Energy Gates in Vancouver, BC, Spring 2014

Do you live in or near Vancouver? Are you willing to travel to refine your Energy Gates practice? At the behest of a few eager Vancouver locals, I wanted to reach out and see if any of our Northwest-oriented readers would be interested in a spring 2014 Energy Gates seminar. Date and exact location haven’t […]

Dust Off Your Tai Chi Mastery Program

Bruce Frantzis' Tai Chi Mastery Program

It looks like Energy Arts is releasing another set of The Tai Chi Mastery Program. This is a short message to those of you who have the program sitting on your bookshelf, collecting dust, or still pristinely packaged: Let’s open it up and get to work! Now, if you’re not familiar with this program, take […]

Maintaining the Four Points in Tai Chi

Recently, the question of “should I rotate my spine in Tai Chi” has come up frequently and led to a lot of confusion with some of our students. We are told to maintain the “Four Points” – a sort of internal frame that runs between the shoulders and the hips, forming a box that keeps […]

Seminar Recap – Detailed Report from ChicagoTaiChi.org

I was thrilled to be able to share a weekend of Tai Chi in Chicago earlier this month, thanks to Energy Arts Instructor Chris Cinnamon and his students at Enso Tai Chi. Chris just posted an incredibly detailed report summarizing the workshop here. If you read between the lines a little bit, you can come […]

The Yin and Yang of Problem Solving

You know how you can be banging your head against a wall, trying to figure something out? Then, you sleep on it, take a shower, or go for a walk and suddenly a solution pops into your head. Have you ever wondered why this happens or how it works? So have I…and I don’t know […]

Training Xing Yi’s Five Elements with Isaac Kamins

Energy Arts Instructor Isaac Kamins

As you know from other episodes of Qigong Radio and other interviews, I always try to track down authoritative sources when I want to learn more about a subject and share it with you. Now that my teacher Bruce Frantzis is releasing two more DVD sets on Xingyi’s Five Elements, I wanted to talk to […]

Chasing Secrets and Shortcuts in Taoist Energy Arts

Paul and Energy Arts Instructor Peter Jenkins

When you set out to learn Taoist Energy Arts like Tai Chi, qigong, or meditation, you come across the lore of masters with supernatural abilities or techniques too deadly to teach openly. Or more insidious, we grasp after images of unattainable perfection, always slightly beyond reach, unless we just find the right technique or are […]

Tai Chi Rooting, Sinking, and More in Chicago

On November 9, I’ll be teaching a seminar for my friend Chris Cinnamon at Enso Tai Chi (registration details here). This year we’ll continue the “Put More Chi in Your Tai Chi” theme that we started last year by focusing on Tai Chi Rooting, Sinking Chi, Dissolving, and more. The goal is to give everyone […]

The Problem with Learning Tai Chi from the Classics

Yang Chen Fu Single Whip

When you read the Tai Chi Classics and look at photos of the old masters, everything looks graceful, flowing, and full of life. The problem is, your daily practice can be full of aches, pains, kinks, binds and the feeling that you’re never really going to get it. There is a lot of territory between, […]

Tai Chi Practice Advice from Master Feng Zhiqiang

Feng Zhiqiang was a famous Tai Chi Master from Beijing who was a major influence on my teacher Bruce Frantzis. Master Feng did some teaching in the West as well and we are fortunate to have access to a transcript of a 2001 workshop he taught in the Bay Area (thanks to the folks at […]