Tibetan Yoga (Lu Jong)
April 26 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
About Lu Jong
Lu Jong or Tibetan Healing Yoga is a series of movements based on the Vajrayana tradition and traditional Tibetan medicine. Lu means body and Jong means training or transformation. By practicing Lu Jong we begin to train the channels of our subtle body and cultivate consciousness. This is the way to take care of the body and mind. This is Tibetan healing yoga. Lu Jong works simultaneously with the body, mind and emotions. We balance the physical body. We transform our negative emotions and invigorate the subtle body system of channels and winds-energy. The result is an effective and systematic practice that improves our well-being in all dimensions.
Is this for me?
Lu Jong’s movements originated from ancient Tibetan teachings. However, this practice is uniquely connected to Tulku Lobsang. From an early age he studied with many teachers in Tibet, learning these healing movements from all lineages. He compiled them into clear and concise practice, and modified them to make them more accessible to poorly trained Western bodies. The result is not without depth. Lu Jong can be practiced by people of all ages and abilities and the benefits are felt immediately. Continual practice can really change your life.
What can I expect?
When we do Lu Jong, we combine form, movement and breath. This combination, along with mindfulness, completely unites the body and mind. We use form and movement to repeatedly apply pressure to specific points on the channels, massaging until the locks open. We gently work the spine, creating space around the vertebrae and touching secret points to release emotional blocks. We nourish the joints, releasing the blockages, which would otherwise manifest the disease. And using the breath and awareness we generate inner calm, a true meditation in movement.
About the teacher
Hello! My name Is Silvia. I got to know “Tibetan yoga” in 2014 in Galicia and I have been practicing and training ever since. My goal is to introduce “Tibetan Yoga” in the West as part of the Buddhist teachings (Dharma), following the instructions of the teachers of an unbroken lineage and helping others to find greater well-being on a physical, mental and emotional level; recognise the processes that go through our mind, negative emotions, and little by little through different techniques of meditation, breathing and movement, free ourselves from everything that makes us suffer, with a calm and happy mind and a healthy physical body. In these teachings, as they are based on Buddhist philosophy, we seek compassion towards ourselves first, and towards all sentient beings, trying to generate a mind full of joy and happiness that inspires us to be a better version.
I was certified as a Yoga Instructor by the Yoga Alliance (200h) in 2016 and later with Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche as a Lu Jong teacher – Tibetan Healing Yoga (2018), Tulku-la being my Refuge Master, I follow his teachings throughout Europe and have participated in numerous Retreats with him. Today I work as e-learning coordinator at Jamyang Buddhist Center in London, an FPMT center, founded by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, where I also teach regular Lu Jong classes and continue my Lam Rim studies with Geshe Tenzin Namdak.
What will I need?
Do not eat too much before class! Try to create a suitable environment in which you feel calm, and turn off all distractions. You will need:
- Mat and zafu (or meditation cushion)
- Blanket for relaxation
- Comfortable clothes and socks
- Drinking water
- An open mind