Let go of Negative Thoughts

When I was in my mid twenties I went through a series of difficult events that led me into a deep, dark depression. I couldn’t find my way out, and was ready to give up. Luckily, I met a healer who changed my life.   He taught my how to let of trapped emotional pain and negative […]

Three Things to Make Your Qigong Better

There are three very simple things I do each time before practicing Qigong that I think can benefit most any practitioner. 1)   Before starting tell yourself that you have no other agenda. This is especially helpful for morning practice when your mind may be tempted to wander and focus on the day ahead. If you […]

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Understanding Qigong – Dr Yang, Jwing-Ming

If you are new to Qigong than check out this excerpt from one of Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming’s instructional DVD’s.  This video contains some basic, yet important info that every practitioner should know!

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Qigong Helps You Breathe Better

According to the National Qi Gong Association, Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that reestablishes the body/mind/soul connection. It has numerous health benefits and is practiced for spiritual enhancement, medical purposes, and even self-defense.  For COPD patients Qigong helps you breathe. Qi (pronounced chee) is the Chinese word for energy or life […]

Feng Shui Tip

FENG SHUI TIP To establish a good Qigong practice it often helps to practice every day in the same location. This location should be conducive to entering a good Qi state of mind; meaning you want it to be free of distractions. I always recommending starting with the Feng Shui of your practice space before […]

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 […]

Happy New Year

Exciting things are coming to discoverthefire.com in 2013 including the chance for a small group of students to participate in a personal online Qigong mentoring program with owner and instructor, Jeff Simonton.  More details will be announced soon in the member’s area as well as via email. All members will have access to a new […]

When calm is your cup of tea

There’s one thing Kenneth Cohen knows about how his day will go: there will be tea. The qigong instructor starts his morning with tea sourced from a single estate in China. Later, after he has been working intensely with his students for about an hour, they will stop for 15 minutes, and he will conduct […]

Medical Qi Gong and Emotions: Part III – Acupuncture Today

The classic Chinese medical text the Su Wen presents seven internal causes of illness. These causes are emotions related to the organs: sadness, grief, pensiveness, fear, fright, anger and joy. When these emotions are not allowed a natural expression or are suppressed, intense, extreme or continue for long periods of time they can cause illness. […]