I owe you an apology.
The last time I published one of my Q&A posts was 18 months ago. I had hoped to do them monthly, like clockwork.
Life happens, I suppose. I’ve certainly had my share of life happening the last 18 months.
Nevertheless, I’m sorry that I didn’t follow through because it’s really important that you ask questions.
It’s actually one of the BIG secrets to your success with Qigong, Tai Chi, and Meditation.
Why You Should Ask Questions
In his book A More Beautiful Question, Warren Berger makes the argument that questions are more important than answers.
I absolutely agree. We all learn by asking questions.
Ultimately, this is really about YOU, and getting the most out of your practice.
Sure, I’ll answer your questions and give you my best tips, tricks, and advice.
But it’s really the process that matters.
If you don’t ask questions, if you just sit back and read these posts without asking anything – then you’re missing out.
I hope you’ll participate. I hope you’ll not only read the answers, but jump in by asking questions (or follow-up questions).
Questions I Can Answer
These days, the AMA (Ask Me Anything) post thread is popular, a trend started on Reddit.
I suppose you can ask me anything. Go ahead and ask me about organic chemistry if you like. It’s not my thing, but I’ll be happy to Google an answer for you.
So maybe we’ll call this an AMAA (Ask Me Almost Anything)
There are 6 topics that I consider myself qualified to answer questions on:
- Internal Martial Arts (especially Tai Chi and Shaolin)
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Meditation (especially of the Zen variety)
- Depression and Anxiety (the clinical kinds)
- English Literature (I have a Bachelor’s in this!)
If you’re not sure what to ask, here are some ideas:
- Ask me about my own struggles with discipline and willpower.
- Ask me about how to create better habits.
- Ask me about the history of Tai Chi Chuan.
- Ask me about the philosophy of self-healing.
- Ask me about Qi and how I think it fits into our modern understanding.
- Ask me what I do with the dogs when I practice.
- Ask me about my favorite whiskey.
- Ask me if I’m a monk (see above note about whiskey).
- Ask me for advice on practicing while traveling.
- Ask me whether Hemingway or Conrad was a better writer.
I’m a straight shooter. Always have been.
If I don’t know the answer, I will not BS you. I will refer you to someone with more expertise, or I will qualify my own answer.
There’s a lot of BS out there, and I want to cut through it, not contribute to it.
How To Ask Me A Question
I’d like to do these Ask Me (Almost) Anything posts once a month to start.
In the future, we might even turn it into a podcast or a live call. There are so many possibilities!
You can send me questions by clicking below and submitting the form.
Go ahead. Take 3 minutes, think of a question, and then send it to me. Do it now! You can even stay anonymous if you like!
I’d also love to hear from you in the comments below. What do you think about this AM(A)A series? Mindfully yours, Sifu Anthony I’m Anthony Korahais, and I used qigong to heal from clinical depression, low back pain, anxiety, and chronic fatigue. I’ve already taught thousands of people from all over the world to use qigong for their own stubborn health issues. I teach online courses, and also lead in-person retreats and workshops.