Here is a video by Bruce Frantzis about the 7 principles of Tai Chi push hands. For those of you that have been reading the Qigong Journal for awhile you know that I have an obsession with principles...so I was extremely excited to watch this video. I'm not heavy into Tai Chi - although I did just start Chen style - but I sure do love principles.... Enjoy the video. It took … [Read more...] about Tai Chi Principles
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PINEHURST - Ben Vryn is a veteran of many karate classes. But on a quiet morning in the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, he was trying something a little more low-key. Vryn, along with about 50 other students, were learning the basics of the Chinese arts of tai chi and chi kung. The slow-motion, flowing movements were a far cry from the fast kicks of karate. "It's … [Read more...] about Slow movements make tai chi, chi kung practical forms of exercise for older adults
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
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