Training Tips

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 …

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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?

Let Go and Forget About “Attaining Something” in practice

Ideas of results from our Qigong practice get in the way of real practice.  Desires engage the mind and distract us.  Let go of those thoughts and simply practice. Now, I know what you might think. “Why practice Qigong if you’re not looking to gain something from it? Isn’t that the point of practicing, to …

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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 – The ONE BREATH Technique

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 …

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The Secret That 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 …

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Should I Practice With Eyes Closed?

Practicing with eyes open or closed is more of a personal preference. There are Qigong forms that use the “gazing of the eyes” to circulate energy in a particular way, however, most exercises are not dependent on the eyes open or closed. Most people, especially beginners, report that eyes closed reduces mental chatter by removing …

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