Zhan Zhuang Video Course

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…

Fang Song in Tai Chi
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Fang Song in Tai Chi

Fang Song in Tai Chi The principle of dynamic relaxation and loosening. One of the most important Tai Chi principles is fang song which roughly means applied relaxation. To use the least amount of muscular contraction to perform a movement. Which means to release inappropriate muscle contraction, to loosen the joints and to reduce physical…

The Hips in Tai Chi
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The Hips in Tai Chi

The Hips in Tai Chi The importance of aligning the pelvis and hips in your Tai Chi practice, to improve the quality of your Tai Chi movements and your ability to absorb and generate martial power. In turn, this aids your postural health, how well your organs function and your ability to breathe deeply. Aligning…

Rooting in Tai Chi
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Rooting in Tai Chi

Rooting in Tai Chi One of the three main principles in Chen Tai Chi training is rooting / grounding / sinking / balancing. This principle combines two concepts: Chen (pronounced chuen) which means rooting and sinking Qi to Dantian Zhongding which means central equilibrium, stable and balanced. Without a root there is no Tai Chi….

Static Stance Training Tai Chi
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Static Stance Training Tai Chi

Static Stance Training Tai Chi The principles of physical body alignment. As a beginner, Tai Chi can be perceived as something quite simple, yet aligning the correct posture whilst relaxing the body and breathing deeply can be quite difficult.  As soon as you concentrate on dropping your shoulders, your lower back closes.  Ok, try again…. as…