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Qigong and Tai Chi Newsletters

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day Newsletter.

Energy Arts Newsletter - Energy Arts, Bruce Frantzis.

Singing Dragon Newsletter - Monthly newsletter on books on complementary and alternative health, Tai Chi, Qigong and ancient wisdom traditions for health, wellbeing, and professional and personal development. Singing Dragon Press is one of the most prolific publishers of books on complementary and alternative health modalities, including Tai Chi, Qigong, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Tai Chi, Health and Lifestyle Newsletter by Dr. Paul Lam

Taiji and Qigong Newsletter - Center for Taiji Studies. Dr. Yang Yang. University of Illinois Kinesiology Department. See the Omega Institute background info and video on Yang Yang.

Inner-Strength e-Newsletter. Articles and information from Dr. Ted Cibik.

www.AmericanTaiChi.net. Supreme Chi Living.

Breathe Deep Newsletter - Contains current events, China trips, upcoming Qigong seminars, and observations and insight on the practice and philosophy of Qigong:

"I know in the depths of my wisdom that I create this world I experience each day… I create it through the overt choices that I make which guide the flow of my outward life… and I create it through the subtle energy shifts that come from the thoughts and intentions I hold, from the Qi (life-force energy) field I generate around me, and from the unconscious holdings and emotions that I carry with me. It appears that we "attract" what we think and feel… I believe it goes to another level and that we resonate at a certain harmonic and this actually molds the world around us. It's almost too simplistic and misleading to say that we attract and draw in what we hold in our minds. I see the tremendous power each of us has to actually shift and change the subtle energy field around us and "create" our world. This sounds like a mental exercise or word play, but I think there is an important, albeit subtle difference… To "attract" means that you assume that something is already out there; accepting a duality where "you" seek/avoid something outside yourself. On the other hand, to "create" only allows for a unified field where there is nothing outside you… it immerses you in a state of total responsibility where you acknowledge and embrace your interconnection with all you experience". Francesco Garripoli. Breathe Deep Newsletter Issue 36, December 2006.

NQA e-List - Online newsletter of the National Qigong Association.

Singing Dragon. Authoritative books on complementary and alternative health, Tai Chi, Qigong and ancient wisdom traditions for health, wellbeing, and professional and personal development.

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Yang Sheng Magazine - Online Journal
Yang-Sheng (Nurturing Life) is a FREE e-magazine and a network for health care professionals, complementary medical practitioners, Qigong, Tai Chi, Yoga, Reiki and other mind-body and spirit cultivators. It promotes methods of self-healing, positive mindfulness and health preservation. Yang- Sheng merges traditional knowledge with modern scientific research and clinical evidence and combines ancient wisdom with modern experience to support health and well-being. It includes abstracts of the most recent research on mind-body medicine, articles on the practice of Qigong, book reviews, food as medicine, and current events in Qigong, Tai Chi, and Energy Medicine. To subscribe to the e-magazine and read the current issue, go to the Yang Sheng home page for more information.

Qi Magazine - Download Qi Magazine -- for FREE
Qi Magazine was founded in 1990 by Michael Tse as a means of helping his students learn more about Chinese culture. Often his students would ask the same or similar questions in class and so he felt he could benefit more people with his knowledge by offering the Qi Magazine to them and also a wider audience. The magazine grew from a small black and white booklet to a proper magazine that was distributed all over the world. Qi Magazine has now ceased production, but not after 18 years and 90 issues all packed with rare and unique articles covering all aspects of Chinese Qigong, martial arts, culture and philosophy. This wealth of information is now available to everyone as you can now download every single issue of Qi Magazine ever produced, in .pdf format for free. A number of printed issues are available to purchase in sets.

IMOS - Into Mountains Over Streams: a Journal of Qigong & Taiji Culture, online.

Three Pines Press. Limited selection of books on Qigong and Taoism.

Qigong classes via Skype

http://www.qigongsb.com



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Social Relationships and Health. Social relationships—both quantity and quality—affect mental health, health behavior, physical health, and mortality risk. Sociologists have played a central role in establishing the link between social relationships and health outcomes, identifying explanations for this link, and discovering social variation (e.g., by gender and race) at the population level. Studies show that social relationships have short- and long-term effects on health, for better and for worse, and that these effects emerge in childhood and cascade throughout life to foster cumulative advantage or disadvantage in health. This article describes key research themes in the study of social relationships and health, and it highlights policy implications suggested by this research.

qigonginchina.com. A website to LEARN ABOUT QIGONG AND TAIJI IN CHINA.

Qigong and Tai Chi Blogs

Qigong Institute Blog on Facebook

Follow the latest Qigong research, news, and events. Facebook page content is also on the What's New page.

