Tag: Qigong

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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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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Q Tip # 16: Crown Pulling

May 15, 2014 0 Comments
Q Tip # 16:  Crown Pulling

I read a lot.  I curl up.  I slouch.  I stay in the same position way too long.  I lose track of time.  And then, I  get a stiff neck. After I turn the last page and emerge from my mini-retreat, I need relief and relaxation for my poor neck and head. The Crown Pull […]

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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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