The Wild and Woolly Wim Hof Method

Wim Hof is a wonder. He has a wonderful program of healing and regeneration that can heal you, make you stronger, and change who you are as a person. The “Wim Hof Method” is a $200.00 USD series of 10 weekly video instructions that will lead you into a better well-being. Wim concentrates on breathing to cleanse the toxins from your body, cold water therapy (using regular showers and ice baths) to shock your system back into responding to your environment, and some yoga positions that will help challenge, and focus, your daily breath.

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The Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Review

I have been actively practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga six days a week (excluding Saturdays and the Moon Days) since October, 2000. I have waited at least six months to write this review in order to speak from a more dedicated point-of-view. Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga takes years to begin to learn and, while I realize I am still a babe in the limbs of Ashtanga, I do have some thoughts and insights that may help you decide if Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is the right method for training your mind, body and spirit.

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Qigong Empowerment

In my article, Qigong Q&A with Wen-Ching Wu, I posed questions to Wen-Ching Wu I had after reading his incredible book (written with Master Shou-Yu Liang), called: Qigong Empowerment. In this review of that book, I will detail the gems of enlightenment waiting for your discovery in Qigong Empowerment and the companion Health Maintenance Qigong videotape.

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Qigong Q&A with Wen-Ching Wu

In my review of Qigong Empowerment, I analyzed the various Qigong (Chi-Kung) schools Master Shou-Yu Liang and Wen-Ching Wu reveal in order to help you attain your highest potential for controlling your role in the universe. The term “Qi” means energy while “gong” describes a methodology for attainment of the substance of the universe.

Qigong, as a single word, loosely means “energy management” and it is that process of identifying and then controlling your energy that holds the secret of a vibrating, lively life. Qigong has been around for thousands of years. Very few of us understand how to control and employ Qigong in our lives even though it flows through us, around us and about us every instant of our lives.

There are a few questions that remained with me after reading Qigong Empowerment that led me to propose the following questions to Wen-Ching Wu. I hope you’ll enjoy his answers as much as I enjoyed creating the inquiries.

BOLES: When I first practiced Fangsong Gong (Basic Relaxation Technique) on page 32 of Qigong Empowerment, a curious thing happened to me. My body became a shell and the essence of me was liquid and swimming around the shell of me and I was peering outside at the world through my ears, mouth and nostrils. I was in a floating, trance-like state and it took me a good half hour to “wake up” and “come out of the trance” by opening my eyes. What happened? I can repeat this experience at will, but do I want to? Am I messing up my Qi or am I discovering it and managing it? When I am in this trance-like state, what should I be thinking and doing? Right now, I’m just kind of floating around the world, which seems aimless and unimportant.
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