My 100-Day Gong Experience

Donna L. McDermott

Phoenix, AZ


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        My first collection of formally recorded gongs: I  completed three gongs--Lift Chi Up Pour Chi Down, Haola Hula, and Wall Squatting. I am particularly pleased with the wall squatting. All other exercises are relatively easy to do every day, but the wall squatting was an exercise in personal discipline. I have never in my life been able to complete something so physical for 100 days in a row. I am pleased at the increased sense of self discipline that I gained from this, not to mention the increase in balance that I am feeling in my body.

        I study Flaminco dancing and just last night I noticed that my sense of balance was significantly increased as I turned across the floor from one side of the room to the other. It was so wonderful. In the past my body would fall off the line I was trying to travel across the floor while spinning. This time, I stayed on the line without wavering or falling as I had in the past.

        I confess that when I first saw the smiley face chart I thought it was silly and was very resistant to doing it. It was easy for me to practice every day. Now, I am grateful and shall use it again for all the more challenging gongs...push pull 33 minutes and the 45 minute tape.

        Thank you for your ingenuity in creating this tool.


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