Category: Qigong

Qigong – a personal insight into what Qigong means to me.

Over the past three decades, plus, my personal insight of Qigong is has changed over the years. It has done so because my experience and understanding have both grown and have come to understand what my Master meant when he talked about being a “Qi man”. (I am sticking with Qigong and deliberately not mentioning …

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Qi changed my life and set me on a big adventure

My first experience with energy healing was when I had a serious injury healed. That night, Qi changed my life. After an accident, where I injured my lower back, I was on sick-leave for almost four months and then on “light duties” (no lifting of heavy objects) for a further 18 months. The prognosis was …

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The Functions of the Yin Meridians within Qigong

When practicing Qigong, once the functions of the Yin meridians are understood the practitioner will have a deeper understanding of what benefits each Qigong brings. In this article I will cover both the classical TCM functions and those attributed through the art of Zen Shiatsu. FIRE – Heart TCM Functions of the Yin meridians It …

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Qigong for Chronic Back Pain – Get moving again

Practicing Qigong properly, guided by the tuition in our online Qigong for Chronic Back Pain course, could have a massive impact on your life. If you are suffering with chronic back pain, whether that is sacral, lumbar, thoracic, or cervical these exercises can help reduce that pain and increase your mobility. They are done in …

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Online Qigong: Eight Exceptional Vessels

the eight exceptional vessels qigong

The Qigong exercises in the Online Qigong: Eight Exceptional Vessels course work with the Qi that is stored in the Eight Exceptional Vessels (aka the Extraordinary Meridians). These vessels are often likened to reservoirs that store Qi and blood while the Meridians can be likened to rivers that carry the Qi. Online Qigong: Eight Exceptional …

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Online Qigong: Four Shen Qigong – open the mind

four shen qigong

The Online Qigong: Four Shen Qigong course contains exercises that are Active, Spiritual, Qigong. That is to say that the body movement is one of the tools used to help guide the Qi and the exercises are used to alter states of awareness, giving access to higher levels of being and increasing perception. Online Qigong: …

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Online Qigong: Ten Fundamental Treasures

Qigong for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The Online Qigong: Ten Fundamental Treasures is an ancient Qigong that is little seen let alone practiced nowadays.  These treasures share, in name, a number of exercises that are in the Ba duan Jin (The Eight Section Brocade) and the exercises look similar.  However, the focus in the Ten Fundamental Treasures, the emphasis, is not …

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Online Qigong: Embroidered Brocade

Embroidered Brocade Qigong

The exercises in the Online Qigong: Embroidered Brocade course are multi-layered in that the more you practice them the more you will get from them. Initially they work on your structure/posture and gradually increase your understanding of the fundamentals of Wuji stance, Horse Riding stance and Empty stances. This is done through the sinking of …

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Online Qigong: Five Taoist Yin – enhance your Qi

Working with the Yin Meridians - Water

The set being taught in the Online Qigong: Five Taoist Yin is also known simply as the Five Yin Qigong. The name of this set is a bit of a misnomer as there are six yin meridians and these exercises work with all six.  In all, there are nine separate exercises in this course as …

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Online Qigong: Connecting Heaven & Earth

The stand alone exercise in the Online Qigong: Connecting Heaven & Earth course is for people who are serious about Qigong, no matter what their current level of experience is. It is for people who want to practice true Qigong, to work Internally, rather than practicing slowed down aerobics. Online Qigong: Connecting Heaven & Earth …

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Qigong for Fibromyalgia – Empower yourself to health

The reason that I created the Qigong for Fibromyalgia online course is that as part of my Shiatsu practice I often teach and prescribe appropriate Qigong for Fibromyalgia sufferers and, from the feedback that I have received, each of them has benefited from practicing these exercises. The course is hosted on the Udemy learning website …

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The Functions of the Yang Meridians within Qigong

Triple Heater meridian

When practicing Qigong, the functions of the Yang meridians are often overlooked, or misunderstood. In this article I will cover both the classical TCM functions and those attributed through the art of Zen Shiatsu. FIRE – Triple Heater / Triple Warmer TCM Functions of the Yang meridians Combined, the Triple Heater has a general function …

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Yin & Yang and their relationship

Yin Yang Taiji

Yin & Yang and their relationship is the Chinese concept of two complimentary yet opposing qualities of Qi and therefore everything in the universe can be described in terms of Yin or Yang. The literal translation of Yin is “The shaded side of the valley” and Yang is “The sunny side of the valley”. Yin/Yang …

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Five Taoist Yin Instructor Course

November 2019 Assessment – Fully booked The Five Taoist Yin Instructor course is only suitable for experienced practitioners. Please visit the Five Taoist Yin Qigong if you only wish to learn these exercises without the assessment. Once full payment has been received for the Five Taoist Yin Instructor course you will receive a coupon code …

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Working with the Yang Meridians

