On a sunny day in July 2011, I took my German friend Katja Shek to visit my summerhouse in Sandefjord, two hours’ drive from Oslo.
Halfway there, we stopped for some fresh air in a place called Borrehaugene where ancient Viking graves with spectacular treasures have been found and dug up. The grounds are now covered with enormous oak trees. On this lovely summer afternoon, the space and the energy where we sat between the trees filled me with an urge to do some qigong. Katja, who works with film at a theater (deintheater.de), picked up her camera and let it run. Completely unprepared, with a result far from perfect, the video catches the atmosphere of this golden hour. None of us were aware of the man in the background looking for something under the trees, or the harvester that puffed up a yellow cloud of corn husks.
My friend, composer Thilo Reinhard, made the sound vignettes by sampling my old wind chimes. His son Sebastian, now a skilled programmer, helped with the design.
This simple video has accompanied my courses and workshops as a DVD for many years. Now is the time to share it for free.
For a description of the exercises, see: tropos.no/annet/qigong/