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Meditation, Qigong

Qigong Cured My Anxiety

It's been 20 years now since I first started dealing with major anxiety issues. I was 18 years old and in my first year of college at the University of Oregon. At the height of my panic attacks I considered consulting a healthcare professional for help with what I was going through:  sleeplessness, stress, shortness… Continue reading Qigong Cured My Anxiety

5 Elements, Qigong

Healing Practices for the Water Element

We're still in the thick of Winter and it's the ideal time to be practicing the Qigong form for the Water Element. The Water Element governs the kidneys and the bladder, and these meridians flow up the inside of the legs and the front of the body; and down the back of the body and… Continue reading Healing Practices for the Water Element

Commentary

Smart People Swear a Lot, Stay up Late and Have a Messy Desk: Bull#%@!

Articles with a similar title to what I give this one (minus the "bull#%@!") have popped up in my social media feeds from time to time over recent years, and seeing it again a week ago - in the dead of Winter - motivated me to dig into the studies that supposedly back-up this premise… Continue reading Smart People Swear a Lot, Stay up Late and Have a Messy Desk: Bull#%@!

Qigong

Phase 1 Qigong

https://youtu.be/eZIA0F53WWY Phase 1 Qigong: Principles and Practices Enjoy this short video where I share a basic outline of 3-Phase Qigong, or read the following summary. 3-Phase Qigong The 3 phases of Qigong mark the different stages that occur in a Qigong or Meditation routine. In the weekly Qigong program taught at Community Acupuncture + Natural… Continue reading Phase 1 Qigong