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100 Days of Pulling Qi: the Eight Storing Qi & Developing Sensitivity Exercises

A deep insight into the layers of discovery possible in an internal cultivation practice

Using the Eight Storing Qi & Developing Sensitivity Practices as the key, Andrew Nugent-Head lays out how deep a single practice can be. Featuring over 100 practice sessions with Andrew around the world, in each session Andrew introduces a new concept, a new layer to become aware of, a new understanding of cultivation–with a heavy emphasis on the Empty State as a foundation for everything that follows.

"The most tragic thing I see as an 'expert' in Daoyin/Qigong practices is when someone has been doing the same practice the same way for many years. A practice is a journey, and in each practice we should not mindlessly go through the motions, but seek new understandings and skills. There is a goal, a destination when embarking on cultivation practices, and it takes great discipline to keep moving forward like the turtle and not falling asleep like the hare. Practicing the internal arts is not like going to the gym, getting on the treadmill and checking out during the exercise. It is about checking in with ourselves each moment, each repetition, each time."


Your Instructor


Andrew Nugent-Head
Andrew Nugent-Head

Andrew Nugent-Head is the founder of the Association for Traditional Studies (ATS), a 501c3 organization dedicated to the preservation, documentation and dissemination of China's traditional knowledge. Andrew moved to China in 1986 at the age of 18 to study Chinese medicine, martial arts, and internal cultivation. He spent 28 years in China dedicated to learning these arts and obtained the highest quality education possible in traditional, mentor-disciple relationships.

Andrew's studies and work have been featured on French and German television, the NBC Sunday Today Show, and on ABC News Special. He also worked on and appeared in the Mystery of Qi episode of the Bill Moyers PBS documentary series, Healing and the Mind. He has been featured in newspapers across the United States and written prolifically on Chinese Medicine, culture and the importance of preserving traditional knowledge worldwide.

Through his not for profit, Andrew has translated six books, produced over 400 educational videos and translated for and assisted practitioners of Chinese Medicine, Yin Style Bagua martial arts, Daoyin practices, and Calligraphy during more than 140 seminars between 1993 and 2003.

With the passing of his teachers, Andrew now dedicates himself to teaching the practice of Chinese medicine as he learned it to fellow practitioners through seminars around the world. He also runs a teaching clinic in Asheville, North Carolina where practitioners can observe him treating patients with herbs, acupuncture, bodywork, exercises and lifestyle advice.


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