Yin and Yang in Taiji

Yin and Yang in Taiji by Eric Borreson Here is a great short article by Eric Borreson detailing the interconnection between Yin and Yang and how to incorporate it into your Tai Chi Practice.  Read this article to learn some great Yin Yang principles.  I have also included a video on Yin Yang theory to […]

Is Tai Chi in America Weak?

Powerful Demonstration of Tai Chi in America [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpdOHVPI2iY[/youtube] Most Tai Chi practiced in America is very weak, not at all like the art that was created 350 years ago by the Chen family in China. Recently, I read an Internet article listing 10 concepts you need to know to practice Tai Chi, but the teacher […]

Nine Pillars for a Successful Qigong or Tai Chi Practice

Over the next nine days I will be discussing what I feel are nine key concepts to keep in mind for establishing a deep and meaningful Qigong or Tai Chi practice.  I like to think of these concepts as the “9 Pillars” as each one is necessary in order to provide the support necessary to […]

The first stage in developing a good Qigong practice

Qigong Practice The first stage in developing a qigong practice is the ignition in the lower dan tien area (lower abdomen). First we start the ignition with strong fire. By strong fire we mean that we use strong intention and also synchronize the visualization with breathing. Our intention is fire. Our intention comes from our […]

Why Standing Meditation – Yang Yang

Why do we do standing meditation (standing wuji)? This is one of the most frequently asked questions, and it comes both from beginners as well as long time Taiji form practitioners. Standing meditation is strength training to your legs while you bend your knees and flex your hip joints slightly (i.e. sink into the “kua”). […]