It’s that time of year again! Time to gather with family, relax, enjoy good food and conversation, and leave all of your stress behind. Right? If that’s not how you typically experience the holiday season, if you need some help staying Zen during the holiday season, then here are 5 tips that you can start […]
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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.
Times may be tough, but that doesn’t mean you need to neglect your health. In fact, being on a budget has the potential to make you healthier than ever! Here’s the secret that Big Pharma and the medical establishment don’t want you to know: many of the most powerful forms of healing are inexpensive or […]
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.
Do you have a chronic sinus infection? When you blow your nose, is the mucus yellow or green in color? If so, then there’s an infection up there.
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.
Never before in history have students been able to learn so many techniques. It’s a nice “problem” to have. I joke that my school is like a Zen Supermarket. Yes, it can be a bit overwhelming when you first walk in, but isn’t it wonderful to have so many choices?
Let’s imagine that you’ve been practicing Tai Chi or Qigong consistently for about 2 years. Where do you stand in the curriculum? If there were belts, what belt would you be?
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?