Following a serious operation for bowel cancer on 5th February 2005, I took several months to sufficiently recover my mobility and return to what was to be my new ‘normal’ life.
In September/October 2005, I attended my first session. The very first time I did the movements, I was hooked and knew this was something I wished to continue practising. It felt, and still does, like I was exchanging energy with the universe.
For several months the turning jong in particular was scary, having had a frightening experience in hospital and knowing I was still healing both inside as well as on the outside of my body. As I became stronger, I lost the fear and allowed the feeling of freedom of the moves take over. My energy levels continued to rise, I found a community of like-minded people who have, over the years, become friends with whom I could practice and who now feel like my extended family and I feel that this is where I belong.