So there I was doing my practice.

It was a real ‘season of mists’ morning, I couldn’t see further than the bottom of my garden before everything was blurred out by a grey featureless fog.

I’m enjoying my Energy Flow, when I first become aware of the sound, but let it go.

But it just keeps on going.

Tap, Tap, Tap.

Then it would stop for a few seconds or longer.


Tap, Tap, Tap.

On and on it went.

By the time I got to Cosmic Balance, I simply couldn’t ignore it any longer. So in order to put my mind at rest and be able to finish off my practice, I opened my eyes to see what was making the noise. Can you guess what it was?

That’s right.

There on the fence was a Song Thrush beating a snail shell against the wood trying to get to the juicy goodness inside. I guess it would have been better off cracking the snail on the stone paving slabs, but there was this human doing Qigong in the way =)

So what’s this got to do with you?

Simply this: Persistence.

Whilst the practice of Qigong, especially if you practice it the way I teach it, brings immediate rewards like:

  • Relaxation
  • Peace of mind
  • Focused Awareness
  • Feelings of well being

And so on, during and shortly after your practice.

It takes at least three to six months of regular practice before you’ll notice significant, long lasting benefits from your practice.

Hey, just keeping it real for you.

So if you’re new to Qigong be like the Song Thrush and persist until you get what you want from your practice.

You do know what you want from your practice don’t you?

If I were to ask you to stop reading this now and tell me what your Aim and objectives were for your Qigong training, could you?

And if you’ve been practicing for six months or longer, I ask you the same question. Especially if you’re not happy with the results you’re getting.

Problem is, I see far too many Qigong practitioners (not mine) with no clear understanding of why they are practicing Qigong or what they want to achieve as a result of investing their precious time in it.

My experience is that those who have a definite destination in mind for their practice (you’re allowed to change course anytime you wish) are the ones who really gain the benefits of Qigong – quickly.

Hey, I hear you. It’s not sexy. But it’s my job as your trusted Qigong adviser to share with you what works.

And having a clear Aim and well defined objectives works.

So make sure you give some thought to what you want from your practice. Ask yourself this question:

When you started practicing what promise did you hope to fulfil?

Doing this simple task can help breath new life into your practice and increase your enjoyment of your Qigong.

For a more advanced guide on how to set clear Aims and Objectives for your practice that will help you to get better results, quicker you’ll find full instructions on pages 21 to 30 of my book Shaolin Chi Kung. It’s the ‘Route of the Masters’ section.

If you haven’t got a copy yet you can download one immediately from this link:

Oh, and I think you’ll enjoy what’s on the other 138 pages too!

Kindest regards