I've been practicing Breathing, Dragon and Tiger, and Energy Gates pretty intensively using this combination. The benefits have been real and palpable, physically psychologically and -- dare I use the word? -- spiritually. Slow and steady wins the race. The devil is in the details. Getting there is half the fun. If you practice systematically with these things in mind, you WILL experience benefits. For people unable to attend a live class, this is a wonderful and very effective alternative. I've become an Energy Arts evangelist, because I know the power of these methods.
Because Dragon and Tiger Qigong is a simple and effective qigong practice, it is taught to students at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine. Tracing the meridian lines helps our students to become more sensitive to both their own and their patients' chi and enables them to become better acupuncturists.