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Six Healing Sounds Qìgo̅ng

The following is an excerpt from a document I compiled as a study aid for a class I am currently teaching on-line via Zoom. According to some sources this exercise (Liu Zi Jue) originated in the 6th Century and was … Continue reading

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Yin-Yang Theory Applied in Everyday Life

I tell my students–or at least I used to tell the back in the days before Covid, when we could engage in contact exercises–that what they learn in applying the principles of Yin and Yang from Taijiquan is that what … Continue reading

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Chinese Terms in Taijiquan and Qigong Study

Recently one of my students alerted me to research in medical journals about the use of Qigong against Covid. I was surprised to see that the Qigong routines named in the research articles were identified only in Chinese (Pinyin), even … Continue reading

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Keeping Spirits Up

When I teach Qigong, I often remind people of the damage uncontrolled emotions can do to your health. Sadness, grief, sorrow, and pessimism can damage the lungs, the heart, the immune system, and your spirit, which is so necessary to … Continue reading

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Keeping Calm in Historic Times

I’ve posted before about the process of functional meditation, which I learned in a seminar with Dr. Yang Yang.  Functional meditation deals with the issues that sometimes make it difficult for people to calm their minds for meditation.  These issues … Continue reading

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Let’s Have a Cup of Tea

The teas listed below are believed to benefit the immune system. While no supplement can prevent or cure disease, supplements along with other healthy lifestyle practices can boost your immune system, your body’s internal defense against disease. Be sure to … Continue reading

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The Rhythm of Our Lives

A cold wet nose in your eye at 7:30 AM.  “No, Sash.  It’s Sunday.  Let me sleep!”  Another gentle nose poke in the eye, accompanied by a whine.  “It’s time to get up, and get moving, Daddy.  Let’s go out … Continue reading

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Mobilize Your Internal Forces against Corona Virus

Feeling at a loss in the current situation with the Corona virus?  Authorities say we won’t have a deployable vaccine against the new virus for at least a year, and then what about the next new virus or unanticipated strain … Continue reading

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Slow Down

Did you watch the half time show during the Super Bowl?  Visual and auditory stimulation from start to finish at who knows how many beats per second.  Rapid fire stimulation is the ethos of the modern, techno age.  You can … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Taiji Form Movements

Closely connected to the subject of my previous entry, the importance of maintaining a sense of enemy, is the need to understand the meaning of each of the movements in the Taiji form.  This means in effect the need to … Continue reading

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