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Gathering Sun Essence Qi Gong

In the Spring, during the Waking Insects (March 5-7 to March 20-21) and Spring Equinox Seasonal Nodes (March 20-21 to April 4-6), the Yang energy in the natural world around us gains in strength and

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Xing & Ming In Daoism

Xing & Ming In Daoism Xing and Ming are two interrelated concepts that can be understood in a variety of ways. Xing and Ming represent not only two different aspects of the body/mind but also

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Daoism and the Immortal Lü Dong Bin: Part 2

Many texts are attributed to the Doaist Immortal Lü Dong Bin 呂洞賓(Lü Tung-Pin). This article presents some of his poems and a translation of the 100 character stone stele, which discusses the Cultivation of Qi and the Inner Elixir.

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Rehabilitative Knee Exercise

This Rehabilitative Knee exercise is attributed to the famous Qi Gong and Xing Yi practitioner Dr. Ma Li Tang. It can be used to preserve the health of the knees or as a rehabilitative exercise

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Supine Qi Gong of Ma Li Tang Part 2

Ma Li Tang (1905-1989) was a famous modern exponent of Qi Gong. He was an expert in martial arts, Qi Gong and traditional Chinese medicine. He is famous for popularizing the Six Healing Sounds, but

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Yi Jin Jing 易筋经:Part 1

Yi Jin Ying literally means “Transform Sinew Method or “Sinew Changing Method.” Yi Jin Jing is method transforming weak and flaccid tissues into healthy and strong sinews. From the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine, the

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Supine Qi Gong of Ma Li Tang Part 1

Ma Li Tang (1905-1989) was a famous modern exponent of Qi Gong. He was and expert in Martial arts, Qi Gong and traditional Chinese medicine. He is famous for popularizing the Six Healing Sounds, but

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Ba Gua Zhang in Provence

On June 8th & 9th, 2015, Internal Arts International conducted an intensive workshop in Ba Gua Nei Gong and Foundational Ba Gua Zhang in Le Beausset, France. Training outside, under the blue skies and clean

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Fourteen Characters on Stake Standing

十 四 字 站 樁 SHI SI ZHAN ZHUANG These fourteen Chinese characters are meant to serve as a mnemonic for remembering the essential points of Zhan Zhuang or “stake standing,” a practice common to

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Why Meditate?

This article begins our series on Daoist Meditation as it is practiced in the internal martial arts. It answers the crucial question one should ask before practicing meditation –  why meditate at all? Starting this

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NEW COURSE: Xing Yi Nei Gong

The xing yi nei gong is a series of sixteen health and longevity exercises created by Wang Ji Wu, a famous martial artist and doctor of Chinese medicine. Wang, who lived to be over 100

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Five Elements Qi Gong
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NEW COURSE: Five Element Qi Gong

This simple yet profound set of Qi Gong postures tonify and harmonize the 5 Zang organs – the lungs, kidneys, liver, heart and spleen – as well as mobilize and energize the triple burner. The

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Tui Na Seminars in France

Just back from Teaching in France. Mohammed Saiah and Emmanuel Potevin organized Zheng Gu Tui Na (ZGTN) Level 3 seminar which was held at the Maison du Tai Ji in Bagnolet. Teaching the Paris group

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Tian Gan (“Heavenly Stem”) Nei Gong

These traditional exercises are used by Ba Gua and Xing Yi practitioners to develop torsional power that is connected directly to the spine and legs, forming the basis of the so-called “silk reeling energy.” The

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The Mystery of Longevity
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The Mystery of Longevity – Living to 100+

Dan Buettner and his team of researchers traveled the world and identified and studied what they call “Blue Zones.” These are communities where elders live to record setting ages while retaining their vitality and vigor.

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