I'm sure if you had a traumatic event in your life, then you probably have recognized how that has impacted to this very day. While it is obvious that major traumas will stay with us for a long time, we don't really realize that microtraumas do the same thing.
For microtraumas, this are instances that we tend to forget about. Like someone calling you a name in 5th grade, or someone who tells you to be quiet all the time whenever you talk. These memories might not come to the forefront of your brain unless you think hard about it.
The problem is, these different trauma types still impact us, and can lead to different types of stressors that are constantly placed on our shoulders. If you can recognize these stressors, then you are one step closer to working through them to help reduce susceptability to disease.
What To Expect From This Episode
- [2:45] What got Master Mingtong Gu so interested in reducing stress in people
- [7:15] Should we always be searching for pure happiness, or does our other emotions remind us to enjoy the happy moments
- [11:00] We live in a time where we need external validation to make us feel good about ourselves
- [13:00] How did Master Mingtong Gu get rid of his asthma and how did Qigong help him with it
- [23:30] There is a difference between health care and sick care
- [24:45] Qigong helps you to release energy and emotions you have gone through in life and start creating a healthy pattern out of that
- [28:45] Does Qigong have a specific flow of movements to release emotions
- [32:30] Is Qigong ever combined with Traditional Chinese Medicine or Acupuncture
- [36:00] The beauty of Qigong is that you already have everything you need to get started
- [41:30] What will be taught on the Healing Chronic Stress and Disease Summit and which talks will be the best to listen to
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Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)
Bryan Carroll: [00:00:14] Chronic stress. With the way this year has been going. I'm guessing mostly some of us have experienced an increase in hours, stress levels while some levels of stress are good for us.
And it pushes our bodies to adapt to change too much. Stress can lead us down an unhealthy road. What's up everyone. I'm Bryan Carroll and I'm here to help people move more, eat well and be adventurous. And today I have master Mingtong Gu on the show to talk all about chronic stress and how to recognize what stressors are impacting your life.
Master Mingtong Gu also is hosting a chronic stress and disease summit that starts next week on August 10th. And if you don't know what a summit is, it's basically an online conference where many health experts come together and share different presentations around a topic. And for this summit, there are more than 45 experts who are presenting over the course of seven days.
You can get free access to the talks from August 10th through the 16th, by going to summitforwellness.com/stresssummit. Also, since we are talking about ways to reduce stress, one way is the supplier yourself with amazing nutrients that are supportive to your body and immune system. Athletic greens is one of those products that I really like to use since it has 75 nutrient rich ingredients that are designed to be easily digestible.
You can learn more about athletic greens by going to summitforwellness.com/greens. Now let's dive into my conversation with master Mingtong Gu. Master Mingtong Gu brings ancient wisdom to the West for better health and consciousness and contemporary times he was named at Qigong master of the year by the 13th world, Congress for a Qigong, traditional Chinese medicine.
He is a founder of the Chi center and the center for a wisdom healing Qigong, which is a beautiful 79 acre retreat center located 20 minutes South of Santa Fe, New Mexico. thank you so much, master meaning to, for coming onto the show.
Master Mingtong Gu: [00:02:21] Thank you so much. I'm so happy to be with you, Bryan, who is your community to share whether we can share today.
Bryan Carroll: [00:02:28] Yeah. And I'm really excited to chat with you because you do a lot of different stuff with stress and being able to get people to come back into their bodies and just relax and become one with, just their environment. So can you tell us a little bit more about your background and what got you into all of this,
Master Mingtong Gu: [00:02:46] right?
Yeah. It's been a journey, you know, I think ultimately we go slow different lessons of life and eventually realizing the importance of house importance. How do you can, you know, not only hear from whatever disease, but maintain your health, but also really fulfilling your spiritual purpose here on the planet earth.
So the health is literally the foundation. So I'm excited to share with you my discovery because I. And growing up as ciao, not as strong boy, literally sick boy with chronical, Uranus, such as choruses as my condition. And then I study a very interaction things, including mathematics. I spent 10 years studying mathematics is from college almost to finish the PhD, discover, say, Oh, that's not for me.
