Winter Solstice Livestream
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Winter Solstice Livestream

Winter Solstice Livestream Online Taoist Meditation Workshop Wednesday 21 December at 6pm UK time zone Join our virtual winter solstice gathering for a nourishing dose of seated breath work, relaxation and Taoist meditation. In the Chinese calendar this is the time of absolute yin, known as Dong Zhi, with the shortest day and the longest…

Qi Gong for Women Livestream
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Qi Gong for Women Livestream

Qi Gong for Women Livestream Online Group Classes via Zoom UK Join our virtual earth Qigong for women classes to explore healthy powerful movements for physical resilience and mental ease. This qigong routine is for all levels of students and is a great way to improve the efficiency of all body functions, from hormone to digestion…

Chen Tai Chi Livestream
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Chen Tai Chi Livestream

Chen Tai Chi Livestream Online Group Classes via Zoom UK Join our Tai Chi and Qigong  group livestream this autumn. Learn strengthening and relaxing movements from the comfort of your own home with our monthly subscription. These classes cover a variety of Chen Tai Chi movements with a dash of Qigong and loosening exercises. The…

Types of Meditation
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Types of Meditation

Types of Meditation There are thousands of types of meditation and mindfulness practices, varying from stillness to movement. You can be seated, standing, lying down, walking, dancing or doing. When starting out with meditation, practice a very simple method like pausing or focusing on the breath, daily or every other day if possible for small…

Learn to Breathe Well for Life
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Learn to Breathe Well for Life

Learn to Breathe Well for Life In ancient Eastern cultures breathing is seen as fundamental to life-long health. This has become lost in the modern world, leaning more on pharmaceutical companies to provide us with ‘better health’. Learning to breathe more effectively can have a profound effect on how the systems in your body function….

Deception Training
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Deception Training

Deception Training Body Language and the Mind Body Connection This article looks at deception training and the relationship between Tai Chi and Qigong movements and stillness meditation practice. The Stress Response What does the fear, stress, anxiety, scared, afraid, discomfort or nervous response look like in your posture and movement? Posture: Hands are hidden or…

Fang Song in Tai Chi
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Fang Song in Tai Chi

Fang Song in Tai Chi The principle of dynamic relaxation and loosening. One of the most important Tai Chi principles is fang song which roughly means applied relaxation. To use the least amount of muscular contraction to perform a movement. Which means to release inappropriate muscle contraction, to loosen the joints and to reduce physical…

Meditation Myths
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Meditation Myths

Meditation Myths There is a lot of misinformation about what meditation and mindfulness are, mixed in with unnecessary stereotypes and superiority. For many this puts the stillness practices out of reach. When I teach meditation and mindfulness, I strip away preconception, expectation and myths. Simplicity is the key. On a basic level mindfulness and meditation…

Self Managing Chronic Pain
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Self Managing Chronic Pain

Self Managing Chronic Pain For those living with chronic pain who would like to be active in their self care management, read over a number of free online resources that aim to naturally help.  Explore gentle and powerful movements for both mind and body.  Tai Chi, Qigong and meditation instructor Nicola lives with Ehlers Danlos…

Hibernating Bear Tai Chi
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Hibernating Bear Tai Chi

Hibernating Bear Tai Chi “Build a Strong Foundation for Mind and Body Health” The phrase “Hibernating Bear” comes from instructor Nicola’s ethos to make authentic Tai Chi and Qigong available to all abilities of students, no matter age, physical ability or location. The online hibernating bear lessons follow the Taoist principles of kindness, modesty and…