nutrition, Tai chi

Tai Chi, qi circles and digestion

Qi Circles and modified kagles that I learned years ago from Susan Matthews and Master Wang Hao Da didn't do much for me at first. Susan stressed them so vehemently that I had to make myself do them even though I didn't see the value at first. Gradually over time my body showed some positive… Continue reading Tai Chi, qi circles and digestion

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Tai chi

A tip for overcoming non-movement in tai chi

Tai Chi movement is interesting and tai chi non-movement may be even more so, especially if you are trying to detect the difference between the two. One thing to look for is if a part of the body is not moving, then the part attached to it probably isn't moving. For example, sometimes a part,… Continue reading A tip for overcoming non-movement in tai chi

Tai chi

Central equilibrium in tai chi is a location in the body and a concept

The Chinese word for central equilibrium is zhong ding. It is a place and a concept. It is the center point of alignment. It is 3D, as Master George Xu says, meaning it can have volume, or more precisely, six directions: up/down, front/back, left/right simultaneously. A basic concept of internal movement art is to move… Continue reading Central equilibrium in tai chi is a location in the body and a concept

Qigong

Qigong is like massage

Qigong is like Massage on the inside of the body. The effect of movement is from the inside out. The organs, ligaments, tendons, all the connective tissue. The fascia. The lymph nodes and channels, the meridians, even the bone marrow, all benefit from movement on the inside. When you are doing Qigong and Taiji keep… Continue reading Qigong is like massage

Tai chi

The body’s way of knowing

People don't know what tai chi really is, or could be, or how much more they could know about it and the potential it holds. Narrowing it down to a phrased description I would say tai chi is a whole-being movement art. It is body-mind movement. Even more, it is mind-energy-body movement meditation. It is… Continue reading The body’s way of knowing