LU JONG 1

 Tibetan Healing Yoga

Lu = body / Jong = training or transformation

Lu Jong Yoga, created about 18,000 years ago, is the oldest movement discipline in Asia, older than Indian Yoga, Gi Gonq or Tai Chi.

 

Based on a deep understanding of the interaction between nature, body and mind, its specific movements create a balance between the body's fluids and vital elements.

 

Most of the movements are based on spinal movements (extension, flexion, torsion).

 

In Tibetan medicine, the spine is the energy box of the body and it is assumed that if the spine is not balanced, then all the systems of the body are automatically unbalanced.

 

The impact of the movements on the vertebrae energizes the body's channels that have dried up and makes them work again. Broken channels are reconnected so that the energy can flow better again.

 

The movement is combined with a specific breathing pattern that frees the body's channels from their blockages.

The consciousness is connected to this energy, the Lung, and as the energy flow is released, thoughts are calmed, emotions are calmed, the heart is opened, and a sense of compassion is felt. Stress is relieved, physical and mental well-being is established.

#THE-PRATICE

Lu Jong 1 yoga consists of 21 movements divided into 4 groups:

 

  • the movements of the 5 elements,

  • the movements of the 5 parts of the body,

  • the movements of the 5 vital organs,

  • the movements of the 6 ailments.

 

In addition to these movements, breathing exercises, self-massage of the 5 elements, relaxation, energy generation and meditations are added.

#THE-RYTHM

The exercises are performed in the form of a continuous movement with a calm and regular breath combined with breath-holding. Once the practitioner is experienced in holding the breath in the vessel, one can move towards a more dynamic mode of practice in order to stimulate the energy more in depth. 

#FOR-WHOM?

The magic of Lu Jong yoga is that it is open to all. The exercises can be done on a chair, opening their benefits to all, people with reduced mobility or elderly people.

Physical Benefits

  • strengthens immunity,  

  • develops endurance and overall strength,

  • increases internal heat in connection with the processes of metabolic and cellular functions,

  • releases physical tension.

Emotional Benefits

  • develops body awareness,

  • strengthens concentration,

  • develops self-awareness, 

  • releases negative emotions,

  • develops positive emotions (joy, compassion, appreciation,..),

  • releases mental stress

Energetic Benefits

  • Unification of the body-mind link through conscious breathing,

  • release of energy blockages through a channel compression method unique to Lu Jong,

  • increasing the energy level.

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FIVE ELEMENTS

TIBETAN PRACTICES
Lu Jong's Five Elements Aspects

#THE-PRATICE

Here we carry out all the practices, present in the general teaching of Lu Jong, but in connection with the Five Elements:

 

  • the movements of the Five Elements of Lu Jong,

  • the Kum Nye massage of the Five Elements,

  • the Five Elements relaxation positions,

  • Mindfulness meditation based on the Five Elements.

 

 

These movements are complemented by breathing exercises and the practice of the 4 yogas.

 

 

 

#THE FOUNDATION

The Five Elements form the basis of everything. The world and nature in which we live, of course, but these Five Elements are also present in the constitution of our physical bodies and their energetic aspects are linked to our states of mind, i.e. our emotions. By working on the balance and transformation of the elements, we can transform ourselves.

 

 

 

 

#WHY-?

The practice is open to all without age limit. Its advantage is that we can practice all or part of its different components. This allows us, when we do not have time, to have at hand simple and quick tools to put in place to evacuate stress quickly.

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 " Tools related to the Five Elements from the Tibetan yogas for those who want benefits without having too much time to devote to them"

LU JONG 2

an Energetic Practice

With Lu Jong 1, we develop the feeling of energy.
With Lu Jong 2, we use the energy to stimulate it even more strongly.

#LA-PRATIQUE

Lu Jong 2 yoga consists of 15 movements divided into 3 groups:

 

  • movements for the prevention of diseases,

  • movements to release pain,

  • movements to develop energy and thus deepen the opening of the body/mind connection.

 

#THE FOUNDATION

The practice is much more dynamic than Lu Jong 1. We work on our pelvic openings, back muscles and limbs, while significantly building physical strength and developing balance.  

 

#WHY-?

For anyone who has already gone through Lu Jong 1.

We also offer approaches to Lu Jong 2 through the Lu Jong 1 Practices included in our retreats/stages/tours.

Preventing Diseases

  • improves the condition of joints, ligaments and tendons,

  • strengthens immunity,

  • balances and diffuses the Five Elements throughout the body

Relieving Pain

  • reduces general stiffness in tendons, ligaments and joints of the lower and upper limbs,

  • reduces back pain and pain in the entire torso (flanks, chest), as well as in the neck,

  • reduces headaches and migraines

Strengthening Body and Mind

  • strengthens the energy of the Five Elements,

  • calms the breath and thoughts,

  • reduces negative emotions and generates joy.

