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Taiji summer course

Posted by on 28.07.2009

The annual Norsk Taiji Senter summer course started Wednesday 24th of June. Some of us got an early start and arrived at Haugtun around noon. By 18:00 we were all there and shared a lovely dinner prepared by our hosts at Haugtun.

Haugtun

Haugtun

Haugtun - Our room for indoor practice and meditation

Haugtun - Our room for indoor practice and meditation

As you can see from the pictures; Haugtun is a beautiful mountain farm. The weather was fantastic throughout our stay and I got myself a nasty sunburn on my shoulder already on the first day …

I’ll show some of my favourite pictures in this article, but if you want to see the all you can find them at my account on Flickr.com.

The program at the summer course is pretty tough. We start every morning at 4:30 with meditation. After that we do some Qigong practice and the Taiji form a few times. Then we have about 1,5 hours break before breakfast.

After breakfast we practice Taiji and Qigong the whole day and after we finish in early evening most of us went to sleep pretty soon; we needed all the sleep we could before the wake up call at 4:10 next morning …

Practice at Haugtun

Practice at Haugtun

Golden rooster stands on one leg

Golden rooster stands on one leg

Bagua sword practice - Hilde means business ... :-)

Bagua sword practice - Hilde means business ... ­čÖé

Break

Break

The last day of our course we went to one of the local peaks; “Sp├ątind”. The walk up from the cars is roughly 1,5 – 2 hours through classic Norwegian mountains terrain. The view from the top is spectacular. When we arrived at the top it was time for food. We brought packed lunches, coffee and tea. After lunch it was time for some practice.

Our teacher and my beloved friend Pamela

Our teacher and my beloved friend Pamela

Vibeke at the top - in the background you can see Jotunheimen

Vibeke at the top - in the background you can see Jotunheimen

Lunch at Sp├ątind

Lunch at Sp├ątindLunch at Sp├ątind

Lunch at Sp├ątind

Lunch at Sp├ątind

Practice at Sp├ątind

Practice at Sp├ątind

Taijiquan at Sp├ątind

Taijiquan at Sp├ątind

Finally we got everyone together for a group shot at the mountain top!

The Sp├ątind experience

The Sp├ątind experience

2 Responses to Taiji summer course

  1. Terry

    Hey the thing about a blog is you have to keep posting! Where have you been??

  2. Kropell

    Hi Terry, new post is in the making and more will come the next couple of months. I’m still not used to the idea of shooting pictures all the time, but I’m slowly getting there … ­čÖé