Francesco Garripoli Blog-i-poli - Francesco is an author, television producer, Qigong instructor, Certified Watsu Practitioner and wellness advocate. His documentary “Qigong: Ancient Chinese Healing for the 21st Century,” airs on PBS and has been seen by some 88 million viewers and he created an award-winning instructional Qigong DVD series. Francesco teaches workshops, appears on radio and television and lectures around the world, and leads groups of travelers to study Qigong from its source in China each year. Chairman of Kahuna Valley and the Qigong Institute, his hope is to bring practical energy healing exercise to children and adults… He also regularly blogs in the Breathe Deep Newsletter.

Feel The Qi Blog. Dr. Roger Jahnke, OMD. Having studied and practiced Qigong and Tai Chi for over thirty years, Dr. Jahnke has a unique perspective on the field. He is a co-founder of the National Qigong Association, a licensed Oriental Medical doctor, author of several texts on Qigong and self-healing practices, Director of the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi, and an international lecturer. For more information on seminars and training offered by Dr. Jahnke, visit his websites, iiqtc.org, feeltheqi.com, and taichieasy.org. His trainings will be of special interest to those who would like to change careers to be a part of the health care revolution, such as yoga teachers who want to be certified in Qigong and Tai Chi.

Violet Li - National Tai Chi Examiner - articles on Tai Chi and Qigong in examiner.com by Violet Li, who is an award winning journalist, certified Taiji (Taichi) instructor, and certified Heart Zone Trainer. She has violet li portraitstudied Taiji, Qigong (Chi Gong), and heart fitness with many grandmasters and experts. She writes articles on Qigong and Tai Chi events, people, theories, techniques, practices, and health benefits.

Bruce Frantzis - Energy Arts - Bruce Frantzis is a lineage holder in both the Wu and Yang styles of tai chi, as well as bagua, hsing-i and Taoist meditation. In 1981, he was the first Westerner certified inbruce frantzis portrait Beijing by the People’s Republic of China to teach the complete system of tai chi chuan. Fluent in Chinese and Japanese, he has drawn on 16 years of intensive study in Asia to develop a systematic approach to teaching Taoist energy arts. His blog on a range of Qigong and martial arts topics can be found at http://www.taichimaster.com/.

Ted Cibik Inner Strength - Inner Strength areas of expertise include Chinese healing arts, naturopathy, massage, nutrition, herbs (both Chinese and western) exercise, energy medicine, and meditation. Inner Strength has helped hundreds of people with unique problems through numerous approaches including the complete art of Chinese medicine, western sports medicine, naturopathy, nutrition, stress management tools, herbals and supplements.

Judy Tretheway Prison Ministry - Judy Tretheway has taught weekly Tai Chi Chih classes at Old Folsom Prison since 1998. In 2004 she began teaching inside New Folsom Prison and at Avenal State Prison. On the outside she taught Qigong for Kaiser and UC Davis Medical Centers.

Paul Cavel: Taoist Neigong Science + I Ching Arts-- Water Tradition Meditation, Qigong, Tai Chi + Bagua Zhang Posts.

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Qigong Healing Arts - some excellent posts on a number of topics, including different ways to practice Qigong, relief from asthma through Qigong, Tai Chi, and meditation.

Qigong, Energy Medicine, and Taoist Magazines


qi journal Qi: The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health and Fitness - Qi Journal includes articles on acupuncture, herbs and diet, Taijiquan and Internal Arts, Qigong and Meditation, Culture and Philosophy, and Feng Shui. Each issue also contains a Calendar of Events, Professional Listings and products for sale. More info: http://www.qi-journal.com,
https://www.facebook.com/QiJournal,
Back issues and Library.

The Empty Vessel - The Journal of Daoist Philosophy and Practice - The Empty Vessel is a quarterly publication dedicated to the exploration and dissemination of non-religious Taoist philosophy and practice. Gain a deeper understanding of the shifting sands of our times through the ancient, but universal truths of Taoist philosophy.

The Journal of Chinese Medicine - The Journal of Chinese Medicine is the foremost English language journal on all aspects of Chinese medicine including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, dietary medicine and Chinese medical history and philosophy.

T'ai Chi - The International Magazine of T'ai Chi Ch'uan -T 'ai Chi Magazine is the leading international magazine for persons interested in Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan), qigong, and other internal martial arts, as well as those interested in similar Chinese disciplines which contribute to fitness, health, and a balanced personal sense of well being.

The Townsend Letter - The Examiner of Alternative Medicine - Townsend Letter, the Examiner of Alternative Medicine, publishes a print magazine about alternative medicine. It is written by researchers, health practitioners and patients. As a forum for the entire alternative medicine community, we present scientific information (pro and con) on a wide variety of alternative medicine topics.

