On May 31st, 2016 I locked up my qigong and tai chi studio for the last time. As I returned the keys to the landlord, my eyes were not dry. Not even a little bit. Since 2008, the Flowing Zen Studio in Gainesville Florida has been my baby, my mission, my everything. With little more than a dream, I somehow […]
I haven’t published anything in a long time. I’m sorry. I missed you. Despite my silence, I’ve been pretty busy behind the scenes. I’m back now, and I’m ready to tell you all about the things I’ve been up to this year, as well as the exciting things I’ve got planned for next year. So […]
If we look back through history, we find that Qigong masters had certain skills — like being able to tap Qi from the Cosmos, direct the Qi to any part of their body, or even project Qi outside of the body.
“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.
Students love thinking that their teacher is the best, and teachers love to encourage this. Sometimes it’s true. But more often, it’s not. How can you tell the difference?