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What is Qigong and how can we learn about it?
Daoism / Qigong

What is Qigong and how can we learn about it?

Qigong (also spelled Ch’i Kung) is a powerful system of healing and energy medicine from China. It is the art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement, and meditation to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate the life energy (qi). Qigong practice leads to better health and vitality and a tranquil […]

What is the Qi (氣) in Tai Chi and Qigong and how does it work?
Daoism / Qigong / Tai Chi

What is the Qi (氣) in Tai Chi and Qigong and how does it work?

In the many articles and news items which proliferate in the media about Tai Chi and Qigong and Chinese medicine, the word which crops up again and again is ‘qi’ (氣). Pronounced ‘chee’ and not to be confused with the word ‘chi’ in Tai Chi the concept of ‘qi’ pervades much of Chinese medicine […]

A Downside to Tai Chi? None That I See!
Health & Nutrition / Tai Chi

A Downside to Tai Chi? None That I See!

The proper question to ask yourself may not be why you should practice tai chi, but why not. New York Times; By JANE E. BRODY; Published: September 27, 2010. A recent article published in the New York Times outlines the health benefits of practicing Tai Chi very clearly. The writer reviews some […]

Tai Chi / Video Clips

Yang Sau Chung (1910~1985) demonstrating Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan

What interested me especially about the video below is how close it is to the style and movements that my teacher Andy Cullen at the Seven Stars Internal Arts School in Portsmouth, UK, teaches us. The form that is usually taught by Yang Family practitioners (including the Yang Family Taiji […]

Tai Chi / Video Clips

Keeping the centre in Taichiquan

I just came across this rather interesting video by Chen Zhonghua, he is a master of a particular lineage of Chen style tai chi but its not important, what is interesting is his explanation of keeping centred. He gives a brief demonstration using cloud hands from the from which you […]