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.
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“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.
“If I could smile from the heart, then I wouldn’t be so !@#$%& depressed!” I didn’t say it out loud, but I thought it really loud. I had traveled thousands of miles to learn from a world-renowned qigong master, and I was desperate to feel better.
I was in my 20s, I had a serious girlfriend, and there was no way in hell that qigong was going to work for me if I had to follow that crazy sex rule.
You know, it’s funny. I’ve been teaching qigong for over ten years, I’ve published over 100 blog posts, I’ve taught over 2000 amazing people — and yet for some reason I don’t have a post that clearly answers the most common questions about qigong. Let’s change that right now, shall we? Here are the 15 […]
No matter what style of Tai Chi you practice, no matter what lineage you claim, no matter how you place your hands and feet — you still use the same set of guiding principles. Those principles have been handed down through the generations, and inherited by ALL styles of Tai Chi, in the form of […]
There’s a lot of research that suggests that asking questions is an essential part of learning. My experience says that this is true. I always take time for Q&As in my classes and workshops because I feel that it’s an essential part of bringing Qigong, Tai Chi, and Meditation into the 21st century.
Once you stop making this mistake, you’ll immediately start seeing better results. Immediately. Not 3 months later, and not even 3 days later, but immediately.
For years, I’ve been posting interesting and relevant articles on my Flowing Zen Facebook page. (As an aside, you really should “like” my Facebook page because I post a lot of great stuff on there.) Years ago, I predicted that we would see more and more articles on Tai Chi, Qigong, Kung Fu, and Meditation […]
You’ve learned Qigong or Tai Chi from a good teacher, and you’ve been practicing for some time. You’ve gotten good results, but you still have a few lingering health problems. The strangest thing is that other people have been able to overcome those same problems using Qigong and Tai Chi. And yet you can’t seem […]
What can we heal with self-healing arts like Qigong and Tai Chi? And what can’t we heal? These are super-important questions, especially since we are in the midst of a health care crisis in the U.S. If you’re reading this article, then you probably have a specific problem, and you want to know if there […]
The classics say that dawn is the best time to practice Qigong. I absolutely agree. And not just because it’s written in the classics, but because over the past 16 years, I’ve tried it all.
What would you say if I told you to have blind faith in me, to do whatever I said without hesitation or question even if it was distasteful to you? Hopefully, you would tell me to get lost. If not, if you would blindly follow a teacher no matter what — well then I’m not […]