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.
Sometimes it can take a setback to wake you up to what is valuable and what isn't. I had been fighting an intense legal battle with devastating effects on my business and on my health. I had to face starting over again very late in life. I couldn't do much about the drain on my time and money; however, I could do something about the drain on my health. Thank God for qigong!