structure that is easy to follow and understand. Throughout the course, we learned a lot not only from the Saturday classes, but also through email discussions. Teacher Ooi is always quick to respond and he always challenges his students to progress. In addition, the M1 course this year also included practices for two days a week, from which I learned to practice in a deeper manner and experienced strong qi field.

Before meeting Teacher Ooi and taking M1 in 2019, I had emotional and anxiety issues. I got angry very easily. Little things that did not go my way made me angry and anxious. I also worried a lot about my health. What worse was that I could be in this state of being (angry, anxious, worried) for days, even months without even aware about it. At the end, this cost me many sleepless nights with heart palpitation and panic attacks.

After taking Zhineng Qigong class locally, having a consultation with Teacher Ooi and Teacher Pei Sei, and taking M1 in early 2019, I started to practice the foundation work and put efforts to be aware of and manage my emotions, using the techniques Teacher Ooi taught us in the course. It was a challenge for me, but with one step at a time, in summer 2019, I no longer had heart palpitations and panic attacks. I felt calmer and started to sleep well.

It has been a process for me. With practice, I have been catching my emotions, especially anger earlier and earlier. Although, in several occasions, I still found myself catching my anger late, I already said something or raising my voice. What funny was that a few times when my kids saw me raising my voice and looking upset, they checked and asked me “Have you practiced Qigong today?”  I have two little Qigong teachers at home :D. With practice,

Spring 2020 found us at crossroads we never envisioned. As the Covid-19 pandemic started to get worse, I slipped. I let myself surrounded by news and discussions about the pandemic without paying attention to my emotions. For days, I was not aware about my worries and thoughts. I got really anxious and I experienced insomnia for almost two weeks and experienced liver qi stagnation. Luckily, I was taking M1 course for the second time. Teacher Ooi, through this course, has given me valuable tools to bounce back and pull myself quickly. I also signed up for the healing sessions and it was a great support for me. In the past 3-4 weeks I have been sleeping much better and I feel calmer again during this challenging time.

To summarize, I am a calmer and happier person compared to how I used to be. Yes, I still get upset and worry sometimes, I know what to do now to calm myself.

Things that used to bother me a lot are no longer big issues to me.  When you feel good emotionally and you have more qi, you have better perspectives about your life. It is easier to be thankful and happy.

Thank you, Teacher Ooi, for everything you do to help and motivate your students to be in a better position.

P10:
Hello techer Ooi,

I am not sure what exact report is expected…

I just wanted to thank you and say that I really enjoyed the training. It was a good decision to take it again, I was able to be much more present and focus better than last year. Also, regular email reading (mostly daily) made it much easier to follow and don’t miss anything. It is a great way to exchange experiences and questions.

During the last lesson I was just seeing the slides and only hearing your voice (instead of having a miniature of you on the screen) and actually I could focus more. There is tons of theory for me to learn now. I enjoy guided meditation, and in the past I was listening and practicing to the recording, but recently I started to prefer perceiving and going on my own pace. Also my brain likes to “travel in time ” the most when I meditate and it spaces out to the past places I visited, I don’t know why it happens but when I practice it’s very easy for me to visualize and then for few seconds I can exactly see some scene from the past – I noticed it happens less when I meditate with open eyes. I prefer to do my 3cm without the movie, I can just load myself with Qi ( the longest I can stand is 40-45 min though) and if watching something it feels like maintaining the posture only- no qi perceiving experience. On the other hand, I like to watch something while doing SLS…  Is that ok?

The timing of the training worked perfectly for me.

Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions I usually modified to my abilities – taking breaks, stretching or doing sls or tai ch ball, to be honest, push pull  is my least favorite exercise.

It is a little hard to be sure about practicing 100% correctly without your in-person mentoring, that’s why I question myself a lot. Also, I saw your email that in m2 sls is done by focusing on pushing into SI joint, I think I move and push my sacrum to the back for a long time already – will make my mind about the M2 training soon.

Thank you so much for your teaching!!!

P11 CW: Module 1 Course Review – Ooi Kean Hin 5/5/20

I decided very late to join this course after my planned trip to China was cancelled, and I am very grateful I did because I think it represents far better value in terms of the content and the outcome!

The course content

Lectures are logical and philosophical with plenty of room for students to interact via ‘Chat’. They are very well prepared and Ooi Talks effortlessly to expand and explain their meaning. I especially enjoyed and learned from the series on the Dao – authentic eastern culture for western minds! And look forward to OKH’s coming translation….