And, I was pretty good at it, you know, good enough to be in the PhD program, but realizing this is not really my thing's not really making me happy. So then I discovered, but in this process, discover, find out. Become very passionate, like literally like almost like falling in love overnight. Then I have to do something about it.
Then eventually I went to graduate school for find out without any academic background, you know, beforehand. So I was fortunate enough able to do that. Then after 10 years of being. Artist. I discovered Jacome then realizing, Oh, she'd go. When something is literally, it's not so much of academic, but it's more to do with how to become happy.
I know. That's my original idea. Is that want to be happy? I think everybody can relate to that. Right. We all want to be happy and try to, yeah. From ways different things, different relationship, different professions, different way of making money. No, trying to be happy. Then eventually realizing something's missing.
If I'm not still not happy, something you know, missing. So then that time. You know, on one hand, it's literally liberating. My spirit, liberating my creativity and start feel in a kind of sense, the meaning for myself, and I can become more creative, playful, enjoying life to certain degrees, but still somehow there's a gap there.
So Chicana just came to me. And so once I discovered that chicken realizing in the beginning spiritually, I feel this is really important. I need to try it, discover it. So then once I started doing that and realizing just kind of naturally coming together in me, I feel, you know, feel better about myself, feel better in my life and feel better about, you know, just.
What's the word, what else I'm doing, who I am in general? So I've become very involved in the beginning without realizing it, the health benefit, because these conditioning I had was, you know, Diagnosed as incurable chronic. So I have learned live with it. And, but for spiritual interaction reason, it became very dedicated with this form of chicken called wisdom, healing, Chicago.
And so eventually I went to China to study. My teacher is the founder of the system of Chicago, and he had a medicine Chicago hospital in China in very large. Scale 5,000 people practicing together for one month at a time when I was there. So that allow me to dive in very deep. So in two years, as a surprise, I was able to totally cover from these chronic condition.
Including as the mask or assists, but the more importantly, the gift is discover possibility of happiness, deeper happiness, fulfillment of life. And since then, basically I decided to teach for time about 20 years ago. That's my short story.
Bryan Carroll: [00:06:52] So I'm, I'm really curious because you're talking about the pursuit of happiness here.
Are you, is the ultimate goal to find constant happiness, or is the feelings that you experienced throughout life? What makes that level of happiness even more special? Because you know, the different, you know, you've been through sad moments, you've been through moments of anger and all of that just equates to, well, now I know what true happiness actually feels like.
Master Mingtong Gu: [00:07:19] Yeah. So you might say, you know, and sweet level four happiness. Yeah. When he is, you feel good about what you have, you know, your relationship, you know, your money is your sense of status, you know, and respect from other people that can give you a sense of happiness. Oh, you feel like, okay, I feel good about life, about, you know, so that's his first level of happiness.
That's most people searching for and that's always, you know, impermanent always conditioned them is another satisfies us for long term, so to speak. Yeah. Then the second level of happiness is more about in a feeling good about yourself, who you are as well. What are you doing? You know, you find your passion for your life.
You find in the meaning for your life. You engage in something, whether you know, it's a work or hobby, something you feel meaningful yeah. For yourself. So you don't need the validation from others. So to speak does not depends on validation from others. You feel naturally okay with yourself. Yeah. Not like all have to be perfect.
Therefore, I feel good about myself. Just feel like I'm basically comfortable in your skin.
So that's that second level happiness. Then the third level of happiness, a little bit more difficult to define is more sense of peace in peace. It's like feeling peace with not only yourself with life, but in general with existence, it's like, whatever may happen, you, your life can be imperfect, can be challenging.
You may even experiencing, you know, sadness, even anger, even some level of fear, worry, and that's part of life, but deep, underlying, you know, like the thread of your life feel a sense of peace. That's something no one can give to you. No one can take away from, it's not really depends on the study. You know, often we're trying to creating a sense of full satisfaction, you know, whatever conditions so we can feel peace, but that's is another real piece.
