“Sifu, what do you do all day?” a student recently asked me. “After all, you only teach a few hours in the evenings. Do you have another job?” I’m sure she meant well. But I actually laughed out loud in response. If I had been sipping a glass of milk, I would have surely snarfed it up.
An ounce of prevention. Yada yada. We’ve all heard the cliché. But do we really believe it? Do we act as if prevention is worth 16 times more than a cure?
For years, I’ve struggled to attach a price to these arts. I mean, what the heck should I charge for priceless healing arts that literally saved my life? Not an easy question to answer! It’s a question that many Tai Chi, Yoga, and Meditation teachers all over the country are also struggling to answer.
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 free. Here are a few ideas for getting healthy on a budget:
I tell my students that practicing Qigong pays for itself. To be clear, I’m not talking about the amazing health benefits; I’m talking about cold hard cash. You should never be concerned with the money that you spend on learning this art because, one way or another, it’s going to come right back to you. Here are 22 common ways that Qigong pays for itself (and then some).