One of the initial benefits that students realize from practicing Qigong or Tai Chi is the improvement of balance. One of the first subjects we cover in our curriculum is the 5 essential beliefs of balance. A few of these 5 principles are as follows : 1. Arrangement of the legs 3. Opposite limbs cooperate 5. Only move the insubstantial. These 5 elements not only apply to our … [Read more...] about Using Qigong & Taiji Quan To Boost Balance – Part One Of Five
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Sinking your chi is a very important skill to learn to keep your body healthy. As we move from Winter into the Spring sinking your chi helps you clear out old energies in your body. The simple fact is that during the Winter most people do not sink their chi. The chi in the body becomes stuck and does not easily move downward. Chi becomes stagnant in the winter season … [Read more...] about How do You Sink your Chi?
The Seventh Annual Taoist Gathering had a very important message, “You Are What You Practice,” for anyone who practices Tai Chi, Qigong or simply cares about his/her physical or mental fitness. The Gathering was hosted by Zhi Dao Guan, the Taoist Center in Oakland, California. It took place at Samuel Merritt University (Oakland, CA) on Oct 22 – 24. 135 attendees from … [Read more...] about In Tai Chi, Qigong and Meditation, You Are What You Practice
The ancient practice appears to be good for you in just about every way The gentle, 2,000-year-old Chinese practice of tai chi is often described as "meditation in motion." But the Harvard Women's Health Watch newsletter suggests a more apt description is "medication in motion." Tai chi, the most famous branch of Qigong, or exercises that harness the qi (life energy, … [Read more...] about For Health Benefits, Try Tai Chi
The study said that even after three months 82% of the participants still felt relief. Thats incredible. Imagine what Tai Chi is doing for those that don't have fibromyalgia By Liz Szabo, USA TODAY Tai chi, an ancient Chinese practice of exercise and meditation, may relieve symptoms of a painful chronic condition called fibromyalgia, a small new study shows. Tai chi … [Read more...] about Tai chi may ease fibromyalgia pain