Method to Improve Meditation

Here is a very simple technique to improve meditation courtesy of Yang-Sheng.com. Training Tips for Going Deeper Into Tranquility by Yang Yang, Ph.D.   Taiji insights sometimes come from unexpected places.  It happened to me earlier this year on a visit back home to Illinois. The occasion was a conversation with a good friend who […]

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  

Become Happier through Meditation

Meditation…Happiness is a state of mind; therefore, the real source of happiness lies in the mind and soul, not in external circumstances Become Happier through Meditation on Inner Joys Kevin W Chen, Ph.D. MPH We all want to be happy!  Pursuit of happiness is everyone’s right and probably the optimal life goal.  However, in terms […]

The 8th Pillar for Supporting Meditation Techniques

Ignore If you have been following along as I have been introducing the 9 Essential Pillars for supporting mind-body forms and meditation techniques, you may be wondering why  “ignore” would follow the concept “focus”.  Hopefully you will have a clear understanding once you have finished reading the next few short paragraphs. As I mentioned with […]

The Third Pillar for supporting a Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation Practice

Tranquil The third concept to keep in mind for developing a deeply powerful Tai Chi, Qigong, or meditation practice is “tranquil”. The defintion of “tranquil” according to Merriam Webster is a : free from agitation of mind or spirit <a tranquil self-assurance> b : free from disturbance or turmoil <a tranquil scene> : unvarying in […]

The first stage in developing a good Qigong practice

Qigong Practice The first stage in developing a qigong practice is the ignition in the lower dan tien area (lower abdomen). First we start the ignition with strong fire. By strong fire we mean that we use strong intention and also synchronize the visualization with breathing. Our intention is fire. Our intention comes from our […]

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 […]