What I'm speaking is more like unconscious additional piece. Yeah. And often you can find that piece. The moment you letting go of your story, the moment you're letting go of attachment or version, you let him the moment you're letting go of your identification. For example, when you are beautiful. So near praise of nature, for example, you just feel sense of settled.
A part of big picture of life. So in general, I think he, you know, happiness is difficult to be defined, but in general, if you feel happiness, you know, if you don't feel happiness, you also know. So not feeling happy is okay. As long as you're searching for happiness. As long as searching for deeper level of happiness, such as peace.
Bryan Carroll: [00:10:40] Awesome. I love that. Especially that second level that you're talking about, where, you know, you're trying to move away from validation of others. And we live right now in a time of social media where everybody's, you know, Trying to see how many likes they can get and how many people are following them.
And, yeah. And that's all that external validation that people are looking for. But just because you have, you know, thousand followers on a social media plan form doesn't mean you actually have true happiness.
Master Mingtong Gu: [00:11:09] Often is opposite because the more you're supposed to this kind of happiness, more, you're losing the taps, the two piece internal happiness.
Unfortunately, you know, it's like where you're giving attention to is like a, you know, if you're searching for happiness, the wrong place, it's very hard to discover to happiness. Yeah. So it's life is complex, you know, when you have a certain degree of happiness or satisfaction. Yeah. You know, there's still something deeper inside of you almost like a right now.
You know, we all feeling in some level of challenges that is common. It's universal, it's a collective, we all can, you know, making whole list of things make you unhappy by legalizing is that, Automate happiness is within you. You can discover for yourself. I think that is literally the true gift of wisdom here in Chicago, for me in this process.
Yeah. Realizing it's possible utilizing. I can come back to that as often as possible. It's not like a always automatic. I can, I'll say. And I'm there a hundred percent of the time. No, it's not possible.
Bryan Carroll: [00:12:31] So you had mentioned, I, you know, you grew up with chronic asthma and, you had a couple other little health issues that you were dealing with, and then once you discover chigong, you were able to figure out what was causing the asthma. And you said, I believe that you have, gotten rid of it. Is that right?
Master Mingtong Gu: [00:12:48] Yeah, totally covered from these two conditions.
Bryan Carroll: [00:12:52] So, can you talk about how so, like, what was the root cause of your asthma? Did you ever figure out what that is? And then what were the steps through that allowed you to get rid of, of the chronic disease?
Master Mingtong Gu: [00:13:05] Yeah. So it's like, it's a good question. I'm going to use my example to really emphasize overall benefit overall process of Chicano, applying to everyone.
Pretty much every conditioning, all conditions. So in my case is, I do know one of the main cause for my asthma condition is a trauma in my child. I fell into a toilet back then in China or days, you know, in the sixties. And there's a big hole in the ground. So I was five years old boy and excellent.
Mentally. I fell down to the big hole full of shit too much to this level. I lost conscious basically couldn't breathe. Yeah. And then the story goes, I came back, but I don't remember, you know, what happened exactly afterwards. And, so. The the, the, as the trauma of that experience is I cannot breeze and the body remember that cannot breathe.
Life is threatening. If you cannot breathe life, it's not easy. So, so that was, but, but if I asked deeply, you know, you may asking, okay, what causing this accident for foreign to a toilet? You may say, okay, my parents wasn't watching me and I was not careful enough as a little boy, but what is caused beyond that?
You know, it's like, even that seems totally beyond control is almost like total extant. You cannot bring me anyone, so to speak. Yeah. You say, Oh, that's the problem off of the living condition in China or days why they don't have a better toilet causing that problem. So it's not that simple. You cannot say the root cause of that is just because of the accident.
So what caused behind that? It's literally a mystery, ultimately. Yeah. And, but how I responding to that trauma, for example, of course, you know, I was young and I didn't know what to do with it. Of course. Yeah. But how my parents at a time is dealing with that's depends on the culture. And so that's depends on the circumstances.
So that determined outcome, I could be trauma, you know, have this trauma, I even losing conscious, but I done necessary automatically in price. I should have asthma. You know what I mean? Right. If, if the certain way process deal with this. Instant I could live verse the conditioning of Chama. I will not be traumatized.
