“You should face east when practicing qigong!!” If you’ve been doing qigong for a while, then you’ve probably heard this from a teacher or two. Or perhaps you read it in a book along with some other crazy qigong rules (like the no-sex rule). Or maybe you heard that you should face south instead of […]
Qigong and Tai Chi Students: Should You Exhale Through Your Nose or Mouth?
“My teacher told me that it’s incorrect to breathe through the mouth,” she said. “He said that in qigong and tai chi the breathing should be in and out through the nose.” This question comes up all the time in my Facebook group. Sometimes, it’s more of a challenge than a question, as if to […]
Qigong Students: Here’s How to Make Sense of the Meridians
“You don’t find all this history and theory stuff painfully boring?” I asked. The year was 2012, and I had just finished a lecture on Chinese Medicine theory in my brick-and-mortar studio. In order to make sense of the theory, I also had to teach some history. “Not even a little bit,” she said. This surprised me. […]
9 Reasons You Should Stop Spelling Qigong Incorrectly
In the 21st century, there is only one way to spell qigong correctly, and I just used it in this sentence…
History of Qigong: The 5 Categories of Qi Cultivation
We all know that qigong is great for healing. But is there anything else it can do? Like maybe clean the garage? Because that would be awesome.