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.
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Valentine’s day is a day meant for love. But typically, the love is projected outward rather than inward. What if, instead of focusing so much love outward, you focused some of it inward? Would that be wrong?
Stop kidding yourself. You’re not ready to quit. And that’s okay. The sooner you admit that you’re not ready, the sooner you’ll be able to quit once and for all.
It can help to think of Qigong as medicine. If you aren’t getting the results that you want, then the first place to look is at the dosage of that medication. Are you taking enough medicine? Do you even know what the proper dosage is?
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.
I’m a lot like most Americans. I live in the suburbs. I work 60-70 hours per week. I have student loans and credit card bills. I empty the dishwasher and walk the dog. But unlike most Americans, I live a stress-free life.
Early on in my training with Grandmaster Wong, I noticed that some students accomplished in 10 months what it took other students took 10 years to accomplish. I’ve always been fascinated by efficiency, so I wanted to find out how they did it. Of course, I also wanted to be one of them.
You had a wonderful experience with Qigong and Tai Chi in the beginning. 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 […]
Are you ready to make some sacrifices in order to learn a life-transforming art? If so, then here are some tips.
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.
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.
You’ve probably heard it before: If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. This truism also applies to arts like Tai Chi, Qigong, Kung Fu, and Meditation. If you aren’t measuring your progress, then you aren’t managing your arts (or yourself!).
Are you struggling with keeping your practice regular? Do you sincerely want to get back on track with your practice?