In this lead article for The National Qigong Association's Journal (Volume 1, Issue 1,The Journal of Qigong in America, 2004), Dr. Michael Mayer shows how the practice of Standing Meditation Qigong can be enhanced by an understanding of cross-cultural spiritual traditions. You'll see how the Taoist practice of Cultivating the Golden Ball, cross cultural mythology, and transpersonal psychology can be synthesized with this Chinese tradition to create a multifaceted post-modern practice. Reading this article can be enhanced by obtaining the video of Set 2: Standing Meditation Qigong from the Bodymind Healing Qigong DVD; reading the book, Secrets to Living Younger Longer: The Self-healing Path of Qigong, Standing Meditation, and Tai Chi; and reading the article Tai Chi Chuan: A Post-modern, Metaphysical Point of View (Tai Chi Chuan & Oriental Arts, 2012).
Dr. Michael Mayer has devoted three decades to practicing and teaching Standing Meditation Qigong. Learned gratefully through the training of Master Fong Ha (and other masters of the Wuji and YiQuan Qigong standing meditation traditions), Michael has taught many workshops, and written books and articles about his synthesis of these Chinese traditions with cross-cultural, indigenous, and Western mind-body healing methods.