Will Power:
The Will to Act to Change
The Long Path to Self-Mastery
The Short Path to Self-Control
Determination, Effort, Perseverance, Resolve, Self-Discipline
Valley Spirit Hatha Yoga

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Michael P. Garofalo
Valley Spirit Hatha Yoga

February 1, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quotations

 

 

"You are what your deep, driving desire is.
As your deep, driving desire is, so is your will.
As your will is, so is your deed.
As your deed is, so is your destiny."
-   Upanishads

 

 

"It's not that some people have willpower and some don't.  
It's that some people are ready to change and others are not."
-  James Gordon   

 

 

"A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply 
as something to aim at."
-   Bruce Lee

 

 

"Leaders aren't born they are made.  And they are made just like anything else,
through hard work.  And that's the price we have to pay to achieve that goal,
or any goal."
-   Vince Lombardi

 

 

"A callused palm and dirty fingernails precede a Green Thumb"
-   Michael Garofalo

 

 

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; 
not only plan, but also believe."
-   Anatole France

 

 

"It is easier to act yourself into a new way of feeling
rather than feel your way into a new way of acting."
-   G. D. Morgan

 

 

"Construct your determination with Sustained Effort, Controlled Attention, and
Concentrated Energy.  Opportunities never come to those who wait... they are
captured by those who dare to attack."
-   Paul J. Meyer

 

 

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"A vow is fixed and unalterable determination to do a thing, when such a
determination is related to something noble which can only uplift the
man who makes the resolve."
-  Mahatma Gandhi   

 

 

"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal."
-   Henry Ford

 

 

"The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. 
The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore."
-   Dale Carnegie    

 

 

"No one is wise by birth.  Wisdom results from one's own efforts."
-   Krishnamacharya   

 

 

"Tomorrow is the only day in the year that appeals to a lazy man."
-   Jimmy Lyons

 

 

"Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals 
and win big success."
-   David J. Schwartz

 

 

"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, 
and learning from failure."
-   Colin Powell

 

 

"Nothing really worth having comes quickly and easily.
If it did, I doubt that we would ever grow."
-   Eknath Easwaran

 

 

"Problems are only opportunities in work clothes."
-  Henry J. Kaiser

 

 

"Wishes are like seeds - few ever develop into something."
-  Michael Garofalo

 

 

"Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is
willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose."
-   Benjamin Disraeli    

 

 

"What may be done at any time will be done at no time."
-   Scottish Proverb

 

 

"If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another 
chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down."
-    Mary Pickford    

 

 

"There is not great talent without great will power."
-   Honore de Balzac

 

 

"Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. 
This is the secret of success."
-   Swami Sivananda   

 

 

"What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple.
Whether you are willing to do it, that's another matter."
-   Peter F. Drucker

 

 

"Willingness is essential in any initiation or in making any dream come true. 
"I can't" often means "I won't."  You can change "I won't" to "I will" with will power."
-   Marcia Wieder

 

 

"As long as I have you there is just one other thing I'll always need ó 
tremendous self control."
-   Ashleight Brilliant

 

 

"People do not lack strength, they lack will."
-  Victor Hugo   

 

 

"Gongfu is an ancient Chinese term describing work/devotion/effort that
has been successfully applied over a substantial period of time, resulting
in a degree of mastery in a specific field.  Although the term is synonymous
in the West with martial arts (though it is most over rendered Kung Fu), it
is equally applicable to calligraphy, painting, music, or other areas of endeavor."
-  Andy James

 

 

"What is success?  I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you 
are doing; knowing that it is not enough that you have got to have hard work 
and a certain sense of purpose."
-   Margaret Thatcher    

 

 

"The person without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder."
-   Thomas Carlyle  

 

 


"When the will is ready the feet are light."
-  Proverb

 

 

"Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams 
is more powerful than one with all the facts."
-   Life's Little Instruction Calendar   

 

 

"Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment
to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal -- a commitment to excellence -- that
will enable you to attain the success you seek."
-   Mario Andretti

 

 

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."
-  Wayne Gretzky   

 

 

"Self-will so ardent and active that it will break a world to pieces to make a stool to sit on."
-   Richard Cecil   

 

 

"The most essential factor is persistence -- the determination never to 
allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement
that must inevitably come."
-   James Whitcomb Riley

 

 

"You are successful the moment you start moving toward 
a worthwhile goal."
-   Charles Carlson   

 

 

"Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform."
-   Edward Young

 

 

"Strength does not come from physical activity.  It comes from
an indomitable will."
-  Mahatma Gandhi   

 

 

"We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years 
and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten.  Don't let 
yourself be lulled into inaction."
-   Bill Gates

 

 

"If you focus on results, you will never change. 
If you focus on change, you will get results."
-  Jack Dixon

 

 

"What it boils down to is this - it's up to you to 
get hold of you mind, control  it, quiet it.  God
does the rest.  And immediately, as Eckhart
says, "The being ready and the pouring in are 
all one act."
-   Nancy Pope, Mayorga

 

 

"Will is character in action."
-  William McDougall

 

 

 

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
-   Eleanor Rosevelt   

 

 

"We all have dreams.  But in order to make dreams come into reality, it
takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort."
-  Jessie Owens

 

 

"The most important thing about having goals is having one."
-   Geoffrey F. Abert

 

 

"Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes."
-   A Chinese Proverb   

 

 

"A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed 
was not strong enough."   
-   John C. Bovee

 

 


"Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders 
a lame man who can see."   
-   Arthur Schopenhauer    

 

 

"They must change often, who would be constant in happiness."
-  Confucius

 

 

