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 […]

Winter Solstice Meditation

Cultivate Yin Energy During Winter Solstice! I am passing on this advice from Michael Winn regarding one of the best times to practice to celebrate the Winter Solstice. It’s that time of the year again, for those living on the northern half of the planet: long nights, darkness expanding to its maximum. A six month […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Famous Qigong Master versus A Knowledgeable Teacher

by Qigong Master, Binhui He, Founder & Director of the former WISH US Inc. In the qigong field a famous teacher or qigong master is not necessarily a knowledgeable teacher or qigong master. A famous teacher/master is well known but may not necessarily understand the Dao and the way to promote the Dao; while a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Standing Meditation – Yang Yang

Why do we do standing meditation (standing wuji)? This is one of the most frequently asked questions, and it comes both from beginners as well as long time Taiji form practitioners. Standing meditation is strength training to your legs while you bend your knees and flex your hip joints slightly (i.e. sink into the “kua”). […]

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