Qigong and Tai Chi

Self Applied Massage

Every original culture on the planet earth has a system of "hands on" healing. In western cultures this is generally called massage. As the movement toward alternatives to drugs and surgery progresses massage will emerge as one of our primary new...

Self Applied Massage of the Feet

Every original culture on the planet earth has a system of "hands on" healing. In western cultures this is generally called massage. As the movement toward alternatives to drugs and surgery progresses massage will emerge as one of our primary new...

Progressive Relaxation, Option I:

The experts are constantly practicing toward successful quieting of the mind and body. This particular technique assures a genuine state of relaxation by actually involving the body parts. In “Progressive Relaxation, Option I” Dr. Roger Jahnke...

Every Seventh Breath Full and Relaxed

The presence of special breathing practices in the ancient cultures has always been a mystery to people in the Western world. In "Every Seventh Breath Full and Relaxed" Dr. Roger Jahnke describes a technique that brings the consciousness of the...

Progressive Relaxation, Option II:

In the Chinese tradition where energy pathways and points are accepted aspects of the body, attention is drawn to specific energy areas as the rhythm of the breath continues. In “Progressive Relaxation, Option II” Dr. Roger Jahnke presents a...

Exhale to Compress the Organs

One of the self-healing methods of the ancients that is easy and inexpensive yet absolutely profound is breath practice. Exhaling to compress the organs reveals a remarkable breath practice. This practice has a profound effect on the nervous system...

Self Applied Massage of the Hands

The basic technique of self-applied massage for the hands is the same as for the feet. However, the hands are much easier because they are so easy to reach. Without sitting down or having to remove your shoes you can go right to work. You can do...

Abdominal Lift

The technique described in the Dr. Roger Jahnke column "The Abdominal Lift" is a traditional yoga practice called Uddhiyana bandha. Stand with feet at about shoulder width, bend the knees slightly, bend forward, exhale completely, brace the hands...

Rapid Abdominal Breathing

A classic breath practice that is common to both the Yoga tradition of India and the Qigong tradition of China is "Rapid Abdominal Breathing," called bastrika in yoga. The central activity of this breath technique, called bastrika in India, is the...

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