So it's a really complex circumstance of life applying to every once in general, it's not simple. Oh, that's the one thing therefore, who caused that? Who is responsible? It's not simply can pointing a finger. So then another condition is. From what I know is in my family. So he's can say genetic. So in that case, you can ask whose fault is this neither.
Right? So the question is, what do you do? So the attitude she'd gone with learning, no matter what happened in the past, we know, you know, your whole life. From childhood, your whole history of life is affecting how you're functioning right now. This moment. No question about it. It's no brainer. You cannot deny that fact.
And recognizing ABC is interconnected when scene reads to another, another thing, another thing, you know, so you can not isolate just one thing. That's the only cause of, for your issue, for your problem for your house crisis? No, we cannot simply say that neither. And on the other hand, what happened in the past on one hand is complex interconnected.
On the other hand is you cannot change. Right. Whatever happened. It happened already, no matter how much you complain, how much you bring, how many you analyze, how many you believe. Yeah. You cannot change it. So ultimately you become just a victim. So the choice that we're making is on one hand is recognizing, Oh, everything happening has happened in my life.
What I know, even including what I don't know is affecting me right now, this moment, because my energy body carries energy memory. That's is the entire history of my life in the interaction with others interaction, with the societies interaction, with the planet, hers, that's all you, my energy field. And that determined the functioning, my organ, myself, even my heart emotional experience as well, mental thinking this moment.
So recognizing honoring the history is affecting us. Other hand is this moment. Technology, you can access your energy no matter what happened in the past, you can make positive change in your own energy system. And by doing that, you change in the function of your existence, including your health, including your emotion experience, response to life, including your mental creativity and the choice of life in general.
So that's the, is the good in you? That's the empowerment, that's these, it's almost like shocking legalization for me, you know, and happened about when I was in the center, I was like puzzled by, you know, everything's happening, you know, especially, you know, on one hand observing other people, he, these complex disease, but other hand is like, the story is so complex.
And to feel like overwhelmed, like what should I do? You know? And so my experience is different from everyone else. So then utilizing all ultimately is up to me how to access it, my body, excess energy, transforming the pattern inside of me. So realizing the whole Chicago is about that is about them. So over the time become simple, simple.
In the beginning, you know, learning these movement, very challenging. The beginning, especially like for me, I have a score. Is this condition, you know, any kind of physical moment is painful, challenging, even that was young enough at a later, almost early thirties. And then emotion came up, you know, I didn't know what to do with, but the process of Tacoma.
Allow you to walk with these patterns inside of us. So basically the principles it's simple. If the energy is contracted, it doesn't matter what happened in the past. This is the moment. If the energy body is contracted, then the functioning of physical, emotional, mental, spiritual is compromised. Doesn't matter.
What is your diagnosis? But the good news. If you can open the contraction, open the energy flow again, then the old function can return back to normal again. So then you're realizing, Oh, these movement is beyond just exercises beyond just enhancing the muscle tissue, you know, 15 years increasing energy capacity, release the stress tension from the body, all of these sound practice.
Is the awakening, the deep with dementia of your five organ, including the emotional body enhancing, leasing, these traumatized emotion in my case. Yeah. Especially in the long, yeah. It's cannot breeze, not only affecting the lung function, but the when the energy of the long contract, you start feel more sad in your sub life and that.
So what I remember him from my chore childhood, You know, I have external reason, difficult childhood making me feel sad, but the trauma that trauma, that complication in the long energy literally intensified this emotion of sadness. So when you discover them, when you make the change slow, the process, then you realizing not only why you're doing it, you feeling better.
About yourself, about your energy level, about your functions in your life, but when you're repeating it, then realizing, Oh, not only I can, you know, improve my health, recover from whatever condition, but I can sustain health. That's a really powerful insight. Insight even like yesterday, I was having a conversation with my wife.
You know, we all spend so much money in healthcare insurance. You know, we have the low state insurance for the family, but still like $700 a month for nothing know, we don't go to the hospital at all. I mean, in the last 30 years, I never used anything. Healthy insurance, like waste of the money. Right. But that's is coming from, you know, all of these years of dedication, practice, building up this confidence.
