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Qigong The roots and origins of qigong as a healing art.

The roots and origins of qigong as a healing art.

Blogger and qigong teacher Tiffany Jones, has written an enlightening review of the roots and origins of qigong for the Into Mountains, Over Streams; International Journal of Qigong (online). Which takes for its focus a book by Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming called “The Roots of Chinese Qigong” a sample of which (pages 1 […]

Tai Chi Practicing Chen style Tai Chi Chuan or Taijiquan at Long Tou Shan Tai Chi School in Yangshuo, China.

Practicing Chen style Tai Chi Chuan or Taijiquan at Long Tou Shan Tai Chi School in Yangshuo, China.

Taiji (tai chi) as a practice, meaning “grand ultimate” or “grand extreme”, first appeared in Yi Jing (Scripture of Changes); quan, meaning “fist”, is a word used as a suffix in the Chinese language to denote a certain martial art system. Traditional Chen Taijiquan is widely acknowledged as the oldest […]

Meditation The roots of mindfulness meditation

The roots of mindfulness meditation

Everyone seems to be talking about mindfulness meditation these days. Every few days there is another article doing the rounds and the research labs across the world seem to be occupied with nothing but research into this amazingly new method for achieving a healthy life. The American Psychological Association (APA) […]

TCM Longetivity through health and nutrition – changing my diet the ANDI way!

Longetivity through health and nutrition – changing my diet the ANDI way!

Longetivity through health and nutrition – food is qigong too and an extremely important form of qigong. It seems that my whole conception of health and nutrition, of what we should eat and how we should eat it is being turned on its head. Yes I know certain foods were […]

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The roots of mindfulness meditation
Meditation

The roots of mindfulness meditation

Everyone seems to be talking about mindfulness meditation these days. Every few days there is another article doing the rounds and the research labs across the world seem to be occupied with nothing but research into this amazingly new method for achieving a healthy life. The American Psychological Association (APA) […]

Practicing Chen style Tai Chi Chuan or Taijiquan at Long Tou Shan Tai Chi School in Yangshuo, China.
Tai Chi / Yangshuo

Practicing Chen style Tai Chi Chuan or Taijiquan at Long Tou Shan Tai Chi School in Yangshuo, China.

Taiji (tai chi) as a practice, meaning “grand ultimate” or “grand extreme”, first appeared in Yi Jing (Scripture of Changes); quan, meaning “fist”, is a word used as a suffix in the Chinese language to denote a certain martial art system. Traditional Chen Taijiquan is widely acknowledged as the oldest […]

Understanding the complex History of Tai Chi Chuan as a martial art and healing practice.
Daoism / Tai Chi

Understanding the complex History of Tai Chi Chuan as a martial art and healing practice.

One of the best web pages I have seen that discusses the complex “History of Tai Chi Chuan” is that provided by Tai Chi Wizard which you can read in full here. Of course much of the early origins is shrouded in mystery and much of the story is guess […]

What is Tai Chi? The myths of its origins.
Tai Chi

What is Tai Chi? The myths of its origins.

Tai chi has many myths about its origins. One of those myths says that one day the Taoist monk Chang San-feng was disturbed by the sounds of a snake and a crane fighting in his courtyard. Each time the crane’s rapierlike beak stabbed, the flexible snake twisted out of reach. […]

The roots and origins of qigong as a healing art.
Daoism / Qigong

The roots and origins of qigong as a healing art.

Blogger and qigong teacher Tiffany Jones, has written an enlightening review of the roots and origins of qigong for the Into Mountains, Over Streams; International Journal of Qigong (online). Which takes for its focus a book by Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming called “The Roots of Chinese Qigong” a sample of which (pages 1 […]