Documentary – Qigong: Ancient Chinese Healing For The 21st Century

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Narrated by James Shigeta and directed by Francesco Garri Garripoli Qigong (pronounced “chee-gung”) is a 5,000 year old Chinese healthcare modality that has both endured the test of time and is making a tremendous resurgence at the threshold of the 21st Century. Literally millions practice Qigong in China and around the world each day to […]

Tao Of The Ride

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Motorcycles And The Mechanics Of The Soul By Francesco Garri Garripoli Click here for the book order page. Did you every wonder what would happen if you sent a biker to China to study ancient wisdom from the elder Masters? Well so did writer Francesco Garri Garripoli and it took him on a journey to visit more […]

Qigong – Essence Of The Healing Dance

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By Francesco Garri Garripoli Click here for the book order page. Qigong (Chi Kung) (pronounced ‘chee gung’) is the ancient Chinese healthcare modality that has fascinated people throughout the millennia. The system that lies at the core of the Martial Arts and spawned the fundamental principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qigong is a system that teaches us […]

Master Duan In Toronto Star

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Front page Toronto Star cover story about Master Duan and Francesco Garri Garripoli:  

Where the Mind Goes, Qi Goes…

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We were teaching the Wuji Swimming Dragon & Wuji Dragon Pearl in our classes… One of the  greatest gift you gave us …  “Where the Mind Goes The Qi goes”  This has become a mantra in our classes working with seniors that are looking for everything in the world to fix them…other than fixing themselves…We are finding almost miraculous […]

Qigong and the Dreamtime – Part 2

The following is Part 2 of a talk by Francesco Garripoli at the National Qigong Association – NQA Conference 2009 in Asilomar, California, recorded and transcribed by Solala Towler, Editor, Empty Vessel Magazine If you believe there is more Qi in your belly (Dan Tian) than in your ear, well you are thinking with a […]

Qigong and the Dreamtime – Part 1

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The following is Part 1 of a talk by Francesco Garripoli at the National Qigong Association – NQA Conference 2009 in Asilomar, California, recorded and transcribed by Solala Towler, Editor, Empty Vessel Magazine Francesco began by telling us a little about his recent journey to the Australian outback, where he spent time with the local […]

The Qi of Easter

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Buona Pasqua/Happy Passover/Easter! This is Easter or Passover time, which is one of my favorite religious holidays.  That’s not because I necessarily enjoy eating chocolate bunnies (although I do have my moments) but more because of the rich depth that really understanding this holy-day can have for us.  First, the name “Easter” is a relatively […]

Qigong Public Television Documentary

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Qigong: Ancient Chinese Healing for the 21st Century Narrated by James Shigeta Directed by Francesco Garri Garripoli Qigong (pronounced “chee-gung”) is a 5,000 year old Chinese healthcare modality that has both endured the test of time and is making a tremendous resurgence at the threshold of the 21st Century. Literally millions practice Qigong in China […]

What is the recent history of Qigong in China?

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By Meng Qing (Université de Montréal) Qigong is known as an ancient breathing exercise. Its origin can be traced back to at least two thousand years ago in ancient China. The techniques and theories of Qigong have been preserved mainly by traditional health professional and in Chinese religious traditions, but have never entered into the […]