“You are part of the Loving Energy of the Universe.”

This statement is truly profound and has resonated with me from the first time I heard Master Lu share this during Dragon’s Way Qigong® practice.

After a great deal of thought and research, I decided to have a cosmetic procedure performed on my neck to remove unwanted sagging skin. The surgery was performed 4 weeks ago, and although quite uncomfortable I have no regrets. But this is not a story about what happened on the outside; it is about what happened on the inside.

Approximately 2 1/2 weeks prior to surgery, I made a commitment to myself. In order to prepare my body and spirit for the procedure, I would practice Dragon’s Way Qigong every day. In that timeframe, I practiced along with the Dragon’s Way DVD so I could visually practice with Master Lu. This was extremely motivational. I listened to his instructions on quality and quantity. I practiced each movement as he instructed 2, 3, even 4 times a day, with special intention on Number 10, which is a meditation.  Needless to say, I felt strong and prepared for surgery.

On the first night after surgery, I could not move my neck/head and declined opioid medication. Still, I practiced The Dragon Stands Between Heaven and Earth as much as I could. (I was even able to throw in a couple of The Dragon’s Punch movements). I have continued this routine throughout my entire recovery, adding movements as I felt comfortable. My first doctor’s appointment was one week after surgery. As the surgeon surveyed my many sutured areas, he commented that I must be praying to the healing gods. My wounds were healing so well and so fast—he was amazed.

I am in my mid 60s and in good health, but still my accelerated rate of healing is above the norm. I have had a calmness about me throughout this experience, that I attribute to Qigong and certainly meditation. Master Lu’s words continue to resonate with me. “I am part of the Loving Energy of the Universe.” I am convinced that my energy movements have made an enormous contribution to my healing and overall well-being after a rather challenging surgery. In addition, I am a Latin ballroom dancer and also take ballet and yoga classes. Practicing Dragon’s Way Qigong has kept my body from becoming stiff and achy as I slowly resume my dance and exercise schedules.

After this experience, I think it’s safe to say that Dragon’s Way Qigong should be part of everyone’s pre-op and post-op regimen!

– Marianne Carrozza

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