Lu Jong exercises are body movements that originated in Tibet more than 8000 years ago. The Lu Jong practice comes from the Tantrayana and Bon tradition and is based on Tibetan medicine.
Tibetan medicine assumes that diseases are the result of an imbalance in the elements or life fluids. Through the combination of position, movement and breathing, Lu Jong can open the body's channels and mobilize misplaced energy. The Lu Jong exercises can help to balance the physical, mental and energetic levels.
On a physical level, this means that the exercises positively support healing processes and can effectively fight diseases. If we practice the exercises regularly, we become more flexible, stronger and get in better condition.
On a psychological level, the exercises help to overcome negative emotions such as hate and greed, achieve emotional balance and increase our energy. With the Lu Jong exercises we can influence the mind in such a way that it becomes free and compassionate. This strengthens our well-being, our body perception and our inner sensitivity, as well as our ability to concentrate and vitality.
On an energetic level, Lu Jong can release blockages in the subtle body channels. This restores the correct flow of energies. Restoring energy flow has implications for the health of the body and mind. Because when our channels are open, we also open our hearts.
This form of Lu Jong comes from the lineage of Tulku Lobsang. Tulku Lobsang brought the Lu Jong practice to the West. Before that, various masters from various Tibetan Buddhist schools had taught him for years. This enabled him to collect and modify the exercises to suit western needs. The result is a comprehensive program of physical exercises that bring our body and mind into balance. Lu Jong practice is suitable for all ages, regardless of physical ability. The Lu Jong exercises are simple, but they can change our lives.
Lu Jong 1 includes five groups of movements:
The Five Element Movements
The movements of the five body parts
The movements for the five vital organs
The movements for the six states
Two exercises for insomnia and fatigue
"May the practices of Lu Jong alleviate people's suffering."