Qigong students are often taught to lift the tongue to the roof of the mouth. But why? And should you stop?
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The Zen tradition has some useful tips for the 21st century. These tips will not only help you to get through this election, but also help us to work towards a healthier America.
I believe that depression is an epic, personal battle against the darker forces of the human spirit. Recently, after an unexpected Zen-like awakening, I got my metaphoric hands on another weapon to use against depression. I now wield a mighty weapon called self love.
Change takes time. It took time for yoga to become the billion-dollar, global industry that it is today. But I believe that if you give qigong a little time, it will be huge. In fact, I think qigong will be bigger than yoga one day. Here’s why…
I was only 33. I was young, fit, and strong. But I felt like I was having a heart attack. Almost as quickly as it had come in, the storm passed, just as I was getting ready to go to the emergency room. It wasn’t a heart attack. I later learned that it was an […]
I’ve experienced back pain so severe that it almost got me arrested. I was in my apartment in NYC, I was deeply frustrated by my pain and lack of mobility, and I let out a loud, primal scream. As crazy as things were in NYC in the 1990s, screaming was still frowned upon…
If you’ve been paying attention lately — if you’ve been practicing mindfulness — then you’ve noticed a sudden increase in media attention about something called mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness is the latest craze sweeping across America…
Once you stop making this mistake, you’ll immediately start seeing better results. Immediately. Not 3 months later, and not even 3 days later, but immediately.
For years, I’ve been posting interesting and relevant articles on my Flowing Zen Facebook page. (As an aside, you really should “like” my Facebook page because I post a lot of great stuff on there.) Years ago, I predicted that we would see more and more articles on Tai Chi, Qigong, Kung Fu, and Meditation […]
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 […]
Students are always looking for tips and tricks for practicing Qigong, Tai Chi, Meditation, and even Yoga. I do my best to help by offering lots of tips via my blog, as well as in my classes. But you don’t need a long list of tips and tricks to succeed in these arts. All you […]
These days, sitting meditation is very popular. It’s not uncommon to see health-related websites casually recommend that you should practice sitting meditation for 30-60 minutes a day. This is craziness. Here’s why.
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.