I know I can take care of myself. I know every day I'm maintaining my health, even improving my health and the thing that is the vision is possible for everyone.
Bryan Carroll: [00:23:16] Yeah. It's interesting. You bring up that about the healthcare, because in reality, it's more like a sick care. That you're paying for not really healthcare, healthcare would be going through Qigong or, you know, working on nutrition or other practices that
Master Mingtong Gu: [00:23:33] it's covering your butt.
It's not literally bringing to house. But on the other hand yes, for emergency reason, for Arab, you know, for like urge, with, kind of acute condition. And the thing of the health care system is literally beneficial is really important, literally quiet, but for most of the condition, especially so called clinical condition that doesn't have a solution.
Nope. Yeah. Yeah.
Bryan Carroll: [00:24:06] So, let me see if I can break down at G gong a little bit from what you just said. So, all of your life experiences create different energies within your body and that comprises who you are. Right. And, it doesn't matter necessarily that you fell into a toilet at five years old. That that's just part of who you are by going, going through different movements and whatnot.
And she gong you're releasing a lot of that negative energy. And you're able to kind of work through different scenarios and situations that you went through in your lifetime and then start creating more of a positive energy out of that. Is that correct?
Master Mingtong Gu: [00:24:44] So, yeah, I would modify that Ryan, the worst sometime is very powerful.
So it's less about positive. Negative is more about say, you know, malfunction pattern of energy. Yeah. It's like a, let's say, you know, when is the healthy pattern and as it is, let's say unhealthy pattern, when is more beneficial pattern. And that is the more limited pattern, compromised pattern. So it's less about good and bad.
It's more about continuous improvement recognizing when the energy is contracted. For example, in my case, when I had this trauma, the energy, my long contract couldn't breathe. Yeah. Then all other systems affected. My kidney needs systems, you know, nervous system energy, all contracted. I'm just contracted for five minutes, even for five hours.
I'm fine. If I can come back back to normal patterns, but if I stuck there, then they become a Chronicle Uranus, chronical pattern, so to speak. And that's often happened for people, especially, if you don't know how to deal with the trauma, whether you're too young as a child, or is not going through a process of healing, you know, early enough.
Yeah. Then, and as the process of the construction is literally about everyday life, you know, we're facing challenge of life. So what happened. Unfortunately, we are not aware of that. We may aware, okay. This part of my life, if it's not perfect, Karen Jane difficult don't know what to do. You know, I feel stressed mentally, you know, chance finding solution.
Here, there, you can engage in distress and process, but you don't know is your body is carry the stress as a contract energy. So often we're searching the solution externally, trying to change the circumstance of stress instead of dealing with the stress in the body. That is the issue. This disconnection preventing us from during, with the stressful circumstances more effectively.
So we carry these stress over the time, whether you have trauma or not in the past is like, you know, decades. Of stress then creating the same energy pattern of contraction that can be caused by trauma or accumulative stress. Then as the liaison is same healthy issue, doesn't matter what is the diagnosis?
So if the energy contract in your heart, for example, then you can have a heart issue physically, then emotionally you feel lack of happiness, lack of joy. So the opposite, when the energy's open in your heart, then you feeling more health in heart cardiovascular system, but also in your emotion, especially feeling more joy, more happiness.
So that's just one example. If the energy control the kid in your system, Then you have a problem with, you know, reproductive system, hormone systems, skeleton system in term of health, physical health, but emotionally you will experience more fear as a pattern. And that's the, is like the main pattern we experiencing.
I think that that's is the most challenging pattern we're experiencing in humanity.
Bryan Carroll: [00:28:23] Now, with chigong, is there a specific flow of movements or as you're discovering these, different areas in the body where trauma might be centralized, like the heart, are there specific movements to release that type of energy?
Master Mingtong Gu: [00:28:37] Yeah, that's a good question. So we do sweet kind of practice. One year is the movement practice in general release in the tension, stress contract energy from all these areas, including the shorter is the one problematic area. Secondly, is the spine. The 30 is the hip area. Then from this, we carrier expanding further to arm to the hands or the joints or the muscle tissue to all the Meridian energy channels also affecting the solar energy field.
