Members FAQ

Hi I’ve decided that whenever the same question gets asked twice, I’ll add it to this Frequently Asked Questions post.  That way it will become a useful resource for other members.  It has been my experience that for every person who asks a question, there are at least 10 people who have the same question, but didn’t ask it.  So get asking those questions…clarity is king! Regards the Welcome E-mails when you first register: Dear Marcus, I followed the PayPal link and signed up for your free DVD, other bonus materials and 2 week trial subscription, but, although I was returned to the website ( http://www.qigong15.com/vip1.html ) after the transaction was completed, I did not receive the emails described on the page I was returned to. I only received the email below, to which I am replying. The page says I should have received: You will have received 2 e-mails at the e-mail address you registered on the previous page. 1. Titled: *Congrats – You are registered,*This e-mail contains your Username and Password. This e-mail may be filtered out by your e-mail provider so if it’s not in your inbox check your ‘junk’ mail folder. 2. Titled: *Response required – confirm your request for information from qigong15viplist *- This is a vital e-mail. Please go to your e-mail provider now and click on the link inside that e-mail. But I have not received these emails. Please help! Thanks, Garry Next e-mail from Garry: Sorry! Newbie alert! I found the emails below in my spam folder. All is well. Thanks, and sorry for wasting your time on a non-issue! Garry...

A Word To The Wise

Accessible to Week 3 members and above.. Hello If you’ve been reading the blog posts I’ve been making for you recently you’ll notice that I have been making a lot of posts along the theme of ‘Best Qigong Exercises To <insert pain, disease or illness>’. There is an important lesson that I want to share with you as a valued member of this qigong community. Quick question for you first. What, from the TCM, view point is the only illness, regardless of the presenting symptoms? That’s right, Yin/Yang disharmony. And what causes it? Well, done, blockages to harmonious qi flow through the meridians of the body. Therefore, as long as we can generate energy flow, qi flow in our qigong practice it doesn’t really matter which qigong exercises we practice. Yes, it is true that certain qigong exercises are more cost effective for overcoming a certain illness, but all qigong exercises practiced correctly generate qi flow and that’s what does the healing. I know when I first started practicing qigong I used to really labour over which qigong exercises I was going to practice and it could change day by day. But to really get the benefit from qigong exercises, it is better to chose 2 or 3 that you are really going to master and focus virtually all of your qigong practice on these 2 or 3 qigong exercises. So how do you choose? Simple Which qigong exercises do you enjoy the most? Which qigong exercises are most cost effective for meeting your aims and objectives for your qigong practice? When you have completed the Qigong Secrets Home...

The Darkside of Qigong

The Dark Side of Qigong This post is only fully visible to Week 3 Members and above.  Sorry. This is a vitally important post for you to read and understand.  I am encouraging you to go out and actively find yourself a qigong instructor to learn qigong from directly.  So I feel a sense of responsibility to you because there are a lot of very odd characters (to put it nicely) out there who you may come into contact with during your search for the best teacher for you. Here are 7 Rules to keep in mind during your journey 1. Maintain a healthy skepticism – question the motives of anyone in a teaching position or leadership role.  It’s not necessarily true that they are great people, they may just be great at one thing.  A lot of people in the Yoga world got famous because they are so flexible – but there’s a heck of a lot more to yoga than that. A good question to keep in mind when someone tells you anything is ‘according to whom?’ The 6 Honest Serving Men and the importance of analytical thinking. Every journalist knows the poem below by Rudyard Kipling, it’s essential for analytical thinking.  We are not taught how to think at school we are taught how to memorise facts.  Here’s the part of the poem: I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who. These 6 honest serving men are the fundamentals for a decent article and also for your own thinking....

Q&A – Members Only

Wow, 2 questions.  Either my qigong training is world class and nobody has any questions, or maybe people think there question is ‘good’ enough.  I don’t know. Remember I am here to answer your questions about the Qigong Secrets Home Study course.  Ideally, you’d be learning qigong exercises from me directly, or another suitably qualified qigong/chi kung instructor.  But I know that that isn’t always possible, which is why I created the Home Study course. So, as I can’t be with you to guide you through the material, the next best thing I can offer is for you to contact me with your questions.  You can even send me a video if you like and ask me to comment on it for you.   And if you don’t want me to share my answer to your question on this members only Q&A section, just say so. If you’ve got a question, please feel free to ask it, that’s what I’m here for.  Okay? Question 1 Hi Marcus, I have a quick question regarding breathing. Do we still exhale through the mouth during Qi/Chi Flow and the Standing Meditation? Best wishes Adam Answer 2 Great question Adam, When in Qi flow, you just let go and do nothing.  So if you end up exhaling through your nose, don’t worry about it.  Just let what ever happens, happen.  Let. During standing meditation though, it’s back to breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth. Marcus Question 2 Hi Marcus, I’m really enjoying the course and getting a lot from it, but I can’t seem to get into a daily practice...

Progress-Tracker Update

Hi , First a big thank you to one of our members who suggested a way to improve the progress tracker, I’ll let him explain in his own words: Hi Marcus, Regarding scoring each symptom – most of them equate to “the higher the score the better” There are a few, such as: Anxiety Chronic Pain Depression Emotional Unrest Fatigue Worrying/thinking to much Should these equate to “the lower the score the better”? Or is it my ability to cope with them and the scoring should be “the higher the better”? You’ve probably all done this intuitively, but I’ve edited the progress tracker so that all scores relate to ‘the higher the better’.   I’ve uploaded the clearer version and you can get it by clicking on the picture below. Please Note: I updated the tracker on 22nd April 2010 – so if you’ve downloaded a copy after that date – you’ve already got the most up to date version and don’t need to download the one below.  Phew! Bye for now...

Membership Should Have Its Perks

Dear My first business mentor told me that the purpose of any business is to Give, Serve and Share.  And that’s what I always try to do. You are a member of the Qigong15 community, and that means a lot to me.  It means you’ve put your trust in me, parted with your hard earned cash and invested time and energy in my work.  I don’t take that lightly. So, I’ve decided to create a ‘members only’ category on my blog and only you will have access to the material in it. I thought it would be useful to share any updates to the home study course material here.  I also think it would be good to share answers to your questions relating to the material – if to do so will be of benefit to the other members. What do you think?  Is there anything you’d like to see in the members only part of my blog? I also want you to know that you have direct access to me via a special e-mail address I have set up, to be used only by you, so please don’t share it.  The address is: vip@qigong15.com I will aim to check this e-mail at least 3 times a week, instead of the once a week I check marcus@qigong15.com. So, if you have any questions regarding your experience with the home study material, or if you want to shoot a video – upload it to youtube and have me review and comment on your form for a particular pattern, or whatever… You decide how best I can Give, Serve and Share...