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Teach Yourself Qigong!

Oftentimes in life, we look to teachers to bestow knowledge upon us. This might work for static knowledge, like history or a language, but Qigong is different.  Qigong, being a subtle art, is difficult to teach directly.  You must learn the essence of the practice and then work with it yourself to really figure it out.

Beginner’s Guide to Qigong

What is Qigong?  Let’s break down the Chinese word into it’s 2 parts, Qi and Gong.

The concept of Qi (pronounced “Chee”) is a Chinese concept that predates written history.  It is translated into “life energy” and is present in all things in the universe.  Chinese scholars and doctors have had the longest history researching Qi, and have brought the understanding of Qi to a very deep level.  In fact, Traditional Chinese Medicine, as practiced today, developed from this research in Qi.

Daily Practice – Part II

I’m sure you have all heard me talk about how important it is to practice Qigong daily. Most Chinese masters will tell you that you must practice a movement or set every day for 100 days (without skipping a single day) in order to begin to obtain the benefits of the practice.  While I certainly believe great things happen when you practice daily, I also understand the challenge of being able to practice daily.

When to practice?

When to practice?

Yes, it’s likely the most challenging aspect of the art. You’ve heard me say it’s important to
practice every day, and I could even say it’s imperative to practice everyday if you really want to discover the deep secrets of the practice. But how does one fit it into a busy life?

Methods to reduce stress, anytime.

Stress reduction is vital to radiant health, happiness and general well-being. I have taught many students simple methods that can be used anytime to reduce stress.  These methods are so simple and effective and can be used anytime – before going to bed, in the middle of a stressful day, or anytime you feel any tension at all.

The Secret to Qigong- Re-Learn to Breathe!

We all love the gentle movements of Qigong.  Not only does it provide gentle stretching for our muscles and tendons, but it circulates vital Qi and blood to all areas of the body, re-energizing every cell.  In the beginning, the external movements are the easiest to see, and we can sometimes mistakenly think these movements are all there is to Qigong.

The real secret to Qigong is