 
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SHINÉ

Tibetan Traditional Shamatha Meditation

the Nine points meditation or meditation of Mental Calm

You might be amazed at how unruly your mind is when you try to sit still and watch your thoughts.


Traditional Tibetan Shiné meditation, or Shamatha, or Mental Calm Meditation, or 9 Point Meditation, is designed to help you tame this "wild" mind so that it becomes a tool that can focus steadily.


Meditation is like training your mental muscle.


As your training bears fruit, you will find that your mind becomes stable, very clear, and joyful, infinitely joyful. Decisions become objective, taken with awareness and no longer in reaction to emotions. Your life is completely transformed.

Your concentration at work will be more efficient, and you will find that you will also be faster in carrying out the tasks of daily life, the mind remaining focused on the task in progress and no longer scattering. Time will thus by itself offer more space as well as your personal relationship to time.

All of these factors relate to establishing a stable and clear mind.

Energy Benefits

Also known under the name of "Mental Calm Meditation", the practice of Shiné, too often neglected, is an essential pillar of any spiritual practice.

Contrary to popular belief, the practice, Buddhist, is completely devoid of religious concepts, and has only one goal: to discipline the mind.

Through Shiné, we first install mindfulness, then we learn to recognize the different subtleties of the mind to allow it to reveal its nature of clarity, calm, openness, stability, openness and stability. .

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#THE PRACTICE

The practice of Shiné consists of learning to recognize the different stages of meditation, as well as its obstacles, the antidotes to apply, the forces to be installed, the understanding of the attention required.

 

We will therefore discuss around the 32 points of Shiné which are:

  • 9 stages of mental calm

  • 5 obstacles and 8 antidotes

  • 6 forces

  • 4 stages of attention

#THE FORM

The practice includes:

  • movements,

  • meditative practice,

  • theoretical contributions, 

  • exercises of "conscious gestures" to integrate daily at home, at the office, ....

#FOR WHO-?

We all have a mind, tumultuous thoughts, emotions that arise and abuse us, so we can say without hesitation that this practice is open to all, really to all!

 
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TOG CHÖd

The Dance of the Wisdom Sword

TOG = Couper / CHÖD = Pensées

Tog Chöd is a complete practice created by Tulku Lobsang and having its origin in the father Tantrayana. The movements and postures are taken from Cham dances and Kalachakra dances.


The postures are the method, and the movements are the wisdom. The union of method and wisdom, which is the essence of Buddhism, is expressed in the form of Tog Chöd.


A form that we bring to become stable and clear in order to develop the basic qualities of any meditative practice, which are:   

concentration  |  vigilance  | continuity

# the-warrior-Vajra-and-his-inner-fight

In Tog Chöd, the only enemies are ourselves.
We fight our demons linked to the past and our enemies linked to the future.
In the past we are attached to our fears, in the future we project our expectations, seeking to find outside of us the means to fill our internal dissatisfactions.

The practice aims to shake the walls of our ego and ask to accept the inner change that is taking place.

# sword-of-wisdom: our ally, our inner wisdom

 

The sword is the symbol of wisdom, we use it to lift the veils of our ignorance and bring good peace through a clear mind.

#THE PRACTICE

The practice of Tog Chöd includes:

    • Tog Chöd 1 (4 sets of movements),

    • Tog Chöd 2 (5 sets of movements),

    • Prayer of the sword, Lama Chenno

    • Mantras,

    • Breaths: 9 breaths, Tsa Lung founder,  By Lung,

    • Practice under the energy of the Five Elements,

    • Practice on 3 levels: mindfulness, transformation, purification,

    • Meditation

    • The Movemnets of the Five  Elements of Lu Jong,

    • Additional practices.

#THE FORM

We first learn form, feel and precise movement through mindfulness practice.

Over the practice, the 2 series of movements are linked under the different rhythms of the Five Elements which are Earth, Fire, Water, Wind, Space. We are in the practice of Transformation.

Then comes the formless practice.

Finally, you can receive the transmission of Tog Chöd 3 directly from Tulku Lobsang and thus practice by integrating the deity within you. We are at this stage in a practice of Purification.

#FOR WHO-?

This practice is open to everyone! yes, everyone! everyone will be able to practice at their level, at their speed, according to their possibilities!

The ideal practice for those who want to discipline their mind but don't like to sit down to meditate and need action

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Benefits

  • reduce our excessive thoughts in order to make our minds clear, 

  • develop our decision-making power,

  • reduce and cut our fears and expectations,

  • strengthen our self-esteem and self-confidence,

  • transform our negative emotions into wisdom and compassion,

  • improve health by developing the cardiovascular system, building strength, relaxing muscles,

  • strengthen our immune system.

