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Series 1: Exceeding Expectations - Episodes 1 to 100

Series 2: Happy vs Flourishing - Episodes 1 to 25

Series 3: Habits & Health - Episodes 1 to 100

Series 4: The Art of Living Proactively (Harnessing the Power of Your Choices) - Episodes 1 to ...

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Nov 18, 2023

Discover the ancient Chinese practices of Qi-gong and Tai Chi for unlocking your inner power and realizing your potential. Expert instructor Andrew Kenneth Fretwell reveals time-tested techniques like bone breathing and special organ-strengthening meditations that sharpen your mind, strengthen your body, and awaken your spirit. Learn how to tap into 'jing' - your essential lifeforce energy - through mindfulness of movement and breathwork. Gain insights on overcoming emotional blocks, balancing hormones, achieving enlightenment, and more from a master who has studied these arts for over 30 years. For a fascinating deep dive into harnessing your energy and mastering your wellbeing the Daoist way, tune into this inspiring and informative show!


01:10 Introduction and Guest Welcome
01:24 Living in Ubud, Bali
02:05 The Power of Qigong
02:31 The Importance of Conserving Energy
02:58 Sexual Energy and Life Force
04:01 Understanding Qigong and Tai Chi
04:27 The Benefits of Qigong
05:29 The Challenges of Learning Tai Chi
06:16 The Connection Between Qigong and Nature
06:40 Personal Experience with Tai Chi
07:40 The Connection to Dao De Ching
08:38 Personal Journey into Qigong and Tai Chi
11:24 The Impact of Diet on Health
12:49 Teaching Qigong and Tai Chi
13:48 The Importance of Emotional Balance
20:18 The Role of Women in Qigong and Tai Chi
23:05 The Process of Becoming a Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher
24:58 The Importance of Emotional Health in Qigong and Tai Chi
32:06 The Cultural Differences in Emotion Perception
34:19 Conclusion and Farewell

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Embark on an enlightening journey to discover the essence of proactive living in my podcast, "The Art of Living Proactively: Harnessing the Power of Your Choices".

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