"If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things 
are impossible to diligence and skill.  Great works are performed not 
by strength, but perseverance."
-   Samuel Johnson

 

 

"I long to accomplish great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish
humble tasks as though they were great and noble.  The world is moved along,
not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny
pushes of each honest worker."
-   Helen Keller     

 

 

"Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task."
-   William James

 

 

"Willpower is the art of replacing one habit for another."
-   Michael Garofalo

 

 

"The greatest waste in the world is the difference between what 
we are and what we could become."
-   Ben Herbster

 

 

"You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you donít try."
-   Beverly Sills

 

 

"A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will 
accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop."
-   Robert Hughes

 

 

"The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the
ability and determination to overcome bad luck."
-   Channing Pollock

 

 

"Men who are resolved to find a way for themselves will always find opportunities 
enough; and if they do not find them, they will make them."
-   Samuel Smiles   

 

 

"Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure."
-   Earl Wilson

 

 

"Awareness by itself is not enough: it must be joined by mastery.  We need gradually to
develop a steering ability to keep ourselves from slipping mechanically into this or that
sub-personality.  Thus we become able to identify with each part of our being as we wish.
We can have more choice.  It is the difference between being impotently transported
by a roller coaster and, instead, driving a car and being able to choose which way to
go and for what purpose to make the journey."
-  Piero Ferrucci, What We May Be, p. 51

 

 

"If one does not know to which port he is sailing, no wind is favorable."
-   Seneca

 

 

"We are a product of the choices we make, not the circumstances 
that we face."
-  Roger Crawford   

 

 

"A will finds a way."
-  Orison Swett Marden

 

 

"The secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all
the details of daily life, and in elevating them to art."
-  William Morris   

 

 


"Any significant long-term change requires long-term practice, whether that
change has to do with playing the violin or learning to be a more open,
loving person.  We all know people who say that they have been permanently
changed by experiences of a moment or a day or a weekend.  But when you
check it out you'll generally discover that those who ended up permanently
changed had spent considerable time preparing for their life-changing 
experience or had continued diligently practicing the new behavior afterward."
-  Michael Murphy and George Leonard

 

 

"Failure? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks." 
-   Dottie Walters   

 

 

"What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality."
-   Otto Rank

 

 

"My will shall shape my future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing 
but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost 
in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to 
my destiny."
-  Elaine Maxwell   

 

 

"It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much 
oftener succeed through failures.  Precept, study, advice, and example 
could never have taught them so well as failure has done."
-  Samuel Smiles

 

 


"A man can do all things if he but wills them."
-   Leon Battista Alberti

 

 

"Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us.  
They are essential to really keep us alive."
-   Robert H. Schuller

 

 

"I'm a great believer in luck, and I find that the harder I work, the more I have of it."
-   Thomas Jefferson   

 

 

"In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. 
You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept constructive 
criticism. Without a total 100 percent dedication, you won't be able to do this."
-   Willie Mays

 

 

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying 
to please everybody."
-   Bill Cosby   

 

 

"The most useless are those who never change through the years."
-   James Barrie

 

 

"We may think there is  willpower involved, but more likely® change is due to 
want power.  Wanting the new addiction more than the old one.  Wanting the 
new me in preference to the person I am now."
-   George Sheehan

 

 

"Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I'll give you a man who will make history.
Give me a man with no goals and I'll give you a stock clerk."
-   J. C. Penney   

 

 

"It seems to me that perfection of means and confusion of goals 
seems to characterize our age."
-   Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

"Heaven is blessed with perfect rest but the blessing of earth is toil."
-   Henry van Dyke

 

 

"Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit."
-   Napoleon Hill

 

 

"Life is like a game of cards.  The hand that is dealt you represents determinism;
the way you play is your own will."
-   Jawaharial Nehru

 

 

"The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done
is generally interrupted by someone doing it."
-  Elbert Hubbard

 

 

"Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent.  Most talents
are, to some extent, a gift.  Good character, by contrast, is not given to us.
We have to build it piece by piece-by thought, choice, courage
and determination."
-  John Luther

 

 

"Good thoughts are no better than good dreams, unless they are executed."
-   Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

"Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term; 
it's who we become, as we overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve 
our goals, that can give us the deepest and most long-lasting sense of 
fulfillment."
-  Anthony Robbins

 

 

"In truth, people can generally make time for what they choose to do; 
it is not really the time."
-   John Lubbock

 

 

"Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, 
and success have no meaning."
-   Benjamin Franklin

 

 

"Setbacks add some salt to every sweet success."
-   Michael Garofalo   

 

 

"If you want to reach a goal, you must 'see the reaching' in your own mind before you 
actually arrive at your goal."
-  Zig Ziglar

 

 

"Change is the law of life.  And those who look only to the past or present
are certain to miss the future."
-   John F. Kennedy

 

 

"Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look at what 
they can do when they stick together."
-   Vesta Kelly

 

 

"Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough."
-  Og Mandino

 

 

"Positive anything is better that negative nothing."
-   Elbert Hubbard    

 

 

"One siupreme fact which I have discovered is that it is not willpower, but fantasy and
imagination that ceates.  Imagination is the creative force.  Imagination
creates reality."
-  Richard Wagner

 

 

"The intelligent want self-control; children want candy."
-   Mevlana Rumi

 

 

"Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal."
-   Earl Nightingale

 

 

"The world is full of willing people - some willing to work, the rest willing to let them."
-   Robert Frost   

 

 

Someday is not a day of the week.

