After 25 days of diligent practice, I realized that I could raise my arm and reach my back. I was able to blow-dry my hair and dish out the food.
I used to help my mother run a food stall. Long hours spent cooking strained my shoulders. In 2013, I began to suffer from a frozen shoulder. It was so severe that I couldn’t raise my arm at all. I couldn’t even dish out the food I cooked. My whole body ached after doing household chores. At times, the pain woke me up in the night. Each day was marked by pain.
Immense Benefits From Perseverance
Endurance Leads to Surprise
In July 2016, as I was jogging in a park, I was intrigued by a group of volunteers distributing Bodhi Meditation’s magazine, Meditation & Health. They shared with me the benefits of Energy Bagua and invited me to join the regular group practice at the park. Thinking of the excruciating pain that I had endured for the past few years, I decided to give it a try.
When I first started, it was very challenging for my shoulders. After every round, I would drop my arms to relieve the pain before resuming position. On the second day of practice, I felt a tingling sensation on my neck; it was like a caterpillar crawling on my skin. I also experienced pulsations in the center of my palm. The feelings were very comfortable. I continued my daily hour of Energy Bagua, perspiring profusely after every session.
After 25 days of diligent practice, I realized that I could raise my arm and reach my back. I was able to blow-dry my hair and dish out food. I felt energized and invigorated. Household chores didn’t exhaust me. Finally, I could sleep through the night with no pain. I was elated to overcome frozen shoulder in less than a month.
Two months of practice went by and my health improved in many ways. The floaters in my eyes disappeared. Floaters had begun to obscure my vision back in 2014. But through practice I was able to see clearly again and pick up my favorite pastime, reading.
I had hyperpigmentation on my face, the leftovers of acne. The marks darkened as a result of hormonal fluctuations. However, after two days of practicing Energy Bagua, the hyperpigmentation faded. My skin became brighter and smoother.
Twenty years ago, I had an operation on my leg to repair a fracture. Thereafter, two lumps the size of peanuts formed on the soles of my feet. The doctor said they were probably blood clots due to poor circulation. To my surprise, after four months of Energy Bagua, the lumps disappeared, leaving me able to walk much farther than I had in years.
I started taking weight-loss pills about five years ago. Although I slimmed down, I also suffered from diarrhea. During periods when I stopped the pills, my weight would climb again. Six months into Energy Bagua practice, I was surprised to discover that my weight had dropped from 80 to 74 kilograms.
Improved Relationships, Revitalized Life
The fatigue from which I used to suffer often led to impatience. When my teenaged daughter disobeyed me, I was quick to lose my temper. Nowadays, I’m energetic and even-tempered, and my daughter is very happy that I interact with her in a calm manner. My life has become vibrant. Friends and family have told me that I look younger and livelier.
The improvements in my health have given me confidence in Energy Bagua Bodhi Meditation has brought me health and wisdom, and taught me about gratitude. I am deeply touched by the love and compassion of Grandmaster JinBodhi.
I am sharing my experience with others to encourage them to join the activities at Bodhi Meditation, in the hope that they may benefit from the practices.