John Voigt Article Collection

John Voigt Article Collection


A collection of 11 back issues that feature articles from John Voigt

Below is a brief description of his articles in each issue. And of course, you get each back issue which includes all the other articles. The preview picture shown does not necessarily reflect the actual issues in this bundle.

Autumn 2018: "The Seated Eight Section Brocade Qigong"
The Seated Eight Section (or pieces) of Brocade is a Daoist exercise for gaining physical, mental, and energetic well-being. This qigong has ability to enhance and purify vital life energy (qi) and its flow throughout the body. It also offers an introduction to the process of spiritual liberation known as Daoist Immortality.

Autumn 2016: "Not Even The Chinese Doctor Can Save Him! Traditional Chinese Medicine in Cuba"
Throughout Cuba there is a common slang expression people use when someone is thought to be incurably sick: '¡A Ese No lo Salva, Ni el Medico Chino!'— Not Even The Chinese Doctor Can Save Him! Not many know the origins of this phrase, or the man behind it. But that phrase and that man helped lay the foundation for an alternative healthcare revolution within a revolutionary country.

Autumn 2015: "Happy Fun Qigong"
The goal of my qigong teachings is to have people experience and enjoy the benefits of qi-energy. Depending on the group's potential for playfulness, I usually interject various Happy Fun QigongTM gymnastics and visualizations to liven up the sessions. In this qigong you talk and listen to your smiley heart, laugh into your organs, shake twitch wiggle and jump, then flick and kick off the schumtz.

Spring 2014: "External Qi For Healing"
For thousands of years the Chinese have been projecting vital life energy to heal illnesses. It was first called Bù qì (布氣) "Spreading the Qi." Now it is called "External Qi Healing Therapy," (外气疗法). The basic technique has the practitioner emitting Qi [vital life energy] into the appropriate acupuncture points on the client's body.

Autumn 2013: "The Man Who Invented "Qigong"
In the war-torn China of 1947, a twenty-seven year old clerk working for the Communist Party was sent home on sick-leave to the village of Dasizhuang in Hebei Provence. His name was Liu Guizhen (刘贵珍) and he had been suffering from nervous disorders, tuberculosis, and severe gastric ulcers for years. He weighed less than eighty pounds and was expected to soon be dead. Learn how this man defined qigong as the integration of body, breath and mind.

Summer 2013 "The Ultimate Chinese Energy Exercise—Zhang Zhuang: Standing (Like A) Post"
Standing Post is a series of motionless exercises and silent meditations developed by 20th century martial artist Wang Xiangzhai. However the concept of standing without moving as a meditative form is ageless. Ancient shamans in ecstatic rituals enacted wild animals stalking their prey—the consciousness focused on the kill; the body virtually motionless, waiting to spring. Certain Hindu yoga asanas employ slightly similar standing poses, especially Tadasana, the "Mountain Pose."

Autumn 2012: "Luk Tung Kuen: The 36 Health Exercises of Master Ha Kinh"
For years I have been looking for a combination of stretching, moving, breathing, and visualization techniques that would increase my mental and physical well-being. I discovered many wonderful exercises... But until recently I kept seeing one marvelous set of movements, of which I hadn't the slightest idea of what exactly they were. And this was no rare item, either: I saw people doing it from the East Coast to the West Coast of the United States.

Winter 2011-2012: "Taiji Qigong—Shibashi & Lin Housheng"
To really learn an art or a science (and qigong is both) you should see it done in its natural environment by the people of its native culture. China is far away, so periodically I travel throughout the United States to study how Chinese people do qigong early each morning. I discovered one set of movements that appeared to be favored and preferred above all others.

Autumn 2011: "Mantak Chia: An interview about the man and his teachings"
A personal interview with Grandmaster Chia, transcribed during a lunch break at a workshop held in Arlington, Massachusetts this past June. An interesting view into the thoughts and words of Grandmaster Chia who teaches some of the most esoteric knowledge in the history of hidden spiritual traditions.

Winter 2010-2011: "The Six Healing Sounds: Chinese Mantras For Purifying The Body, Mind, & Soul"
(In the beginning)—there was Profound Nothingness from which appeared One Primordial Energy, which expanded into the Two polarities of Yin/ Yang. Then there was Three: the Heavens above, Man in between, Earth below. Three became Five: called Wu Xing. This article is about the five sounds and a sixth for harmonizing their functions. All Six Sounds may be used to bring about Well-Being.

Autumn 2009: "Qigong In The Park: Inner-Energy Cleaning and Body Toning"
Up to one hundred million people worldwide practice qigong daily—most often in parks. Yet in the literature of Qigong (at least in English) there is no substantive description of what the people are doing. This article attempts to begin an answer to that curious lacuna, that absence in the literature.