I’m Anthony Korahais, and I created Flowing Zen because I know what it’s like to suffer. I’ve already taught thousands how I used qigong and tai chi to overcome clinical depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and fatigue. I hope I’m already helping you with this website.
Helping others is my way of showing gratitude for arts that saved my life. I especially love working with people who are ready for real change but never in a million years imagined themselves doing something like qigong or tai chi. If you’re ready to start healing your physical and emotional pain, then I hope you’ll give qigong and tai chi a try!
There are millions of people suffering out there, and I am determined to help as many as I can.
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I was diagnosed with unipolar depression in my 20s. I’m not exaggerating when I say that depression almost killed me.
According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 350 million people of all ages suffer from depression. It is also the leading cause of disability worldwide, and a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease.
It’s a serious illness, and it is one of the top 10 killers in the United States..
I vividly remember waking up each morning and wondering if “it” would still be there. Maybe the fog of despair had gone away during the night?
But the fog returned every morning, engulfing me once again in its darkness. I can’t count the number of times I thought about dying.
But I didn’t want to die, and I started looking for a solution. My search ended up taking me to southeast Asia.
It was in Malaysia that I met a master who taught me about the healing powers of qigong and tai chi.
I learned not just the techniques, but a beautiful philosophy. I learned about something that the ancient Chinese masters called the “harmony of yin and yang” — and that our natural healing systems will become supercharged when we achieve this state.
And when that happens, the energy that mobilizes and powers the immune system, produces the proper enzymes for digestion, repairs damaged cells, flushes away toxic waste, and balances the emotions — all of that energy starts to flow harmoniously, thus keeping us happy and healthy.
And that’s exactly what I experienced as I practiced the techniques that I learned.
My depression and anxiety subsided. My back pain dissolved. I was able to return to a normal life.
Over the years, I got such awesome results from practicing that I decided to quit my job as a network engineer in NYC. I was tired of helping people with computers, and wanted to start helping people with their depression, anxiety, and chronic pain.
I truly believe that qigong and tai chi are the future of medicine, and that more and more people will be looking inside rather than outside for healing. I have seen with my own eyes not just a few, but hundreds of amazing cases of healing using these arts. I’ve seen the effects in myself, my wife, my friends, my family, and my students. I am truly honored that I have already changed so many lives.
I am passionate about teaching. People kindly tell me that I was born to teach. But for me, the teaching is just a means to an end, a vehicle for me to change lives. These days, most people call me Sifu, which is a traditional Chinese title that means “Teacher and Father”. And that is exactly how I feel about my students. I feel like they are family.
My greatest joy comes from watching a student grow, whether it is by overcoming some sort of health problem, or by becoming a better person.
A pain in my shoulder that had been bothering me for over a year – gone. I was taking medication for 6 years for acid reflux – off medication for a month now. I was also taking medication to lower my blood pressure (and even then it was still borderline high) – now it is low enough to get off medication. I don’t get tired until bedtime when I sleep peacefully all night long. After only 4 months I can say it has changed my life forever!!!!
I have specifically found it to be effective in the treatment of stress, high blood pressure, and digestive issues. I recommend it to my friends and patients as one of the single most effective practices they can choose to improve and safeguard their health.
My experience with Sifu Anthony and Flowing Zen has been energizing, inspiring, and spiritually healing, even blissful. In a year and a half of classes and practice I’ve lost 20 pounds, my knees no longer hurt, my acid reflux is gone, and my bone density has maintained and in one area increased.
After only six weeks, my fasting blood sugar fell to an average of 76, thereby negating the necessity of going on diabetes medicine. My fasting blood sugar continues to remain under 100. I feel so much more alive and healthy since I began classes at Flowing Zen and cannot thank you enough for helping me to become a healthier, happier person.
After only TWO beginner sessions, the arthritis in my thumbs vanished, never to return. After a year, my PTSD was gone. Better yet, instead of becoming stagnant in my later years, I feel movement and growth and continual discovery.
Since I started practicing Flowing Zen 3 years ago at age 61, I have been cured of an ‘incurable’ periodontal disease that I had been struggling with for over 10 years; my blood pressure has gone from being borderline high to normal without my ever taking any medication to lower it; I no longer run out of Advil because I no longer have to take it, and I no longer wish I could take a nap in the middle of the day because I never seem to run out of energy. And, most importantly, I can honestly say my life is full of joy.
What I have learned has made a wonderful difference in my life! The majority of physical complaints that caused me to try Flowing Zen have disappeared. I have learned effective ways to handle stress and pain. I feel better and take less medication than I have in the past 20 years.
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Thanks for reading. I look forward to connecting with you in the future, and to helping you, your friends, and your family to live a healthier, happier life!Mindfully yours, Sifu Anthony I'm Sifu Anthony Korahais, and I created Flowing Zen because I know what it's like to wrestle with chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and fatigue. I'm living proof of the healing power of qigong and tai chi. I've already helped thousands to get results with these amazing arts, and I'd love to share my knowledge with you as well.