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Lu Jong 1-2, Shiné, Five Elements, Tog Chöd are practices brought to the West by Tülkou Lobsang

Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche received the teachings of Lu Jong from the Bön tradition at the age of 11. At the same time, he received the teachings and transmissions of almost all the Tibetan lineages, except those of the Nyingma tradition. This approach is very rare because it is very difficult. He is thus considered Rimé, that is to say non-sectarian.

He studied Buddhist meditation, medicine and astrology but he always developed an interest in all the practices of Tibetan yogas and studied them through the very many Tibetan lineages, the main ones, but also the small ones. Tulku Lobsang is also recognized as a specialist in the practice of Tummo and Tsa Lung. He also created the practice of the Sword of Wisdom, the Tog ChÖd, which is inspired by the secret movements of Tsa Lung, Kalachakra and Dances of Monks.

In contact with Westerners, Tulku Lobsang decided to collect Lu Jong exercises from different traditions and lineages, then he modified and adapted them for the human body of Western man so that people of all ages and physical conditions can practice them.

 
 

Kum Nyé yoga is a practice brought to the West by Tarthang Tülkou

Tarthang Tülkou, born in Tibet in 1935, is an internationally scholar  recognized as an innovative educator and visionary thinker. His unique pedagogy has meant that many of his teachings on meditation, on the body-mind relationship, on compassion and love have been taught in many American universities and have inspired the majority of the meditative currents that have developed in the West. around mindfulness.  


After spending ten years in India where he taught and published rare Tibetan texts, he moved to the United States in 1969 where he has since exhibited the benefits of Buddhist philosophy to Westerners.


In 1973, he founded the Nyingma Institute in Berkeley, California, where, drawing on his knowledge of the medical doctrine and therapies of his country, he worked with his students to develop a method of deep relaxation intended for Westerners, capable of harmonizing and stimulating physical and psychic capacities, Tibetan yoga Kum Nyé.

In 1983, Tarthang Tulku created the Yeshe De project, with the aim of preserving and distributing sacred Tibetan texts, in collaboration with the Tibetan Aid Project. These texts are distributed to Buddhist monks, nuns and lay people at the annual World Peace Ceremony, which Tarthang Tulku launched in 1990 to bring the different Buddhist communities of Asia to celebrate together in Bodhgaya, India. Yeshe De's and the Tibetan Aid Project's Global Peace and Labor Ceremony has distributed over 20 million texts to practitioners in the Buddhist community over the past 18 years.

 

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Find relaxation in the tension

Relaxation is only a question of energies


The feeling of energy is a feeling of space, power and lightness


This feeling is our very nature

 

Yoga Kum Nyé

a massage  of the energetic body

initiated by self-awareness

#DO NOT CONFUSE KUM NYÉ or KU NYÉ MASSAGE with YOGA KUM NYÉ

Ku = body / Kum = subtle body / Nyé = Massage.

In Kum Nyé, we do not use the hands to massage the subtle body, but our mind and our breath. It is through our self-awareness that we mobilize the different winds and stimulate energy.

Other practices of Ku Nyé or Kum Nyé are actually massage techniques that use the hands to knead the physical body through different types of touch.

#THE PRACTICE

Using consciousness and the breath to perform this internal subtle body massage, we understand that this is "very" meditative yoga. When we enter the session, we settle into a meditative spirit, and we try not to lose this awareness of the present moment throughout the duration of the course.  

The practice is a Shiné meditation which takes for object of meditation: the body, the breath and the feelings.

But the practice doesn't end with mindfulness. We go far beyond, riding the subtle breath, to discover these treasures deeply hidden beyond the illusory aspects of the ego and its concepts to touch our deep, joyful, sparkling nature, filled with spacious lightness and imprint of an innate universal knowledge.

#THE FORM

The meditation posture is the Mother posture. It is through it that awakening can occur provided that the body is correctly placed and that the winds can then automatically move towards the central channel. This mother posture, we learn it over several months, to refine it even more, because it is the key. The key and the basis of the practice. From time to time, we leave it to then enter into a movement.

A present, conscious movement, becoming the object of our meditation. No correction of the physical body is necessary, no goal is sought. All that matters is the present moment and listening. Listening with the child's mind to gently discover another universe of which we had no knowledge.

Relaxation is the second ingredient in Kum Nyé yoga. We develop a very deep relaxation whatever the movements. This means that even in the most active postures, we have to find relaxation within the tension.

The universe is tension, life is tension, without tension, nothing exists, and yet space is at the heart of the tension. We thus learn to develop an intense relaxation in the heart of an intense tension, this by connecting us no longer to the content of the physical body but to the content of the subtle body which is only lightness and space.

So we see that it is through the refinement  perceptions that we come into contact with the subtle body more and more, allowing it to exist, to grow, and to become. We become. Simply be.

#FOR WHO-?

The practice is open to all without age limit. However, the practice will be difficult for people who find it difficult to remain calm, relaxed.