Tag: balance

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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The Gravity of the Situation

February 20, 2014 0 Comments
The Gravity of the Situation

  In late January, sixty Tai Chi/Qigong students and teachers celebrated the beginning of the Lunar New Year.  We practiced many forms, had a pot luck and watched Tai Chi demonstrations.  One particular teacher demonstrated Wu Form.   Sonny performed a combination of  finely synchronized, smooth moves  interrupted by exploding vertical jumps and kicks.  He […]

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Finding Balance

February 4, 2014 1 Comment
Finding Balance

Today, the World is conspiring to spin me off the edge. We are in the midst of another winter storm.  I’m supposed to teach class tonight.  Do I cancel or do I drive downtown this evening? The automatic payment that was to change from an old checking account to a new account failed and I’ve […]

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Q Tip # 14-2 Posture

January 30, 2014 0 Comments
Q Tip # 14-2  Posture

The first fundamental of Qigong / Tai Chi is to Adopt an Upright Posture.  There are three components to this rule lift head, lower shoulders and natural stance.  Last week we discussed Lift Head / Lower Shoulders.  Today’s Q Tip covers the third fundamental:  Natural Stance. Natural Stance is a delicate balance between slumping shoulders […]

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Biophilia hypothesis- The “Root” of all Things

October 31, 2013 1 Comment
Biophilia hypothesis- The “Root” of all Things

The biophilia hypothesis suggests that there is an instinctive bond between human beings and other living systems. Edward O. Wilson introduced and popularized the hypothesis in his book, Biophilia (1984).[1] He defines biophilia as “the urge to affiliate with other forms of life”.[2] The term “biophilia” literally means “love of life or living systems.” It was first used by Erich  Fromm to describe a psychological orientation of being attracted to all that is […]

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