Have you ever wondered why some people seem to do amazing things, while others seem to struggle?
Today, you are going to discover the concept of Super Human, and how you are more powerful than you know.
Lee is a world-renowned teacher of Qi Gong, Meditation and Holistic Health Care Practices, as well as the owner of a successful holistic health center in Santa Cruz, California. He has also been a public television favorite since 2006, with acclaimed shows around the country.
As an Acupuncturist and doctor of Chinese medicine, Lee has figured out how to translate Eastern medicine for our modern Western lives.
If you’re looking for new ways to tap into your human potential, to grow personally and professionally, then don’t risk missing this fun conversation.
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Super Human: Exploring Human Potential With Lee Holden
What would it be worth if you could tap inside your inner potential to become superhuman, to have less stress and more energy? Our expert is uniquely qualified to be able to share those insights with you. Why? He’s had a chance to impact and inspire over 50 million homes all over the country being on public TV since 2006. He’s a world-renowned teacher of Qigong meditation and holistic healthcare practice. He is someone who helps people go beyond the healthy mind and beyond the scale. He has worked with organizations like Weight Watchers, Google, Apple, University of California, major motion pictures and more. He’s in the process of creating a documentary, another bestselling book, and he can help you have less stress and far more energy. His name is Lee Holden. Lee, welcome to the program. How are you?
We have Esther Kiss to thank for this introduction as well. Esther is amazing. How do you know Esther?
I’ve had the privilege to work with Esther and she is wonderful. She’s an inspiration, connector, and networker. It’s been great to work and collaborate with her.
She’s a rock star. By the way, as you’re reading, thanks for making us part of your day. Lee is going to have some breakthrough strategies to share with you. If you never want to miss an episode, you can do that at GrowthToFreedom.com/subscribe. Lee, I want to dive right in. You’ve been inspiring people for many years on public television. Most people have a backstory around how they’re doing or why they’re doing it. Why are you doing what you’re doing?
It started with the worst day of my life. I was playing competitive soccer at UC Berkeley. I was starting on the team and all of a sudden, I got this incredible injury to my lower back where somebody took out my legs that landed on my tailbone. Being that I was nineteen years old, I continued to play the game and injured myself even more. I stepped out of bed the next day and my legs buckled. I saw the team doctors. I did all the Western medicine stuff, cortisone, painkillers, and physical therapy. A month later, after all this treatment, I wasn’t any better. In fact, my back still hurt and from the painkillers, I had a bad stomach issue. After that, I was like, “I’m going to do something different.” In my hometown, I had studied martial arts as a kid and I’d seen this martial artist break a big stack of bricks with his bare hand. He told me that he used the power of Qi to break the bricks.Anger is when the engine's overheating, and fear or depression is when the gas tank is going down. – Lee Holden Click To Tweet
He looked at me and he was like, “Qi is not for hurting somebody. It’s for healing.” I was like, “I’m going to see that guy.” He did some acupuncture on me. He showed me some funky exercises, these Qigong exercises, which now I’m an expert in Qigong therapy and healing. I was better after 2 or 3 treatments. I was 90% better and playing soccer again. The team doctors and my teammates were like, “What did you do? You’re looking great, feeling good and you’re re-inspired.” That was a catalyst for me to share this information. I was curious about why more people aren’t doing this. It led me to go to Asia twelve times in my twenties and become a ghostwriter for one of the most world-renowned Qigong and Taoist esoteric teachers in the world. I wrote 8 to 10 books for him and traveled all over Asia, studying with all kinds of masters and learning how I could best serve us Westerners.
Can you think of a time when you were at your lowest or your biggest failure? I know this isn’t normally the direction we go. Can you think of your lowest or most stressful time? How did this method, if you were using it at that time, help you? What can our readers learn from it too?
This methodology is about clearing stress in our lives and we have stress in lots of different areas. It could be stressing our bodies, simple things like tension in our neck and shoulders, carpal tunnel, headaches, and digestive issues. We want to clear the stress out of our bodies, but usually, there’s a root cause to that stress. Usually, it’s some emotional stress. It’s something that’s in our lives that’s stressing us out, whether it’s relationships, jobs, not being on purpose and things like that. I described this injury and that was one of the worst times of my life. What happened on the heels of that, I was studying Psychology at UC Berkeley. I was dismayed by the Western way of studying psychology. I was 3, even 4 years into studying psychology and I still hadn’t had one technique that helps somebody feel better.
