Monthly Archives: May 2011

From the Dancing Doc – Action or Inaction

Action or Inaction: Stories about my practice in balance/integration of East and West healing Sharon Montes, M.D. In reflecting on this issue’s theme of action vs. non-action I am bemused by a contrast between eastern and western healing systems. Although … Continue reading

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Qi-Cultivation and Dao

The Middle Path of Qi Cultivation: Balancing Wu Wei and You Wei Guan-Cheng Sun, Ph.D. and Jill Gonet, M.F.A. There are many styles of Qi cultivation in China and in the world.  But, from the Taoist perspective, there are two … Continue reading

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From You Wei to Wu Wei

From the Master From You Wei to Wu Wei by Chun Man Sit Wu Wei 无为 Wu wei is a Daoism term. It can be translated as non-doing. Even though wu wei is not as glamourous as enlightenment, a word … Continue reading

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From the Master

    Why Standing Meditation? by Yang Yang, Ph.D. Why do we do standing meditation (standing wuji)? This is one of the most frequently asked questions, and it comes both from beginners as well as long time Taiji form practitioners. … Continue reading

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Echoes of Emptiness (虚之響)-Gradual and Sudden

Gradual and Sudden by © Jacob Newell (Daoshi Gu Shen Yu) When it comes to cultivating qi, there is no question that Laozi suggests we take a gradual approach.  “A tree too large to embrace starts as a tiny shoot; … Continue reading

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The Natural Process of Internal Alchemy (内丹自然)

© Jacob Newell (Daoshi Gu Shen Yu) Introduction Daoist cultivation is a process of internal transformation or alchemy which works with the subtle energies of the body in a gradual process of refinement.  This process is natural, however, and should … Continue reading

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Book Review-True Brain Fitness

True Brain Fitness by Dr. Aihan Kuhn. Softcover (126pp.)  iUniverse, IN (2010) $16.95    ISBN: 978-1-4502-6654-3 In this book Dr. Kuhn emphasizes the practice of tai chi and qigong as modalities for healing and treating disease through the mind-body connection.  “There … Continue reading

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Sexuality & Health – Sexual Reflexology

In general, the ancients considered sexually desirable woman with a profusion of Yin and very little Yang. In modern terms, the sexually desirable woman had abundance of female hormones. Yang without Yin is joyless, and Yin without Yang is unexcited. The man wants to copulate but the woman is not happy the woman wants to copulate but the man has no desire. When two hearts are not in tune, the essences are not aroused….Love and pleasure are not elicited. Continue reading

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Your Energetic DNA

© Rena Reese So you have cute ears, thick hair and are short? The women in your family can sing? Do you think you have a good chance of having twins or gaining weight around your middle? Perhaps you come … Continue reading

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Qi Cultivation and Dao

Cultivating the Shen and Nourishing the Spirit Guan-Cheng Sun, Ph.D. and  Jill Gonet, M.F.A. Cultivating the Shen with Virtues The Chinese word, “De (德)-virtue” usually is translated as virtue or moral character, such as kindness, compassion, love, benevolence, humanity, integrity, … Continue reading

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