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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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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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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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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. “When in stillness you should be …

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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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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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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 …

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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 …

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Working with the Yin Meridians

Working with the Yin Meridians - Metal

Qigong and the Yin Meridians 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 …

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Five Taoist Yin Qigong – Course Feedback

The Five Taoist Yin Qigong - Fire

Comments from students From Dale “Enhance health and expand consciousness. The instructor is easy to understand and he presents clear explanations for the movements and their benefits.” From Junior ” Yes often times Qi Gong Courses are too pricey and give you little explanation. As a practitioner of Chinese Medicine, it is nice to have …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Thinking About Insomnia Keeps Me Awake!

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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 …

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Qigong for Back Pain – Which is Best

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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 …

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Learn Qigong at The Wee Retreat

Learn Qigong at the wee retreat - ba duan jin

Due to demand we are starting another class! Join us to learn Qigong at The Wee Retreat. Our new class commences on Wednesday March 6th. During March we will be covering the Five Taoist Yin Qigong, working from a basic level and introducing more profound methods and tools as we go. These classes are suitable …

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Udemy Codes

This is the list of our current discount Udemy codes for our amazing 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 …

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