Introductory videos, cover such things as anatomy, relaxation and the Qi field as well as brief introductions to the QG practices. Some of these were new to me and I enjoyed working with them.  Later, OKH added details, which built on these earlier demonstrations, this made it easier to walk through the exercise, rather then run straight in! This gave a sense of progression for both students, and those students who are also teachers of QG. This layering is part of my teaching, and I learned to make even smaller chunks, through experiencing Ooi’s step-by-step style.

On-line practice. This is so valuable; introducing a different way to practice LQU which liberates not only the time taken to do LQU but also makes it more effective at gathering Qi and experiencing Qi at a different levels or depth. It provides a profound experience of ‘Unity/oneness’. Information and experience around 3CM is revolutionary and should be taught by all teachers to help students overcome their reluctance to practice this vital method. And last but not least the introduction of PMT and practice – and feeling the fascia, sometimes felt like a ‘blow-up doll’!

Q&A: This part of the course, which runs throughout, during the lecture and also in emailed Q&A’s, is illuminating because it is spontaneous, authentic and based on real experiences and events. I found much to be discovered here, and learned not to ‘fear’ being judged (sometimes an issue for me!) if I, or anyone else, was ‘off-track (thanks to Ooi’s Gong Fu!). Generally the Q&A sessions were illuminating rather than obscuring, (lost in translation) which can happen with Chinese teachers whose English is not so fluent as OKH’s.

My Outcomes:

(I fall into one of OKH’s student groups who have practiced QG for many years and had reached a kind of practice/progress plateau before joining the course)

3CM – my practice was revolutionized! Before joining the course I was accustomed to practice 3CM for 45mins, or longer when necessary, though I didn’t particularly enjoy it – there was the discovery of focus and will power…as well as an understanding the importance of relaxation of the physical body is intimately tied in with relaxation of the mind. I identified my problem with this practice some time ago – fearing that my legs were somehow not as alive as the rest of my body, not as dynamic?  Discovering the four forces was my revolution! Setting up the posture using these forces brought life and energy to my legs, and for the first time I am able to really get the Qi rushing up my legs in LQU too! 3CM became a joy – a truly delicious pudding! I am also aware that it may not taste the same each time, and avoid ‘seeking’ the pleasure, but enjoy it if it is present.

SLS: Another wonderful tool, even without taking it into ‘full version’ of SLS – I think many westerners have weak Soas muscles and added to that – very little knowledge of what and where these muscles are located. SLS unlocked this for me and definitely developed my 3CM! Another essential lesson – thank you!

I had come to associate ‘Blue Sky’ with the practice from an early stage in my QG, and had had several explanations from Chinese teachers about Dr. Pang’s use of this device. But the discovery of OKH’s simple means of the photograph and the 3-minute gazing at the real blue sky to put me in touch with the ‘Information’ of the Blue Sky changed my practice and my teaching.  Very important to me as a teacher because it is a tangible illustration of ‘Information’ itself.

Connection and sensitivity to the Qi Field: The first thing to remark on is the strength of the Qi field created by OKH, and via the Internet! It gave me enormous courage and faith in running my classes on line during our current ‘lockdown’ world situation. But the gain for me was confirmation of my sensitivity to the Qi field and my response to OKH’s information. At times I was able to detect his ‘intention’ before he actually voiced it…this often arose spontaneously as physical movement in response to the Qi/information  leading…

Feeling the Entirety: I do experience the entirety – that feeling of dissolving and being the same inside as outside and the universe, but through OKH’s instructions I am much more able to expand in all directions – though I have a ‘less sensitive’ spot when I expand out, which is on my back on the right hand side?? This made more sense after a consultation with OKH as he mentioned I have a ‘very old injury’ on the RH side…. It is also interesting to work with this  ‘whole’ expansion during LQU and with the PMT, which I hope to discover more as I practice.

Creativity and teaching:  “If you want to dispense with technique – learn technique” a great teaching adage!  I liked the balance of creatively presenting LQU and I now realize the importance of using logic, and measuring progress more clearly are just as essential.

Emotional literacy from the 5 Element Theory: I found this part of the course very useful because it gave me strategies to balance and recognize other people’s emotions and to some extent to increase awareness my own and then strategize! This is a work in progress, which I hope will be extended in Module ll. Through the practice of Qigong I have become more in touch with my emotions as they arise – a healthy goal of QG…to have more balanced emotions. And yet I am still sometimes, at the mercy of my anger – a family pattern. The result is that I pay a price for that imbalance – and immediately feel the ‘backlash’ because of the sensitivity. I thought I was ‘gaining wisdom’ here but right at the end of the course I touched on a part of my emotional body that has not been so ‘awake’ before. I have great FEAR around ‘not having enough to eat’. This would be easy to dismiss in the face of the Covid19 situation, but I know it goes MUCH deeper than that…. not only to being sent away to boarding school at 7 years old, but even deeper into collective human psyche. Triggered by the current situation? Old brain stuff!

