Presence vs. Focus in Nei gong Practice

Presence vs. Focus in Nei gong Practice During the learning process a dedicated amount of intentional awareness is narrowly focused on a particular field of interest; like reading this print. Repetitive narrowing of the field of awareness for the purpose and intention of learning is the way we acquire most skills in life and can [...]

By | 2018-01-21T15:16:53-05:00 January 21st, 2018|General|1 Comment

How to Warm up your Core with Dantian Breathing- Guided Meditation

For some winter can be a challenging time both for staying warm and feeling cheerful. Here is a guided breathing meditation to show you how to bring mind and breath deep into the belly. The lower dantian or as it is also referred to, the lower cauldron, can produce warmth and circulation when it is [...]

By | 2018-01-21T14:28:40-05:00 February 14th, 2017|General|0 Comments

Internal Qigong ~ Neigong Practice in Nature

A new student asked me, “What movements should I be practicing to progress in your system?” That’s a common and a good question that demonstrates motivation and discipline. I said, “The external movements aren’t important now, your internal connection to breath and Qi is the most valuable skill you can practice”. I teach this skill [...]

By | 2017-06-02T15:57:41-05:00 August 5th, 2016|QiArts Monthly Video|1 Comment

Dantian Breathing ~ Introductory Video

Master instructor Leah Franklin gives an introduction to one of the techniques taught in the beginner Nei gong Class and the Return Qi and Breath to the Roots 2 Day Workshop, in this 12 minute video . Dantian breathwork is an essential component in our cultivation program, upon which all other techniques are built. Most people [...]

By | 2017-06-02T15:57:41-05:00 January 26th, 2016|QiArts Monthly Video|0 Comments

Feeling my Qi on Top of the World

Leah's class feels like a User's Manuel for Body Energy. As an acupuncturist, I have been working with patient's Qi/energy for years, but Leah has opened up an exciting and accessible way to understand and experience my own energy. I am learning about how to work with my own energy and it feels fun and [...]

By | 2017-06-02T15:57:41-05:00 November 12th, 2015|General|0 Comments


How often have you been in a meditation or tai chi or qigong class and the teacher says, “Imagine ……a ball of white light between your palms or energy flowing into your crown”? The list is endless for the experiences we might be asked to imagine or visualize before we have actually felt them. My [...]

By | 2017-06-02T15:57:41-05:00 October 19th, 2015|General|0 Comments

Return Qi and Breath to the Roots

How can we Cultivate our Breath for a Deeper connection to Life? Many human beings have fallen out of connection with the inner teacher and healer. Intuition and knowingness is left to the psychics. In fact many of us are making a living telling each other what to do; sort of amusing when you think [...]

By | 2017-06-02T15:57:41-05:00 September 6th, 2015|General|0 Comments

Qigong Technique for Drawing Energy from Nature

In June's QiArts Video we are learning a qigong technique to draw energy from nature. The ancient taoists considered the trees to be most like human beings and considered them as brothers. The tree sends out roots to anchor and support it's growth. There is a relationship between the trees and the earth. The tree [...]

By | 2015-07-09T17:40:48-05:00 June 23rd, 2015|QiArts Monthly Video|0 Comments

QiArts Video May~Qigong Heart Meditation

In May's QiArts video we learn how to connect mind, breath and heart to access internal healing in this easy to follow Qigong technique. Filmed at Black Point in Narragansett, RI. Practicing this technique gives you the ability to have a more immediate and deeper effect on your heart rate and rhythm. The ability to [...]

By | 2015-05-06T23:05:56-05:00 May 6th, 2015|General|0 Comments