Tai Chi

Downward Dog or Yang 24?

December 8, 2016 0 Comments
Downward Dog or Yang 24?

  National Health Statistics Reports, February, 2015 reports that US complementary health approaches of yoga, Tai Chi/Qigong practice increased linearly over  ten-year period 2002 to 2012 from 5.8% to 10.9%, with many more practitioners of Yoga (9.5%) than Tai Chi/Qigong (1.4%) You may be thinking that Yoga or Tai Chi/Qigong could be right for you, but how […]

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Consistent and Powerful Practice

October 31, 2016 0 Comments
Consistent and Powerful Practice

It is a joy for me to a Tai Chi form that calls for large and complex movements.  Right now, I’m learning Double Rainbow Fan created by the late Madame Wang Ju Ron, and continued by her daughter, Master Helen Wu. Master Wu is my teacher’s sifu (sifu:  a skillful person or master). The version provided in the link above […]

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Munching Mulberry Leaves

December 7, 2015 1 Comment
Munching Mulberry Leaves

“With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes a kimono.”  -Chinese Proverb Chinese legend gives the title Goddess of Silk to Lady Hsi-Ling-Shih, wife of the mythical Yellow Emperor, who was said to have ruled China in about 3000 BC. She is credited with the introduction of silkworm rearing and the invention of the loom. […]

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CTRL+ALT+Del

November 3, 2015 0 Comments
CTRL+ALT+Del

It was July 23rd, to be exact, when I wrote my last post.  At the time, I told myself I was going to take the rest of July and August off to travel and to focus on my Qigong/Tai Chi forms then get back to blogging and posting.  August turned to September, September turned to October…well, […]

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A Handy Reference for Hands

June 24, 2015 1 Comment
A Handy Reference for Hands

Qigong for Hand Pain Associated with Arthritis I played basketball in high school and I can still remember the many jammed fingers I experienced over the course of my career.  I remember, especially, the night I jammed my little finger on the gym floor, stood up and saw the end of my finger pointing to […]

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