 

 

"The only person who is educated is the one who has 
learned how to learn... and change."
-  Carl Rogers

 

 

"Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with 
great ambitions."
-  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

 

"The longer I live, the more I am certain that the great difference between the great 
and the insignificant, is energy -- invincible determination -- a purpose once fixed, 
and then death or victory."
-   Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

 

 

"I am an idealist. I don't know where I am going, but I am on my way."
-   Carl Sandburg   

 

 

"The time to begin most things is ten years ago."
-   Mignon McLaughlin

 

 

"Yoga is a light which, once lit, will never dim.
The better you practice, the brighter the flame."
-  B. K. S. Iyengar

 

 

"To will is to select a goal, determine a course of action that will bring
one to that goal, and then hold to that action till the goal is reached.  
The key is action."
-   Michael Hanson   

 

 

"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal: my strength 
lies solely in my tenacity."
-   Louis Pasteur

 

 

"You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills."
-   Jim Rohn

 

 

"Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over."
-   F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

"When you see a thing clearly in your mind, your creative ''success mechanism'' 
within you takes over and does the job much better than you could do it by 
conscious effort or "willpower."
-   Maxwell Maltz

 

 

"You got to be careful if your don't know where you're going, 
because you might not get there."
-   Yogi Berra

 

"I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it."
-   Mae West   

 

 

"It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly 
and try another. But above all, try something."
-   Franklin Roosevelt   

 

 

"Failure is only postponed success as long as courage coaches ambition. 
The habit of persistence is the habit of victory."
-   Herbert Kaufman

 

 

"Success is a state of mind.  If you want success, start thinking of yourself 
as a success."
-  Dr. Joyce Brothers   

 

 

"You may delay, but time will not."
-   Benjamin Franklin

 

 

"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people 
who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all."
-   Dale Carnegie

 

 

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better."
-   Samuel Beckett   

 

 

"You always pass failure on the way to success."
-  Micky Rooney

 

 

"Never give up, for this is just the place and 
time that the tide will turn."
-  Harriet Beecher Stowe

 

 

"Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win.  Let not 
the man be discouraged who has these."
-   James Whitcomb Riley   

 

 

"Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. 
The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little course, and 
you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in 
the dirt once or twice. Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble."
-   Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

"The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it."
-   Moliere

  

 

"Don't worry about genius.  Don't worry about being clever.  Trust to hard 
work, perseverance and determination.  The best motto for a long march 
is: ''Don't grumble. Plug on!''
-   Sir Thomas Treves

 

 

"The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going."
-   Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

"Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they 
feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear."
-   Dan Millman

 

 

"Determination that just won't quit -- that's what it takes."
-   A. J. Foyt   

 

 

"Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud."
-   Sophocles

 

 

"Attention is the beginning of devotion."
-  Mary Oliver

 

 

"Letís ask God to help us to self-control for one who lacks it, lacks his grace."
-  Mevlana Rumi

 

 

"Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the 
determination to make the right things happen."
-   Peter Marshall   

 

 

The best way to get something done is to begin.

 

 

"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock."
-   Thomas Jefferson

 

 

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
-   Confucius   

 

 

"Energy and persistence conquer all things."
-   Benjamin Franklin

 

 

"Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
to believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance."
-   Bruce Barton

 

 

"What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving
and struggling for some goal worthy of him.  What he needs is not the 
discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning
waiting to be fulfilled by him."
-   Victor Frankl

 

 

"A thousand mile journey begins with one step."
-   Lao Tse

 

 

"Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we 
must fervently  believe, and upon which we must vigorously act.  There 
is no other route to success."
-   Stephan A. Brennan

 

 

"We shrink from change; yet is there anything that can come into being without it?"
-   Marcus Aurelius

 

 

"Determination is the wake-up call to the human will."
-   Anthony Robbins

 

"No problem is insurmountable. With a little courage, teamwork and
determination a person can overcome anything."
-   B. Dodge

 

 

"Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the
roadblocks that lay before you."
-   Denis Waitley

 

 

"Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is."
-   Albert Camus

 

 

"Habit is a cable.  We weave a thread of it each day, 
and at last we cannot break it."
-   Horace Mann

 

 

Success is a ladder you cannot climb with your hands in your pockets.

 

 

"What really distinguishes this generation in all countries from earlier
generations ... is its determination to act, its joy in action, the assurance
of being able to change things by one's own efforts."
-  Hannah Arendt   

 

 

"Procrastination is the thief of time."
-   Edward Young

   

 

"If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster,
your gifts will take you places that will amaze you."
-  Les Brown

 

 

"Mind is all that counts."
-   Robert Collier

 

"Goals are discovered, not made."
-   Richard J. Foster   

 

 

"When you blame others, you give up your power to change."
-   Douglas Noel Adams

 

 

"Prudent, cautious self-control, is wisdom's root."
-   Robert Burns

 

 

A diamond is a chunk of coal that made good under pressure.  

 

 

"It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all 
resistance and sweeps away all obstacles."
-  Claude Bristol  

 

 

"I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than 
to be a success at something you hate."
-   George Burns

 

 

"A major part of successful living lies in the ability to put first things first. 
Indeed the reason most major goals are not achieved is that we spend 
our time doing second things first."
-   Robert J. McKain   

 

 

"The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to a captive of
the environment in which you first find yourself."
-   Mark Caine

 

 

"First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do."
-   Epictetus

 

 

"Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."
-   Winston Churchill    

 

 

"I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion 
to the things you want to see happen."
-   Frank Lloyd Wright   

 

 

"Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is 
simply a course to develop his achievement muscle.  It's a strengthening 
of his powers of accomplishment."
-   Eric Butterworth

 

 

"It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey
that really matters in the end."
-   Ursula K. LeGuin

 

 