I was cutting class and I was in this spiritual bookstore in Downtown Berkeley with the incense and the whole deal. I was like, “There’s got to be something in here that helps people to feel better emotionally.” I found a few books by the teacher that I ended up working for. His name’s Mantak Chia. His book is Transform Stress into Vitality. Taoist is a practice in China where Qigong, martial arts, massage therapy and acupuncture stem from. He showed lots of breathing exercises, movements, and ways in which you transform emotional energy, negative emotions into positive emotions. He described it in a way that made sense to me, “Negative emotions and negative energy in our bodies is a little bit like garbage. What we want to do is compost that garbage and use it as fertile soil to grow a garden that we want. It’s not that we’re trying to get away from negative energy, it’s that we want to use it in the right way to help to cultivate a richer and fulfilling life.” That’s what was inspiring to me.
I want to speak to the elephant in the room. As you’re reading, you might be saying, “This is some quackery or it’s non-traditional.” If traditional systems and methods were working, how’s that serving you? If it’s not serving you as well as you think, maybe you’ve had procedures or traditional medicine done, and you’re still in pain or in stress, this method would be something to open your mind and heart to. At least give it a try and see how it impacts you. What would you say to someone who is skeptical about the idea of an alternative approach using Qigong to be able to help relieve stress, if not, eliminate stress, create more energy and become superhuman?
We’re all looking for ways in which we can elevate our energy. Whatever our methodology, people are looking to be happy, healthy and more fulfilled in their lives. These ancient traditions and teachings have a lot to offer. It doesn’t mean that we discount our Western methods of medicine because let’s face it, Western medicine is wonderful for emergencies. If you break your arm, you’re not going to see the acupuncture. If you get in a car crash, go to the hospital, infectious disease. This stuff is amazing. To lead happy, fulfilled and high energy connected lives, we don’t have a lot of answers in that regard. Unfortunately, there are many side effects of Western medicine. At least the side effects are positive. When you practice Qigong, the side effects are going to be more energy, less pain in your neck, better digestion, good sleep, and better sex. Those are the side effects that happen from this practice because it’s preventative.Fear really limits us in how we express ourselves. – Lee Holden Click To Tweet
It’s truly healthcare because when you were in ancient times in China, you paid your healthcare practitioner to keep you healthy. As soon as you got sick, you stopped paying. Their intention, focus, and motivation were to keep you healthy. We have a system where nobody gets paid unless somebody gets sick. If you want health and vitality, you need to go to some other tradition that is focused on your vibrancy in your likeness. Funny story, I have this doctor. His wife brought him in to see me because he had shingles, which is hard to treat in Western medicine terms. I showed him relaxation techniques, pain management techniques, some meditation and some ways to get over the pain from an Eastern perspective. He rolled his eyes, especially through the whole beginning part and he was like, “This isn’t my thing but my wife’s nagging me so much. I’m here to please her. I want to get over the nagging of her.” “You’ve got to see Lee.”
At the end of our session, he was like, “I feel good.” He came in the next week and he’s like, “It’s so you know, I still don’t believe in any of this stuff, but it’s the only thing that’s working.” He became one of my greatest sources of referrals. He sent me all kinds of patients even though we came from different backgrounds and different worlds. Everything has its place and it depends on what your intention is, what you want to create in your life, whether it’s health, business, entrepreneurship, spiritual connection, and deeper relationships. Everything that you want needs energy and this practice is a focus on energy. Qi means energy. Qigong means skillfulness at working with energy.
As you’re reading, what do you want to create? What would it mean to you if you could transform stress to vitality, fear to being superhuman, anger to distress, peace, freedom, massive growth and a whole lot more? There are a lot of gurus and experts in the United States who are regularly talking about fighting fear, crushing the monster of anger, creating conflict and dealing with the distress of some kind. You have a different approach to that from some of the tools and resources I’ve checked out. Speak to that a little bit and maybe a new different approach for someone to take in dealing with fear, anger or distress.
We’re seeking answers to get us out of particular emotional states and transform them into something else because emotions are our gauge on how we’re handling life and life experience. Think of them like the dashboard of your car. Anger is when the engine is overheating. Fear or depression is sometimes when the gas tank is going down. Oftentimes, we’re trying to suppress these emotions. It’s like covering up the dashboards. We don’t know what’s going on. One of the things that we want to be in tune with is how we feel because each emotion gives us some information. The problem becomes when our emotions get habituated and patterned, so we use anger as a way to get what we want or we’re using it out of context. Maybe the barista didn’t make our coffee drink right and we got mad or angry. We get over-reactive. We want our emotions to be in the present moment and in tune with what’s going on in our life.
