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As the foremost Western expert in Wu style tai chi and Yang style tai chi, holding direct lineages from China, I teach six powerful qigong sets, as well as bagua zhang and hsing-i from the martial, health, and meditation perspective.
Here are five useful tips that I wish I had known before I started tai chi as a beginner: 1. Choose the best tai chi style to achieve your goals. Each tai chi style has specific benefits associated with it, e.g., Wu style tai chi is the only tai chi style associated...read more
As you progress and continue your practice of meditation, your first four energy bodies (physical, etheric, mental and emotional) will start to stabilize. Developing and working with these first four energy bodies provides you with a solid foundation to go deeper and...read more
I want to share with you some of my perspectives on using tai chi as a martial art. I know many of you mainly practice tai chi for health, but many others want to know how to use tai chi as an effective martial art and for self-defense. I have seen a lot of comments...read more
The following is an interview with Bruce Frantzis originally printed in The Empty Vessel, A Journal of Contemporary Taoism, Summer 1998 B. K. Frantzis began training in martial arts, Oriental healing and meditation in 1961. Fluent in Chinese and Japanese, he spent 15...read more
Taoism in the United States is known primarily through an understanding of certain of its pragmatic arts. The art of taiji (tai chi) is fairly well known. The Taoist martial arts are getting more exposure. As time goes on, qigong is becoming of interest. To a certain...read more
Western and Taoist Concepts of Exercise Western paradigms mistakenly lead people to believe that the only way to improve health is through high-intensity, high-impact aerobic exercises. Many doctors and health websites advocate aerobics for strengthening your heart...read more
During the Chinese New Year of 1986, almost 25 years ago, around February, I was asked, along with my wife, if we would do something for China National Television on their English Sunday program. At the time, this program was approximately an hour long and it was...read more
The term 'cross-training' is used frequently in the West. Sometimes it refers to cross-training an employee but more often than not it is in relation to increasing athletic performance. A standard definition is: In fitness and sports, cross-training is the practice of...read more
Most people in the west just know about hatha yoga—very few are aware that China actually had an entire Yoga system. As Indian hatha yoga was classically a bridge to meditation, Taoist yoga or what we call Longevity Breathing Yoga was a preliminary practice for other...read more
This post is the last in the series on energetic cross-training. In the first post, we focused on how yoga and mediation are intimately linked. In the second, we focused on how yoga and moving practices can be linked. In this post, I am going to talk about how...read more
Welcome to the annual State of the Tao address! I’m writing to keep you updated on what’s happening in the coming year, as well as to reflect on the events of last year. As with every living thing on Earth, Energy Arts is forever changing and becoming new. I can feel...read more
In this interview, I talk about some of my personal experiences with Taoism, as well as with learning different energy practices, qi development, and the Water Method of Taoist meditation. Join me on this Journey into Taoism . ....read more
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"Throughout the years, I’ve had the opportunity to study with some of the foremost internal and external martial arts masters in the world, as well as authentic Tibetan Buddhism and Taoist meditation lineages. In this section, I’ll share with you insights gained from...read more
You could say that the initial level of the first two stages of Taoist sexual meditation are Taoist sexology. They have all this in the West too. Sexology: how to make love better, how to have more fun, how to have more orgasms, how to have a better time, how to like...read more