Basic Requirements for Body Posture

The following article written by T.K. Shih for “Qi – The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness” does a wonderful job of explaining the importance of proper body alignment, and how to achieve it.  No matter what style of Qigong or Tai Chi you practice this article should be useful to you. The body […]

A Beautiful Day for Tai Chi & Qigong

Saturday, April 30th, looks like it is going to be an absolutely beautiful day to wake up and practice some Tai Chi and Qigong outdoors with a group of people at Umstead State Park in Raleigh, NC. The free workshop starts at 10 a.m. and I am expecting a good size group of beginners, as […]

Tao Te Ching – Full Translation by Stephen Mitchell

The Tao te Ching is one of the most widely read sacred texts, due to its simplicity and depth. It appeal is universal, and has been found relevant by Christians, Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, and even Quantum Physicists. Attributed to Lao-tzu, (580-500 B.C.), it may predate him by several centuries. The earliest known manuscripts of the […]

Method to Improve Qigong Meditation

The following is an article written for Yang-Sheng E-Magazine by Ken Andes, who was also a student of my original Qigong Meditation teacher, Master Binhui He. Taking Dan-Tian Breathing a Step Further: Hui-Yin Breathing for Qigong Meditation By Ken Andes, L.Ac. When people first come to qigong meditation, they’re often surprised to find out that […]

Free Qigong Raleigh Workshop – Saturday, April 3ra

Come celebrate World Tai Chi and Qigong Day on Saturday, April 30 with a free Qigong Raleigh workshop. Thousands of people in over 65 nations come together each year to celebrate and recognize the benefits of practicing Tai Chi and Qigong.   Date: 4/30/11 Time: 10:00 – 11:30am Location: William B. Umstead State Park (US […]

Method to Improve Meditation – Belly Breathing

Counting-Breath Method – Belly Breathing The following is an article that was written by my friend, Dr. Kevin Chen.  I highly recommend everyone subscribe to his free monthly E-magazine, Yang-Sheng as it features tons of great articles on a variety of relevant topics. Kevin W Chen, Ph.D. MPH   Counting breath has long been a […]

How To Practice Taiji Five Element Qigong Well (dan tien)

The following is a translation of an article by Master Binhui He regarding the medical qigong form he created and the importance of the lower dan tien.  I will be teaching this rare system now known as “Nianli” to students that are interested at workshops/retreats.  Even though you may not know the form yet, there […]

Achieving Happiness Through Taiji and Qigong Practice

Our ability to adapt plays a big role in whether we are able to live a generally happy and stress-free life.  I know that I’m certainly not the first one to figure it out, yet I feel each and every one of us needs to figure it out in their own way and time.  For me it […]

Discovering the Fire of Intention Through Qi Gong

What is Qi Gong?   My Qigong teacher once told me that in order for someone to recover fully from an illness or a chronic condition they needed to created a “burning desire” to get better.  It is this strong desire or intention that is truly the driving force behind Qi gong or any form […]