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Welcome to the Fun with Qigong Blog and Website

This is the site of Dr. Robert B. Bates DC, MMQ, an avid Qigong practitioner, Qigong teacher, and Qigong healer. Robert is also a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic, Cranio-Sacral Therapist, Medical Qigong Therapist, and Lymph Drainage (Dray nahj) Therapist.

Good Qi to You

A Blog and a Website

This website is divided into two main parts: An ongoing blog of articles and announcements and regular web pages with information. Go to the Master List of Principle Articles page to scan the list of posts. See the “Pages” section to the right for more information.

This website and blog is all about the great healing and movement art known as Qigong (say “chee gung.”) Qigong is a an Ancient (and modern) approach to wellness and healing. In fact, it has been used as a primary healthcare for thousands of years.

See the Master List of Principle Articles from the Blog

The Fun with Qigong website celebrates and elucidates the power of Qigong for self-healing. Learning new exercises, sets or forms—or deepening your understanding of a move—or set is satisfying, and good for you. Qigong is fun to practice.

On this site, in both the blog posts and pages, are descriptive articles of Qigong, explanations of Qi and Qigong, photos of exercises, videos, exercise suggestions, and even a few opinions. There is an ever-growing collection of self-empowering exercises, prescriptions for all kinds health issues.

Fun with Qigong Qigong DVD

The Fun with Qigong DVD is available by clicking the Buy Now button below. This DVD is an excellent introduction to the fascinating and energizing world of Qigong. It is only $19.95 (U.S.) plus shipping. These exceptional healing exercises are easy to learn and gentle on the body, suitable for almost anyone.

Delightful Dozen DVD

If you have learned the Five Flows Qigong, the Delightful Dozen will expand and deepen your skill. If you haven’t learned the Five Flows, you might want to go back and learn it first.

The Delightful Dozen is slightly more advanced than the Five Flows, but you can learn it as a first set if you choose. It is also an introductory set for Qigong.

In terms of the flows of Qi as defined on my Fun With Qigong: Five Flows DVD, the Delightful 12 is mostly balancing, with some charging and some centering.

For this video I again take out mysteriousness and make Qigong as accessible as it truly can be. With principles taught on the DVD, you can gain great benefits from a regular Qigong practice.

I hope you gain rich rewards from your learning, practice and eventual mastery of the Delightful Dozen.

If you want the DVD you can pay through Paypal, or with a credit card.It is just $19.95 plus $3.99 shipping and handling.

Delightful Dozen DVD

 

Upcoming Courses in Whatcom County, WA

Simple Taiji and The Microcosmic Orbit

8-Week Course

When: June 23 to August 14, 2014

Times: Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:00 to 1:00.

Mondays at 6:00 pm

Cost: $80.

Where: At Robert Bates’ studio near Bellingham, WA.

You may also attend any classes in Lynden, WA on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

Body in Balance Studio
Address: 8837 Guide Meridian, Lynden, WA 98264
Sign Up: (360) 354-0359

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon.

 

Simple Taiji and Five Flows Set 2

8-Week Course

When:  Sept 08  to Oct 30, 2014
Cost: $80 for the entire series

Times: Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:00 to 1:00.

Mondays at 6:00 pm

Cost: $80.

Where: At Robert Bates’ studio near Bellingham, WA.

You may also attend any classes in Lynden, WA on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

Body in Balance Studio
Address: 8837 Guide Meridian, Lynden, WA 98264
Sign Up: (360) 354-0359

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon.

Simple Taiji is Advanced Movement

Many times I have heard from people who tried to learn Taiji (Tai Chi) that the moves were too complex and the form was too long to remember. Instead of using their class and practice time to learn healthy principles movement, they would mostly be overwhelmed. The Simple Taiji Form solves that problem. This form consists of just two postures repeated six times, plus some transitions. By investing a shorter time in learning the moves, you are able to explore many principles of Taiji Qigong. You aren’t spending all your efforts in remembering (and forgetting).

The Simple Taiji form will strengthen your whole body, lower your blood pressure (if needed), improve the health of your spine, replenish your energy resources, improve your breathing, aid your digestion and elimination, and release tension. Daily practice of this little form will make your life better, healthier and probably longer.