Last October, I was interviewed by Nicole Mason for a wellness series called “A Balanced Life”.
I was thrilled to be the qigong representative for the series. I mean, if there’s anything that can help you to lead a more balanced live, it’s qigong!
As is common with interviews like this, I was prohibited from sharing the recording on my own site for a certain period of time.
Well guess what! I’m now free to share the entire interview (see below)!
This interview will be helpful for your friends and family who have never heard of qigong but who desperately need some of the many benefits that it has to offer.
It’s about 27 minutes long in total, but you can use the index below to skip ahead to the questions that interest you most.
Here are some of the things that Nicole and I discussed:
1:19 – So for those who are not familiar with qigong, can you describe what that is?
1:50 – Is it movement? Is it a combination of movement and something else?
2:38 – What are the benefits of doing qigong?
4:03 – So it sounds like qigong not only helps with physical energy like stamina but also emotional energy?
5:14 – What’s unique about qigong as compared to other movement and breathing practices like yoga?
7:26 – Under what circumstances would someone be prescribed qigong [as a form of medicine]?
8:51 – When an MD refers patients to you for qigong, what are they suffering from?
9:59 – Anthony talks about qigong and Multiple Sclerosis
11:03 – How long did that [person suffering from MS] work with you before seeing those results?
12:18 – Since there are so many different qigong styles, how can someone select the right fit?
13:20 – Anthony talks about why it’s critical to find a good teacher.
14:29 – What kind of credentials should a qualified qigong teacher have?
16:55 – Since the certification is process is pretty new, it sounds like people could also qualify a teacher by their traditional training?
17:57 – Can you talk about your own personal journey with qigong?
21:11 – Can you talk a little about the specific techniques in qigong?
23:09 – Do you have some videos on your website so people can see what you’re talking about?
25:09 – What types of people tend to do well with qigong?
Note: this program talks about a free qigong course. Click here to see the free course I was referring to.
If you have any followup questions, go ahead and post them in the comments below! 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 how to use qigong for their own stubborn health challenges. As the director of Flowing Zen and a board member for the National Qigong Association, I'm fully committed to helping people with these arts. In addition to my blog, I also teach online courses and offer in-person retreats and workshops.