The end of the calendar year is inevitably fraught with stress for all. Between social events, family gatherings, acts of compassion and sales bonanzas it’s a wonder we can even manage to crawl into the new year!
It would seem easiest to let our self-care routines fall by the wayside – anything to carve out a couple of extra minutes of sleep or even to jam in one more errand … but no!
How often do we forget to extend the support, patience and kindness to ourselves that we so readily give to others?
“If you feel “burnout” setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself. The point is to have a long-term perspective.” ~ HH Dalai Lama
Here’s a pretty easy list of why I make time for Lu Jong:
- Lu Jong is Strengthening – The more I practice the movements the stronger I get. With regular practice I find my body stretching and flowing with ease, in addition to boosting my immune system.
- Lu Jong is Meditative – The benefit of focusing upon movements and the breath is the ability to slow down my thoughts. All that is left is presence, feeling, breath and motion. The deeper breathing also calms my nervous system.
- Lu Jong is Balancing – With Lu Jong I bring balance to all of the systems and elements within my body and mind, all aspects work in harmony, and in this balance I find my true strength, power and vitality.
Armed with these super powers my Holiday outlook is much more relaxed and heartfelt.
Working smarter is always better than working harder!
For UPCOMING Lu Jong Workshops and classes CLICK HERE
First up, a jam-packed Tibetan Lu Jong Workshop in NYC.
WHEN: Saturday, June 24th
WHERE: Three Jewels NYC ~ 61 4TH AVE, 3rd FL
TIME: 1:00 to 3:30pm
FEE: $30 early bird ends June 21 | $35 after June 21
- The Five Elements movements (for opening the spine and general balancing)
- The Five Body Parts movements (for the musculoskeletal system)
- The Five Vital Organ movements (for improving function of the kidneys, heart, lungs, spleen, and liver)
- How to work with the Breath and the Subtle Body
- Principles of Tibetan Medicine and the Five Elements world view
- Why it is important to nurture the subtle body and release blockages
I look forward to seeing you there!
Yes, it’s been a while since my last post, but the absence has not been without purpose.
I deepened my Lu Jong studies with the exploration of more vigorous poses, adding an entirely NEW level of movements to the Lu Jong core practice. These movements are the next level of training for students comfortable with Lu Jong Level I.
I’ve been working on yoga workshops and retreats, in addition to Lu Jong Teacher trainings, drawing upon all my skills and knowledge to create purposeful and fun experiences in different locales. Oh my!
In addition, I’m preparing to launch an exciting and dynamic practice: Tog Chod – The Dance of the Wisdom Sword. I mean c’mon, who can resist learning how to work with a sword?
More information about this incredible Tibetan Martial Art and the chance to take exclusive classes will come very soon!
~ LU JONG ~
TIBETAN HEALING YOGA
THE FIVE ELEMENTS MOVEMENTS
Lu Jong is an ancient Tibetan movement practice (yoga) developed for the purpose of self-healing.
Movements are combined with rhythmic breathing to bring balance to body and mind.
Physically it gently works the entire body with a primary focus on the flexibility of the spine.
Mentally it compels you to ‘feel’ inside and to be present much like meditation.
The moves are simple yet powerful with all people able to practice at their level of ability.
Wear comfortable clothing for the class ~ Yoga mats available or bring your own
When: Sunday March 19th
Where: Joshua’s Place, Southampton NY
Time: 11:00a.m. – 12:00 noon
Cost: $15.00/ $20 Same Day
Instructor: Joelle Kelly
Certified Lu Jong Instructor & Educator
For many years a direct student of Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche, the lineage holder of this practice, Joelle Kelly was chosen as one of the first teachers certified to teach Lu Jong in North America.
She has since been selected by the Master as one of only two teachers in North America qualified to teach all levels of Lu Jong in addition to the training of future certified Lu Jong Teachers.
Charismatic, warm and joyfully grounded Joelle is committed to meeting each student at their level of comfort and ability.
Lu Jong is shared with great enthusiasm, honor and respect for the wisdom it contains.
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AN ANCIENT PRACTICE TO REVITALIZE BODY & MIND
SATURDAY, MARCH 18TH, 2017 ~ 10 am – 4 pm
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The Year of the Fire Rooster launched at full speed and most people forgot to fasten their seat belts!
The ability to create stability in the midst of chaos is increasingly more and more essential to your health – both inside and out.
One of the main benefits of Lu Jong training is precisely this ability to recalibrate the subtle inner energy (lung, chi, prana) thus fortifying the ability to ‘ride the waves’ from a place of grounded power.
When you restore inner balance you generate a sense of calm focus in addition to gently working your body.
Wouldn’t it make sense to invest in your wellbeing by exploring what Lu Jong can do for YOU?
ALSO … Check out this clip on my teacher, Tibetan Buddhist Tantrayana master, Tulku Lobsang, on Nat Geo’s TV series The Story of God with Morgan Freeman demonstrating the Tibetan practice of Tummo.
Tulku Lobsang will offer an opportunity to study this practice with him when he visits North America in October, 2017!
The stream of ‘Seasonal Sales’ and ‘Huge Discounts’ began shortly after Halloween… An endless assault of emails and special opportunities to purchase at BIG savings.
I have nothing quite that flashy except an invitation to experience what I teach at some very affordable prices. Click HERE to ponder the possibilities!
Healing is the journey. The destination is yourself.