Which is invisible beyond just physical. So that's his first practice is movement. And the second kind of practice is sound vibration, allow you to go further deeper in this case is allowed to access the energy of the organ more effectively than the movement and the vibration. You know, when we have experienced, when you listen into piece of music, you naturally feel better.
You know, without going to a mental process, even without moving your body, you just feel better naturally. So that the language of the music directly affects you affecting your animal. So, so when you making the sound is like you are playing music with your own body as instrument, and then directly not only affecting energy of your lien of your body, but go directly into your five organ system.
And that feel that's is the most powerful process for emotional healing formation from my own experience and in our community, we practice a lot of sound healing and especially for the time being as we experiencing so much stress, the main stress is emotional stress and come out of that stress. The main pattern is the fearful pattern, fight flight.
It can be expressed in other, you know, Ogun such as worry, such as anger, such as sadness, depression right now. So the sound healing is most powerful from my experience to address the emotional stress, emotional trauma, emotional contraction in a five organ system. Then the third kind of practice is really awareness.
So you meditate, you become more aware internally aware of your body in the beginning, become more aware of the stress the body carries. So you can the least open them. If you're not aware of it, then you ignore it. Just missed it. Then you surprised. When the diagnosis comes, you know, that sees the common phenomenon and most of us have a direct or indirect experience if yourself or someone else, you know, diagnose the, as some severe condition cancer, you know, parking, seeing whatever condition might be.
Most of the time people are shocked is like, why me? Why now? As if something happened just overnight. But actually nothing happens overnight. Cumulatively thou of the past. We're living life every day. If we're not aware, then you're surprised basically. Hmm, that's what's happening. So Cody evading that awareness is the first step most important.
Bryan Carroll: [00:32:08] Do you ever combine a chigong with either a TCM or acupuncture as well?
Master Mingtong Gu: [00:32:15] Good question in this form of chicken is gnarly. Quite. And obviously, you know, practitioner or friendly Steve in different support, including, you know, if they need, it are a passive medicine, you know, integrative medicines, you know, these I suppose, or the therapeutic tradition, but she, so mainly folk song self here, self regulation, self empowerment, self care.
Yeah. And often, often say, you know, the energy system of yourself, that's your own energy system. You have this access to your own manager system than anyone else in the world. If you don't access it, nobody can truly solve the puzzle for you. So no matter what you do eventually. You have to come to the legalization.
That is kind of the philosophy, you know, I share with other people and they'll of course ultimately, you know, depends on person's journey. Yeah. Some people usually they tried everything first and still realizing something's missing or not as the effect they want it. Then, then discover Chico self healing practice.
And, but a lot of people nowadays open to this idea, they know intuitively there's something I can do myself to me. Big difference. So may, you know, heard a story from friends, you know, watching a video online then realizing, Oh, that's what I mean, being so shameful, they show up in these intense practice, including literally in the online programs along so different people have a different journey, but in general, The golf with the meaning.
She goes home is you continuously empower yourself the matter, what support are you receiving right now? No matter what happened in the past, eventually you can gradually, the keywords is gradually letting go of dependence on others, dependence on medicine, dependence on someone else or something else. So you, in a sense, even, you know, you had to have a health insurance, but do you feel confident you can maintain your health in deep inside of you?
That's the goal? So another revenue event piece is a, you know, is the most important use. Literally. It's about the matter of what is your goal? Yes. Yes. Ultimately, if you today, if you can have more energy, And make yourself more functional your life, more for free feeling your life, you know, then something you're doing for yourself, creating that, that you can repeat every day, then ultimately, no matter what is your ultimate goal.
Yes, you can move in towards that goal. If you cannot do that today. You know, start doing something for yourself to make a difference. Then no matter what goal you have, you would not be fully accomplishing that you will be disappointed one way or another. That's kind of my philosophy.
Bryan Carroll: [00:35:34] Well, it sounds pretty amazing because, you know, you don't need anything fancy, all you need is yourself and you're able to do all of this.
