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Evolutionary Growth & Embodied Learning in Taiji

Evolutionary Growth and Embodied Learning in Taiji by Mauro Carboni,    Introduction. During the last decades, the Taiji practice has been the subject of a world-wide diffusion and has been known above all as “moving meditation.” In fact, this path … Continue reading

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The Longevity of Primordial Wuji Qigong

The Longevity of Primordial Wuji Qigong by Shifu Michael Rinaldini (Written 2008, edited 2013) One of my favorite longevity qigong forms is Primordial Wuji Qigong. The form I practice is technically mine in origins, but the philosophy behind it belongs … Continue reading

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Sexual Alchemy

[Daoism Internal Alchemy] Sexual Alchemy By Pascal Schonknecht Sexual alchemy is one of the most profound and most widely known of the Taoist internal arts. At the same time, it is also one of the most challenging and poorly understood … Continue reading

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Roses and Longevity

Roses and Longevity By Katrina Everhart Roses given round the world indicate friendship, as well as love. Commonly used in perfumes, potpourri, sachets, and aerosols for their pleasant smell, roses look pretty, smell wonderful, and last longer than many flowers. … Continue reading

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Old Man of the South Pole

[Tale from the Dao] Old Man of the South Pole by Roy Hanney Shòu Xīng 寿星, is the Star of Longevity. The earliest known record of Shòu Xīng as a deity is the Shǐ jí 史籍 (historical records, 149–90 BC). … Continue reading

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A Comedy Moment

Intent To Meditate   The other side One day a young Buddhist on his journey home came to the banks of a wide river. Staring hopelessly at the great obstacle in front of him, he pondered for hours on just … Continue reading

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Concept of Harmony and Daoist Yangsheng vs. Western Medical Thought

The Concept of Harmony related to Daoist Yangsheng and Western Medical Thought By Matthew Banks  Modern Western understandings of health and disease are seen as grounded in science, indeed the 20th century has sometimes been referred to as “the Pharmaceutical Age.”  … Continue reading

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Qigong Institute Founder Ken Sancier Dies

[Qigong News] QIGONG INSTITUTE FOUNDER & CEO KEN SANCIER DIES Tom Rogers (President, Qigong Institute, Inc.) Los Altos, California. August 11, 2013 – Dr. Ken Sancier, the founder of the non-profit Qigong Institute (, has passed away at age 93. Dr. … Continue reading

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Can You Be Like Water?

Can You Be Like Water? By Bob McBrien & Vincent Guiterrez Imagine a group of university students signing up for a course that involves three hourly classes each week during the semester learning and practicing qigong and tai chi. It … Continue reading

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You Can’t Do Qigong

You Can’t Do Qigong By Rodney Owens One simply can’t do Qigong.  The thing that we are looking for, the experience of Qi flow, the “Qigong State” if you will, is not something that can be acquired by doing.  It … Continue reading

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