Recommendations for Maximum Benefit
Here are some recommendations to help you maximize the benefits of your course experience:
As much as possible, allow yourself the time and space to really be present for the sessions. Turn off distractions – e.g., the phone, email, music – any background "noise" that would pull your attention away from your focus.
Stay hydrated with plenty of water, nourishment and rest. Remember, to listen to your body with loving kindness!
Always balance your best effort with relaxation. If you need to adjust your arm position, practice for a shorter period of time, sit or even lie down during a practice session, listen to your body and modify your practice according to your needs. Continue visualizing yourself doing the full practice even if you are resting. The chi will still be flowing.
Relaaaax. Apply the Three A's practice (Acceptance, Activation, and Appreciation) to the challenges you face in your practice and throughout the day. (An introduction to the Three A's practice can be found in your course under the section "Additional Resources/Support".) Engage your Inner Smile. Tap into the chi field. Enjoy yourself and your practice.
Congratulations on taking this step toward greater healing, wholeness, and joy! Please let us know how we can continue to support your course experience.
Haola! Enjoy your practice!
03a Learning to Work with Challenges
In this clip, Master Mingtong welcomes a new retreat group, guiding them in how to adjust the movements according to their capacity. We begin by shifting from analyzing and complaining about what could be to experiencing and exploring what is, and in the process shifting our frame of reference from labels of good and bad to an understanding of energy blockage and energy flow.
We invite you to begin connecting with your body and working with challenges in this new way.