"Being a warrior is not about the act of fighting, itís about being so prepared to face 
a challenge and believing so strongly in a cause that you are fighting for that you 
refuse to quit."
-   Richard J. Machowicz   

 

 

"Success is never permanent, and failure is never final."
-   Mike Ditka

 

 

"A dictionary is the only place that success comes before work.  Hard work
is the price we must pay for success.  I think you can accomplish anything
if you're willing to pay the price."
-   Vince Lombardi

 

 

"Knowing is not enough, we must apply.  Willing is not enough, we must do."
-  Johann von Goethe   

 

 

"The principle is competing against yourself. "
-   Steve Young

 

 

"Those that only take a nibble here and a nibble there
will never attain anything ... Those who really want to be
yogis must give up, once and for all, this nibbling at 
things.  Take up one idea.  Make that one idea your life -
think of it, dream of it, live on that idea."
-   Swami Vivekananda    

 

 

"A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self-control is the rule."
-   Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

"Great minds have purpose. Others have wishes."
-   Washington Irving

 

 

"Consider the postage stamp; its usefulness consists in the ability to 
stick to one thing till it gets there."   
-   Josh Billings 

 

 

"Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday."
-   Don Marquis

 

 

"What's money anyhow? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning 
and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do."
-   Bob Dylan    

 

 

"Like a garden, the room for self-improvement grows each year."
-   Michael Garofalo   

 

 

"You have a very powerful mind that can make anything happen as long 
as you keep yourself centered."
-  Wayne W. Dyer    

 

 

"The time is always right to do what is right."
-   Martin Luther King Jr.   

 

 

"It is not because things are different that we do not dare; 
it is because we do not dare that they are difficult."   

 

 

"Strength is a matter of the made-up mind."
-   John Beecher

 

 

"You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves 
your arms too full to embrace the present."
-   Jan Glidewell   

 

 

"There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about
things which are beyond the power of our will."
-   Epictetus  

 

 

"To labor is to pray."
-   Motto of the Benedictines

 

 

"Progress in every age results only from the fact that there are 
some men and women who refuse to believe that what they know 
to be right cannot be done."
-   Russell W. Davenport   

 

 

"The most important attribute of man as a moral being is the faculty of self-control."
-   Herbert Spencer

 

 

"You can have anything you want if you want it desperately enough. You must want 
it with an inner exuberance that erupts through the skin and joins the energy that 
created the world."
- Sheila Graham

 

 

"Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion."
-   Parkinson's Law

 

 

"The secret of health both for mind and body is not to mourn for the past,
not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live the
present moment wisely and earnestly."
-   Buddha  

 

 

"Difficulties strengthen the mind, as does labor the body."
-   Seneca

 

 

"We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden."
-   Goethe

 

 

"We are what we think."
-   Buddha

 

 

"We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, 
and then leap in the dark to our success."
-  Henry D. Thoreau

 

 

"You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler."
-   Denis Waitley

 

 

"The past cannot be changed, but the future is still in your power."
-   Hugh White

 

 

"Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.  
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny."
-   Frank Outlaw

 

 

"Imagination is the beginning of creation.  You imagine what you desire, you will what you
imagine, and, at last, you create what you will."
-   George Bernard Shaw

 

 

"See first that the design is wise and just; that ascertained, pursue it resolutely."
-   William Shakespeare

 

 

"It is not the strongest of the species who survive, not the most intelligent, but those who are the 
most adaptive to change."
-   Charles Darwin

 

 

"It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top."
-   Henry Ward Beecher

 

 

"A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer 
and attempting a task he cannot achieve."   
-  Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

 

"Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people 
who have the habit of making excuses."
-   George Washington

 

 

"Willpower is the strength of mind to carry out one's goals."
-   Sandy Anderson  

 

 

"A resolute determination is the truest wisdom."
-  Napoleon

 

 

"It seems to me that the term 'free will' is one of the most manipulated and exploited 
terms. The real explanation of free will is not that you have free will but that your will 
can eventually make you free, that will can liberate you, that will can release 
you from slavery."
-   Torkom Saraydarian   

 

 

"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing 
on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."
-   Thomas Jefferson

 

 

"It is in changing that things find purpose."
-  Heraclitus

 

 

"Do not go through life; grow through life."
-   Eric Butterworth

 

 

"There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail."
-  Eric Fromm   

 

 

"Each new day beckons you to walk on the road of self-transcendence.
We transcend ourselves, we do not compete with others.  We compete
only with our previous achievements, and we get joy.   Life is nothing but a 
perpetual possibility."
-  Sri Chinmoy

 

 

"In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always
wins - not through strength but by perseverance."
-  Jackson Brown

 

 

"I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand."
-   Confucius

 

 

"Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production 
or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, 
planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do 
is not doing."
-   Thomas A. Edison

 

 

"The best way out is always through."
-   Robert Frost

 

 

"If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing 
anything very innovative."
-   Woody Allen

 

 

"You will soon realize that you create the mind in any way that you want, that you 
are master of your mind. To become master of your mind, you must realize that 
understanding is fifty percent of control of the mind, and you have to work at it as 
an accountant would work to balance his books, as a musician has to work to 
master his instrument."
Awakening Willpower   

 

 

"The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going."
-   Ralph Waldo Emerson   

 

 

"The obstacles that distract thought are disease, apathy, doubt, carelessness,
indolence, dissipation, false vision, failure to attain a firm basis in yoga,
and restlessness."
-   Pantanjali, Yoga Sutra (1.30), 200 CE, Translated by Barbara Stoler Miller.  

