The Consensus Report Through funding from the Archstone Foundation, the National Blueprint Office at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, the National Council on Aging, and the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi convened an expert meeting in which the above Consensus … [Read more...] about National Expert Meeting on Qigong & Tai Chi
Act in accordance with seasonal, geographic, and personal factors. This is a statement of fact in traditional Chinese medicine. Our system of traditional medicine is intimately connected to the ebb and flow of the energy in our universe. Far from being some mystical concept, one … [Read more...] about Staying Healthy in all Seasons
A brief video on the healing art of Qigong and some reasons that you may find it helpful: https://youtu.be/vw8jx1RlgZs … [Read more...] about What is Qigong?
While this article is addressed to Qigong and Tai Chi practitioners, the many benefits derived from this simple practice are available, with a bit of qualified instruction, to anyone willing to put in the effort! - Mark Why do we do standing meditation standing wuji? This is one of the … [Read more...] about Why Standing Meditation?
Here, in no particular order, are some of my favorite sayings and quotes: “To know one's self is to know others for heart understands heart." - a Chinese Proverb “First the mind then the body..." - a Tai Chi classic “Write it on your heart that every day is … [Read more...] about Favorite Quotes
The Emperor Huang Di asked: "I have heard that many people in ancient times lived to a hundred without showing signs of aging. But today people look old at the age of fifty. Is it because times have changed or because people are not following proper ways of preserving … [Read more...] about The More Things Change…
There is a Chinese story of an old farmer who had an old horse for tilling his fields. One day the horse escaped into the hills and when all the farmer’s neighbors sympathized with the old man over his bad luck, the farmer replied, “Bad luck? Good luck? Who knows?”A … [Read more...] about Good Luck? Bad Luck?
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.""One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, … [Read more...] about Two Wolves