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…

Detoxing through Movement
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Detoxing through Movement

Detoxing through Movement The Importance of the Lymph System to Health Most of us know that a sedentary lifestyle causes health to decline, and yet a large part of the population of all ages do not move or exercise regularly. Sitting at a desk, lounging on the sofa, driving, lying in bed and so on….

Physical Symmetry
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Physical Symmetry

Physical Symmetry Training Physical Health for Life I remember a training session a few years ago with Tina Chunna Zhang from Qigong for Women in NYC. She said that qigong practice is for ‘finding your weak spots’. To me, this means training the body in a way to create physical symmetry or harmony in the…

Prolonged Sitting is Killing You
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Prolonged Sitting is Killing You

Prolonged Sitting is Killing You Tai Chi and Qigong to improve your posture in daily life If you have attended my Tai Chi and Qigong classes, you’ll know how emphatic I can be regarding frequent healthy movements and postural health in your daily life. By practicing the Classical Chinese arts regularly, the corrections to your…

Living with EDS
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Living with EDS

Living with EDS “Ehlers Danlos Syndrome” My Story by Tai Chi Instructor Nicola During May 2014 it is Ehlers Danlos awareness month. I have written my account of living with EDS and wanted to share this with you all. Here is my story, it is a little raw and gives honest insight into what it…

Five Animals Qigong Resources
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Five Animals Qigong Resources

Five Animals Qigong Resources Wu Qin Xi Student Resources This article provides a collection of youtube video resources for students learning the Five Animal Frolics Qigong routine. Developed in 145 – 208, Wu Qin Xi uses imitations of animals as a basis for Qi Gong practice. A foundation level qigong practice for all abilities. The…

8 Pieces of Brocade Resources
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8 Pieces of Brocade Resources

8 Pieces of Brocade Resources Collection of You Tube Resources This article provides a collection of youtube video resources for students learning the 8 Pieces of Brocade Qigong routine. A foundation level qigong practice for all abilities. The Eight Pieces of Brocade / Ba Duan Jin consists of eight movements as a basis for Qi Gong…

Tai Chi and Hypermobility Joint Syndrome
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Tai Chi and Hypermobility Joint Syndrome

Tai Chi and Hypermobility Joint Syndrome As a Tai Chi Instructor I live with hypermobility joint. The good news is that Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Meditation are all recommended ways to help manage the symptoms of this connective tissue disorder. I changed career becoming a Tai Chi and Qigong instructor as my physical health…