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Many qigong students experience a frustrating paradox: The more desperate you are to heal, the longer it takes. I’ve experienced this frustration myself in my own healing journey, and it breaks my heart when I see my students going through the same thing. In this article, and the accompanying meditation below, I’m hoping to shift […]

For years, I’ve taught a powerful and ancient tool that sometimes gets overlooked – Metta Meditation, also known as Loving Kindness Meditation. This practice, rooted in ancient Buddhist traditions, is a game changer, especially when combined with qigong and tai chi. In this post, I’ll explain what Metta Meditation is, the research behind it, why […]

The Small Universe (Microcosmic Orbit) is awesome. Whether you’re an intermediate or advanced practitioner, this technique has something profound to offer. Let’s dive into why it’s more relevant today than ever. The Small Universe is a powerful and ancient qigong technique. I’ve written several blog posts about it, and this will be another in that […]

The Small Universe. The Microcosmic Orbit. The Small Circulation. Believe it or not, all three of these terms are translations of the same Chinese qigong technique, called Xiao Zhou Tian (小周天). If you want to hear a native speaker, who may or may not also be a robot, pronounce the words in Mandarin, click here […]

Note: this is a guest post by Heidi Magnus, a long-time student of Flowing Zen Qigong, and a qigong teacher in her own right. Internal power is a captivating and compelling force. But what is it, really? In movies, we’ve seen the hero who cultivates internal power before running up buildings and flying through the […]

Twenty-two years ago, I made a decision that would ultimately save my life. That decision was as follows: I vowed to practice a particular qigong exercise (called Lifting The Sky) 10 times every day, no matter what. This decision eventually led to a solid daily qigong practice – a practice that has managed a debilitating […]

In this edition of Ask Sifu Anthony, you’ll learn about: chronic pain and qigong; depression with chronic pain; digestion and qigong; meditation for depression; stiffness and pain; menopause, reflux, and belief; and the many benefits of qigong practice. About this series: I believe that students should be able to get practical, no-nonsense answers as they […]

In this edition of Ask Sifu Anthony, you’ll learn about: knee pain and qigong; the order of qigong sets; qigong and cancer support; neigong vs. qigong; lifting the tongue; post-pandemic depression and anxiety; and qigong for autoimmune conditions. About this series: I believe that students should be able to get practical, no-nonsense answers as they […]

Years ago, if you had asked me if it was okay to practice qigong while listening to music, I would have told you no. I was taught not to practice qigong to music and so I repeated the same thing to my students. Simple, right? Today, I’m a more mature teacher. I’ve learned to think […]

In this edition of Ask Sifu Anthony, you’ll find questions about the number of repetitions in qigong, practicing qigong under stressful circumstances, practicing tai chi and qigong together, neigong vs. qigong, qigong for insomnia, and a timeline for future Flowing Zen projects! I believe that students should be able to get the answers that they […]


I'm Anthony Korahais. Since 2005, I've been helping people from all over the world to get remarkable results with the ancient

Chinese healing art of qigong. This art literally saved my life, and I'm passionate about helping others discover the amazing things that it can do for them! Read More…

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