So You Stopped Practicing?

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You were doing great.  You were practicing once or even twice a day, and you were getting results.  You were totally amazed by qigong and tai chi.

But then life got in the way, and you stopped practicing.

Maybe it’s been a few months since you practiced regularly.  Maybe even years. Of course, you’ve tried to start practicing again, but there’s never enough momentum to keep things going. You know you should take care of yourself, but maybe this stuff just isn’t for you…

If this describes you, then there’s something very important that I want you to know:

I totally understand.

Look.  I know exactly how you feel.   Believe it or not, I was just like you.  That paragraph above is a perfect description of me in 1997.  I struggled for close to 2 years with the same issue.  During that time, I felt like a total failure, and I was ashamed.

Let me share a wonderful proverb with you:

“Fall down seven times; stand up eight.”

This proverb sums up the Eastern idea of success.  You’re expected to fall down.  You’re expected to fail many times.  But you’re also expected to get up many times.

How many times have you fallen down with your qigong or tai chi practice?  So you fell down a few times?  What’s the big deal?  Get up again!  And again.  And again.  Until it works.  Years from now, you’ll look back on this as a major success in your life just like I do.

If you need some ideas for getting back on track with your practice, then click here:

7 Tips for Getting Back on Track

You can do this! 

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.

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6 Responses to So You Stopped Practicing?

  1. JoAnn Saunders August 30, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    Hi Sifu, Just want to let you know I’ve continued to practice since I left Gainsville. I practice daily on my deck or on the beach in the early morning and only sometimes in the evening. Miss class and all of you however, Crucita, Ecuador is a most gracious and lovely place to live especially since I am now near one of my sons and grandchild, age 2. T’other is in Austin, TX. with grandchild, age 4. Blessed am I. I now shuttle between the two. Best wishes to you, Akemi and all your students! JoAnn Saunders

    • Sifu Anthony September 15, 2012 at 6:01 am #

      Hi JoAnn! Good to hear from you. I’m glad you’re enjoying Ecuador. (By the way, I’ll be teaching in Dallas in January.)

  2. Sifu Michael Agar September 2, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

    Greetings Siheng
    It was great to see how you put into words how other Shaolin Wahnam instructors also feel about helping students (and ourselves) getting and staying in the groove of daily training.
    Best wishes from Australia


  3. Linsey Jorn September 15, 2012 at 1:00 am #

    I needed to read this. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  4. John Christopher Day October 10, 2016 at 11:55 pm #

    Hi Sifu Anthony! I’m a beginner TC person. I’m getting through 10 Form at my local school. So far I can say that it feels good to go through my forms. Relieves my mind and stretches me a bit. I don’t feel like I have a keen sense on Chi yet but I look forward to doing so. So far everything I’m looking into I’m Chinese medicine makes it sound like a great thing to look into especially as a potential future nurse. Thanks again for your posts!

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