What is Lu Jong?
Lu Jong is an ancient practice from the Buddhist Tantrayana and Bön traditions. The exercises of Lu Jong are based on the knowledge of Tibetan medicine, which understands that humans are a unity of body and mind. If the natural inner balance gets disrupted, the whole organism will be affected. Diseases can be the result. Through the combination of position, movement and breath, Lu Jong opens the channels in the body and mobilizes misdirected energy. On the physical level, this leads to the activation of the body’s own self-healing powers. On the mental level, the exercises help us overcome negative emotions like anger and craving in order to achieve emotional balance and to increase our energy. On an energetic level, Lu Jong releases blockages and opens the subtle body channels. This will re-establish the proper flow of energy.
Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche collected and modified the ancient Lu Jong movements – which have been used for millennia to maintain the health of yogis and monks – and combined them to “Lu Jong – Tibetan Healing Yoga”, a program of body exercises adapted to Western needs, allowing everyone to balance body and mind.
“Accept the help of others,
but take responsibility to change yourself.
The body is the vehicle of change.”
TULKU LOBSANG RINPOCHE
Is Lu Jong for Me?
Lu Jong – Tibetan Healing Yoga really is a method that can be practiced by everybody, irrespective of personal parameters such as age, health, physical abilities, social background or faith. Each and every one of the exercises can be individually adapted to your personal abilities, no matter where or who you are.
Are you looking for a way to feel both calmer and more energized?
If so, Lu Jong is the perfect physical and spiritual practice for you. It is meditation in movement. Its flowing movements allow both your mind to calm down and your body to be revitalized. Any time we find a few moments to practice will bring us benefit.
Do you suffer from any kind of pain?
Tibetan Healing Yoga can help you release any tensions in your body, strengthen your self-healing powers and nurture your spine. This way the simple Lu Jong exercises will support your pain management, even with chronic diseases, and improve your overall health.
Are you busy and don’t have much time for yourself?
No matter, whether you are a busy parent, super involved in your job, or a stressed-out student, the Lu Jong exercises are exactly for you. Even with little time invested, you can feel significant benefits. Through the relaxation it offers, it might well feel like a little vacation.
Do you think Yoga is a practice for the well-trained mid-20s only?
Lu Jong really is suitable for everyone. No matter if you are a curious youngster or a senior citizen, no matter if you are an absolute beginner or a super advanced practitioner, no matter if you are facing physical constraints or are just looking for an easy way to balance out your daily schedule and energize your life: Lu Jong is both easy and challenging. Lu Jong is for you.
Lu Jong 1 and Lu Jong 2
Lu Jong – Tibetan Healing Yoga can be grouped into two sets of exercises and intensity levels: Lu Jong 1 and Lu Jong 2.
Lu Jong 1 encompasses the foundational basis and is in itself a complete set of rich and comprehensive exercises. The four movement groups of Lu Jong 1 are devoted to different topics (elements, body parts, vital organs, six conditions) and each of the 23 exercises has a particular benefit. On various levels these movements contribute essentially and extensively to our physical, mental and energetic wellbeing.
Lu Jong 2 is more challenging and demanding on a physical level. The three movement groups of Lu Jong 2 each compass of a set of exercises devoted to a certain benefit (disease prevention, pain reduction, power increase). However, it is not advisable to move on to the Lu Jong 2 exercises before being profoundly familiar with the Lu Jong 1 sets. This is the reason, why it is highly recommended to talk with your Teacher/Educator first, if you feel you are interested in the Lu Jong 2 movements.