Monthly Archives: January 2010

Blossoms workshop in Aptos

January 31, 2010
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Blossoms workshop in Aptos

On January 30 a small group gathered in Aptos, California for a three hour Blossoms in the Spring workshop with Narrye Caldwell.  Sitting in a circle with a view of the redwoods, we started with qigong basics then proceeded through the three sections of Blossoms, taking hourly breaks for tea and conversation.  Though it...

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Can You Become Smaller?

January 27, 2010
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Can You Become Smaller?

We do it in some circumstances and then forget that we do it at all. My wife thinks I am like a dog because...

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Teapots

January 22, 2010
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Teapots

Recently an old friend, who has years of Tai Chi and Qigong experience, asked me if it would add anything to his practice to come to an afternoon workshop to learn Blossoms in the Spring.  This is an excellent question.  When I thought honestly about it, I realized that the answer is no, not...

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Event: Blossoms at the Academy

January 19, 2010
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Sunday, January 17th, the Academy of Martial Arts in Santa Cruz, hosted an “in house” seminar just for students and friends. Over two dozen participants attended many who had little or no Qigong training. The two-hour seminar went by fast with everyone finishing the form literally at the last minute. There were a lot...

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Some Happiness

January 18, 2010
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Some Happiness

Happiness has many approaches. Some of them take us far away from the happiness we feel into a land of speculation, almost like gambling. There are some paths to happiness that are shorter, more direct. To see these more direct ways it is often helpful to look at our present life, our real life....

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Interview: Narrye Caldwell on Blossoms Part 1

January 9, 2010
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This is the first part of Narrye’s interview on the Gina Renee “Health Talk”show out of Monterey airing December 7th, 2009.

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Interview: with Narrye #2

January 8, 2010
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Here's the second part of this three-part interview. Narrye Caldwell discusses her own experiences with Qigong.

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Interview: Taoism and Qigong

January 8, 2010
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Interview: Taoism and Qigong

A frequent question that comes up for people learning and practicing Qigong is the relation of Taoism (Daoism) to goals and methods of Qigong. Here’s a seven minute interview with Ted Mancuso that will add some understanding on the common source for Qigong and Taoism. Listen to Interview…

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Interview: Narrye Caldwell on Blossoms #3

January 7, 2010
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Here’s the final segment of Narrye’s “Your Health” interview.

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Interview: Practicing Qigong with a Partner

January 1, 2010
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Interview: Practicing Qigong with a Partner

We've had a number of questions about practicing qigong with a partner. So we asked Ted Mancuso to comment on some of these. Here's what he had to say … Q: What about doing qigong with another person there in the room with you? A: Well, of course, given it's the right kind of person—not someone...

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