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Welcome to our blog where you can find valuable articles about internal energy arts to support your learning and participate in our community.

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 perspectives.


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How to Master Tai Chi

How to Master Tai Chi

There is an old Taoist saying, “The teacher leads you to the gate, but only you, by your own effort, can pass through.” I would like to talk about what it means to 'master' tai chi and if that is even possible. Chi (qi) practices are as important and essential to us...

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State of the Tao 2016

State of the Tao 2016

Hi folks, I am writing to share the yearly State of the Tao, which are reflections on last year and the year to come. Take what you find useful and let go of the rest. First let me update you on the last couple of months... I am currently in Tso Pema in the Himalayan...

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Neigong: Fueling Internal Power With Chi

Neigong: Fueling Internal Power With Chi

Handed down for thousands of years, the ancient Chinese neigong (nei gung) tradition of chi cultivation provides a systematic method for transforming body power into one integrated, unified, and dynamic whole. Offering immense benefits for internal and external...

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A Primary Force

A Primary Force

Sex is a primary force inside all human beings. If that force is not well-expressed in a smooth and balanced way, it can distort a lot of the physical, mental, and emotional processes within people. When the natural flow of life - specifically in the form of sex - is...

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Tai Chi and Stress Relief

Tai Chi and Stress Relief

We live in an age where stress is everywhere and a part of everything. Tai chi is a great way to relieve some of the build up, which is necessary to maintain health, sanity and wellness. How tai chi works against stress: 1.  Stress is a fancy word for tension. Tai chi...

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Outer and Inner Dissolving

Outer and Inner Dissolving

The Outer and Inner Dissolving processes are part of the same circle. The first phase of the Outer Dissolving process works with only the first two energy bodies, the physical and energetic.  Inner Dissolving is more complex and initially more difficult, as it works...

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Learn Bagua Zhang

Learn Bagua Zhang

To learn bagua zhang there are many schools of thought. Bruce Frantzis's teacher, Grandmaster Liu Hung Chieh, was fortunate to study bagua with disciples of both the martial art tradition of Tung Hai Chuan (who popularized bagua zhang) and the Taoist monastic...

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What is Meditation?

What is Meditation?

Richard: In the West, we think of meditation as somebody sitting down in lotus position . . . Bruce: Right, “contemplating the navel” . . . Richard: Right, with the carrot in your ear or the light behind your head . . . In the east . . . Can you just explain what...

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