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Students are always looking for tips and tricks for practicing Qigong, Tai Chi, Meditation, and even Yoga. I do my best to help by offering lots of tips via my blog, as well as in my classes. But you don’t need a long list of tips and tricks to succeed in these arts. All you […]
These days, sitting meditation is very popular. It’s not uncommon to see health-related websites casually recommend that you should practice sitting meditation for 30-60 minutes a day. This is craziness. Here’s why.
In the ancient classics, the Small Universe (小周天, or xiao zhou tian) is often referred to as the ultimate Qigong technique. In other words, all other forms of Qigong pale in comparison.
The 5-Phase Routine is one of my biggest secrets. It is the culmination of decades of experience and experimentation. I inherited some of this routine from my teachers, and later tweaked it myself based on my teaching experience.
Who are these 18 Luohans, and why are we interested in their hands? The word Luohan comes from the Sanskrit word Arhat. Both words refer to a person who has cultivated a high level of spirituality, somewhat like a Christian Saint.
What’s the single best health exercise ever invented? The award undoubtedly goes to Lifting the Sky. This amazing Qigong exercise has changed countless lives, including my own.
Have you heard of a secret Qigong technique called Flowing Breeze Swaying Willow ( 搖風擺柳, or Yao Feng Bai Liu)? Probably not. That’s why they call it a secret!
There are a lot of foreign words and names on this site. I know that it can get confusing, so in this post, I will try to define them in a way that you can easily understand.
Some people say that you need to use visualization in order to get amazing results with qigong. But is it true?
At the end of our practice, we go through a series of steps that we call The Closing Sequence. Here is a video review of the complete sequence.
You should never be concerned with the money that you spend on learning this art because, one way or another, it’s going to come right back to you..
In my Karate days, my daily training was much different than it is today. The famous Karate master, Mas Oyama, offered the following advice: “Train more than you sleep.” That was the philosophy that I followed back then. I practiced hard. I pushed myself. I trained as much as possible. I suffered, but I endured.