Qigong: Real or Fake?

I was reminded the other day of some comments made by my Qigong Master about whether Qigong is real or a placebo.  The discussion came back to me after reading an article on some Qigong research being done. Here in the West we have a great penchant for wanting to validate and prove the existence […]

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  

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 Fourth Pillar for Supporting your Mind-Body Practice

Center The fourth pillar for supporting a meaningful mind-body practice is “center”.  Physically it is important to make sure you are centered in your stance.  If you do not have regular contact with an instructor who can point out imbalances, it is a good idea to assess your posture in a mirror from time-to-time.  This […]

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 […]

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, […]

Illuminating the Dao

This article on “Illuminating the Dao” comes courtesy of Yang-Sheng emagazine. Illuminating the Dao?? – The Dao & Yang Sheng Posted on May 13, 2011 by Kevin Chen The Dao, the Dao-De-Jing, and Yang Sheng   Kevin W Chen, Ph.D. MPH A painting of Lao Zi going to the West Laozi and the Concept of […]

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 […]