“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 […]
Ah, teaching. You teach me so much. They say that to teach is to learn twice. I like that phrase a lot. The more I teach, the more it rings true. Recently, a prospective student asked a question in our Facebook group. This happens all the time, almost daily. But sometimes, a question catches me off […]
“Do you sell Chinese incense?” I asked. The year was 1995, and the young man behind the counter seemed to be a caricature of a NYC smoke shop employee. He had thick dreadlocks, a Bob Marley t-shirt, and he looked stoned out of his mind. I was not his usual customer, however. I was there […]
This is my nightmare. This is what wakes me up at night screaming “NOOOOOOO!” like Luke Skywalker after he found out that Darth Vader was his father.
“I’ll answer your question,” I said. Here’s what I didn’t say: “This answer is going to get me into trouble!”