Three Levels of Qi Energy Training
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podcastLogo1Paul Cavel Interview on Qigong Radio

My colleague Dan Kleiman recently launched a new podcast series, Qigong Radio, to cover a wide variety of qi gong and internal martial arts related topics.

Dan invited me to join him to discuss the fundamental levels of early qi energy (nei gong) training, and how it specifically provides the foundation for and links with long-term development in body and mind.

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Three Levels of Qi Energy Training

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Paul Teaching in Stuttgart

How to Activate + Develop
Your Soft Tissues, Fluids + Qi Energy

Although internal energy arts practice and the process of embodying ever-deeper layers of nei gong is a lifetime pursuit for the most dedicated practitioners, at each increment of advancement, the associated health benefits increase significantly. Many students will sacrifice content for form, but it is the internals that supercharge qi gong, tai chi and bagua forms—that which makes all the power-generating and health benefits possible.

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Mind + Body Exercises:
Creating Space in Your Body to
Improve Posture + Reduce Stress

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Paul Cavel in the Hug-a-Tree Qi Gong Posture

Mind and Body Exercises: Lesson 1 of 4

Many events in life close people down in some way or another, especially because, in this age of technology, time pressures and repetitive micro-tasks have become the norm. They can leave your body and mind feeling condensed, hard and tense at the end of a day. Learning how to make space in your physical body is an excellent tool for reversing the cycle of compounding tension, so you can relax, empty your mind and become present to the here and now.

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The Way of the Tao

Taoists Have Trained In Nature throughout the Ages

Human beings, with all our complexity and potential, have diversified, populated and thrived around the globe. Since the breakthroughs of the Industrial Revolution, we have spent 200 years becoming specialists in manipulating our environment and making radical changes to the way in which we experience the material world. The wonders that have resulted from man’s triumph over nature will only be surpassed by those of the Information Age, capable of producing yet more dramatic and astounding changes than witnessed in its infantile 30 years, such as the ability to decode the human genome and influence the genetics of various life forms—science that seeks to uncover the mysteries of our very existence.

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Qi Gong, Tai Chi + Bagua Training: Balancing Exercises (Video)

Balancing Exercises: How-to Video Lesson 1

All internal energy arts training is rooted in balancing exercises that seek to bring about harmony in body, mind and qi energy. In the beginning, balancing exercises are concerned with redressing any physical imbalances, such as left-right, upper-lower body and while moving through various types of postures–whether in qi gong, tai chi or bagua training.

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