Suck in the guts…

December 30th, 2008


I’m in Copenhagen and today I visited Tivoli Gardens and went on a roller-coaster for the first time in twenty years.

The reason it has been so long is that I don’t like roller-coasters, at least, I didn’t until today. I never liked them because I hate getting that feeling in m’waters.

However, when I was last on a roller-coaster, I had not studied Qigong and so knew nothing about lifting the dantien. For the uninitiated among you, that basically involves pulling in the lower abdomen. So I sucked in the guts and, lo, no more getting the willies.

Now I realise that roller-coasters were actually meant to be fun.

I also realise that those clever ancient Chinese foresaw the invention of the amusement park and invented special exercises to help people like me train for such situations.

2 Responses to “Suck in the guts…”

  1. Rowan Manahanon 31 Dec 2008 at

    Well at least you can still suck yours in – no mean achievement straight after Christmas sir!

  2. Declan Chellaron 01 Jan 2009 at

    Christmas did not involve any over-indulging, but I’m feeling rather bloated now after the breakfast buffet at the hotel. Definitely no roller-coasters for me today.

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