Change takes time. It took time for yoga to become the billion-dollar, global industry that it is today. But I believe that if you give qigong a little time, it will be huge. In fact, I think qigong will be bigger than yoga one day. Here’s why…
What’s all this talk about “style,” and what does it mean for the modern practitioner of qigong or tai chi? If you want to understand the truth about qigong styles, then my own journey may help you to see things clearer.
“No Qi, No Fee!!” That was the slogan on my first qigong flyer back in 2004. I was new to Florida, and relatively new to teaching qigong. I had taught karate for years, but not much qigong. Nevertheless, I was confident in my ability to help students feel the qi.
Whether you are an acupuncturist, a massage therapist, a reiki master, an energy healer, a psychic, a yoga practitioner, an interior designer (who uses feng shui), a spiritualist, or even a pianist — you can benefit from learning about qi. And when you learn about the qi, you’ll learn that there are only 12 different […]
There’s no question that daily practice is the key to success with qigong, tai chi, and any meditative art. But many people fail to practice because they don’t understand the art of learning. They think that mistakes are a mistake!
I’m writing to you from beautiful Costa Rica, where I’m leading my annual (soon to be bi-annual) retreat. During the retreat, we had a wonderful discussion about what qi really feels like.
These days, people often assume that what I believe now is the same as what I believed 22 years ago, that I was never skeptical about the qi. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Fatigue is turning into an epidemic in the Western world. Qigong is attracting more and more people because this 4000-year-old art of vital-energy cultivation is an obvious choice for a solution.
“Can you also direct the qi to your feet?” he asked. Mark was a new student in my studio. He told me that he had read a few books on qigong and tai chi. But his first week in the studio was an eye-opener. He was loving the experience.
I thought I understood yin and yang. I’ve been studying the philosophy for 20 years. When I went to acupuncture college, we were constantly tested on the theories of yin and yang. I thought I knew a thing or two. But it turns out I didn’t know squat.