Qigong Balance: Part 1

Lately, I’ve discovered a lot of people I know are afraid of falling—and it’s not always who you might think.  Young and old, male and female, athletic and delicate; this fear of falling seems to be prevalent. I bring it up both because I’ve been hearing about this fear of falling more frequently and because Qigong is a GREAT way…

Welcome to Late Summer

Welcome to Late Summer! I know, it seems like summer just started!  But if you have a garden, your plants have probably begun producing their “fruits.”  How many of you are harvesting zucchini, cucumbers, beans, peppers and tomatoes?  I’ve started gathering ripe peppers and tomatoes, chamomile flowers and rose petals, lovage, parsley, dill, cilantro and many other herbs, and I’m…

My Olympic Qigong Workout

The Olympics have been inspiring me to be more “in-body” this week.  Perhaps it’s just me, but I find it difficult to sit still while the world’s greatest athletes cycle, swim, tumble, pitch, fence, dive and even skateboard.  So, I’ve decided to model my Qigong on the Olympics this week while I watch: I LOVE cycling road races; and during…

Is Qigong Yin or Yang?

Yin and Yang aren’t opposites, but rather dependents–you can’t have one without the other.

Summer here in Dayton depends on it being winter in Australia or Argentina or Africa — their being tilted away from the sun is how we tilt towards the sun.  In addition, we understand concepts like Summer and Winter, because we can compare the two — Summer is hot compared to the cold of Winter.