The Teachings of Kenneth S. Cohen
Qigong, Tai Chi, Taoism, Health, Tea & Cultural Arts
This website is dedicated to the teachings of Kenneth S. Cohen (Gao Han 高漢) and aims to educate the public about the health and life-enhancing benefits of Qigong, Tai Chi, Taoism, meditation, and related arts. Ken Cohen is world-renowned health educator, China scholar, and Qigong Grand Master with more than fifty years experience. A former collaborator with Alan Watts, he is the author of the internationally acclaimed book The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing (Random House), best-selling audio and DVD courses (Sounds True), and more than 200 journal articles. He offers lectures, workshops, classes, and teacher training as well as healing and consultations in Colorado, California, and throughout the world.
Qigong (ch’i kung, chi gong), China’s ancient system of energy medicine, consists of exercises and meditations that stimulate the flow of qi, life energy. Kenneth Cohen personally teaches both the theory and practice of Qigong and related arts such as Tai Chi (Taiji Quan) and Chinese tea culture. Qigong has many applications. Designed to restore balance of body, mind, and spirit, it includes exercises for health and vitality as well as“External Qi Healing”, a non-contact energy-field therapy to assess energy, dissolve blockages, and replenish life-force.
Athletes enjoy qigong because it improves strength, stamina, coordination, and other skills necessary for peak performance. As a spiritual art, rooted in Taoism (Daoism), it deepens awareness of self and nature and creates a feeling of harmony, tranquility, and peace. Qigong is a holistic path to well being; hence in modern China is often called yang sheng, “ the art of nurturing life.”