Stress Management with Qigong

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 look at it from a different (and more positive) perspective for a moment — through… Read more »

Self-Defense

Tai Chi Training in Martial Applications

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 middle range martial art. Using Tai chi martial applications you will learn how to yield… Read more »

Thirteen Postures of Tai Chi Chuan

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 Tai Chi Chuan classics the eight Jin patterns are related to the eight trigrams (BaGua)… Read more »

How does Qi Gong differ from Tai Chi

History of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan

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. Yang became a teacher in his own right, and his subsequent expression of tai chi… Read more »

Benefits of tai chi

Benefits of Tai Chi

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 can greatly enhance a person’s ability to live a better quality and longer life. These… Read more »

Using Qigong for Detox as a Way to Cleanse Your Body

For those who have never heard of Qigong for detox or for that matter just the term Qigong, it is an ancient traditional Chinese practice that involves the use of synchronized breathing and slow, deliberate movements similar to those used in Tai Chi to help restore the flow of Qi (pronounced chee) or your life… Read more »