There’s nothing wrong with negative emotions. If we’re saying standing on the edge of a cliff, we want to feel fear. If we’re public speaking or having to talk to our boss, we need to be our best selves and we’re going into a fear state, we’re going to show up contracted and not energized in a way that we want to perform. It’s about understanding what the right emotion for this particular context is. Fear limits us in how we express ourselves. Often people are depleted, which causes depression, low-grade depression to severe depression. We don’t have enough energy to manage everything in our lives so we get depressed about it. How do we manage our emotional energy? Emotions are non-physical, so you can’t open up your heart and see how much love you have there. You can’t do surgery to get rid of your anger.Emotions are always in this process of change. – Lee Holden Click To Tweet
This is what we call Qi. It’s invisible energy. We all experience it, but it’s not something that we can see in a tangible form. Although our emotions, like stress, is a root cause of about 90% of diseases or problems that we have in our physical bodies. It has a tremendous impact on our physical bodies, even though it’s just energetic. The technique for Qigong is how do we transform emotions, negative emotions to positive emotions, be in the present moment and use our emotions to be more effective in our lives? We can cultivate happiness, joy, excitement, passion, compassion and things like that, that help us to feel better about where we are and who we are in our lives. This is about working with internal energy.
Speaking of that internal energy, let’s say someone is reading and they were in a state of sadness and they wanted to transform. What would be something you would recommend as a simple technique someone could use to transform that sadness into joy?
Let’s do something practical. Energy means aliveness. What keeps your body alive? We are in these bodies and we are alive. How do we know we’re alive? Because we can be in the present moment, we can feel our heart’s beating. We can feel our breath, our lungs breathing and things like that. Qi means aliveness and it manifests in three layers. One, your physical body. Two, your emotional body and how are we feeling. Three, our consciousness or our mind. The state of each one of those influences each other and goes back and forth. It’s like ice to water, water to vapor, vapor condensing, coming back to the water.
These aspects of ourselves influence each other. One of the aspects that we can do quite simply to transform emotional energy is breathing. This is interesting because breath is always a reflection of how you’re feeling. When somebody is angry, how do they breathe? They have a strong focus on exhale, so they’re going to exhale or sigh a lot. They’re going to have a resistance to inhaling because when you’re angry, you don’t want to take energy in. You don’t want to take in somebody’s perspective. You don’t want to take in a new viewpoint. You’re maybe in a self-righteous state, where you think you’re justified in your feelings so there’s going to be a lot of exhaling.
When somebody’s sad, it’s the opposite. There’s a resistance to exhaling because when we’re sad, usually we don’t want to let go of something. It’s a relationship, maybe somebody passed away, something happened unexpectedly or your job changed. We don’t want to let go of this particular circumstance so we have a resistance to inhaling. We have to inhale and we have to exhale. To transform emotional energy, one of the first things we can do is change our breathing. When you breathe slow and deep, you’re sending a message to your mind-body system that you’re in a state of peace, relaxation, and balance. The technique would be to inhale slowly through the nose. It’s a full breath that starts in your belly and rises to your chest and then a slow exhale from the nose out, chest, ribs, and back to the belly. You want to do slow breathing fully in and fully out for about one minute. That will shift your nervous system from a fight or flight response or a negative emotional state into relaxation, calmness, and tranquility.
If you’re reading, what does it mean to you if you could instantly infuse tranquility, peace, freedom and relaxation? As you were sharing the examples, Lee, a couple of things jumped out at me. If we’re angry and we’re exhaling, it’s almost like we’re pushing out. It’s almost like a bubble that gets created around us, as a metaphor. If we’re sad or depressed, we’re internal and not letting anything else in. We’re suppressing it or we’re pushing out and/or we’re holding on if we’re internal. We’re not letting go. Speak to that a little bit. I don’t know if that’s an accurate interpretation but that’s a layman’s term interpretation.
We all intuitively understand emotions and we read other people’s energy. When you said we’re pushing this bubble out, you can feel somebody when they’re angry, agitated and frustrated, even if it’s not at you. You’re like, “I don’t want to be around that person because it’s agitating me.” We take on each other’s energy and we feel empathetically how each other are feeling or reacting. We look at people’s facial features and their body language as a way to communicate. That’s why they say 80% to 90% of communication isn’t what you’re saying. We’re reading each other’s energy through body language, breath, voice tonality, and facial expression. These are all expressions of energy. Let’s say, like a tree, when the wind blows, the tree moves. You, being that tree, when your emotions move, like the wind is invisible energy, your body and your face take shape. That’s why if your chest is deflated, you’re looking down and you’re breathing shallow and somebody says, “I’m happy. I’m excited about the things I’m doing,” you’re not going to believe them.
