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Qigong The Scroll of the Nine Dragon Sons

The Scroll of the Nine Dragon Sons

The Scroll of the Nine Dragon Sons was painted by Chén Róng (陈容, 1210-1261AD) and depicts nine dragons as they chase each other across the sky. It is a beautiful painting full of energy and mystery. The dragons climb over hills and seem immersed in a mist. They play among clouds, wind, […]

Tai Chi Chen Zhenglei discussing qi, connection, micro and macro cosmic orbit

Chen Zhenglei discussing qi, connection, micro and macro cosmic orbit

Chen Zhenglei talking informally, apparently at a workshop, about qi, breathing, the micro and macro cosmic circulations, and sounds when doing fajin. He is especially erudite on the subject of feeling qi and feeling the connection. He explains that until you make the connection you shouldn’t try to hard to […]

Meditation Heidegger’s Hammer: being and mindfulness, trying and not trying

Heidegger’s Hammer: being and mindfulness, trying and not trying

I recently read an article that was in essence a summary by the author of his book Trying not to Try (publication date: 3/4/2014). I really enjoyed the article and will be buying the book just as soon as it is published as it has some fascinating insights into Daoist […]

TCM Longetivity through health and nutrition – changing my diet the ANDI way!

Longetivity through health and nutrition – changing my diet the ANDI way!

Longetivity through health and nutrition – food is qigong too and an extremely important form of qigong. It seems that my whole conception of health and nutrition, of what we should eat and how we should eat it is being turned on its head. Yes I know certain foods were […]

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Chen Zhenglei discussing qi, connection, micro and macro cosmic orbit
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Chen Zhenglei discussing qi, connection, micro and macro cosmic orbit

Chen Zhenglei talking informally, apparently at a workshop, about qi, breathing, the micro and macro cosmic circulations, and sounds when doing fajin. He is especially erudite on the subject of feeling qi and feeling the connection. He explains that until you make the connection you shouldn’t try to hard to […]

Heidegger’s Hammer: being and mindfulness, trying and not trying
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Heidegger’s Hammer: being and mindfulness, trying and not trying

I recently read an article that was in essence a summary by the author of his book Trying not to Try (publication date: 3/4/2014). I really enjoyed the article and will be buying the book just as soon as it is published as it has some fascinating insights into Daoist […]

Chinese Martial Arts, Tai Chi and Practices from Southern India Intertwined
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Chinese Martial Arts, Tai Chi and Practices from Southern India Intertwined

A really interesting article by Roman Sieler that was published in the Journal of Asian Medicine. I came across this on a site for academic papers and was fascinated by the study of these two arts, one a healing and the other a martial art. The author talks about the […]

The Daoist Origins of Tàijí Quán (太極拳)
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The Daoist Origins of Tàijí Quán (太極拳)

The Daoist Origins of Chinese Martial Arts in Tàijí Quán (太極拳) Manuals published in the West By: Dominic LaRochelle, Ph.D. Laval University, Quebec City. In Chinese martial arts circles, differences of interpretation concerning the origins of the art of Tàijí Quán are not new. In fact, they are at the […]

Chinese Tea Culture (Cha Dao) – Part 1: Seven Stars Tea House
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Chinese Tea Culture (Cha Dao) – Part 1: Seven Stars Tea House

The first in a series of posts on Chinese Tea Culture or Cha Dao begins with an introduction to the Seven Stars Tea House in Yangshou. There was a time when, if you spent time in Yangshuo then at some point you would want to visit the Seven Star Tea […]