"The first, sickness (vyadhi), is a physical obstacle, but the other eight can
be considered mental.  These include languor (styana), doubt (samshaya),
heedlessness (pramada), sloth (alasya), dissipation (avirati), false
vision (bhranti-darshana), nonattainment of yogic states (alabdha-bhumikatva),
and instability in these states (anavasthitatva)."
-  Richard Rosen, The Yoga of Breath, p. 39.  

 

 

"If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal.  Not to people or things."
-   Albert Einstein   

 

 

"To err is human, to repent divine, to persist devilish."
-   Benjamin Franklin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bibliography and LInks

 

 

The Act of Will.   By Robert Assagioli.   Viking Press, 1983.  ISBN: 0140038663.


Affirmations for Personal Growth and Self Improvement
.   By Thomas Yarnell.   31 Kb.  


Attitude is Everything:  Change Your Attitude and You Change Your Life.
By Jeff Keller.  International Network Training Instituted, 1999.  ISBN: 1891279017.


Cloud Hands: Taijiquan and Qigong


Choice Theory: A New Psychology of Personal Freedom
.  By William Glasser.
Perennial, 1999.  368 pages.  ISBN:  0060930144.


"Desire and Destiny: Getting What We Want."   By Eknath Easwaran (1909-1999). 
Yoga International, May 2004, pp.59-67.   


Discipline: Training the Mind to Manage Your Life.  By Harris Kern and Karen Willi.  
Authorhouse, 2003.   200 pages.   ISBN: 1403367248.   


Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time.
By Brian Tracy.  Berrett-Koehler Pub., 2002.  144 pages.  ISBN: 1576751988.   


Effort - Quotations


Elbow Room: The Varieties of Free Will Worth Wanting.  By Daniel C. Dennett.  
Bradford Books, 1984.  248 pages.  ISBN: 0262540428.


Empowerment: The Art of Creating Your Life as You Want It.  By David Gershon
and Gail Straub.  High Point Press, 1989.  234 pages.  ISBN: 0967237408.


Exercise Your Willpower for Fitness Seekers   A variety of articles.  


Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway.   By Susan Jeffers.   Ballantine Books, 1988.
240 pages.  ISBN:  0449902927.   


Fitness and Well Being


Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
.  By David Allen.
Penguin Books, 2003.  288 pages.  ISBN: 0142000280.   


Green Way Research


A Guide to Rational Living.  By Albert Ellis.  Wilshire Book Company, 3rd Ed., Revised,
1975.  283 pages.  ISBN:  0879800429.


How to Be Organized in Spite of Yourself: Time and Space Management.  By Sunny Schlenger.
Signet Book, 1999.  256 pages.  ISBN: 0451197461.


How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life.   By Alan Lakein.  Signet Book, Reissue 
edition, 1996.   160 pages.  ISBN: 0451167724.


Inspirational Quotations Index   


I Will Not Die and Unlived Life: Reclaiming Purpose and Passion.  By Dawna Markova.
Conari Press, 2000.  150 pages.  ISBN: 1573241016.   


Labor - Quotations


Laziness - Quotations


Love and Will.   By Rollo May.   Originally published in 1969.  Delta, 1989.  
352 pages.  ISBN: 0385285906.


Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment.  By George Leonard.  New York,
Plume, Penguin Books, 1992.  176 pages.  ISBN: 0452267560.   


Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills that Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers
to Succeed.  By Brian Tracy.  Simon and Schuster, Fireside Edition, 1995.  352 pages.
ISBN:  0684803313.   


Meditation Techniques


The Mysteries of Willpower.   By Torkom Saraydarian.   Tsg Foundation, 1995.  288 pages.
ISBN: 0929874412.  


The Myth of Willpower.   By Charles Henderson.   23 Kb.  


The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play.
By Neil Fiore.  Jeremy P. Tarcher, 1989.  224 pages.  ISBN: 0874775043.


Optimal Thinking: How to Be Your Best Self.   By Rosalene Glickman.  Wiley, 2002.
256 pages.  ISBN:  0471414646.  


Perseverance - Quotations


Positive Addiction.   By William Glasser.   Perennial Currents.  1st Harper Edition, 1976.
176 pages.  ISBN: 0060912499.  


Procrastination: How to Stop Procrastinating   43 Kb.  


Procrastination Research Group


The Procrastination Workbook.   By William Knaus.  New Harbinger Pub., 2002.  170 pages.
ISBN: 1572242957.   


Procrastinator's Handbook: Mastering the Art of Doing It Now.  By Rita Emmett.  
Walker and Co., 2000.   224 pages.  ISBN:  0802775985.   


Pulling Onions.   By Michael P. Garofalo.   Quips and observations of a gardener.  113 Kb.  


Procrastination: Why You Do It, What to Do About It.  By Jane Burka and Lenora Yuen.  
Addison Wesley Pub. Col, 1990.  ISBN: 020155089X.


Psychosynthesis: A Collection of Basic Writings.   By Roberto Assagioli.  
Synthesis Center, 2000.  287 pages.   ISBN:  0967857007.   


Relaxation   


The Roman Virtues  The 15 personal virtues include:  "Firmitas: "Tenacity" Strength of 
mind, the ability to stick to one's purpose.  Industria: "Industriousness" Hard work.
Prudentia: "Prudence" Foresight, wisdom, and personal discretion.  
Severitas
: "Sternness" Gravity, self-control."


Self-Control Has Limits   8Kb.


Self-Discipline in 10 Days:  How to Go From Thinking to Doing.  By Theodore Bryant.
HUB Pub., 1999.  160 pages.  ISBN: 1880115026.


Self-Help Motivation


Take Your Time: Finding Balance in a Hurried World
.  By Eknath Easwaran (1909-1999). 
Hyperion Press, 1998.   240 pages.  ISBN: 0786883545.   


