Ten years ago, I did something stupid. Totally crazy. And risky. At least that’s what the voices in my head told me. But there were other voices in there too. You know — the voices that encourage you to be brave, to go for what you want, to chase your dreams. You know what I’m […]
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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?
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 […]
So let me get this straight: You believe in a tiny device that can call to and from virtually anywhere in the world, take high-resolution photos and post them directly to the Internet, connect with the speakers in your car, and guide you to the airport — all without wires — but you don’t believe […]
A few months ago, I was on a business trip with my wife. After a long day at a healing conference, we decided to stop in a cafe for some refreshments. Just for fun, I asked the server for a “Tai Chi latte”. I figured it was worth a shot. I didn’t get a mug […]
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.
Unlike the other two Qigong sets that Bodhidharma taught, there are no written records of the techniques for Bone Marrow Cleansing. Some people think this means that the art has been lost. But the art was not lost.
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.
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!
The 12 postures of Sinew Metamorphosis involve subtle, internal contractions. This is why they are sometimes classified as “Hard Qigong”….
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.
What is the most widely practiced Tai Chi form in the world? Depending on who you ask, the answer would be The 24-Pattern Form, The Peking Form, The Short Form, or The Simplified Form. So which is it? Any of the above, really. All of these names refer to the same Tai Chi form developed […]
What do Cosmos Qigong, Shaolin Kung Fu, and Zen Meditation have in common? Sure, they’re all energy arts, and they all came from the Shaolin Temple. But did you know that they also came from the same man?