Hibernating Bear Patreon
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Hibernating Bear Patreon

Hibernating Bear Patreon Movement & Stillness for Chronic Illness My Hibernating Bear programme is now on Patreon. Learn to live gracefully with your baseline through online movement classes, relaxation sessions, natural health resources and connection with others. A private community group to support those living with chronic health, degenerative illness or a different health baseline…

Chronic Health Warrior
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Chronic Health Warrior

Chronic Health Warrior I’d like to introduce you all to Ren, a young man with complex health needs who has channelled his experience into song writing and music. I’ve not been blown away by new music for a while. Ren has released a song called “Hi Ren”, which details his inner conflict over living with…

Zhan Zhuang Video Course
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Zhan Zhuang Video Course

Zhan Zhuang Video Course A Free Programme for Beginner Students Standing like a tree – Standing Pole Zhan Zhuang is a stillness meditation which is a unique and powerful method to awaken the body in stillness. It is an ancient internal Taoist practice to cultivate mind and body. Learn to re-wire your habitual posture, integrate…

Winter Solstice Livestream
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Winter Solstice Livestream

Winter Solstice Livestream Online Taoist Meditation Workshop 2022 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…

Fixed vs Growth Mindset
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Fixed vs Growth Mindset

Fixed vs Growth Mindset What kind of Tai Chi student are you? If you were to divide the population down into two types of learning styles, you could use the fixed vs growth mindset approach.  Read through the characteristics of each, which mindset do you feel you are most like?  In reality, it is not…

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 how you hold yourself, the stress and relaxation state, and how Tai Chi and Qigong movements can help. The Stress Response What does the fear, stress, anxiety, scared, afraid, discomfort or nervous response look like in…

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…