Ultimate Guide to Mental Toughness: How to Raise Your Motivation, Focus and
Confidence Like Pushing a Button.   By Daniel Teitelbaum.  Mental Toughness,
1998.  277 pages.  ISBN: 0966431200.


Unleash the Warrior Within: Develop the Focus, Discipline, Confidence and Courage You
Need to Achieve Unlimited Goals.  By Richard J. Machowicz.  Marlowe and Co., 2002.
240 pages.  ISBN: 1569244979.  


Valley Spirit Hatha Yoga Website Index


The Virtues Project:  Honesty, Gratitude, Perseverance, Generosity, Discipline, Compassion,
Humility, Patience, Courage and Respect.


What We May Be
: Techniques for Psychological and Spiritual Growth Through
Psychosynthesis.  By Piero Ferrucci.  New York, Jeremy P. Tarcher, Putnam
Book, 1982.  Bibliography, appendices, index, 255 pages.  MGC.
ISBN:  0874772621.  


Willpower!   By Gillian Riley.   Vermilion, 2003.  224 pages.   ISBN: 0091887690.


Willpower and Self-Discipline.   By Remez Sasson.  36 Kb.  


Willpower and Success.   By David V. Bush.  Originally published in 1916.  
Kessinger Pubs., 2003.  276 pages.  ISBN: 0766156362.


Willpower: How to Gain It and Maintain It.   By Sandy Anderson and Robert Anderson.
California Dream Publications, 1987.   100 pages.  ISBN: 0961796405.


Willpower Killers: Self-doubt, Discomfort-dodging, and Resentment.  By Will Ross.  


Willpower Versus Making Resolutions    By Remez Sasson.   16 Kb.  


Willpower - Why it Wanes   17 Kb.  

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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Paths to Fitness and Well Being

T'ai Chi Ch'uan - Internal Marital Art

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Brief Biography of Michael P. Garofalo

 

 

 

 

 

Paths to Fitness and Well Being

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alphabetical Subject Index
Hatha Yoga and Qigong

 

Vallley Spirit Hatha Yoga and Qigong
    

Cloud Hands Website
   
Taijiquan, Qigong, Taoism, Classics, Weapons: Sword and Staff


Fitness and Well Being Website

      Gardening, Meditation, Walking, Yoga, Strength Training,
      Fitness for Older Persons, Aerobics, Relaxation  


The Spirit of Gardening

   
2,700 Quotes Arranged by 130 Topics, History, Guides,
     Psycho-Spiritual Aspects of Gardening 

 

Green Way Research
   
Online Publishing, Research, Indexing, and Services
     By Michael P. Garofalo
     Red Bluff, California 

 



Web Guides, Bibliographies, Links, Directories, Quotes, Notes

 

 


Alphabetical Subject Index

 

Above the Fog  -  Zen Poems   

Aging Well   

Alphabetical Subject Index to the Cloud Hands Website   

Ancient Goddesses - Quotations, Poems, Sayings, Prayers, Songs

Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi): Tiger, Bear, Crane, Deer, and Monkey  

Asanas - Glossary of Hatha Yoga Postures (English and Sanskrit)

Arthritis Therapy - Exercise: T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Chi Kung      

Bear, Standing Bear, Level 1 Ranking, Valley Spirit Taijiquan

The Bear: The Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi)    

Bibliography - Ch'i Kung

Bibliography - Taijiquan     

Bicycling in Northern California    

Bird - Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi)  

Blog - Cloud Hands: Taijiquan and Qigong by Michael P. Garofalo  

Blog - Green Way by Michael P. Garofalo

Blog - Valley Spirit Journal by Michael P. Garofalo     

Book of Changes (I Ching) and Qigong (Dao-yin)

Blog: Green Way

Breathing and Taijiquan     

Breathing and Yoga    

Breathing Practices: Bibliography, Links, Resources, Quotes    

Breathwork   

Broadsword (Dao, Saber)

Buddhism and Martial Arts    

Buddhist Ethics

California (Northern) T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory: Instructors, Schools, Information

Charkas (Energy Centers of the Subtle Body)

Chan Ssu Chin - Silk Reeling    

Cheng Man-Ch'ing  (1901-1975)    

Chen Style T'ai Chi Ch'uan     

Ch'i - Breathwork  

Chih - Taiji Ruler

Ch'i or Qi

Ch'i Kung: Bibliography and Links    

Chi Kung Blog  

Chi Kung for Seniors

Ch'i Kung Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo in Red Bluff, California   

Chinese Massage

Ch'i or Qi and Taijiquan     

Classes, Valley Spirit Taijiquan, Instructional Program

Classics of T'ai Chi Ch'uan     

Cloud Hands Blog  

Cloud Hands Blog RSS Feed

Cloud Hands: T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Ch'i Kung     

Cloud Hands T'ai Chi Ch'uan Journal     

Cold Mountain: Han Shan

Comments and Notes on the Yang Style Taijiquan     

Concrete and Visual Poetry     

Confucius (K'ung Fu-tzu)  (551 - 479 BCE)    

Contemplation

Crane - Bird - Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi)

Crane, Soaring Crane, Intermediate Program, Level 3, Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan   

Cuttings: Short Poems by Michael P. Garofalo  

Cuttings: Above the Fog  

Dance and Taijiquan       

Dao (Saber, Broadsword)

Dao-yin (Qigong, Chi Kung)

Dayan - Wild Goose Qigong

The Deer: The Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi)    

