Fang Song in Tai Chi
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Fang Song in Tai Chi

Fang Song in Tai Chi When training Chen Tai Chi, one of the most important principles is fang song, which roughly translates to applied relaxation. It is release of inappropriate muscle contraction, loosening of the joints and a reduction of physical tension. I describe it to my students as the absence of resistance. Over the…

Online Tai Chi Review

Online Tai Chi Review

Online Tai Chi Review A student shares their testimonial of learning Chen Tai Chi online via Zoom with instructor Nicola of Earth Balance Tai Chi. Dated July 2019 “Tai Chi and Qigong are wonderful teachings. They are truly accessible to all. No matter age, physically ability or fitness, you can improve your health.  You can…

Chronic Pain Course
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Chronic Pain Course

Chronic Pain Course ReMap Course Summary – March to June 2019 Wednesday 12 June 2019 saw the completion of the 12 week ReMap course, a movement and stillness class for those living with chronic pain. Over the duration I introduced the students to ‘Hibernating Bear Tai Chi’, covering a variety of Qigong, Chen Tai Chi and…

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…