Tai Chi For Strength

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Tai Chi’s dance-like movements often seem deceptively gentle to observers, who frequently think that a Tai Chi workout cannot build strength – but, in fact, Tai Chi can build strong muscles quite effectively. It is, after all, a true martial … Read More

Tai Chi For Flexibility

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Tai Chi – Flexible Bodies and Flexible Minds Tai Chi’s movements have often been likened to a slow and graceful dance, as the practitioners of this five hundred year old Chinese martial art move their bodies through a steady cycle … Read More

The use of sounds in Qigong

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The sounds in Qigong Sound is used in some forms of Qigong for various reasons primarily including the stimulation of various meridians (energy channels) and as a focal point for meditation. The organ channel sounds are as follows: Xu – … Read More

The Chi in Tai Chi Ch’uan is not Qi

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Tai Chi Philosophy Crash Course: Knowing the philosophy and history behind the art of Tai Chi is essential for developing a deep practice.  There is common misconception that the name Tai Chi (taiji) is referring to the same subject as … Read More

Tai Chi vs. Qigong

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One of the most common questions I’m asked is, “What is the difference between Tai Chi vs. Qigong?” My short answer is that they are mostly the same. Tai chi originated from Qigong and can therefore be thought of as … Read More

Tai Chi Root

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Roots run deep The idea of rooting oneself is important in Tai Chi and Qigong. Stated simply, your root is your ability to sense your connection to the ground. It is the foundation upon which you build your practice. “You must … Read More

Stress Management with Qigong

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Stress is no fun   Everyone has their ‘favorite’ version of stress. It can be pressure on the job, unexpected expenses, or needing to confront someone regarding a serious issue. Regardless of the cause, stress is always uncomfortable. But let’s … Read More

Tai Chi Training in Martial Applications

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Tai chi is practiced in four main areas martial arts/ self-defense, philosophical/creative, medical/therapeutic and spiritual/religious. Many of us have seen people practicing tai chi. It seems so graceful and soft, but out of the softness comes a very effective short and … Read More

Thirteen Postures of Tai Chi Chuan

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Tai Chi Chuan is sometimes referred to as Thirteen postures or “Thirteen patterns”, these patterns include “Eight Jin Patterns,” also called the “Eight Doors” and five foot work patterns referred to as the “Five Strategic Stepping patterns”. According to the … Read More

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