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…

Chen Style Warm Ups

Chen Style Warm Ups

Chen Style Warm Ups Joint Loosening Exercises Sharing with you a number of online resources for Chen style Tai Chi warm ups.  These are a variety of body loosening exercises that we start all of our classes with, warming up every major joint in the body prior to practicing Tai Chi and Qigong movements. Taoist…

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…

Psoas Muscle in Tai Chi
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Psoas Muscle in Tai Chi

Psoas Muscle in Tai Chi The psoas (pronounced so-az) muscle isn’t well known and yet plays a huge role in our bodies. It is the deepest muscle in the body and unlike most other muscles it lays buried.  This muscle is vital for appropriate alignment/structure, full muscular range of motion and correct joint rotation. Location…

Taoist Six Healing Sounds
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Taoist Six Healing Sounds

Taoist Six Healing Sounds Taoist Meditation Practice for Health, Happiness and Longevity Further to the article on the meditation of the inner smile, we can extend the practice to include the healing sounds.  This ancient practice helps expel negative emotions from the organs, cleanse the organs and transforms them into positive emotions.  This can be…

What does Qi Gong mean?

What does Qi Gong mean?

What does Qi Gong mean? WHAT IS QI / CHI? There are many types of qi within Traditional Chinese Medicine. Qi does not have a direct translation from Chinese to English where the concept makes sense with our culture or heritage. When talking about qigong as an exercise system, I like to use this analogy…

Static Stance Training Tai Chi
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Static Stance Training Tai Chi

Static Stance Training Tai Chi As a beginner, Tai Chi can be perceived as something quite simple.  Yet the emphasis on achieving the correct posture whilst relaxing the body and breathing deeply can be quite difficult at first.  As soon as you concentrate on dropping your shoulders, your lower back closes.  Ok, try again…. as you…