If you try to look up, take a deep breath and say, “I’m depressed,” nobody’s going to believe you anyways or either because your body language speaks much louder than your words. Your energy speaks loudly and people don’t even listen to the words you’re saying. We want to be able to communicate our energy through posture, voice tonality, and facial features. That’ll shift your emotional state. Breath and posture. Posture will be the second thing. When you change your posture, you’re going to change your emotional state. Maybe what we can do for your readers is give them an experience of what Qi feels like.
Let’s activate some Qi. The way you’re going to do it is you’re going to take your fingernails together and your first knuckle, and you’re going to rub back and forth vigorously. These are acupressure points on the ends of the hands and the hands being fairly sensitive with nerve endings and meridian lines. Meridian means energy pathway or the acupuncture points are. Take one of those nice deep breaths. We’ll do one breath. Inhale through the nose and exhale through the nose. Bring your hands down to your sides or in your lap and see if you can feel the energy or electricity in your hands. Do you feel it?
We are energetic electric beings first and foremost and physical bodies secondarily. This is not ancient woo-woo wisdom. It comes from Indians, Chinese, Native Americans, and shamans. As modern researchers go to study this, as we look at physics and medicine, we see that we are both waves and particles. That wave energy has a tremendous influence on our physical bodies.
As you’re reading, what would it be worth for you to get in control of your physical body and your state? You have a better state, story, and strategy so that you can go out there and live in greater freedom, peace, joy and happiness. You can go out and influence others the way you’re meant to be. Lee, 50 million people later, you’ve got your documentary and your book coming out. What do you think are some of the biggest mistakes or misunderstandings that people have around energy that you have witnessed? What can they do to solve that misunderstanding or myth right away?Breath is always a reflection of how you're feeling. – Lee Holden Click To Tweet
In our Western mindsets, we see the world objectively and externally that the things in our life are going to bring us some energetic feeling. If I get that new car, new job and I have this much money in the bank, somehow I’m going to feel the energy. I’m going to feel happy, joyful, excited and secure. What we want is the energy that we don’t have to have that external thing to tap into the energy or the vibration that we want to be in. We get misled that the things will lead to energy, when we can go to the energy first and then be light about the external things. We can be much more relaxed about our jobs and about how much money we have in the bank. When you’re relaxed, those things come more effortlessly. We want to lead more effortless, easeful, peaceful and excited lives. That’s where this practice can help us reorient and give us a greater perspective and reprioritize. Let’s face it, when we don’t have energy, we’re not our best selves.
When we are depleted, we don’t show up in our relationships as good as we can. We’re not the best entrepreneurs. We’re not as creative because when you’re depleted, life becomes overwhelming. We don’t know what to do. When we get energized, let’s say, from a scale of 0 to 10, when we’re living up in the 8, 9 and 10 range, we are excited about our lives or passionate. It’s contagious and we can change the world. We feel that life is a blessing and we have much more gratitude for where we are in our lives and this beautiful world that we get to live in. When people have replenishing strategies, meaning they have a strategy on how to keep their energy at a high level, you’re going to be much more effective as an entrepreneur, parent, spouse and overall in life.
What’s amazing is as you say that, what pops up for me is I’ve often suggested or observed that you can’t have fear or anger and gratitude at the same time. I might add a new one, which is you can have gratitude, good breathing and fear or anger at the same time. Would that be true?
That’s true. Your breath is a reflection of how you feel. Think of emotions like a station on the radio. Often, we get stuck on a station that’s discordant or we don’t like but we don’t know how to turn the dial to that frequency or that station that feels good. When you’re on the right song at the right time, all of a sudden, the mood gets lifted and we feel more connected. Emotions are like that. What this practice does is it gives us that awareness to put our hand on the dial and say, “I’m in a depression. I’m in stress mode. Let’s change the dial. Let’s go to inner peace. Let’s go to joy.” There are frequencies that we have within us and we usually look outside of ourselves to change the dial that something out there is going to help me change the dial when we have our hand on the dial ourselves and can be self-empowered.
