Vital Qi Newsletter August 2013

Instructor's Corner

This is a special edition of the Vital Qi Newsletter. I'm so excited to present our new home study kit, "Qigong Smile Meditation". This is one of my favorite meditations. I learned this practice in the 1980's and it changed my perceptions about health and healing. No prior Qigong experience is needed to learn this practice. I invite you to read more about it below and to try the practice for at least 30 days. Keep reading below for my special offer to you, as a cherished reader of the Vital Qi Newsletter.

Qigong is a great way to reduce the effects of stress and improve your health. I have benefited from many different forms of Qigong. You can experience similar benefits too. The purpose of the Vital Qi Newsletter is to bring awareness to Qigong and to inform you of Qigong classes and products available at Inner Vitality Qigong. We also intend on covering other natural health related topics. We look forward to working with you and growing together as we cultivate inner vitality through the art of Qigong. Please feel free to share this newsletter with family and friends.

How to get started?
If you live in the northeastern Ohio area, you can sign up for our in-person classes. Private classes are available upon request. If you cannot attend our in-person classes, you can purchase one of our Qigong Home Study Kits and learn Qigong basics in the comfort of your own home. Click here to learn more about the classes offered or to get one of our Qigong Home Study Kits.

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Lessons from the Tao Te Ching

As I stated in the previous newsletter, the wisdom and ideals of the Tao Te Ching can be found in many aspects of Qigong. In Chapter 2, it describes the dichotomies that exist in the world. In Qigong language, we often describe the world in terms of Yin and Yang and strive to balance these opposites to live in harmony (see previous article for an explanation - Living in Balance). Chapter 2 continues by describing the conduct and actions of the sages that allows them to stay balanced.

You can read more about the Tao Te Ching here.

Chapter 2
When the world knows beauty as beauty, ugliness arises.
  When it knows good as good, evil arises.
  Thus being and non-being produce each other.
  Difficult and easy bring about each other.
  Long and short reveal each other.
  High and low support each other.
  Music and voice harmonize each other.
  Front and back follow each other.
  Therefore the sages:
  Manage the work of detached actions.
  Conduct the teaching of no words.
  They work with myriad things but do not control.
  They create but do not possess.
  They act but do not presume.
  They succeed but do not dwell on success.
  It is because they do not dwell on success
  That it never goes away.

Lao Tzu
Translation by Derik Lin and source from

Introducing the Smile Meditation

The smile meditation is a Taoist Qigong practice that goes back thousands of years. Of course you don't have to be a Taoist to get the health benefits from practicing this meditation. During the smile meditation, you will learn to use the energy of the smile through visualization and feeling to bring relaxation, energy, joy and awareness to your body. You don't need any prior Qigong experience to learn this practice. The accompanying eBook will give you an overview of Qigong basics and then it will present step-by-step instructions of the included meditations, especially the smile meditation. And you can practice the meditations with the included guided meditation audio program. Click here to read more about the home study kit.

To celebrate this special event, I am releasing this "Qigong Smile Meditation" home study kit at a low introductory price of $17, for a limited time. Also, after the purchase, you will receive a coupon code by email to get the "Beginning Qigong Meditation" home study kit for only $10. That's 60% off the regular price of $25.

If you are looking for a new way to improve your health and change your life, this is the best time to give Qigong a try. And you may share this home study kit with your family and friends*.

*Email correspondence will be limited to one person, though you may collect questions from friends and family for the correspondence. Also, only one, one-hour, phone consultation will be allowed, however, if you are sharing the kit and you want your family and friends to participate, you may put them on a speaker phone for the phone consultation. We will try to answer all Qigong related questions during the consultation.

Click here to purchase the home study kit now.

      Words of Wisdom

"Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless - like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend."

- Bruce Lee

Qigong Tips

It is best to practice Qigong several times a day. One way to do that is to do the exercises in the morning and the meditations in the evening. Find out the best approach for you and be consistent.

Conserve Your Energy

One of the goals of Qigong is to save and conserve one's energy. We have energy stored in the energy centers and vessels of the body. It is also circulating in the meridians throughout your body. The choices we make can mean the difference between having abundant energy and losing more energy than we should. Of course we use energy to do the things in life that we want. But why expend it unnecessarily. So what are the ways that we waste our Qi (energy)? We waste Qi when we get too emotional, too stressed out, and by over exerting ourselves. We also waste Qi by not sleeping enough, over eating, over thinking, and having too much sex. There are many more ways to waste Qi.

Click here to read more about Conserving Your Energy.

Qigong Classes

Beginning Qigong Meditation
Smile Meditation
Inner Dan Arts Qigong
Qigong Home Study Kits

Being of Service

A lot of severe weather has hit this planet hard this year. People are faced with difficult times as they rebuild their lives in many countries. Some are without shelter, food, water, and much more. Things most of us take for granted. Together we can make a difference, one person at a time. Not only do we help others by being of service, but we also benefit as well. Not only does our service touch people's lives in a positive way, but it is also healing for ourselves as well. There are so many ways to be of service, like donating money, time, clothing, etc. One way to be of service is by opening your heart and your wallet and donating to the "American Red Cross". They are on the ground providing support in most communities, but especially in those communities hit hard by the latest outbreak of severe weather. There is so much need. Please donate today. You can make a difference.

Click here to make a donation to the "American Red Cross" ...

Qigong Wellness Coaching

We offer Qigong wellness coaching for those that would like assistance creating a healthy lifestyle and integrating Qigong into their daily routine. Click here to learn more about the Qigong Wellness Coaching. Qigong basics will be taught for those that don't have previous training. Coaching can be provided in person, over the phone or online via Skype.

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