Working with the Yang Meridians in Qigong Working with the Yang Meridians, through the medium of Qigong has a beneficial effect on health and well-being. Each Element has its own qualities and governs certain aspects of our being. Therefore they have an impact on ailments that are associated with the things that they govern. This …

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The Art of Healing with Qigong

Healing with Qigong (pronounced chee gung) has been used in China for centuries. It is still being used in the 21st century alongside “modern” medicine and that says a lot about its efficacy. It is the art or science of using, working with and cultivating Qi (Chi) “life energy” to enrich one’s life by controlling and …

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Course Feedback – The Eight Exceptional Vessels

the eight exceptional vessels qigong

From Lynn ” Excellent instructor! Beautiful material! “ From Walter “This was a fantastic course that went into great detail in the subject. I would highly recommend this course for those that want to work specifically on the Eight Exceptional Vessels. Very good course!” From Ben “Excellent explanation of the subtleties of wu ji. I …

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Faux qigong

Faux qigong – are you practicing it? What is the difference between true Qigong and faux qigong (fake). True Qigong works with the Internal and circulates and enhances the Qi. The other, the bogus one, doesn’t. It is purely External and works with the physical body and, at best, there is some “wooly” mention of …

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Tanzan and Ekido

Tanzan and Ekido were once travelling together down a muddy road. A heavy rain was falling. Coming around a bend, they met a lovely girl in a silk kimono and sash, unable to cross the intersection. “Come on girl”, said Tanzan at once. Lifting her in his arms he carried her over the mud. Ekido …

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Attaining Mastery

Mastery of Qigong - assembling the puzzel

The Master looked at his new apprentice…….. “Here, have these” he said as he handed over a lump of rough-hewn wood and a saw. He showed the apprentice how to use the saw and said “Go saw”. He was then taught how to keep his saw sharp and clean. When the apprentice got the hang …

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Course Feedback – Connecting Heaven and Earth

Students’ Comments From Cecilia “A thoroughly enjoyable, well presented and comprehensive course during which very thorough explanations and demonstrations were given. I particularly found being able to see the positions performed both from a front and side view very helpful and also the information given on the points on the meridians affected in each of …

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Using Imagery

using imagery within Qigong

When using imagery the pictures we form in our mind are one of our greatest inner resources.  In the past two decades there has been a growing appreciation of the integration of body, mind and spirit and that if we use any therapeutic practice that addresses each of these aspects, we have access to the …

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Medical Research on Taiji

During their medical research on Taiji, researchers in the United States, medical researchers analysed 47 studies looking at Taiji and the impact that it had on people with chronic health problems, like heart disease or MS. Their findings, published in The Archives of Internal Medicine, were that Taiji could improve balance control, flexibility and even …

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Qigong for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

CFS

Practicing true Qigong, learned from our online Qigong for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome course, can have a big impact on people who are suffering with this ailment. As part of my Shiatsu practice I usually teach/prescribe appropriate Qigong for CFS to patients who are suffering from this ailment. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (also referred to as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis [ME] or Systemic Exertion Intolerance …

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Nothing hurts

Yamaoka Tesshu

Yamaoka Tesshu, as a young student of Zen visited one master after another. He called upon Dukuon of Shokuku. Desiring to show his level of attainment, he said “The Mind, Buddha and sentient beings do not exist, the true nature of phenomena is emptiness, there is no realisation, no delusion, no sage and no mediocrity, …

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Taoist Wisdom

Lao Tzu - Taoist Wisdom

“He, who stands on tiptoe, does not stand firm.” (Lao Tzu) Wuji is the foundation that allows your body and mind (Yi) to be still. On tiptoe you are unstable and your body is so “noisy” that it drowns out the whisper of your Qi. Live your life with the qualities of Wuji and stay …

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Living in the Present

Living in the present - Lao Tzu

How many times do we need to be reminded that we should be living in the present, to be 100% here and now? I have picked three of my favourite pieces of wisdom on this matter, each from a different background but each with the same message. From Taoism “If you are depressed, you are …

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Qigong Questions & Answers

I have had very many Qigong questions asked of me over the years and I wish that I had kept a note of all of them. That way I could follow my own progress as my answers must have changed over the years in line with my own understanding. These are the Qigong questions and …

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Taiji Classics – What do you get from them?

What do you get from the Taiji Classics? Do they give you any deeper insight into your Taiji? Chen Man Chin said “The Classics are our best link to our Taiji past. They are the basis of the art. By their nature they are discursive and redundant, but at the same time, profound. In the …

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Questions about The Five Taoist Yin

Working with the Yin Meridians - Metal

Over the decades I have had the opportunity to answer many questions about the Five Taoist Yin (AKA the Five Yin) Qigong that have been asked by my students. I’m sure that there are plenty of other questions out there and that some practitioners may already be asking some of the same questions so I thought that …

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