Ooi Kean Hin the Teacher:

Ooi Kean Hin really is a ‘teacher’s teacher. He brings stepped and logical methods to teaching, learning and evaluating, and most vitally – a deep cultural understanding of Chinese Culture and Philosophy.   I also enjoyed the creativity and insight he brings to a new practice of LQU…and the logistical means he uses to justify the new practice (I found this confirming for my own teaching where I have also devised a series of 5 exercises, mostly from BMF to work on keeping the spine flexible and strong).  I think this Module 1 is a University level course!

This course has so much content it must have taken years of refining to get it to work so well. It is especially useful to be asked to evaluate ones practice objectively and then to make a plan…something missing from my engagement with Qigong, I asked my self why? Something to do with viewing it as a separate and a more academic activity.

Changes and additions?

I think this course is remarkable and I would like to make a suggestion or two, which I hope will be helpful.

A list of the acronyms used would be useful, with the addition of both their Chinese names and English translations.  Suggest an Excel Spread sheet, which could be added to, with the Pin yin and Chinese characters too. I did start one early on, partly out of curiosity, as I am attempting to learn some Chinese, but found I did not have enough time to keep it going.

(I missed the Introductory ‘Test’ session so this comment may not be valid) I think it would be good to have a short Zoom session where we each introduced ourselves at the start of the Module: Name, where we live, our QG experience, if we are teachers… and the same at the end of the course – a celebration of achievement? Though today I see that Ira has proposed a monthly meeting on a Sunday, which is welcome and moves us towards getting to know each other.

Small study groups (3 to 5?)– Maybe randomly chosen, (the Dao at work!!) so we could share ongoing experience along the way – and as a support for each other. Currently I think this would work better when we are not under lock down as already I personally spend too much time on line, teaching and keeping in touch with family and friends!

Networking for the future could arise out of our experience of working with Teacher OKH and would be facilitated by getting to know each other through groups. QG community is important.

I would have welcomed a few physical demos during the Tuesday and Thursday practice sessions.

Overview and finishing thoughts

The core of Module 1 (and Qigong!) is about ‘Tasting the Pudding’ – This is one of the simplest and clearest messages of OKH’s teaching.

Without OKH’s ‘recipe’ there is no step-by-step guide to assemble the ingredients (methods and theory/philosophy), let alone the way to ‘cook’ them, before you can begin to fully appreciate the taste of this ‘multi-course banquet’!!

I would recommend everyone to take this course; you may have health problems, or want to dive deeply into QG, and especially if you are a teacher!

Ooi Kean Hin is the only Chinese teacher I have met and worked with (I have worked with quite a few) who truly bridges the gap between Eastern and Western understanding. OKH especially understands the cultural differences in learning styles and evaluation. I have really enjoyed being a ‘student’ again. I have been a teacher all my life and have tried to be a learner as well – it keeps me in touch with what it is like to ‘not know’ or ‘not understand’ and reminds you of being a beginner…

The future.

I need to do more self-evaluation – partly because simply I don’t like being judged! But also because planning is something I have not taken very seriously in my life! I was involved in art and design education, because of its non-logical, non-linear and intuitive approach. And now I should balance this with some objectivity and goals!

Qigong diary: I have made many gains and insights in my QG practice, and these get lost ‘like tears in rain’ because I don’t record them. But they are markers of progress and I can now see the point of writing down improvement and changes.

I will continue to work on my emotions with new tools, and look forward to studying the next Module ll.

With much appreciation for your teaching and wisdom

P.S. I found this video helpful in regard to emotions…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7KQsS2kLM4

P12 M: Dear Ooi.

Here my report

I liked very much the M1 course.

Course structure: I found that every class were connected and designed to get a specific result and progress.

Course material: simple, lean designed, easy to grasp the main idea and concept.

Class delivery: it was very difficult for me to understand when you talked. My guess is that the microphone was to close to your mouth and got all the noise which interfered with clarity of speech.

My progress: I was pleased with the logical and scientific way of the classes. I am not comfortable with only the spiritual look of it, makes me feel I am in a religious cult.

It was revealing when you talked about not grasping into neither knowledge nor Qi sensation because that will stop with my growth and progress in Qigong.

