For years, I’ve been posting interesting and relevant articles on my Flowing Zen Facebook page. (As an aside, you really should “like” my Facebook page because I post a lot of great stuff on there.) Years ago, I predicted that we would see more and more articles on Tai Chi, Qigong, Kung Fu, and Meditation in the near future. My prediction is turning out to be true.
You’ve learned Qigong or Tai Chi from a good teacher, and you’ve been practicing for some time. You’ve gotten good results, but you still have a few lingering health problems. The strangest thing is that other people have been able to overcome those same problems using Qigong and Tai Chi. And yet you can’t seem to do the same for yourself. Why?
What can we heal with self-healing arts like Qigong and Tai Chi? And what can’t we heal? These are super-important questions, especially since we are in the midst of a health care crisis in the U.S. If you’re reading this article, then you probably have a specific problem, and you want to know if there are any options other than drugs or surgery. This article will tell you how to figure out whether or not your specific problem can be addressed through self-healing methods like Qigong and Tai Chi.
Like most Americans, I watched the towers falling on TV. Unlike most Americans, I could see the smoke from the top of my roof in NYC.
Energy transmission seems to be a popular topic. And why shouldn’t it be? We live in an exciting time when we can corroborate ancient Eastern theories about energy with modern science. More importantly, the Internet allows us to have interesting discussions, and to share our experiences. I hope that this article inspires some of you to share your own experiences in the comments below.
So let me get this straight: You believe in a tiny device that can call to and from virtually anywhere in the world, take high-resolution photos and post them directly to the Internet, connect with the speakers in your car, and guide you to the airport — all without wires — but you don’t believe in energy?
External Qi Transmission is nothing new. It’s as old as Qigong itself, which of course is thousands of years old. But it seems like, over the past few years, there is more talk not just about Qigong and Tai Chi, but specifically about External Qi Transmission. So what’s all the fuss about?
The classics say that dawn is the best time to practice Qigong. I absolutely agree. And not just because it’s written in the classics, but because over the past 16 years, I’ve tried it all.
These days, you hear a lot about cross-training in the fitness world. The premise is simple: By training simultaneously in more than one discipline you’ll get more benefit than if you trained in just one discipline. Does the same cross-training premise hold true with Qigong?
“Sifu, what do you do all day?” a student recently asked me. “After all, you only teach a few hours in the evenings. Do you have another job?” I’m sure she meant well. But I actually laughed out loud in response. If I had been sipping a glass of milk, I would have surely snarfed it up.