Lifestyles for Longevity

"Your Destiny Is Not Predetermined"

About The Dixie Taoist

Sam Beasley

Author, Tai Chi and Meditation Instructor Samuel Beasley


Sam is a Tao Cultivator living in the foothills of the North Georgia, Blue Ridge Mountains. He is a devoted follower of the Tao, Tai Chi Healing and Martial Arts, and Qigong. He is a long-time meditation practitioner having studied under several teachers of different perspective. He strictly follows a Whole Food Plant-based Diet and prefers the naturopath practices for healing that have proven to work for him over the years. 

In 2006, Sam began having symptoms of heart disease including chest pain, weakness, and dyspnea. After consulting with his primary care physician he had a stress test where significant calcium deposits were found in the heart. He was scheduled for an angiogram but on the day of the procedure, his condition worsened and went to the hospital early. He was rushed into the Catheterization room where the cardiologist found multiple blockages around the heart, one of which was one hundred percent blocked. A stent was placed in the vein to restore blood flow. Other blockages were forty to sixty percent blocked and told that further procedures including bypass surgery would be coming soon.
Facing his own mortality, Sam was determined to change his unhealthy habits and lifestyle to keep the condition from getting worse.

 During his research, he discovered a book on reversing heart disease by Dr. Dean Ornish. Sam also returned to his mediation practice with a vow to get serious about meditation and mindfulness discipline. Along this time he also discovered Tai Chi and Qi Gong. He studied under Sifu Zeng Chun (aka Leianna Rackliff). He studied Kadampa Breathing Meditation and mindfulness with Monk Gen Kelsang Nyema which greatly helped him in controlling emotional stress. As he studied, he developed a Qigong protocol for curing his heart disease and mobilized his Qi. A few years went by, and all the symptoms of heart disease disappeared without having to have more stents or surgery.  Sam became a meditation and Tai Chi instructor, co-founding a Tai Chi School (Tai Chi University) in Augusta ga;  along with Sifu Zeng Chun. Later he moved to north Georgia where he lives today. 

In 2020, during the onset of the Covid-19 epidemic, a blood test revealed that he probably had Prostate Cancer. A biopsy was recommended, however, Sam chose to stay with Naturopathy and along with several advisers put together a Qigong – Naturopath protocol. He understands first hand what it is like to get the death sentence of bad news and hopes that this site will help those who want to take charge of their personal fitness and longevity.

By adopting and following a Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet as suggest by Dr. T. Colin Campbell Sam was able to keep blood pressure, cholesterol, and PSA at acceptable levels. With this diet, exercise, and meditation Sam has boosted is longevity and is enjoying a life of wellbeing and fitness. The spiritual training and discipline of the Tao helped him stay on this path, and he hopes others can experience the same benefits.

Sam has studied Tao cultivation under the instruction of Tao Spiritual Teacher  Derek Lin. All are invited to listen to his lectures which are held most Sundays at 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. It is a closed group so you must request to join here, and follow the instructions.  

Sam has published three books which are available on Amazon here. His new book project, The Tao of Longevity, is tentatively scheduled for publication September of 2022.

 The purpose of this blog is to help those who have realized their own mortality are interested in following Tao, Qigong, and Longevity Principles for Longevity. The foundation of these protocols is based on Tao studies and the Three Treasures of Qi Gong.  

This blog is all about how to stay on a path for a longer, happier, and successful life, regardless of what your situation is. Sam understands what it is like to be given bad health news and with little hope. Here we hope to restore hope and give you daily practices that can help you stay on the path.   

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