I want to challenge and encourage you to shift the dial. If you’re dealing with distress, depression, anger, fear and doubt has crept in, shift the dial in your breath and attitude of gratitude, and watch what happens. Soon, you’ll be superhuman, have less stress and far more energy. Lee, this is fascinating. There’s much more that we could talk about. You’ve got a wealth of insights, strategies, and tools for people that are available. If people want to go deeper with your resources, where’s the best place for people to go to connect with you?
Come to HoldenQigong.com. I have a challenge there and it’s seven minutes a day. You try it for five days and see how you feel. We have conditions, specific things like upper back and neck, carpal tunnel, mindfulness in motion, and beginner’s practices. All the way up to let’s say, a teacher training if you’ve got inspired and want to become a teacher. All those resources and all kinds of free stuff and information are on that website.
I want to encourage you to go deeper with what Lee’s been sharing with you. The byproducts are greater peace, freedom, growth, happiness and a whole lot more. You can go to HoldenQigong.com, take the challenge, go deep and watch what happens. Lee, this is fascinating. I want to pivot a little bit as well. You mentioned that you’ve been at this for many years. You’ve been on public TV and inspiring people for many years with the methods that you’re sharing and revealing. Can you think back to your childhood? What were your greatest childhood influences that you can maybe think back and trackback a link to what led you in this direction? I’m curious.
What pops up for me is Bruce Lee. I watched his martial arts movies, listened to him and read his books. A lot of the principles of Bruce Lee talks about are Qi principles. Bruce Lee says, “Be like water, my friends,” because water is the most flexible. It’s soft and gentle, but it’s powerful. You stand in a wave or a current of a river and you’re going to feel that power. Qigong is all about relaxation to cultivate power and this is how nature moves effortlessly. Qigong is called the art of effortless power and it can be in martial arts like Bruce Lee. It can be on entrepreneurs, where everything is clicking and our business is going right. It can be athletically where we’re in the zone. Each and every one of us wants to find our own flow and how to be our best selves in whatever we’re doing. This practice can help you to do and achieve that.
If you’d like to be your best self and experience more peace, joy and freedom, go check out what Lee’s got available at HoldenQigong.com. You have three daughters if I’m not mistaken. You’ve got twins and an eight-year-old. Is that right?
That’s correct. The twins are eleven years old and an eight-year-old. Kids have a lot of energy. They have a tremendous amount of Qi much more than our adults. Qi is not just how much energy you have during the day but it’s also how well you can relax. Kids have a lot of energy during the day and when you put them to bed at night, they sleep ten hours so they have a lot of good yin energy. Yang is the energy of activity and yin is the energy of relaxation. How well are you sleeping? How much energy do you have when you wake up in the morning to get things done? How well can you turn it off and relax? This is the yin and yang energy that we want. Qigong can help us with better sleep as well as more energy. Children are intuitive and energized at the moment.
Speaking of kids, I read or heard as I was doing some prep work that you started down this path at around twelve years old, and you have daughters who are 11 and 8. What advice would you give to a parent of entrepreneurs who are typically known as Type-A, hard drivers or hard achievers? They’re usually one speed at a time. It’s either full on or off, so two speeds in nature. What advice would you give to a parent entrepreneur in raising good kids to have better flow energetically, yin and yang, as it relates to your message of being superhuman with less stress and more energy?
Parenting is one of those challenging things. It’s full of things that happen that are unexpected. The kids are impulsive. We have our ideas about who our kids should be. I think as parents, we’ve got to reverse it a little bit. We’ve got to learn from our kids, listen to them and witness and watch who they are and try to support who they are as people coming into this world rather than who we think they should be. I have twins. These girls have been raised similarly and they’re different people. I have to show up one of my twins in one particular way and the other, I show up in a different way. When I have more energy, I can deal with the kids, their impulsiveness, whatever they’re dealing with, their little squabbles, fights, and whining. I have much more patience and energy to be able to be a good listening parent and help to see through a challenging circumstance for them.When we don't have energy, we are not our best selves. – Lee Holden Click To Tweet
One good technique is to give myself a timeout if I’m feeling stressed out and trying to parent. Let’s say I’ve had a hard day. I got home, picked up the kids, I’ve got to make dinner and all that stuff. I’m stressed out or overwhelmed and they’re fighting about something that is ridiculous. I give myself a timeout and I’m saying, “I’m going to give myself five minutes before I’m going to engage with you guys. Why don’t we all take a timeout so there’s less yelling and less anger?” Usually, when you come back after 2, 3 or 5 minutes, people are calm and we can see through this situation clearly. Give yourself a little break if there’s stuff going on, instead of being impulsive, reactive, yelling or bringing down the hammer on the kids.