KungFu Magazine - Kung Fu Tai Chi presents the full spectrum of Chinese culture, including healing, philosophy, meditation, feng shui, Buddhism, Taoism, history and the latest events in art and cinema, plus insightful features on the martial arts. It is the largest English language magazine that provides exclusive coverage of the Chinese martial arts and associated disciplines. KungFuMagazine.com, is an e-zine, and Kung Fu Tai Chi is a print magazine.

Qigong Social and Professional Networking

Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi: Integral Qigong and Tai Chi training and certification and information on how you can make a difference in your life, your community, and your workplace.

CommunityAwake is a unique cyber Global Community. There are communities for Dreaming Awake meditation, a forum for exploring contemporary Daoist thought, Shamanism, Qigong Wellness, Radiant Lotus Qigong, a consortium of instructors and students of the internal arts who seek to further develop and enhance their physical, emotional and spiritual condition, and more.

Feel the Qi Revolution - Feel and be your best. Join the FeeltheQi.com email family. Learn about Qigong and Tai Chi training opportunities in your area and discover exciting research on the health benefits of Qi cultivation.

American Tai Chi and Qigong Association (ATCQA). American Tai Chi and Qigong Association(ATCQA), formerly American Tai Chi Association(ATCA), is a national non-profit organization. Its ultimate goal is to promote Tai Chi and Qigong (Chi Kung) - in any style, lineage, or application - in the United States for American people's health, fitness and wellness.

The Tai Chi and Qigong Way FREE membership website. Contains information about Tai Chi & Qigong, sample instructional videos, music and audio files for practice, full-length keynote lectures, library of articles and media releases, radio interviews, chapters from Dr. Jahnke's books which include The Healing Promise of Qi and The Healer Within, and information about Professional Training opportunities.

The Tai Chi and Qigong Way YouTube Channel.

National Qigong Association (NQA)

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The National Qigong Association is a membership community of Qigong enthusiasts, open to all and working together to promote Qigong. The NQA website hosts information on Qigong, including selected articles on research, varieties of Qigong, and easy to learn and practice Qigong. The NQA also sponsors a Healing Wave Project to promote Qigong practice. Included is a "Discovering Qigong" DVD which may be purchased for a small charge and freely duplicated and distributed. Watch a YouTube preview for the Healing Wave DVD. The following is a synopsis of Qigong from the NQA website:

Like any other system of health care, Qigong is not a panacea, but it is certainly a highly effective health care practice. Many health care professionals recommend Qigong as an important form of alternative complementary medicine. Qigong creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs. Most exercises do not involve the meridian system used in acupuncture nor do they emphasize the importance of adding mind intent and breathing techniques to physical movements. When these dimensions are added, the benefits of exercise increase exponentially. The gentle, rhythmic movements of Qigong reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality, and enhance the immune system. It has also been found to improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, and digestive functions.

Qi Talks - A monthly seminar series on Qigong sponsored by the National Qigong Association. Qi Talks airs the second Thursday of the month from 8:30 to 9:30 PM EST. It's FREE and open to anyone and everyone interested in learning more about Qigong and the Energetic Arts.

Tools for Qigong and Tai Chi Professionals

Tai Chi & Qigong as Modern Healthcare. A step-by-step instruction into how to expand Tai Chi & Qigong into Mainstream Healthcare from the founders of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day.

Qigong Tracker™ is an online software system that builds community around Qigong and Tai Chi practice and the data collected from actual results, healings, and feedback, monitored by a medical advisory panel. Its features range from advanced tracking survey/data gathering tools to interactive calendars and automated group emailing for scheduling and promoting classes or events. QigongTracker is a revolutionary way to reinvent your practice.


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Qiresearch Yahoo group - A discussion forum for those who are interested in the scientific exploration of Qigong, biofield or human subtle energy, and its applications in healing and in our everyday lives.... we welcome all who are interested in research of Qigong or energy medicine to make intelligent contributions, and to ask challenging questions, no matter what form of energy healing he/she is practicing or studying, but we do not promote any specific form of Qigong or energy healing.

[Note: Qigong is really a broad Chinese term to cover all forms of energy exercises, mind-body healing or therapies, meditations and exercises. All Daoism, Budhhism, medical, martial arts and other meditations, as well as energy healings are labeled as qigong. In that sense Reiki, yoga, TM, pranatic healing and other meditations would all be called Qigong in China]

Yang_Sheng Yahoo group - This is a virtual community for all qigong, taiji, yoga, reiki, meditation practitioners, and other spiritual cultivators. Its goals are to share experience and knowledge, to support each other’s practice, and to illuminate higher spirituality; to create a network and platform for those who are seeking health, happiness, longevity and harmony in life through their own effort, sharing and exploration; and to promote self-healing, self-empowerment and positive mind power through feasible daily practice and effective clinical applications.