The ability to see my emotions, understand how and what it is triggered, has been an interesting  journey and makes me like myself more and Others as well. I guess I am learning and experiencing more compassion, although I know there is a long road in front of me.

I also am experiencing what you said about being more conscious and now I realize things maybe few minutes after it has happened, still am not being able to see myself and my emotions while they are occurring.

I have experienced very interesting things during practice, mainly during 3CM. One that startled me, besides the dying one I wrote you about, was my feeling being a dinousar, it wasnt thinking about it, it was a vivid whole body-celll experience.

Recently, one mornig when I walked up, I felt my whole body opening and closing and full of Qi, no boundaries at all. It was a very pleasant and expansive sensation.

I also felt that when I am in a rejection mode, my Qi field gets week, I am trying to accept things the way they are evolving and be confident and interested on the course of action that arises.

My plan: keep working on my lumbar area with SLS and 3CM,  do the blue sky exercise you prescribed me and the Covid practice exersices. Continue  my work with emotions.

Thanks for sharing all your knowledge and for making ZQ easy to understand and keep me interested on it.

P13 K: Dear Mr. Ooi

Feedback on M1. You asked for a review. The fact that the blue sky has very positive information is something I’d never heard before. I know Dr. Pang uses the term but no one had really developed the idea. Previously I was imagining a more black void like outer space. So, I’ve found focussing on the blue sky much more effective. I’ve found I get very deep in practice sessions. I find I get deeper than before with a simple practice like Big Laqi, quickly feeling open like the sky. I have sensations in the membranous tissue more quickly. In 3CM I’ve started to feel qi coming strongly from all directions into lower dantian. I have learned that when leading practice, less words are often more effective than more words. For example, your qi field creation is very short compared to most but I find it more effective. More words tend to distract from the direct experience.

I’ve gained more clarity on what practices are most essential and what to expect in terms of learning outcomes. Also, how to focus on essentials within each practice. In 3CM for example, it’s common to give a long list of postural cues which tends to lead to people not seeing the wood for the trees. The cue to pull up the hips and have the four forces makes the essential focus of the practice much clearer.

I haven’t really used the dealing with emotions using the controlling cycle because I haven’t had those kind of negative emotions coming up. Being retired I don’t really have anything difficult to deal with. Something like Covid is not a problem for me emotionally. I also have done a lot of Buddhist meditation, particularly Tibetan Buddhist Dzogchen meditation. Dzogchen often talks about thoughts and emotions as like clouds in a blue sky – I think it may have been one of the influences of Dr. Pang (mingjue seems very similar idea)

I look forwards learning more from you

Regards

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Stop COVID-19 (recording)

Subsequently we will have a class from Apri 13 to May 8 on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays (12 sessions) at 9pm to 9.45pm New York time (9am Malaysia time the next day).
The fee is 30.00 usd.
The class is not only good to stop COVID-19 but is indeed good for all illnesses.
Try to attend the talk to sample the practice. Many who have attended the first class found the practice changes their health markedly and it is even good for the development of Extra Sensory Perception.

Stay safe, stay cool,
Ooi Kean Hin

iTherapy Progress Report

“Dear Laoshi,

I would like to let you know that in the last 5 months my son’s school registered an improvement of our son of the 50% in his academic and emotional skills.

He was tested without being taught the topics of his next year and scored 20% higher than the average.

My son is definitely more relaxed and self confident. He smiles every day, he accepts himself more and more.

Thank you for your iTherapy, it’s changing our lives.

Unfortunately it would be impossible to tell to his school that F. is receiving iTherapy, even though I have to admit that I told them at the beginning when we decided we didn’t want to give him anymore the medicine for ADHD.
He has noticeably improved his level of focus too.

谢谢 from our Xin.”

(Mother of the 9 yo boy who started iTherapy May 2017)

M1+ : Module 1 by Ooi Kean Hin

M1+ : The new Module 1

We have been conducting our Qigong Therapists Training Courses since 2012. While the main structures of all the courses were the same, the contents differ slightly from one to another, because each has a slightly different emphasis.

We have decided to re-structure our Module 1 and will introduce it as a 10-week-course starting 2018.

Major adjustments include:
1. More on theory
We are going to cover even more on the management of emotions, so as to prepare our participants for Module 2. To reduce the time spent on theory, we are going to video record major lectures and send to participants before the class. Online sessions will have more time to work on practice and Q&A.

