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How to Invent Your Own Style of Qigong

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.

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How to Feel Qi (Energy) Without Waiting Years

“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.

Pushing Mountains, from the 18 Luohan Hands

Revealed: The 12 Ways of Cultivating 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 […]

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What Qi Really Feels Like

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.

A static zhan zhuang qigong exercise called "Monk Gazing at the Moon".

Do You Know All 12 Skills of Qi Cultivation?

“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.

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