Al J. Simon has been involved in meditation, mindfulness, and chi life energy for over thirty years.
Al learned his first Qigong exercises in 1975 (back when it was called "Chinese yoga"). He began studying Taoism, Zen, and Zen meditation in 1982, and began Tai Chi in 1984. In addition to these Eastern paths, he also spent the better part of the decade between 2000 and 2010 exploring Western esoteric, motivational, and mindfulness approaches.
Along the way, Al has become a Tai Chi and Qigong Master recognized by the Headfounders Grandmasters Council and the International Martial Arts Council of America. He has also been inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame three times, including as a Master and as a Founder, for his innovations to Tai Chi and Qigong.
Al is the creator of the Mindful Masters monthly newsletter (click here), which explores in-depth the application of mindfulness to everyday life.
He is the author of three Amazon books on mindfulness and Zen:
- Mindfulness Breakthroughs: Eight "Applied Zen" Mindset Changes to Start You on the Path to Mindfulness (click here)
- Point Your Mind: Zen Mindfulness in Everyday Life (click here)
- To Float Like Clouds, To Flow Like Water: Tai Chi as a Zen Path to Mindfulness (click here)
He is also the author of the three book series, Three Monk Mindfulness: How a Simple Zen Story Reveals the Secrets to Finding Your "True Self" and Living a Happy, Successful, Joyful, Love-filled, Meaningful Life (click here).
He is also the author of the online ChiFusion Tai Chi and Qigong Complete Course (click here) and the ChiFusion Tai Chi and Qigong Certification Course (click here).
He has also been featured on both "Living Energy Secrets" and on "Secrets of the Qigong Masters". And his articles have been in numerous magazines, including Natural Health Newsletter, The Empty Vessel, and Qi Journal.
Al is also a member of Mensa, the high I.Q. society.
Learning the secrets of mindfulness has been key to Al's success, and his ability to apply the secrets has produced accomplishments in many different areas.
As a software engineer, Al is the co-inventor of 11 U.S. Patents for innovative Internet technologies in Web Browsing, Internet audio, and Internet telephony. As a business partner and/or consultant, Al has helped develop a number of small businesses online and offline in health, exercise, web publishing, eBook publishing, web software, and even office space design, printing services, and mailing services. Al has also helped publish numerous books from other authors, in everything from nutrition to survival prepping.
"All of this - every bit of it - came about because of my pursuit of mindfulness in my work, in my teaching, and in my personal life," says Al.