Chi Kung in times of Corona
from Sifu Thomas Apfel, 30. April 2020
Zhan Zhuang Metal for strengthening the lungs
in times like these, we can count ourselves lucky to know an effective method which invigorates our immune defense.
Based on our own experience, we recommend to train particularly the Zhan Zhuang Metal Yin position for strengthening the lungs - more intensely and perseveringly than usual. In his first book "The Way of Energy", Master Lam describes this practice in detail as "Holding the balloon - the second position". His book can be ordered from Amazon.de, Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.
Please note that your daily Chi Kung training (ideally including 10 - 15 minutes in the Metal Yin Position) does not replace following public health advice from WHO and your local health authorities. And please stay at home as much as your job allows.
Training with Sifu Thomas Apfel via Zoom
In order to maintain the Chi Kung training of our local students during the Corona crisis, we began meeting via Zoom. It soon turned out that this way of training is working very well. Most people find it easier to train together in a group of like-minded people, rather than practicing alone - and it's just more fun. Therefore I would like to offer you the following:
(1) Those who already know me personally, I cordially invite to train with us via zoom. We meet every Thursday at 18:30 (6:30 p.m.) CEST. If you're interested, please let me know by e-mail. I'll be happy to send you the details.
(2) For people who like to start learning Chi Kung in the tradition of the masters, I've put together an entry level course via Zoom. At the moment this course is available in German language only. If you're interested in English speaking training via Zoom, please contact us by using the contact form at the bottom of this page.
If you're interested in (1) or (2): In the spirit of our tradition, I ask students of other teachers in our line to consult their teachers beforehand.
Workshop with Master Lam - New date
Due to the current situation, the workshop with Master Lam cannot be carried out as planned in mid-May.
Although the measures to contain the Corona pandemic have been partially relaxed in Germany, it will probably not be possible to conduct workshops for several months. And given the current restrictions in the UK, it's currently not clear when Master Lam, who lives in London, will be able to travel again.
Therefore, we had to make the decision - with a heavy heart - to postpone the workshop. The new date is June 25-27, 2021. You can find the details in the information sheet or on the "Training" page of this website.
Of course, I will transfer the fees already paid immediately upon request by e-mail. If I do not receive a message in this regard, I assume that your registration will persist for the new date in November.
All the best !
Your Sifu Thomas Apfel
I'm interested in English speaking Chi Kung training via Zoom. Please contact me for further details.