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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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Now Where Was I?

April 26, 2015 0 Comments
Now Where Was I?

About a month ago, I got a renewal reminder for my Live Long Qigong Website license.  Having taken a sabbatical from posting since last July, it was time to think through my plans for the Blog.  Quit?  Postpone a decision?  Jump back in with a renewed commitment to regular posts? That’s when the voices began inside […]

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My New Best (virtual) Friends

May 29, 2014 0 Comments
My New Best (virtual) Friends

There are many excellent, expert Tai Chi teachers.  We have many right here in Iowa, which is about as far away from China, where Tai Chi originated, as you can get.  There aren’t as many bloggers, or Tai Chi Centers or activities in our parks as in other parts of the country.  Our YMCAs do a great job […]

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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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Q Tip # 14 Lift Head / Lower Shoulders

January 21, 2014 0 Comments
Q Tip # 14  Lift Head / Lower Shoulders

The first fundamental of Qigong / Tai Chi is to Adopt an Upright Posture.  There are three complementary components to this rule. Today’s Q Tip covers two of the three. 1.  Begin by lifting the head.  Many of us walk around looking at the ground.  Others, including me, tend to lead with our chins.  Chin […]

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