Monthly Archives: April 2010

Volunteer Police

The volunteer police on the Northshore have contacted me to see if anyone from the centre would be interested in joining them. The volunteer police have been in operation for about 30 years.  They assist general duities sworn officers in … Continue reading

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Sweet Bean Pie

This sweet bean pie tastes a bit like a pumpkin pie – YUMMY.  High in protein and fibre too.  This recipe is purposefully not very sweet, it combines well with ice-cream or frozen yoghurt.  If you want to make it … Continue reading

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How to find a good Qigong teacher

It is important when you are beginning any new activity that requires instruction that you find a teacher with whom you are comfortable, and who can competently help you achieve your goals. Often this will take a little effort, but … Continue reading

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Qigong Finger Bending Exercises

‘Qi’, or energy, flows throughout our bodies bringing health and vitality whereever it circulates freely. The major pathways for this flow are called meridians and they extend from the top of our heads to the tips of our toes.There are … Continue reading

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The Power of Thought

I read an interesting newspaper article in the herald a little while ago (image included below). It got me thinking about Qigong and how it works in different contexts and applications. The article talks about researchers commercializing a device that … Continue reading

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Giving it 110% (Why you may be trying too hard)

How often do you hear the phrase ‘Give it 100%’, or even ‘110%’? Our culture places a lot of emphasis on effort.  We often go about our lives trying very very hard to achieve all manner of goals and objectives.  … Continue reading

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Hard Qigong – What Is It?

In a previous article I mentioned hard qigong and its ability to transform the shape and function of our bodies, and also the importance of having a balance between hard and soft in our qigong development. This month we will … Continue reading

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Using the Twelve Health Exercises

By now many of you have the book Qigong: Foundation Practices – Twelve Health Exercises from the Wah Family System, or have attended classes and learned the exercises contained in the book psychologist los angeles . I sometimes get questions … Continue reading

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Horse Stance – 10 reasons you should do it!

Horsestance training – 10 reasons why you should do it. We’ve been spending more time in horse stance recently in some of the best elliptical trainer routine, fitness and kung fu classes at the North Shore Kung Fu and Qigong … Continue reading

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Shape up for Summer with Qigong?

I read an article in the New York Times awhile ago about Qigong. It was wonderful to see qigong receiving such exposure as the article was positive and I’m sure many people who had never heard of qigong before probably … Continue reading

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