Master Mingtong Gu: [00:35:41] Absolutely. You have ABC, you need your own mind, your own body, your own heart, your own energy system, your own, you know, natural birthright of connecting with energy of the universe. But you have to, you know, have a intention, have a commitment, have the process engaging. Yeah, well,
Bryan Carroll: [00:36:04] Mingtong GU do you have any final things that you want to touch on with G gong and, just how people can, you know, start implementing this into their own life?
Master Mingtong Gu: [00:36:14] Amazing thing about on one hand is, Tacoma allow you to access your energy change in a pattern, addressing all issues, physical issue, emotional issue in this process, making positive change and, improving the baseline mobile health in all level of physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, other hand is it's.
The simplicity is so simple. So these movement is, is everybody can do it. And it doesn't matter how young, how old you are. Doesn't matter how sick, how healthy you are. You can do it. So that's a different form of yoga and that's a different from other exercises. The quiet, you know, these two activity often requires certain fitness before you can nearly fully engage.
Yeah. So Tacoma is like, you know, If you are healthy enough, then you engage in more challenging products. If you're really sick, then you engage in more relaxing practice. You can modify these moments according to your own condition. So in general is meditative, but on the other hand, he has enough challenges according to your own condition to walk with.
So by walking with the challenges, you can improve yourself. So it's too easy for everyone, then you will not enjoy the, so that seems really interesting things like people are responding to the same practice differently, according to your own health challenges, according to where you add enough challenge for you to make the difference.
But same time it's comfortable enough to engage in the product. So it's not sports. Yes. Now the exercises. Then on the other hand, the sort of movement, if too much you can do the sound healing product. Yes. And that anyway, no matter how much you move, when you can do the sound practices. So in's essential, emotional healing is so essential for your wellbeing, including your physical health, mental health.
So. That's what I love about is again, the simple publicity simplicity. And then, and as the seniors nowadays, so accessible, slow internet, so long line, you don't have to always, you know, depends on a local teacher, a class to go like yoga class, weekly, and so on. You can study now online and there's a boundary resources available, and I'm going to share more resource with you.
Bryan Carroll: [00:38:52] Yup. Yeah. Cause you have a resources that the cheese on there.com obviously right now. it's really hard to do. On the site retreats. So that's not happening. hopefully again, and in somewhere in the near future, you can start doing that again. but you do have the online options there, correct?
Master Mingtong Gu: [00:39:11] We do.
Yeah. On one hand, I'm looking for someday. You can have him personally treat and send the face. That's always so special. On the other hand, online program has been very active. We have a one category of free service. Called the GTV twice a week and Tuesday and Saturday, you can find the information that she sent her website, Chi center.com, then other paid program weekly it's long.
So then another program is literary. So four people go more intensively diving, more deeply online in the convenience of home. And people have discovering how powerful it is. I can say almost as powerful as in person and even the connection. It's like different way of intimacy, you know, you know, right now, even we look at each other, talking to each other, we feel a sense of, a little bit different for me in person, but, and there's a level kind of intimacy.
So imagine we do this, you know, with a group of people and sharing very deeply. It's literally powerful experience. Especially in this time when we feeling isolated in our home. And can cultivating this experience of connection. Slow coming. UT online is so important. New self fulfilling.
Bryan Carroll: [00:40:39] And now just a couple of days after this release is, you have a chronic disease and stress summit that you are releasing.
People don't know, somites are aware of a bunch of different experts. Come on and talk about it about, specific topics and then this case, chronic disease and stress. And I'll, usually those videos are available for free for a couple of days. And then. people can get access to them whenever they want down the road.
So can you talk about your summit? What's going, going to be, some of the main talks that you're really excited about and, what should people do to learn more about it?
Master Mingtong Gu: [00:41:15] Yeah. Sink, yeah, being walking hard in the background for the last six months, I'm very excited for launching this summer. on one hand is literally bringing.
Whole range of speakers, authors readers in healthcare. Speaking about subject matters of who in know healing of chronic, not only chronic disease, but chronic stress affecting everybody. And then providing the whole range, you know, information. And suggesting of the processes and how to work with these issues.
