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One thing that's been on my mind since Bruce was here teaching a Push Hands Intensive is what it means to follow instructions in your training. He basically laid out a year or longer curriculum during a week. What do you come away with? What should you practice? How do you reconcile "downloading" a whole curriculum at once vs. really upacking it and learning to use it over the next year.

These are interesting problems to have, right?

Read more here.

Direct download: Following_Instructions.mp3
Category:Qigong -- posted at: 6:20pm EST

When you spend a month training Tai Chi 10-12 hours a day, what happens when you go home? What does it feel like several months later when your life has returned to normal? Is it a let down? Do you need to be inspired again to continue your training?

What have you continued to discover about your practice? How has the intensive training infused your teaching?

I sat down with several Energy Arts Tai Chi instructors to discuss these issues for Episode 3 of Qigong Radio. Here’s what they had to say. Since we were all together for a Push Hands training, designed to be a follow-up to the Short Form training, we also talked about the ways we were seeing connections between the two topics.

Read more about Tai Chi Intensives.

Direct download: EA_instructors_on_learning_intensives.mp3
Category:Qigong -- posted at: 7:00am EST

I sat down with Energy Arts Senior Instructor Paul Cavel to discuss the developemental process of the soft tissue of the body - muscles, fascia, ligaments - in the internal arts. Paul talks about the different stages that you will go through and how to recognize when you are ready to move on to the next one. Learn more from Paul at CircleWalking.com or RelaxationMeditation.co.uk and you can always visit me at DanKleiman.com.

Read more about Soft Tissue Development in Qigong.

Direct download: QR_Paul_Cavel.mp3
Category:Qigong -- posted at: 6:44pm EST

Why is the Marriage of Heaven and Earth - and it's primary neigong technique of "opening and closing" - considered the bridge between beginner-level and advanced practice? I asked Energy Arts Senior Instructor Eric Peters, who first learned this exercise 30 years ago, to explain. We are joined by several other Energy Arts Instructors for the conversation.

Read more about the Marriage of Heaven and Earth Qigong.

Direct download: Marriage_of_Heaven_and_Earth.mp3
Category:Qigong -- posted at: 11:48am EST