Nangten Menlang - Buddhist Medical Center

International Gang Gyok Day - Run for the Future of the World!

On June 18, 2016 Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche will host the Second Annual International Gang Gyok Day in Hamburg, Germany.

The purpose of the Day is to promote health and happiness throughout the world.

Rinpoche started International Gang Gyok Day last year when he led over 700 people running through the streets of Dharamsala, India.

Thousands of people worldwide showed their support by organizing local Gang Gyok events, making this a truly international event.

Gang Gyok is a powerful method for running and walking with endless energy and vitality. It is one of the many Tibetan Movement practices taught by Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche that can improve our physical and mental well-being. Gang Gyok improves health and happiness andreduces disease and depression. It only takes 10 minutes to run or walk forbetter health and happiness.

Join Tulku Lobsang and the thousands of people from all over the world who will be Gang Gyok running and walking on June 18, 2016 to spread this powerful message! Together we can create a better Future World!

 

HOW TO GANG GYOK:

This special Tibetan technique can be used with walking or running.

  1. Hold your hands in vajra fist (middle and ring finger bent, thumb pressing against the fingernails, pinky and index finger extended like bull horns).
  2. Bend your arms slightly. Keep them loose and a little away from the body.
    Bend your spine forward slightly – keep it loose and not completely straight.
  3. Special Breathing Technique:
    - Take one breath in through the mouth while making a whispering sound.
    - Gently push the breath down the body to four fingers below the navel and HOLD IT. (Imagine you are pushing the breath down about 70%, while simultaneously pulling up or engaging your pelvic floor 30%).
  4. Start running (or walking):
    - While holding this breath, run or walk 21 steps using your full power. Engage all your muscles.
    - Then, breathe out, slow down and relax the muscles and body.
  5. Continue running (or walking):
    - Run or walk in your own rhythm.
    - Always keep 10% of your breath below your navel (or, don't exhale 100%). Keep breathing through the nose, slow and steady.
    - Always reserve some part of your energy.
    - Look forward towards the horizon. Do not focus your eyes on any objects.
    - Focus your inner mind on the point four fingers below your navel.
    - The mind should not be thinking anything.

After the practice:

Do a short and simple meditation to focus the mind. For example, a single-pointed mind meditation that focuses on a single object, like a rock or a leaf.