How To Be A Good Student

by Marcus on January 14, 2011

Recall that the 3 requirements for success with Qigong are the method, the teacher and the student. The most important requirement is you. Which is good news because it’s the only one you have any control over.

Here’s how to be a good student:

1) Do what the teacher tells you: if they tell you to breathe in through your nose and out through you rmouth, do it. If they tell you to be relaxed and gentle – do it.

2) Don’t do what the teacher hasn’t told you to do: did they tell you to put the tip of your tongue on the roof of your mouth? Did they tell you to visualise energy? Did they tell you to add that really funky Yoga technique to your qigong practice? No. Don’t try to be cleverer than your teacher, otherwise why bother to learn from them?

3) Respect the teacher: if you don’t respect your teacher find another one.

There is one important caveat I would advise you to keep in mind though and that’s to use your common sense. If your teacher tells you that you should pay his high fee even if it means going into debt, or that you should have sex with them for your benefit – or anything suspect. Then use your common sense and walk away. Safety first!

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thordis Filipsdóttir January 14, 2012 at 3:36 pm

good to remember!

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