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 […]

The 3 Most Common Questions About Learning Qigong

One of the most satisfying things about running this site is when you guys reach out and ask questions about Qigong and Tai Chi. Today, I wanted to share with you 3 of the most common ones I get about starting up a qigong practice (and if you have a different one, something I’ve missed, […]

3 Layers of Neigong Practice and Taoist Meditation with Paul Cavel

In this episode of Qigong Radio, Energy Arts Senior Instructor Paul Cavel explains the 3 different layers of neigong practice: Beginner or Foundational Practices — Dragon and Tiger, Opening the Energy Gates, and Heaven and Earth Intermediate or Power-Production Practices — Spiraling Energy Body and Bend the Bow Advanced or Integration Practices — Gods Playing […]

Why the Marriage of Heaven and Earth Qigong is Packed with Internal Content

This summer, Bruce Frantzis will be teaching a Marriage of Heaven and Earth Instructor training. Heaven and Earth was the first instructor training I attended in 2004 and I can still remember what a profound effect learning to “pulse” had on me. Within the Energy Arts system, Heaven and Earth is considered a bridge from […]

More of the Best Qigong on YouTube

My friend Jess makes a point of studying with as many different teachers as he can. His goal isn’t to dabble in a lot of different styles or systems. He is faithful and dedicated to his main practice, but he knows that each time he gets exposed to a new system, he learns something about […]

Qigong Radio Episode 2: Developing Your Soft Tissue with Paul Cavel

In episode 2 of Qigong Radio, I sat down with Energy Arts Senior Instructor Paul Cavel to discuss what it feels like to work with soft tissue — muscle, fascia, and ligaments — in the internal arts. We discussed the different stages of practice and one of my favorite topics: adopting the right mindset so […]

The Yin and Yang of Learning and Teaching the Internal Arts

Paul and Energy Arts Instructor Peter Jenkins

This is a guest post from my friend and fellow instructor, Paul Cavel. I asked Paul to talk a little bit about his experience teaching all over Europe and what he’s learned after nearly 20 years doing it. There are some great insights here about the internal energy arts that you can apply to your […]

5 YouTube Qigong Videos You Can Actually Learn From

I’m sure you’ve spent time looking around YouTube for qigong and tai chi videos. According to their website, people upload 24 hours of video to YouTube every minute! No doubt you’ve seen some crazy stuff. So how do you sift through all of it and more importantly, are there any qigong videos on YouTube worth […]

Q&A with Energy Arts Senior Instructor Paul Cavel

Paul Cavel is an Energy Arts Senior Instructor based in London. He teaches regular weekly classes there, but he’s also been traveling all over the UK and Europe for years teaching workshops, including annual week-long retreats in Crete. I talked to Paul a little bit about his background in Tai Chi, neigong, and Ba Gua […]