Hold this posture to increase your energy and begin to rebalance your body. People have practiced this standing meditation as their introduction to Qigong. Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Extend your arms at chest level, and make a loose fist. POint your thumbs to each other and draw your arms back. Close your eyes and feel…
To understand what Qigong is it’s important to understand what Qi is. Qi is Universal life. Qi is everywhere and is connected to everything. When you practice Qigong, you allow yourself to connect to Universal Wisdom. Hear more on this topic in a recent interview with Grand Master Nan Lu.
Considerable evidence shows mind–body interventions, including practices such as Qigong, meditation, and yoga, improve mental and physical health. How is poorly understood. One theory is they reverse the stress-induced changes in our cells linked to poor health and depression.
Qigong’s gifts have been known for thousands of years, accepted by Eastern thought and rejected by Western science. Until today. We live in exciting times. A cosmic, told-you-so sense of humor is emerging. Western science looks to the East to overcome its limitations in understanding the invisible, and Eastern doctrine turns to the West to…
Most disease and illness begins with an organ function disorder, often a nagging ache or pain, originating from a root cause not yet discovered. If treated only as a symptom rather than a sign of deeper trouble, a persistent function disorder can take on material form, making treatment and healing more difficult.
When a physical or environmental force damages a meridian, the related condition is more extreme and difficult to fix. Lymphedema, a sports injury, and side effects from cesarean section are examples.
This story is a powerful reminder of the importance of letting go of worry and stress. These negative emotions play a huge role in unbalancing energy.
For ages, TCM has understood and treated the condition we now call breast cancer. This ancient, holistic medicine recognizes and addresses the early warning signs of this disease before they manifest in the body as cancer.
If you’re on a spiritual journey, change will happen. You may experience uncertainty that will challenge you.
Chinese medicine focuses on healing for the long term. It understands health in terms of life force or energy. Its goal is to build real health from the inside-out.
Your feet hold up your entire being, your knees bend and stretch, your arms reach and your fingers hold. How are you treating your miraculous machine?
There are no mistakes in life. Once you take that first step on your path, you’ll see that it has been waiting for you all along.