Beth Quist, Guest Writer
What happens to our Qi if we eat a lot of processed foods? Processed foods usually includes more preservatives, chemicals, fats, fillers, and sugars than other foods. As a result, our body has to spend a lot of its energy and effort, not … More
David James Lees, Guest Writer
Pronounced ‘Chee Gong’, Chinese is difficult to translate directly into English so Qi roughly translated means air, breath of life or vital essence. I prefer life force, vibration or energy. Gong means work, self-discipline, achievement cultivation or mastery.
Qigong is a discipline whose … More
Karen Murphy, Guest Writer
What is energy work? A more basic question, perhaps, would be the exploration of what is energy.
Energy is the term that has come to be used to explain or to connote the basic life force that exists in and all around you. Its … More
Dylan Charles, Editor
Dr. Wilhelm Reich (March 24, 1897 – November 3, 1957)
In the 1940′s the scientific works of Dr. Wilhelm Reich were presented to a world, marveled upon and then radically suppressed by industry and democratic government. A psychologist, scientist, mystic and refugee from Nazi persecution, … More
Chris Bourne, Contributing Writer
A great deal is spoken of in spiritual texts and musings about the Chakras and exactly what their purpose is. Here at Openhand, we view them as ‘consciousness exchange points’ where Unity Consciousness as the soul infuses with Separation Consciousness as the bodymind. … More
Dr. Yang, Ming-Jwing and David Grantham,
The following are basic warm-up and stretching exercises are highly recommended for any and all external exercises. They are designed to prepare the body for more strenuous activity.
Loosening (Song Jie)
These movements are designed to loosen the muscles and tendons in