So from mostly integrating medicine, to spiritual tradition, energy medicine, mind, body practice, and also, you know, addressing such as relation between the health and the relationship. You are your purpose of life and health and so on. So all of these complex but important issues, but to connecting the dots.
But more importantly for you to discover what is possible for you. So you can expanding your list sources. Yeah. Farm. What have you been doing? And with more understanding, but also with more tools, you can move forward to take care of yourself more effectively. So including we can offer. Dairy wisdom here in Chico meditation, addressing specific, powerful, challenging issues, such as cancer and Lyme disease, autoimmune condition in generals and a trauma and depressions or the different, you know, powerful, challenging cases.
Bryan Carroll: [00:42:52] Awesome. And we'll have [email protected]s.com/stresssummit for people to sign up for the summit, which will be a lot of fun. well, thank you so much master Mingtong GU for coming on. I loved our conversation and I learned a lot more about chigong and what it can do for, just your body and your spirit.
So thank you so much. Yes.
Master Mingtong Gu: [00:43:13] So, so welcome. Thank you, Bryan, for what you do for this opportunity. I'm sharing my passion with all of them. So hope this fitting everyone who are listening, watching whichever way now in the near future.
Bryan Carroll: [00:43:31] I hope you were able to learn some neat ideas from master Mingtong knew about different ways.
Yeah. Reduced stress to fight disease. And remember he has a summit that starts on August 10th, that will have a lot of different strategies to reduce stress to the body. And the presentations are from a lot of different experts while some strategies, a little different than what you might be used to.
I'm sure there are lots of talks that you would resonate really well with. Plus the summit is free. So head on over to summitforwellness.com/stresssummit to learn more and to attend for free. Next week, I have Katherine Arnstein on the show. Let's go learn who she is and what she does. I am here with Katherine Aaronson.
Hey, Katherine, what is one unique thing about you that most people don't know? Oh,
Catharine: [00:44:21] well that I used to be the publisher of a national interior design magazine.
Bryan Carroll: [00:44:27] Do you want to share the name?
Catharine: [00:44:28] Well, it doesn't exist any longer, but it used to be called design times and it was a local. Boston publication. I took it national international, and I loved it because I love design.
I love beautiful things and making people's making people feel great, but now I make people feel great from the inside with nutrition instead of, out, instead of interiors,
Bryan Carroll: [00:44:47] which leads us into what will we be learning about in our interview together?
Catharine: [00:44:52] Wow. Well, you'll learn why not? You'll learn why you definitely needed to your diet, how simple it is, how fast it is, how science-based it is.
and all the amazing health benefits that you'll get from something that's a single cell organism called as a super food, and a gift to us from mother nature, which by the way, was the first life on earth. 4 billion years ago.
Bryan Carroll: [00:45:18] And what are your favorites, foods or nutrients that you think everyone should get more of in their diet?
Catharine: [00:45:23] algae for sure. and I'm a big fan of avocado because of the a is technically a fruit, but it's loaded with a short chain, fatty acids, which feed those
via bacteria in your gut to keep them happy. And if you're sort of like happy wife, happy life, same thing with those bacteria in your gut, you keep them happy.
Everything else will be good. So those are two I would recommend.
Bryan Carroll: [00:45:47] And what are your top three health tips for anyone who wants to improve their overall wellness?
Catharine: [00:45:52] take baby steps, whatever it is that you're doing, whether it's, making a nutritional change or a fitness, adopting a new fitness routine baby steps and, and, and celebrate those baby steps, patients which is related to baby, you know, baby steps.
so the same thing, move your body. get really good sleep and make sure you're getting the most nutrient dense food that you can so that that's. So when, when I say food, I mean not things that come in a can bottle wrapper, tin, foil. That's not food. Food comes from the earth or it has one ingredient.
So move your body, sleep well, eat food and, take baby steps. I guess it's four. Sorry.
Bryan Carroll: [00:46:41] As you can see, we have a very interesting superfood to chat about next week. So until then keep climbing to the peak of your health.
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