Once upon a time I believed that ‘comments’ were a good thing.

I’d encourage people to share their thoughts and views on my youtube videos and blog posts.

Not any more.

You’ve got to realise time is short, life is precious.

And this kinda social media stuff can be a real time hog if you’re not careful.

Let me give you an example.

The great thing about this example is that it also allows me to make a more important point.

So let’s get on with this…

A few months back some dude left this exact comment on one of my Youtube vids:

“i’m sorry, but this is one of the most ridiculous background
music even seen for a qigong exercice. why?”

You can see the vid that received this comment <HERE>

It’s a 31 second video clip.

One of 18 I made to go with My Shaolin Chi Kung book.

These clips were created simply to give the reader an idea of what each particular exercise looks like.

They were never meant to be used to learn the exercise.

That’s what the books for…

Anyhoo, I digress.

There’s something you should know about me.

I like to have fun.

But unfortunately not always at the most appropriate moment.

Editing this video is one example.

I confess, I deliberately chose a stupid sound-track.

I couldn’t help myself.

This was video 14 and I thought it would be fun to do something different.

Sometimes it’s nice to zig when everything else is zagging – you dig?

I never thought anyone would ever waste their precious finite time to comment on it though.

Just goes to prove how small a premium some people place on their time.

So here was my reply:

“Yeah, I thought so too, cool huh?
Ever heard the saying ‘don’t sweat the small stuff?’
This is the small stuff. Relax you’ll live longer.”

Okay, the ‘Relax, you’ll live longer’ bit wasn’t necessary (tho totally true). But I was deadly serious about the sweating the small stuff part.

So should you.

Too many Qigong Players obsess about ‘technique’ when they should be focused on skill.

As I keep saying and as I will keep on saying:

“It’s the skillz of Qigong that count, not techniques.”

Qigong exercises, forms – call them what you will – are techniques.

Of course, you should aim to do them to the best of your ability, but you shouldn’t lose any sleep over them.

That’s small stuff.

And as the saying goes:

“Rule #1: Don’t sweat the small stuff
Rule #2: it’s all small stuff”

Well, apart from Qigong Skillz =)

Which I cover in great detail in my book:

Shaolin Chi Kung – 18 Exercises to help you live a longer, healthier and happier life

Along with access to 18 very short videos that give you a flavour of what each exercise is meant to look like (and I promise the background music on the other 17 is better than this one).

It’s also available for immediate download here:


Bye for now