Determination, Willpower, Patience

Diabetes Therapy - Exercise: Taijiquan and Qigong   

Direction of Movements in Taijiquan and Qigong

Disclaimer of the Cloud Hands Website  

Eight Animals Qigong

Eight Ox Herding Songs -  A Ch'an/Zen Parable

Eight Rivers Qigong

Eight Section Brocade Ch'i Kung       

Eight Silken Treasures Qigong    

Eight Trigrams of the I Ching

Eight Trigrams and Taijiquan          

Eight Ways of Walking Qigong       

Embrace the One - Zhan Zhuang - Standing Like A Tree

Emptiness in Full Bloom    

Entering Tranquility (Ru Jing) Meditation      

Exercise - Diabetes Therapy - Taijiquan and Qigong   

Feedback, Kudos and Reviews for the Cloud Hand's Website     

Fitness and Well Being    

Fitness for Older Persons     

Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi): Tiger, Bear, Crane, Deer, and Monkey

Five Precepts of Buddhism     

Five Elements (Wu-Xing) and Taijiquan   

Five Stepping Movements of Taijiquan    

Flexibility and Stretching     

Five Elements (Air, Earth, Fire, Water, Metal)

Flowers

Flowers in the Sky     

Gardening: Quotes, Poems, History, Sayings

Gardening: Quips and Maxims by Michael P. Garofalo

The Four Gates: Grasping the Sparrow's Tail    

Michael P. Garofalo's Biography

Michael P. Garofalo's T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Practice    

Glossary of Hatha Yoga Postures (English and Sanskrit)

The Goddess - Quotations, Poems, Sayings, Prayers, Songs    

Goose - Bird - Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi)  

Goose - Wild Goose Qigong             

Grasping the Sparrow's Tail       

Green Way Blog   

Green Way Research        

Green Way Research - Taijiquan and Qigong       

Green Wizard 

Gu Shen Taijiquan Journal     

Gu Shen (Valley Spirit) Taijiquan Instructional Program

Haiku and Short Poems     

Han Shan

Hatha Yoga

Health and Fitness - T'ai Chi Ch'uan    

Hexagrams and Trigrams of the I Ching (Book of Changes)

Hidden Tiger, Beginning Program, Level 2, Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan   

Hsing Yi Chuan   

I Ching (Book of Changes) and Taijiquan and Qigong

Index to the Cloud Hands Website   

Indoor Cycling, Stationary Bicycling, Spinning   

Instructional Program, Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan    

Journal - Valley Spirit Journal by Michael P. Garofalo

Kriya Yoga    

Kudos for the Cloud Hands Website

Kundalini (Coiled Serpent) Energy

Kwang Ping Taijiquan of Kuo Lien Ying     

Labyrinths and Mazes   

Learning and Teaching Taijiquan, Qigong and Yoga

Links and Bibliography: Qigong    

Links and Bibliography: Taijiquan       

Long Form 108 Yang Style Taijiquan     

Martial Arts - Virtures

Massage

Master Chang San-Feng  (circa 1350)       

Master Cheng Man-Ch'ing  (1901 - 1975)    

Master Han Shan  (circa 750)    

Master Kuo Lien Ying   (1895-1984)     

Master Sun Lu-Tang  (1861-1932)   

Master Yang Cheng-Fu  (1883-1936)   

Mastery, Self Control, Self Mastery, Choices, Will Power, Strength of Character

Meditation - General

Meditation and Breathing

Meditation and Walking    

Meditation Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo in Red Bluff, California        

Meditation Methods and Techniques  

Meditation Quotations    

Meditation - Standing Like A Tree  

Meditation - Wu Ji - The Edge of Emptiness     

Michael P. Garofalo - Brief Biography        

Michael P. Garofalo - Internal Martial Arts Practice History      

Michael P. Garofalo - Resume     

Michael P. Garofalo -  T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Practice    

Minding the Breath

Months of the Year: Quotes, Poems, Links     

Mountain Biking in Northern California    

Movement Direction Instructions for Taijiquan and Qigong Forms

Moving Hands Like Clouds:  T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong    

Northern California Taijiquan and Qigong News in Cloud Hands Blog  

Northern California T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory: Instructors, Schools, Information  

Northwestern U.S. Tajiquan and Qigong News in Cloud Hands Blog  

Notes and Comments on the Yang Style Taijiquan     

Nature Mysticism   

Nine Movement Temple Ch'i Kung Exercise Set

Oak Tree in the Courtyard    

Old Cloud Hands Website

Older Persons Exercise and Wellness Programs   

Oregon T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory: Instructors, Schools, Information   

Original Cloud Hands URL    

Original Waving Hands Like Clouds URL    

Patience, Perseverance, Fortitude

Photography - Valley Spirit Photography Gallery    

Pilates: Links, Bibliography, Resources, Quotes, Notes   

Postures - Glossary of Hatha Yoga Postures (English and Sanskrit)

Pranayama: Breathing Techniques from Yoga     

Private Instruction by Michael P. Garofalo, Instructional Programs

Pulling Onions: The Quips and Maxims of a Gardener

Push Hands - T'ui Shou   

Qigong: Bibliography and Links    

Qigong Blog  

Qigong - Breathwork

Qigong, Ch'i Kung - Chinese Mind-Body Exercises    

Qigong for Seniors

Qigong Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo in Red Bluff, California        

Qigong-Yoga Exercise Cycle

Qigong Ruler - Taiji Chih

Qigong Walking      

Qi or Ch'i and Taijiquan   

Questions and Answers in Cloud Hands Blog    

Raja Yoga

Red Bluff, Valley Spirit Taijiquan Instructional Program    

Red Bluff, California, Qigong Classes

Red Bluff, California, Yoga Classes     

Relaxation and Taijiquan     

Resolve, Will. Willpower, Self Control, Self Discipline   

Resume of Michael P. Garofalo

Reviews of the Cloud Hand's Website     

Riding the Ox - A Zen Parable   

RSS Feed for the Cloud Hands Blog

Ruler - T'ai Chi   

Saber (Dao, Broadsword)