2. More on practice
A slight shift. Lift Qi Up is now accepted as one of the basic qigong courses in Chinese medicine universities or shall we say, Lift Qi Up will get even more popular. We will put in some emphasis on how we may learn, teach and practice LQU efficiently to attain the 4 minimal requirements laid down by the founder.

3. As usual all classes will be video recorded and sent to participants immediately after the class. Participants will get have the opportunity to study and practice at their convenience.

4. All new participants are entitled to a video Skype/Zoom session of up to 25min to double check the practice.

Questions:
What is the investment now? It is still 500eur or equivalent.
1. As usual, those who have attended our M1 before are entitled to participate with a special rate of 20% of full fee.
2. Those who have joint M1P1 will get to join the whole new M1 at the rate of 50% discount.
3. Those who have chosen to sign up M1P1 by installment can continue to do so for M1+
4. Those who have joint any of our courses are entitled to a 20% discount (confirmation by organizer needed).

– As usual, we will only conduct the course once a year.
– Ms Sew Pei See will be on sabbatical leave, Ooi Kean Hin will take care of the classes.
– M2 will be postponed to a later date, probably in July, sorry for the inconvenience.

Dates: all classes on Saturdays starting from 3rd March to 5th May, 2018
Time: Malaysia: 9:00pm.
New York: 8.00am for classes on 3rd and 10th March, subsequently at 9.00am (daylight saving adjustment)
Central Europe: 2pm for classes on 3rd to 24th March, subsequently at 3,00pm (daylight saving adjustment)

Interested? Write to: okhpen@gmail.com

Experience of Module 1 part 1 (Foundation Course)

Question: What is your findings after learning M1P1?

One of our friends’ progress report after learning M1P1 in Mar/Apr’17. (Thanks for sharing the blood test report!)

We hope her feedback would be a great encouragement to others.

Assessment of the vitality was done onto the physical body, the mind, and supported by health screening report.

Answer: I have been wondering too, during this months if I was practicing in the proper way, if my posture was correct. I am again feeling the same way with the new exercises. I am practicing in front of the mirror, so I try to check as much as I can. Sometimes it’s hard to close my eyes, before I can start “recognizing ” the sensations without watching.
(Pei See: Mirror is always the great teacher who tells the truth! )

– this feeling of the Qi thickening is a marvelous things to my eyes, and I am full of admiration for this friend colleague, but again I feel my path is long,’cause I don’t feel those sensations. Actually I think I feel no sensation at all.
(Pei See: You will appreciate “without any sensation” when going into M2 )

– after the first month, people meeting me after a long time were seeing a huge difference in my body and mind. I noticed changes in me, I am more aware and calm. Aware enough to know -once again- that my path is long, but positive because many things have already changed. And that’s why I am going on.

I am healthy; my blood test testifies it; **In the last years I have been warned several times to avoid to fat food, and suddenly this was the last test. Please, to also consider that I am living in USA, where finding healthy food is not so easy.

(Pei See : previous report shows high level of cholesterol at 204 and iron deficiency, the new results surprised the doctor! )

I am more focused: I am not dispersing my energies in too many things; I am more perseverance, fighting for my qigong space in my life; I am starting accepting myself in the way I am ( physically) and starting identifying who I am ( inside). Accepting me as an individual, becoming friend of myself, accepting more others, as well.

I am more relaxed, but awake.
(Pei See: More aware of the state of mind)

My skin has a different texture. My eyes are less tired. My nails are naturally polished. My body is not tired.
I smile more.

I am better with certain emotions to deal with, it is still difficult to deal with sudden lack of patience, even though I noticed it’s getting better too.

But I feel with much more energy when the course is on. The course is very stimulating for me. Studying and learning is powerful to me.That is why I feel I am an eternal student.

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Get Well Class (Recovery Class) in Netherlands!

Get Well Class (Recovery Class) in Netherlands
by Ooi Kean Hin, Irma Van Tuil and gang!

Date: 1st to 5th of June 2017
Time: 9:30 to 11:30 and 13:00 to 15:00. (Theory and Practice)
15:30 to 17:30 (individual session, each participant will get one)
Venue: de Poort, Groesbeek

Who should come for the Get Well (Recovery) Class?
Well we welcome all those who have minor or major health problems or just want to get better.

What will participant learn in the class?
They will be attended by our certified therapists and practice under strong, happy qi field. They will learn specific exercises for them to get well rapidly and core exercises for long term benefits. They will learn the ways to manage their emotions and to remain happy.

How good is your Recovery Class?
Er… please go through previous messages about our Get Well Class, I think we are definitely among the best 😉

For more information, please send e-mail to irmavantuil@gmail.com