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“Chi Kung”

Nov
7
2012

QA: Qigong and Neigong

Dear Sifu Mancuso, Is the difference between qigong and neigong simply a matter of intention, so for example, could many qigong routines become neigong ones by simply a change of focus or mental attitude, and vice versa? Thank you, Thomas Kiefer A great question, Thomas, if for no other reason than I am sure my […]

Sep
20
2012

Bagua Zhang on the Inside: Tom Bisio’s Newest Book

Not that many years ago, there were hardly more than a couple of books in english on Bagua Zhang: texts by Robert Smith, Lee Ying Arn, maybe one or two others. 40 or more years later, the list is still relatively short, but a few names start to emerge as important and original contributors (as […]

Sep
18
2012

Two Collectible Qigong Texts

… the photographs are probably some of the first taken of someone performing the famous series…

Aug
16
2012

DVD: Ten-Points on Qigong Essentials

Ten movements describe all the major goals and stumbling blocks encountered in the early stages of learning Qigong.

Aug
7
2012

Terry Dunn’s Qigong

Terry Dunn, coming out of the Chen Man Ching tradition, has been a pioneer throughout his involvement in the martial arts. He produced the most popular DVDs ever on the art of Tai Chi. (And by the way, all of good quality and clear instruction.) Now we add his entire Flying Phoenix Qigong series to our […]

Jun
20
2012

Wujishi Book, Back in Stock

Good news! You can stop holding your breath (literally): the slow boat has finally arrived and our beloved Wujishi book is back in stock. This is one of those quiet classics that could easily find its place on the shelves of any good martial arts or qigong library. Click image to go to ordering page.

Jun
4
2012

Summer Sunday Qigong Seminar Series in Santa Cruz

We’re happy to announce our Santa Cruz Summer Sunday Qigong Seminar Series (that’s a lot of  ‘S’s.) This year we will be teaching one Sunday each month of June, July and August, and we would love to invite ALL Plum people who might be in our area to join us.

Jun
13
2011

A Nei Gong Manual

Most of us use the term Nei Gong and Qigong (Chi Kung) interchangeably. One subtle distinction lies in the type and the goal of training. In many cases Nei Gong is a more appropriate term for martial training which encompasses more than simple refinement of the qi.

Jul
26
2010

Eenie Meenie Minie Fu

In the introduction to his book, Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States, Bill Bryson suggests that “nursery rhymes…are fastidiously resistant to change” and later continues:

Feb
9
2010

Product: A Selection of Neigong training

Here is a selection of Qigong associated with the practice of ZhaoBao Tai Chi but applicable to almost any intermediate to advanced Neigong practice.

Dec
24
2009

Product: 8 Pieces of Brocade Qigong

…this venerable form of Qigong. This newest, from Dr. Lu Shi Cai, is one of the most elegant and graceful…