History of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan

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The Yang family first became involved in the study of tai chi chuan in the early 1800s. The founder of the Yang style tai chi was Yang Lu-ch’an, aka Yang Fu-k’ui (1799-1872), who studied under Ch’en Chang-hsing starting in 1820. … Read More

Tai Chi Sword

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In China the sword is highly respected and is considered the “king of the short weapons”. The Jian (tai chi sword) is a narrow-bladed, double-edged sword that requires the highest of skill and spirit for one to effectively use it. … Read More

Chen Style Tai Chi

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The Chen style of tai chi is the oldest and parent form of the five main tai chi chuan styles. It is third in terms of worldwide popularity compared to the other main taijiquan styles. Chen style tai chi is … Read More

Benefits of Tai Chi

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Those who teach Tai chi movements are always talking about the benefits of tai chi to the consumer public. These benefits include increased health, wellness, balance, strength, peace of mind, self-defense, etc. All of these perceived benefits of tai chi … Read More

How Does Qigong for Digestion Help with Both Digestion and Weight Loss?

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If you have ever observed someone practicing Qigong for digestion and weight loss, you could easily be led to believe that this practice is all about the physical movements or forms that you are seeing. While they are in fact … Read More

How to Do: Standing Meditation (Yiquan)

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Yiquan is one of the Taoist meditative arts in the same family as Tai Chi Chuan, Qigong, Bagua, and Hsing-i.  It translates to Intent – Fist (or grasp) and focuses on the strengthening of one root, qi and intent through … Read More

Your guide to successfully changing your life.

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Ever worked out/dieted to loose weight only to get little or no result? Given up your efforts out of frustration? Repeated that cycle countless times? Let’s interrupt that pattern. Enter the lifestyle hack. Lifestyle hacking is the idea of making … Read More

Practicing Qigong for High Blood Pressure

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The incidence of hypertension in this country is rising at an incredible rate as our lives become more complex and stressful, while our diets steadily decline with every processed meal we eat. At the same time sales of blood pressure … Read More

Staying Grounded With Your Tai Chi Practice

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When practicing Tai Chi & Qigong we end up dealing with some pretty subtle stuff.  Concepts that we can’t touch or feel like qi or intent and fine skills like quality of breath and “sticking” are easy to go off … Read More

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