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…

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…

Healthy Movement Livestream
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Healthy Movement Livestream

Healthy Movement Livestream Online Tai Chi & Qigong for Health In response to the current health difficulties, we now offer two online Tai Chi and Qigong live-stream classes each week. These lessons are available globally. You don’t need a lot of space, a step or two in any direction and pets are welcome. These classes…

Chronic Pain Qigong Livestream
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Chronic Pain Qigong Livestream

Chronic Pain Qigong Livestream Come along to our online livestream for those living with chronic pain, who would like to explore gentle and powerful movements for both mind and body.  Join instructor Nicola from the warmth and comfort of your own home for an hour of self discovery, discussion and practice in a private and…

Celebrating International Womens Day
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Celebrating International Womens Day

Celebrating International Womens Day  * Online Qigong Event – From My Home To Yours * FULLY BOOKED Celebrate International Woman’s Day with instructor Nicola on Sunday 10 March 2019 at 10.30am. Join our virtual classroom and experience learning qigong online with women from across the globe. “I would love you all to join me for…

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…

What makes Tai Chi an Amazing Exercise?
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What makes Tai Chi an Amazing Exercise?

What makes Tai Chi an Amazing Exercise? Qigong and Tai Chi as Superior Forms of Exercise Instructor John Blue has a great youtube channel, with a friendly and informal style of teaching. His videos “explore some of the aspects of qigong & Taiji Quan that makes them incredibly superior forms of physical exercise”. As John describes:…

Tai Chi for Serotonin, Dopamine, Endorphins
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Tai Chi for Serotonin, Dopamine, Endorphins

Tai Chi for Serotonin, Dopamine, Endorphins Serotonin is a naturally occurring substance (chemical neurotransmitter) within the human body. It helps to control our mood, emotions, thought patterns, learning and sleep by carrying signals in between the nerve cells (neurons). It is located in the intestines, within the central nervous system, the brain and in blood…