Tag: Qi

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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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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Comparison, the Thief of Joy

May 12, 2014 1 Comment
Comparison, the Thief of Joy

Theodore Roosevelt is credited with the statement,  “Comparison is the thief of joy”. I’ll bet the concept has been around since the very first cave dweller looked at another’s shelter and thought, “not fair’.   Today, still, there is much conversation and energy associated with comparison and envy. Make no mistake, I’m not talking about […]

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Qigong Living

January 21, 2014
Qigong Living

The more I practice, read, and think about it, the more I understand Qigong is multi-dimensional. I can attend a class and learn the movements.  When I leave class, I am more flexible, relaxed and, perhaps, a little healthier. I can lead a class, teaching form sequences and tips for my students to help them […]

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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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