Self Control, Self Mastery, Choices, Will Power    

Self-Massage

Senior Citizens Fitness Programs  

Senior Fitness - Red Bluff, CA

Sensing Hands: Push Hands - T'ui Shou   

Shoong, Sung, Song  - Loose, Relaxed, Open, Yielding, Responsive     

Short Form, Yang Style, Beijing Simplified 24

Silk Reeling    

Simplified 24 From, Yang Style       

Soaring Crane, Intermediate Program, Level 3, Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Soulful Gardening

Speaking to the Spirit Meditation

The Spirit of Gardening    

Staff Weapons: Jo, Bo, Can, Staff, Spear    

Standing Bear, Level 1 Ranking, Valley Spirit Taijiquan

Standing Like A Tree - Zhan Zhuang

Standing Meditation (Wu Ji)

Sticking Hands - T'ui Shou   

Stork - Bird - Five Animal Frolics

Strength Training    

Stretching and Flexibility

Subject Index to the Cloud Hands Website

Sun Lu-Tang's (1861-1933) Biography   

Sun Lu-Tang (1861-1933): Baguaquan, Hsingyiquan, and Taijiquan Grandmaster

Sun Style Baguaquan     

Sun Style Hsingyiquan   

Sun Style Qigong   

Sun Style Sword

Sun Style Taijiquan     

Swordsmanship and T'ai Chi Ch'uan    

 

 

 

T'ai Chi Chuan Blog  

T'ai Ch'i Classics      

Tai Chi for Arthritis

Tai Chi for Diabetes   

Tai Chi for Seniors

T'ai Chi Ch'uan: Bibliography and Links     

T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory: Instructors, Schools, Information, Workshops      
Northern California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo in Red Bluff, California      

T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Red Bluff, CA  

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Short Form, Beijing Simplified 24, Yang Style     

T'ai Chi Ch'uan: Links and Bibliography      

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Staff     

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Sword (Jian)     

T'ai Chi Ruler - Chih

Taijiquan: Bibliography and Links  

Taijiquan Blog  

Taijiquan - Breathwork

Taijiquan Classics      

Taijiquan For Good Health, Fitness and Vitality         

Taijiquan Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo in Red Bluff, California        

Taijiquan Jian (Sword)     

Taming the Ox - A Zen Allegory or Parable     

Tantric Yoga

Taoism, Nature Mysticism, Alchemy      

Teaching and Learning Taijiquan, Qigong and Yoga

Temple Qigong - A Nine Movement Exercise Set     

Thirteen Postures: 8 Gates and 5 Steps                  

The 300 Missing Poems of Han Shan      

The Tiger: The Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi)    

Tiger, Hidden Tiger, Beginning Program, Level 2, Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Tree Qigong - Zhan Zhuang - Standing Like A Tree   

Trees - Quotations, Poems, Lore, Wisdom  

Trees - Lore, Magick, Myths, Magick    

Trigrams and Hexagrams of the I Ching (Book of Changes)

24 From, Yang Style, Standard       

Valley Spirit Hatha Yoga

Valley Spirit Fitness and Well Being Website   

Valley Spirit Idea

Valley Spirit Journal by Michael P. Garofalo (May 2003-July 2005)     

Valley Spirit Journal by Michael P. Garofalo (August 2005- )     

Valley Spirit Labyrinths  

Valley Spirit Photography Gallery - Old      

Valley Spirit Photography Gallery - New - Coppermine      

Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan Club        

Valley Spirit Taijiquan Instructional Program    

Valley Spirit - Green Way Blog       

Valley Spirit Taijiquan and Qigong Journal (5/2003-7/2005) by Michael P. Garofalo       

Valley Spirit Taijiquan and Qigong Journal (8/2005-) by Michael P. Garofalo       

Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Qigong, and Yoga    

Valley Spirit - Tao Te Ching

Vancouver, B.C., T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory: Instructors, Schools     

Virtues in the Martial Arts

Vitality, Health and Qigong   

Walking and Labyrinths

Walking and Taijiquan     

Walking - Eight Ways of Walking Qigong       

Walking - General Fitness Exercise

Walking - Quotations     

Washington T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory: Instructors, Schools, Information 

Waving Hands Like Clouds:  T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong    

Wild Goose Qigong

Will Power, Self Control, Self Mastery, Choices, Strength of Character   

Wizards

Wu Ji - Standing Meditation   

Xing Yi Quan   

Yoga Class, TFFC, Red Bluff, CA   

Yang Family Taijiquan Genealogy     

Yand Style Push Hands and Da Lu   

Yang Style Saber

Yang Style Staff

Yang Style Sword    

Yang Style Traditional Taijiquan Long Form 108 Movements     

Yang Style Taijiquan - Notes and Comments     

Yang Style Taijiquan Short Form 24 Movements       

Yin-Yang Sensitivity Training: Sticking Hands - T'ui Shou   

Yoga  

Yoga Blog  

Yoga Class, Red Bluff, CA - Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo

Yoga - Breathwork   

Yoga - Hatha   

Yoga - Kriya     

Yogalates: Links, Bibliography, Resources, Quotes, Notes    

Yoga - Red Bluff, CA

Yoga -Tantric

Yoga-Taiji Index

Zhan Zhuang - Standing Like A Tree

Zen/Chan Buddhist  Poetry       

Zen Buddhist Quotations   

 

 

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