The internet can be pretty a confusing place. If you’re still confused about how kung fu relates to qigong, then this quick video explanation will help.
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Is tai chi older than qigong? Or is the opposite true? Let’s bust some myths about the ancient origins of these arts.
In this edition: gallbladder surgery and qigong; healing tinnitus with qigong; practicing qigong on an airplane; learning tai chi forms; building strength and flexibility for tai chi; feeling qi all day long; mixing fitness and tai chi training; seasonal allergies and qigong.
“I’ve been practicing Tai Chi an hour a day for 30 years,” he said, “but I’m still a long way from being a master.” It was a beautiful, cloudless day in Golden Gate Park. I was 25 years old, and I had recently earned a black belt in Goju-Ryu Karate. Tai Chi was completely foreign […]
In this edition: Different Kinds of Energy…Eating and Qigong…Chinese Medicine and the Spirit…Feng Shui…Iron Palm…Dragon Strength…Resistance to Practicing…
I’ll just come out and say it: Internal strength is real. It may be incredibly rare, but it definitely exists.
Topics include: Herbal Supplements….Spontaneous Qigong…Practicing in Public…Hitting Things (and Being Hit)…The Honeymoon Phase…The Importance of Pausing in Qigong…Practicing from Books…Fatigue and Qigong.
No matter what style of Tai Chi you practice, no matter what lineage you claim, no matter how you place your hands and feet — you still use the same set of guiding principles. Those principles have been handed down through the generations, and inherited by ALL styles of Tai Chi, in the form of […]
In the world of martial arts, there are countless legends about past masters and their feats of internal strength. These legends run from the believable (poking a hole through a wall with just a finger), to the eyebrow-raising (killing a horse with a gentle pat on the back), to the hard-to-swallow (striking someone from 30 […]
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?
Personally, I don’t get into very many sword fights these days. Even battle-axe and spear fights seem to be on the decline. Be that as it may, I still find it exceedingly useful to train as though I’m going to be in a sword fight someday soon.
Wouldn’t you like to know their secret? I mean, if you had that kind of discipline, you could make amazing changes, build healthy new habits, eliminate bad ones, and create the life you dream of! I’ll reveal their secret, and it may very well change your life. But I’m warning you: You’re probably going to […]
“”Schweeet!” I thought. I was 19 years old, and my karate teacher was talking about a mysterious energy field located in the abdomen. I couldn’t wait to experience it for myself! That was my first exposure to the concept of dantian (丹田), and it turned out to be a huge disappointment. I had to wait […]