This is a funny story and this is a good lesson. One of my daughters was crying because she felt left out from her twin. The youngest one often gets left out by the twins. She’s crying and we were on our way out to dinner and a movie. We’re going to do something fun and she’s upset. I said, “We want to go out. We’re not going to go out while you’re crying and upset. This is no big deal. Can you think you can stop crying so we can leave and go have a fun night?” She’s crying and she goes, “If I could, I would but if I tried to stop crying, I might make myself sick. How are you going to feel?” I was like, “Yes, master.” You’ve got to feel what you feel for as long as you feel it and then it goes away. Emotions are always in this process of change through us and then we come back to the moment.
That’s insightful for an eight-year-old.
This eight-year-old is quite amazing. She’s always making me laugh. She’s hysterical and she’s always bringing in some great lessons.
The kids can be a great sensei.
They can be a great sensei, especially when we’re open and receptive to what their wisdom is because they are much more in the moment and in tune with their emotions than we are. When they feel something, they express it and then they’re on to the next thing. They can go from being sad to being happy in a matter of five minutes and they don’t hold on to it either. They don’t go like, “Remember last year when you got mad at me?” Often, they’re in the moment.
As you’re reading, how would you like to have that childlike energy with more peace, happiness, and joy? Dealing with stress where it’s water off a duck’s back a whole lot easier. I encourage you to check out what Lee’s got available for you at HoldenQigong.com. What are 1 to 3 action steps you hope our readers to take as a result of our time?
Take time out each and every day to charge yourself up. Think of an energy strategy. What makes you feel energized? Is it a walk on the beach, getting out in nature or doing a dance class? Try some Qigong, learn how to move your body with effortless ease and relaxation so you power up. Maybe the third thing is to think about people that bring you up and energize you. These are like nutritious meals because we take in people’s energy like we do food. Also, be aware of the people that bring you down or decrease your energy and try to limit how much time you spend with them.
We can’t always get away but we can limit, set some boundaries and parameters about how much time we’re around those people versus the people that lift us up because our relationships are energy as well. Get out in nature, do things and activities that energize you, be around people that inspire you and lift you up. Practice some Qigong, whether it’s the breathing exercise. Activate your energy with the little finger exercises that we did or take some of those challenges that we’ve had. Learn some of this ancient wisdom to empower yourself to tap into your human potential and bring some energy forward for whatever you want to use it for.
He’s Lee Holden, superhuman, less stress, and more energy. Go check out what he’s got available at HoldenQigong.com to get more access to insights, strategies, and wisdom to help you experience more joy, love, freedom, growth and a whole lot more. Lee, this has been a privilege and an honor to have you with us. As you’re reading, the greatest gift is to take action with what Lee has been sharing with you. Take a minute and do a breathing exercise and activate your energy. Think of how your kids can be your sensei, helping you understand the flow of energy, letting go and also receiving a whole lot easier. Seize the day and make it a great week.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Lee Holden
- Esther Kiss – past episode
- Transform Stress into Vitality
About Lee Holden
Lee Holden is a world-renowned teacher of Qi Gong, Meditation and Holistic Health Care Practices and the owner of a successful holistic health center in Santa Cruz, California. As an acupuncturist and Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Lee has figured out how to translate Eastern medicine for our modern Western lives.
Lee Holden is a world-renowned teacher of Qi Gong, Meditation and Holistic Health Care Practices. Lee has been a Public Television favorite since 2006. His programs have aired on 105 stations, reaching 50 million households. Lee’s latest show, Less Stress and More Energy, is currently airing around the country.
Lee created “Healthy Movement, Healthy Mind” and “Beyond the Scale” for the Weight Watchers organization in 2016 and 2017. These programs were acclaimed as the best pilot programs the company has ever run. Lee has also worked as a consultant for companies like Google, Apple, 3 Com, University of California, and a few major motion pictures with Happy Gilmore Productions.
Currently, Lee is producing a documentary called “Superhuman”, a film exploring the human potential. Lee is also an assistant producer and starring in the docu-series “Quantum Qi”, coming out in 2019.
Lee is the owner of a successful holistic health center in Santa Cruz, California. As an acupuncturist and Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Lee has figured out how to translate Eastern medicine for our modern Western lives. Lee is an avid mountain biker, standup paddleboard surfer, and overall outdoorsman. Lee is the father of three lovely girls who love gymnastics, soccer, and Qi Gong.