Toward a More Meaningful Life

December 14, 2016 1 Comment
Toward a More Meaningful Life

Those of you who read my blog or subscribe to my Facebook Page, LiveLongQigong, know that I look for ways to live a better life.  I can confidently say that I am healthier, happier and stronger today than before my retirement.  I won’t deny that the recent four-year (I’m from Iowa, the first in the nation caucus […]

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Downward Dog or Yang 24?

December 8, 2016 0 Comments
Downward Dog or Yang 24?

  National Health Statistics Reports, February, 2015 reports that US complementary health approaches of yoga, Tai Chi/Qigong practice increased linearly over  ten-year period 2002 to 2012 from 5.8% to 10.9%, with many more practitioners of Yoga (9.5%) than Tai Chi/Qigong (1.4%) You may be thinking that Yoga or Tai Chi/Qigong could be right for you, but how […]

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Consistent and Powerful Practice

October 31, 2016 0 Comments
Consistent and Powerful Practice

It is a joy for me to a Tai Chi form that calls for large and complex movements.  Right now, I’m learning Double Rainbow Fan created by the late Madame Wang Ju Ron, and continued by her daughter, Master Helen Wu. Master Wu is my teacher’s sifu (sifu:  a skillful person or master). The version provided in the link above […]

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Munching Mulberry Leaves

December 7, 2015 1 Comment
Munching Mulberry Leaves

“With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes a kimono.”  -Chinese Proverb Chinese legend gives the title Goddess of Silk to Lady Hsi-Ling-Shih, wife of the mythical Yellow Emperor, who was said to have ruled China in about 3000 BC. She is credited with the introduction of silkworm rearing and the invention of the loom. […]

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So You Want To Learn More

November 23, 2015 0 Comments
So You Want To Learn More

I am often asked by students for resources to further their study of Tai Chi or Qigong.  My first response is always, “Find a teacher and a mentor.”  Nothing can replace the value of one to one and group practice.  You will find the Tai Chi/Qigong community is very open and accepting.  I emphasize, you […]

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