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How Tai Chi Lost Its Mojo

In the movie “The Matrix”, Neo (played by Keanu Reeves) wakes up from a training session and then says the 4 words that I often dreamed of saying as a kid: “I know Kung Fu.” Now imagine Neo waking up and saying this instead: “I know Tai Chi.” Not quite the same impact, right?

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How Kung Fu Can Help You Avoid Surgery

I’m not a doctor, and I don’t even play one on TV. But students often ask for my opinion on this subject. Why? Probably because the Kung Fu tradition (which includes Qigong and Tai Chi) contains a lot of wisdom. And in the 21st century, I think that this kind of ancient wisdom is precisely […]

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12 Things Blocking You From Healing

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 […]

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What We Can (and Can’t) Heal

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 […]

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Real Stories of External Qi Transmission, Part Deux

Energy transmission seems to be a popular topic. And why shouldn’t it be? We live in an exciting time when we can corroborate ancient Eastern theories about energy with modern science. More importantly, the Internet allows us to have interesting discussions, and to share our experiences. I hope that this article inspires some of you […]

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Real Stories of External Qi Transmission

External Qi Transmission is nothing new. It’s as old as Qigong itself, which of course is thousands of years old. But it seems like, over the past few years, there is more talk not just about Qigong and Tai Chi, but specifically about External Qi Transmission. So what’s all the fuss about?

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