“Okay. I’ll just come out and ask a stupid question,” she said innocently. “What the heck is a blog anyway?” This came from the mouth of a 76-year-old woman. She has been a dedicated Qigong student of mine for several years, but she’s not terribly keen on the whole technology thing.
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I’ll just come out and say it: Internal strength is real. It may be incredibly rare, but it definitely exists.
If you’re gung ho about kung fu, then whatever style you practice — whether it is Shaolin or Tai Chi or Wing Chun or whatever — you will probably learn something about the Chinese language in this article.
You’ve probably heard it a billion times from your teacher. “Don’t use strength!” But did you know that this phrase originally comes from a famous Tai Chi master named Yang Cheng Fu (1883–1936)?
The latest edition of “Ask Sifu Anthony”, including questions and answers on the following topics: Practice Quantity vs. Practice Quality…Frustration and Patience in Tai Chi…Qualities of a Good Student…Dealing With Jerks While Practicing in Public…Firecrackers and Fireworks…Iron Shirt vs. Zhan Zhuang…Bathroom Qigong…Weights and Isometrics…Kids 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 […]
When I lived in New York, I enjoyed getting up early to go practice Qigong in the city parks. At dawn in parks all over New York, something magical (and often amusing) happens.
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 […]
There’s a lot of research that suggests that asking questions is an essential part of learning. My experience says that this is true. I always take time for Q&As in my classes and workshops because I feel that it’s an essential part of bringing Qigong, Tai Chi, and Meditation into the 21st century.
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…
I hope that, at some point in your life, something on the news has made you feel angry. It’s okay to admit that you’ve felt angry. Contrary to popular belief, not all anger is bad. It’s only unbalanced anger that causes problems.
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.
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?