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The Three Interpretations

December 8, 2011
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Unlike our compartmentalized view—which certainly has a power of its own, along with a danger—the Chinese view embraced a more “holographic” approach. Chinese medicine was coupled with Feng Shui and Zi Wei, or some other form, of astrology. Everything was placement, pattern and path. Qigong might be described as the Feng Shui of your...

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Don’t Expect Roses

November 29, 2011
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If you are of the persuasion, as I am, that there is something out there as yet unconsummated in our range of knowledge, it can be a little disheartening to be seen this way...

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The Trembles

April 7, 2011
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The Trembles

You stood there a few minutes and then something new and slightly alarming happened: you began to shake all over like a juicer...

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Natural, Ordinary, Extraordinary

December 19, 2010
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Natural, Ordinary, Extraordinary

Do you know what the Chinese often call meditation? ...

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Immortality, Easy

December 16, 2010
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Immortality, Easy

It doesn’t see a good life as a triumphant movie script with cheering crowds...

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The Joy of Yin

November 18, 2010
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The Joy of Yin

There’s a saying in Chinese medicine that “Women are blood and men are qi.”

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Tao: No Recovery

September 9, 2010
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Tao: No Recovery

Certain words are meant to signify some positive goal or event but often accomplish the opposite. Take the word “empowerment”...

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Intention not Tension

June 8, 2010
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Here’s a great little exercise. What’s so effective about it is that all you need is a little imagination. This exercise is about “intent”, that is bringing your attention to a specific task and then continuing to focus your mind while you accomplish this task.

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The Inner Frontier

May 8, 2010
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The Inner Frontier

Star Trek always started with a little introduction about the “final frontier”. Of course space is not the final frontier at all, and it never will be. The final frontier will always be the human soul and the human experience.

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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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Qi and Simplicity

October 25, 2009
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Qi and Simplicity

Most of us consider ourselves to be expert at: namely pulling things together...

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October Warning: Don’t Sweat the Negative

October 12, 2009
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October Warning: Don’t Sweat the Negative

There's an expression making the rounds lately among beginning Qigong practitioners. Some times you will hear, "Wow, he just like dumped his negative qi all over me." ...

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Sensations

September 29, 2009
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Sensations

You may be one of the lucky ones. Or you may just be crazy.

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Self Correction for Moi?

September 12, 2009
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Ancient writings say “Nature is self correcting.” At first blush this sounds poetic but hard to comprehend.

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Interview: Narrye Caldwell L.Ac.

September 5, 2009
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Interview: Narrye Caldwell L.Ac.

Our whole site is built around the ancient Qigong method known as Blossoms in the Spring. We asked the co-author of the new book on Blossoms to share her experiences as an acupuncturist, her insights into Qigong and her view of medicine, East and West. HARMONY: Is there anything you might like to say...

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