Qigong Theory

Simplest Qigong Movement

I call this method “the One Breath” and it was something I discovered during my practice.

At anything in life, you might have a hard time “getting started”. Sometimes tasks overwhlem us, or we are just not in the right mind state to accomplish whatever it is we’re trying to do.

Do One Thing Only

Sometimes when I am having trouble motivating myself for practice, I practice this exercise below.  I might be tired mentally or physically, or not have a lot of time, distractions, etc…but still want to get my practice in.

This practice is so simple, you literally have no excuse not to practice it.

Your First Qigong Movement

There are some movements in Qigong that are timeless.  These movements appear throughout many different styles of Qigong, and are essential to the practice.

When we discover these movements, they are true treasures.  Simple, basic, and at the root of all Qigong practice that has ever been created.

Your first Qigong movement should be this movement.

This Secret Makes Qigong MUCH Easier

When learning Qigong, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the details of “what moves should I learn”, “am I doing this right”, and “what benefits am I getting”. However, those thoughts all lead you down the wrong path. This is called “goal-oriented practice” and keeps you at a superficial level. You must simplify to go deeper.

Real practice is simple. It can be explained in one simple phrase, and when followed, is the most powerful healing elixir available. It’s easy to remember, easy to follow, and highly effective. You must know this one simple secret.

Qigong and Stress

Many people I talk to are interested in Qigong because they want to reduce the amount of stress in their lives and be more relaxed.  And you have good reason to want to reduce your stress – research has shown that 60% – 90% of all illnesses are stress related.  Reducing stress not only leads to a happier and more content life, it could even save your own.

Qigong chips away at stress on many levels.  Want to know how it works?

Qigong and Forms

The Qigong forms and movements, like martial arts forms, are designed as a framework to teach you how your body’s energy (Qi) works and circulates.  In addition, the movements stimulate certain acupuncture points on your body, enhancing Qi flow and removing blockages.  These forms can be practiced for the rest of your life and are wonderful tools for health, healing and longevity.

What if I don’t believe in Qi…?

This is a great question, because Western society does not teach us about Qi growing up, so naturally it is a foreign concept to us.  However, if you grew up in Asia, you would understand this concept since Traditional Chinese Medicine uses Qi in it’s proven system of healing and prevention.  So, how does one start the process of “understanding Qi”?

Follow your Own Appetite

I attended a Daoist gathering a few weeks back and talked with some incredible people.  I wanted to share one of the great moments of the event.  A Daoist Priest named Liu Ming from Oakland was speaking on the roots of Daoism and methods of Daoist meditation (actually, Daoist meditation is simply sitting and forgetting, there’s no complex method or much to talk about!).  He made it a point to say