Category: Qigong

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 …

Continue reading

Qigong for CFS – manage your recovery

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 Disease [SEID]) is extremely debilitating and care has to be taken during treatment so that energy is not drained any …

Continue reading

Taoist Wisdom

Lao Tzu - Taoist Wisdom

Taoist wisdom has, for millennia, given us hints and guidance for a successful, content and full life. Spiritually successful……………. I will, time permitting, be looking at a number of them and giving my own insight into what message I have received from each in regard to Qigong and Taiji. Lao Tzu’s Taoist Wisdom “Intellectual knowledge …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

Questions about Connecting Heaven & Earth Qigong

Over the decades I have had very many questions about Connecting Heaven and Earth Qigong asked of me. Many are repeated so I thought that it would be a good idea to add them to the Pro Holistic blog. That should, in theory at least, give practitioners who are not my direct students the chance …

Continue reading

Questions about the Embroidered Brocade Qigong

embroidered brocade - white crane

These are some of the very many questions about the Embroidered Brocade Qigong that have been asked of me over the years and I wish that I had kept a note of all of them. Unfortunately I didn’t but these are some of the Qigong questions and answers that I do have on record. If …

Continue reading

Working with the Yin Meridians

Working with the Yin Meridians - Metal

When working with the Yin Meridians, Qigong can have a profound effect on specific ailments and help provide a route back to 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. In this article …

Continue reading

Five Taoist Yin Qigong – Course Feedback

The Five Taoist Yin Qigong - Fire

From Marina “The best, most detailed, course in everything-important tai chi. The teacher is sincere in striving to relate all the nuances. LOVE this course and very much appreciate!” From Arvind “A very Good Course! and Useful.” From Stephen “Yes. It delivered fast effective results in a short amount of time.” From Jenny “Very clear …

Continue reading

Course Feedback – The Eight Exceptional Vessels

the eight exceptional vessels qigong

From Tracy “A great Teacher of Qigong, it was a privilege to take this course! I could feel the Qi moving while performing each exercise. Quick response to questions asked, much appreciated! I look forward to taking more courses in the future. Humble thanks!” From Kevin “Very clear, detailed and authentic.” From Jake “Another good …

Continue reading

Course Feedback – Connecting Heaven and Earth

From Linda “Excellent course. The instructor is very knowledgeable, and explains all aspects of qigong very thoroughly. I would definitely recommend this course.” From Marion “enjoyed course learned several things I did not know even though I have been practising Tai Chi for a number of years.” From Nick “As a complete beginner to Qigong …

Continue reading

Listening Jing – enhance your Qigong

Listening Jing. Take time to be aware of the changes in your Qi.

Without Listening Jing (listening to the Qi) you cannot do Qigong.  Without listening you are merely doing aerobic exercises. Disconnected piano keys Imagine a piano where the keys are not connected to the hammers.  Every key sounds the same, the same dull clunk.  It is only when the key is re-attached that the strings can …

Continue reading

Course Update – The Exceptional Vessels

The 2019 courses are all filling (The Five Taoist Yin is already fully booked) earlier than usual. If you are interested in coming to the Eight Exceptional Vessels Qigong you had better not wait too long as there are only three spaces left. The Eight Exceptional Vessels Qigong exercises work with the Qi that is …

Continue reading

Stress and Respiration – Breathe your stress away

stress management - stressed out

Stress and Respiration The relationship between stress and respiration is a chicken and egg one.  Which came first?  Psychological stress impacts on respiration.  It often induces shallower, more rapid, breathing. Shallow, rapid, breathing can induce physiological stress that causes physical anxiety.  Those feelings of anxiety that are often described as “butterflies”, the ones that can …

Continue reading

Course Feedback – The Embroidered Brocade Qigong

embroidered brocade - white crane

From Kevin ” Very well explained and demonstrated.” From Lesley ” Very clear instructions, easy to follow. Sound and picture quality excellent.” From James ” It is useful in expanding knowledge of Qigong, It is also a useful reminder if you are a visual learner as its handy to see the moves being done.” This …

Continue reading

Thinking About Insomnia Keeps Me Awake!

insomnia

Everyone has one of those nights when they cannot drop off to sleep. Insomnia on one of those nights is not a problem but when it runs to two, three,four and more there is most definitely a problem. Our sleeping hours turn into hours of restlessness and the hours when we should be awake and …

Continue reading

Qigong for Back Pain – Which is Best

lordosis

I’m often asked which is the best Qigong for back pain. There are a number of exercises that I teach any of my Shiatsu clients who have chronic back pain, each tailored to the individual, and always with the advice that they are practiced to the easy motion barrier (To the point BEFORE it becomes …

Continue reading

Learn Qigong at The Wee Retreat

Learn Qigong at the wee retreat - ba duan jin

Join us to learn Qigong at The Wee Retreat. Our new class commences on Wednesday February 6th where we will be learning, popular demand, the Five Taoist Yin Qigong. Great to see that the class is already half way booked! We would all like to make improvements to our health and well being (and therefore …

Continue reading

Udemy Codes

This is the list of our current discount Udemy codes for our online courses at Udemy: The Eight Exceptional Vessels Qigong Working with the Qi of the Extraordinary Meridians. We are currently offering a 66% Udemy codes discount on this course……….. So you get it for £20.00!Get your discount here – Coupon Connecting Heaven and …

Continue reading