Vital Qi Newsletter November 2013

Instructor's Corner

It is that time of year for expressing our gratitude, for giving thanks for the abundance in our lives. What are you grateful for? I am grateful for my family, friends and you. Yes, I am grateful to all of you readers of the Vital Qi Newsletter and of the Inner Vitality Qigong website. I hope you all enjoy the articles and find them enlightening. It's my passion to share Qigong with all of you. Also, I am working on new and exciting things. I'll let you in on one secret. I am working on a new eBook about Qigong and healing. Stay tuned for more details in future editions.

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

In Chapter 4, The Tao Te Ching continues by describing the characteristics of the Tao. The Tao is described as the source of all things.

You can read more about the Tao Te Ching here.

Chapter 4
The Tao is empty,
  When utilized, it is not filled up.
  So deep! It seems to be the source of all things.

  It blunts the sharpness,
  Unravels the knots,
  Dims the glare,
  Mixes the dusts.

  So indistinct! It seems to exist.
  I do not know whose offspring it is.
  Its image is the predecessor of the Emperor.

Lao Tzu
Translation by Derik Lin and source from

Qigong Smile Meditation

As I stated previously, the smile meditation is a Taoist Qigong practice that goes back thousands of years. 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.

We continue to celebrate the release of the "Qigong Smile Meditation" home study kit with the low introductory price of $17, for a limited time. Also, after your 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.

There is more good news for those that have already purchased the "Beginning Qigong Meditation" home study kit. If you are interested in the Qigong Smile Meditation home study kit, you can get this home study kit for only $5. Just send us an email with your receipt and we will send you a coupon code that can be applied to your shopping cart.

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 at no additional cost.*

*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

"A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."

- Albert Einstein

Qigong Tips

Stress and tension restrict the flow of Qi in the body. When you feel stress or tension starting, take a 5 minute break and focus on your breathing. Breathe deeply into your abdomen. It will relax you and improve the Qi flow.

The Healing Mind and The Busy Mind

The conscious mind is the mind that is aware of our beingness, our sensory perceptions and our gut feelings (intuition). That is, we are aware of our state of being and can think and act based on sensory inputs (five senses) and our intuition. The subconscious mind is the mind of automation and control in the body. It regulates bodily functions automatically, like blood pressure, hormones, body temperature and many, many other functions without conscious thoughts.

Click here to read more about The Healing Mind.

Qigong Classes

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

Being of Service

More severe weather has devastated regions in the US and other countries. Most recently, Typhoon Haiyan has caused major destruction to the Philippines. Millions of people have been displaced and are without shelter, food, water, and much more. Things most of us take for granted. Aid is arriving, but they will need lots of help to rebuild their lives. The rebuilding process is long and challenging for families, businesses and entire cities. Those affected depend on the generosity of others to help them during these trying times. Together we can make a difference, one person at a time. Being of service to others in need lets them know that they are not alone. It lets them know we care. 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 around the world. 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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