How do you know when you’ve finally arrived, when you’ve reached the vaunted status of Qigong Master? You get a fancy certificate from the Interstellar Federation of Qigong Masters, of course! Just kidding! Please stop sitting by the mailbox waiting for yours to arrive. But seriously, what does a “master” of any art look like? […]
Do You Need to Be Buddhist or Taoist to Practice Qigong?
“You’re cool with learning some qigong, right Father Smith?” I asked. Although he wasn’t wearing his clerical garb, I already knew that he was an ordained Catholic priest. He had traveled hundreds of miles to learn Shaolin Kung Fu from me, and we had communicated via email. But qigong is a big part of the […]
Is Qigong All You Need?
I started my healing journey in the 1990s. Nearly 3 decades later, I’m still on the path — not because I haven’t found healing, but because it is a lifelong process. With qigong, the healing goes deeper than you can possibly imagine. You don’t just heal your body; you heal your mind, your emotions, and […]
Qigong Students: What Direction Should You Face?
“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 […]
Are the Qigong Meridians Even Real?
Meridian theory is at the heart of qigong, acupuncture, and other forms of Chinese Medicine. It is the common thread between all Chinese healing arts. This ancient theory is robust, sophisticated, and deep. But are the meridians even real? If so, where are they? Naturally, I get questions like this all the time. I’ve already […]