Blog

We are what we eat

 

We need food to live but often we don’t think about how this food nourishes our bodies and maintains our health. Some think they already know but it is said that you don’t know what you don’t know.

We eat to live but often we live to eat. When the taste of food becomes an important part of eating, learning how different tastes affect your health can give you a greater insight...

Continue Reading...

Qigong Seaonal Health Practices Part One

Living in  the natural way

In the Daoist philosophy living in accordance with the seasons is the first step in living in the Dao. This helps you stay in balance with your natural surroundings.

Nature is all things

Nature in Daoism does not only represent the trees and rivers like we consider nature to be in the west. Nature is considered a force that flows through everything that exists in...

Continue Reading...

Thinking Through the Heart and Feeling Through the Mind part 2

The Monkey Mind and Not Doing
 
Imagine water dripping onto a rock. Years go by and it continues to drip a little bit at a time. Now imagine that you practice observing with your mind and thinking with your heart a little bit every day. Eventually, the water will split the rock.
 
Daoists refer to the troublesome mind as the monkey mind. The monkey mind spends too much time...
Continue Reading...

Thinking Through the Heart and Feeling Through the Mind part 1

  In the west, we learn to think with our mind and feel with our hearts. In the Tao philosophy, you learn to think with your heart and feel with your mind. In fact, the mind is a tool to for us to observe.

Use your mind as an observation tool

You are not meant to judge what you observe; the mind is meant only to witness. Look at it and recognize it for what it is and then check in...

Continue Reading...

The Three Virtues of Daoism - Part 5 Daoism for Beginners

The Three Virtues of Daoism is the foundational basis from which the Daoist student strives to uphold in everyday life.

Of course, we can’t always be all these virtues all the time but through the practice of Tai Chi, Qigong, meditation and following other Daoist philosophies you can get closer every passing day.

The Three Virtues gives you an ethical guide to living with others, in your...

Continue Reading...

Taoism for Beginners part 4 - The Three Treasures

In Daoist culture wellness is very important. Daoism can teach you how to live well and how to live long. Daoist medicine is the master of knowledge of human Qi. As a student of Daoism, you learn to how improve your life force and be your own healer.

Many people exercise which is very important but besides exercising your body you also must care for your Qi through Qi practices like Qigong and...

Continue Reading...

The magic of the number 3 in Taoism

In my last article, I introduced the idea of three’s. I wrote about the Three bodies; the Three forces, the Three Treasures and the Three Dan Diens.

3 is a powerful number, it is said that from the first three numbers, all other numbers are synthesized.

From the Taoist classic Tao Te Ching, it was written that;

The Tao Produced One;
The One Produced Two;
The Two Produced Three
And The Three...

Continue Reading...

Taoism for Beginners - Part 3 - The Importance of the Bai Hui

I know I told everyone that it doesn’t matter how you do it what matters is that you practice. In this series Daoism for Dummies I am helping you raise a conscious about Daoist and Tai Chi philosophy.  What I am sharing with you here is part of the Traditional Basics course and you can find more Tai Chi philosophy in the Gold membership. This article is going to talk about Tai...

Continue Reading...

Taoism for Beginners - Part 2

Most philosophies or religions are based on a collection of sacred texts. In the previous article of this series I mentioned the first Daoist text called the Dao Te Jing which states:

“The Dao that can be told is not the eternal Dao”

This book also that teaches us about PU and the uncarved block.

Chuang Tzu is another important text in the Daoist philosophy. It develops the idea...

Continue Reading...

Taoism for Beginners - Part 1

Taoism for beginners

For some people practicing Tai Chi is about the meditative movements. For other people, it is that but so much more. They want to go deeper into their understanding of what we call Tai Chi philosophy and start learning the basic Tai Chi principles. Of course, there are teachers that say if you don’t learn the principles you can’t practice Tai Chi. I don’t...

Continue Reading...
1 2
Close

50% Complete

Two Step

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.