Ba Duan Jin on Zoom

Ba Duan Jin on Zoom

Ba Duan Jin on Zoom The Eight Pieces of Brocade / Ba Duan Jin is a popular Qi Gong routine and will return into our Friday morning Qigong class in January 2024. With eight signature postures that nourish, mobilise and strengthen the body, settle the heart-mind and calm through breath work.  Open to new beginner…

Two Plates in Tai Chi

Two Plates in Tai Chi

Two Plates in Tai Chi Pelvic Floor & Diaphragm The pelvic floor and diaphragm connection are important to consider in your Tai Chi practice.  They are called the two plates and are coordinated in movement and breath work. Spending time practising the connection will help develop your form and improve your posture. The principles that…

Awareness in Taiji Qigong
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Awareness in Taiji Qigong

Awareness in Taiji Qigong The fundamental aspects of training Tai Chi and Qigong are posture, awareness and breath.  Awareness is important to train as you need to be present in your movements to be able to perform. Awareness is an expression of mindfulness as you maintain a point of focus for a sustained period of…

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…

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…

Cross Lateral Movements
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Cross Lateral Movements

Cross Lateral Movements Connecting Left and Right Brain Hemispheres The Power of Natural Movements For fully functioning physical movements and motor control the whole brain must work in a co-ordinated way. There are 6 patterns of total body connectivity; breathing, core, spine, upper & lower body, body half and cross lateral. This article looks at…

John Blue Snake and Turtle Qigong
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John Blue Snake and Turtle Qigong

John Blue Snake and Turtle Qigong Instructor John Blue from SnakeAndTurtle.com has a new youtube channel and Patreon page dedicated to sharing healing qigong movements and meditation teachings. He is an experienced qigong instructor with a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is a lineage holder in Taiji Quan, Qigong and meditation. He lives in…

Qigong Wall Squatting
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Qigong Wall Squatting

Qigong Wall Squatting The Qigong wall squat is a dynamic whole body movement. An ultimate squat that develops leg strength, power, balance and body awareness. The stretching and relaxing wave like motion in the spine gives circulation a boost, helps the body detox and massages your internal organs to aid their functioning. As a beginner…

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…