What was I looking for at that time?
I was impaired by inactivity and lacking in exercise.
I needed a balance for everyday stress.
I was looking for relaxation and quietness inside.
I was at the end forties at that time. Menopause had begun.
I had the impression that I needed change.
To conserve my energy and use it more efficiently,
to gather new energy.
It had to be something that can also be done in old age.
Something, where I would not lose interest after a short time.
I had already tried gymnastics for the spine,
progressive muscle relaxation and self-hypnosis.
This had always lasted for a short time only.
Then it just dried up.
I had started to learn Tai Ji Quan,
but I could not practise it at home.
I live in an apartment. There is not enough space.
It had to be something I could practise anywhere:
at home, on holiday, in a hotel room, on the beach,
I saw an intensive course of qigong offered by the
evening school and thought I’m going to try that.