Courage

Courage It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting for in movement there is life, and in change there is power. ~Alan Cohen  

Qigong Walking – The Chinese Secret of Youth

In China, people look forward to retirement as a time when they will be free to spend time with friends, and to do all the things they enjoy most. Naturally from this perspective it would make sense to prolong life after retirement, and anything that helps this will naturally find its way into the daily […]

What is Qigong?

Here is a short little video I made giving a brief oversight on Qigong, since many people come to me with the question, “What is Qigong?”. I find videos both more interesting to watch as well as make compared to writing articles so hopefully you will enjoy it. I plan to start releasing some short […]

The Fifth Pillar for Supporting Your Qigong Routine

Open The fifth pillar to help support and nourish your tai chi or qigong routine is “open”.  In order for the Qi to flow and for your joints to be healthy, you must learn to open and create space. No matter what form you are practicing or position you are holding there should always be […]

The Second Pillar for a Successful Qigong or Tai Chi Practice

ALIGN The second concept to keep in mind for establishing a solid and powerful Qigong or Tai Chi Practice is “align”.  It is very important to understand the proper alignments of each posture whether it be standing, seated, or even lying down. Improper alignment can actually do more harm than good by putting unnecessary strain […]

Nine Pillars for a Successful Qigong or Tai Chi Practice

Over the next nine days I will be discussing what I feel are nine key concepts to keep in mind for establishing a deep and meaningful Qigong or Tai Chi practice.  I like to think of these concepts as the “9 Pillars” as each one is necessary in order to provide the support necessary to […]

Yin & Yang – Master Binhui He

Yin Yang The human body is a miniature universe. The physical body is the Yang part, and the mind, soul, consciousness are the Ying part. Only when the physical body is combined with the soul then it is considered as a complete human. ~ Master Binhui He

Master Zhongxian Wu – Healing Patients with Qigong

Every tree has roots and branches that divide into smaller and smaller branches that extend outward and eventually form the outer tips of the tree. Sometimes, the first indication of a problem can be detected by signs of disease at the tips. Other times, there will be no indication of a problem at the tips, […]

Qigong Mind Mastery Made Simple (Monkey Mind)

Methods for Dealing with “Monkey Mind” How do you know your ‘state’ of mind is vital to its success with the exercises of qigong. It is virtually impossible to practice qigong if your mind is obsessed, worried or anxious about something (This is referred to in the Tai Chi worlds as having “monkey mind”.  And […]

What is Qigong – Roger Jahnke

Below is a description from the famous author and Qigong instructor, Roger Jahnke that attempts to briefly explain – What is Qigong The history of Qigong (Ch’i Kung) commences beyond the era of written records, in the mists of prehistory. Earliest estimates suggest that self enhancement and empowerment practices date into the time of Chinese […]