Qigong

Old Man of the South Pole – Daoism & Longetivity
Daoism / Qigong

Old Man of the South Pole – Daoism & Longetivity

Shòu Xīng 寿星, is the Star of Longevity. The earliest known record of Shòu Xīng as a deity is the Shǐ jí 史籍 (historical records, 149–90 BC). We know this star as Canopus, the largest of the stars in the constellation Carina, and second brightest in the heavens. In Chinese […]

The roots and origins of qigong as a healing art.
Daoism / Qigong

The roots and origins of qigong as a healing art.

Blogger and qigong teacher Tiffany Jones, has written an enlightening review of the roots and origins of qigong for the Into Mountains, Over Streams; International Journal of Qigong (online). Which takes for its focus a book by Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming called “The Roots of Chinese Qigong” a sample of which (pages 1 […]

What is Qigong and how can we learn about it?
Daoism / Qigong

What is Qigong and how can we learn about it?

Qigong (also spelled Ch’i Kung) is a powerful system of healing and energy medicine from China. It is the art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement, and meditation to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate the life energy (qi). Qigong practice leads to better health and vitality and a tranquil […]

What is the Qi (氣) in Tai Chi and Qigong and how does it work?
Daoism / Qigong / Tai Chi

What is the Qi (氣) in Tai Chi and Qigong and how does it work?

In the many articles and news items which proliferate in the media about Tai Chi and Qigong and Chinese medicine, the word which crops up again and again is ‘qi’ (氣). Pronounced ‘chee’ and not to be confused with the word ‘chi’ in Tai Chi the concept of ‘qi’ pervades much of Chinese medicine […]

The Scroll of the Nine Dragon Sons
Daoism / Qigong

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, […]