Monthly Archives: August 2009

The Yin and Yang of Yin and Yang: Part 1

August 31, 2009
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The Yin and Yang of Yin and Yang: Part 1

For instance, you can use yin and yang to mean feminine and masculine but NOT good and bad.

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Qigong Practice: #1

August 28, 2009
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Qigong Practice: #1

Don’t assume that Qigong starts with deep breathing or lightning bolts shooting out of your fingers. Start by just standing there for a minute. Qigong begins when you Tiao Shen (control your body). Start with your feet apart about shoulder width. Slightly bend your knees. Relax your hands at your sides. Let your shoulders...

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What Makes a Qigong Master?

August 27, 2009
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Actually the answer to this is simple: adversity; same as with any practice. Take the example of Wen Mei Yu. At 13 she started practicing under the 73 year old teacher, Yang De Shan. Naturally dedicated she eschewed comfort for her art staying outside when others went indoors to warm up, lying on cold...

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What Happened to Chinese Medicine?

August 27, 2009
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What Happened to Chinese Medicine?

Is Chinese Medicine still what it purports to be or has it become something else?

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The Most Radical Health Program

August 25, 2009
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The Most Radical Health Program

No one should feel bad that the Chinese did it first. After all, they’ve had 5000 years to noodle with these things. But before we go on we have to take a simple test. If you still believe that the quality and kind of health care we have is dependent only on the attempt...

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Beneath the Personal

August 24, 2009
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Beneath the Personal

There are two great endeavors which require us to leave our personalities aside. By this I mean social endeavors, not individual efforts. In the West this is science which at least aims at an objective sense of the universe. In the East this is meditation which aims at an objective sense of ourselves. Of...

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Stardust Qi

August 22, 2009
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Stardust Qi

A very short digression to the land of the "real".

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Health Care: Free, Simple, Self Reliant

August 21, 2009
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Health Care: Free, Simple, Self Reliant

Health Care Debate? What about a solution so simple it's scary.

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Entelechy

August 20, 2009
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Entelechy

A meditation on life purpose.

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No Practice

August 19, 2009
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No Practice

A Chinese pug may have one of the key answers...

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Baskin Robbins 3000

August 18, 2009
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Baskin Robbins 3000

The Chinese government has estimated that somewhere around three thousand (yes, 3000) forms of Qigong still exist in China. It’s true they may be disappearing faster than the rain forest but, as of now, there is still a great inheritance. Martial arts fans of Kung Fu may know that Kung Fu used to boast...

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Joy and Qi

August 18, 2009
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Joy and Qi

Qi note: What is the relation of strong emotions to Qi?

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How do You Define It?

August 17, 2009
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How do You Define It?

A short discussion of names versis realities.

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A Free World Inside

August 17, 2009
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A Free World Inside

Over fifty million people practice it now.

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