Autumn Qi for the Lungs
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Autumn Qi for the Lungs

Autumn Qi for the Lungs Autumn is a mellowing and contracting time of year that is governed by the metal element and the lungs in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Here are my suggestions for strengthening your lungs as the weather turns cooler. Lungs and Large Intestines in TCM The lung is known as a yin…

The Anti Guru

The Anti Guru

The Anti Guru I describe myself as the anti-guru. My role as a Tai Chi and Qigong instructor is not to elevate myself onto a pedestal, and to ensure that you as a student don’t elevate me either. I’m the average person, living the same complex life, experiencing through the same highs and lows as…

Health Baselines

Health Baselines

Health Baselines Learning to Take Care of Yourself In my classes I often talk about exercising and training gracefully to your own physical baseline. This phrase comes from my teacher Casey Kochmer, from Personal Tao.  Read his article on baselines here. We all have a unique health baseline, that changes with the ebb and flow…

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…

What makes Tai Chi an Amazing Exercise?
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What makes Tai Chi an Amazing Exercise?

What makes Tai Chi an Amazing Exercise? Qigong and Tai Chi as Superior Forms of Exercise Instructor John Blue has a great youtube channel, with a friendly and informal style of teaching. His videos “explore some of the aspects of qigong & Taiji Quan that makes them incredibly superior forms of physical exercise”. As John describes:…

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…