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Reflections on training

Reflections on training

If it’s not too philosophical, I think it’s often important to reflect on why we practise. A daily practice is not as much about consistent progression in your technique as it is about giving yourself a constant background on which your behaviour, and thus...
Hubris and the plight of Ignaz

Hubris and the plight of Ignaz

Acupuncture has undergone a substantial transformation over the last century. Whereas for many years it was confined to the Far East, it has now spread across the planet, and is now so commonly practised that it is routinely prescribed within the modern healthcare...
Roads back to pizza

Roads back to pizza

Over the past few years, I have come to find that practising qigong on a regular basis is something that just seems to make sense to me. Don’t get me wrong, I am not trying to say that all the deep theories, cultural ideas, and philosophic principles make sense to me....
The experiential understanding of *qigong*

The experiential understanding of *qigong*

From a basic introductory qigong course I took in college, I was aware that I felt better in general when doing qigong, but I wasn’t invested enough in it to commit time and contemplation into going deeper, and learning about connections to breath and mind. I...