I'm Sifu Anthony Korahais, and I created Flowing Zen because I know what it’s like to suffer.
I've already taught thousands how I used qigong and tai chi to overcome clinical depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and fatigue. I'd love to help you too.
Helping others is my way of showing gratitude for arts that saved my life. I especially love working with people who are ready for real change but never in a million years imagined themselves doing something like qigong or tai chi.
If you’re ready to start healing your physical and emotional pain, then I hope you’ll give qigong and tai chi a try! There are millions of people suffering out there, and I am determined to help as many as I can.
I was diagnosed with unipolar depression in my late 20s. I'm not exaggerating when I say that depression almost killed me.
According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 350 million people of all ages suffer from depression. It is also the leading cause of disability worldwide, and a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease. It's a serious illness, and it is one of the top 10 killers in the United States.
I vividly remember waking up each morning and wondering if “it” would still be there.
Maybe the fog of despair had gone away during the night? But the fog returned every morning, engulfing me once again in its darkness. I can't count the number of times I thought about dying. But I didn't want to die, and I started looking for a solution. My search ended up taking me to southeast Asia.
It was in Malaysia that I met a master who taught me about the healing powers of qigong and tai chi. I learned not just the techniques, but a beautiful philosophy.
I learned about something that the ancient Chinese masters called the “harmony of yin and yang” -- and that our natural healing systems will become supercharged when we achieve this state.
And when that happens, the energy that mobilizes and powers the immune system, produces the proper enzymes for digestion, repairs damaged cells, flushes away toxic waste, and balances the emotions — all of that energy starts to flow harmoniously, thus keeping us happy and healthy.
And that’s exactly what I experienced as I practiced the techniques that I learned. My depression and anxiety subsided. My back pain dissolved. I was able to return to a normal life.
Over the years, I got such awesome results from practicing that I decided to quit my job as a network engineer in NYC. I was tired of helping people with computers, and wanted to start helping people with their depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. I truly believe that qigong and tai chi are the future of medicine, and that more and more people will be looking inside rather than outside for healing.
I have seen with my own eyes not just a few, but hundreds of amazing cases of healing using these arts. I’ve seen the effects in myself, my wife, my friends, my family, and my students. I am truly honored that I have already changed so many lives.
I am passionate about teaching. People kindly tell me that I was born to teach. But for me, the teaching is just a means to an end, a vehicle for me to change lives. These days, most people call me Sifu, which is a traditional Chinese title that means “Teacher and Father”.
And that is exactly how I feel about my students. I feel like they are family. My greatest joy comes from watching a student grow, whether it is by overcoming some sort of health problem, or by becoming a better person.ne workshops.
Thanks for reading. I look forward to connecting with you in the future, and to helping you, your friends, and your family to live a healthier, happier life!