S2 E14 - The Quest 4 Power
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3w ago
For groups and for singles, when it comes to religion or spirituality, the quest for power arises. It is unavoidable, generated by the ignorance-fear-frustration-anger-hate loop, a loop that cannot be broken, leading to the quest for power growing desperate. How to see it, how to avoid denial in dealing with it, and how finally leave it in background ..read more
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S2 E13 - Boredom & Escapism
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by The Taichi and Qigong Podcast
1M ago
- Boredom: The feeling of being bored or uninterested in what you're doing is boredom. Everyone experiences boredom sometimes. The feeling that nothing catches your interest, that everything's dull and flat, sums up the state of boredom. - Escapism: In psychology, escapism is when a person routinely uses an activity or behavior to escape life's realities. It is a way of distracting the mind ..read more
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S2 E12 - LGBTQ + Practitioners
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by The Taichi and Qigong Podcast
2M ago
LGBTQ+ issues has been heavily politicized, to the point that is not uncommon to find even internal arts teachers who claim some of this people to present deviations from a supposed given human nature. In this episode we dismiss such claims as non-sensical, and we on the contrary explain why, on a very practical ground, LGBTQ+ practitioners may find in their path to have a strength like many other practitioners never find in their whole life ..read more
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S2 E11 - The Three-Body Problem
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by The Taichi and Qigong Podcast
3M ago
The Three-Body Problem is a well known sci-fi novel by the Chinese author Liu Cixin, recently renderer by a Netflix series. In the Chinese Internal Arts we traditionally recognize three main energetic centers located in or correlated to the physical body: from physical energy to psychic energy, the internal journey may be obscure and detailed at the same time. Outside a traditional path only lies delusion, exacly where many practitioner find themselves in modern Yoga or Meditation approaches. When you see a traditional map, you understand why that's the case ..read more
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S2 E10 - Meditation and Therapy
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by The Taichi and Qigong Podcast
3M ago
Meditation is not a therapy for the Self, the Ego is not the Nature of Mind, what was going on in your childhood is of no interest for your practice, and practice itself is not supposed to generate Love ..read more
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S2 E9 - Meditation deviations
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by The Taichi and Qigong Podcast
3M ago
The Financial Times has recently launched a new investigative podcast, Untold, and the first serie is about the damages that intensive meditation practice can bring: "The Retreat". This episode encourages you to listen to The Retreat podcast and learn how intensive meditation can damage you psyche. Resources to help people who struggle with meditation's damages: https://www.cheetahhouse.org/ https://miguelfarias.co.uk ..read more
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S2 E8 - Wellness & the Self
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by The Taichi and Qigong Podcast
3M ago
In our societies "Wellness" has become a key marketing word, and it is supposed to be one of the main objectives of the Internal Practice. Is it truly so? Also, the second video on Wuji practice has been released here ..read more
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S2 E7 - The Taichi Teacher
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by The Taichi and Qigong Podcast
3M ago
As when looking for a good physician, we do not go after nice personalities or beautiful smiles when we look for a Taichi, Qigong, Meditation or Yoga teacher, or at least we should not. High quality practices are often associated with high pressure on the self, and high level practitioners are seldom the kind the smiles beautifully and greet you with a bow. Let's see why. Also, here on youtube a video on Wuji practice: Wuji #1 ..read more
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S2 E6 - Yoga vs Taichi & Qigong
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by The Taichi and Qigong Podcast
3M ago
Can modern Yoga be seen as an Internal Art, the same way Taichi & Qigong are? Can the Western circus tradition be seen as an Internal Art? Moving the body, breathing in and out, thinking about peace in the world, is this an Internal Art. For us, the answer is "no ..read more
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S2 E5 - Taichi and Beginner Mind
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by The Taichi and Qigong Podcast
3M ago
One of the main practices of Taijiquan is the the Taichi Form. It is often the Taichi Form that encapsulates the outer signs of that lineage or that school. All the main 5 classic styles (Chen, Yang, Wu-Hao, Wu and Sun) have similarities and differences, and in every lienage you have one different Taichi for every teacher (yi ren yi taiji - one Taichi for each Teacher). So how important is the sequence in Taichi and how much is important to find a new teacher that teaches the sequence you have been previously taught ..read more
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