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 […]

The 7th Pillar for Supporting your Tai Chi Form

Focus We have arrived at the 7th pillar that is needed to support a powerful mind-body practice, such as doing a Tai Chi form.  I hope that you have found the previous 6 pillars to be informative and that you have gained some small insight into the basic principles behind making a Tai Chi form, […]

Basic Requirements for Body Posture

The following article written by T.K. Shih for “Qi – The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness” does a wonderful job of explaining the importance of proper body alignment, and how to achieve it.  No matter what style of Qigong or Tai Chi you practice this article should be useful to you. The body […]

How To Practice Taiji Five Element Qigong Well (dan tien)

The following is a translation of an article by Master Binhui He regarding the medical qigong form he created and the importance of the lower dan tien.  I will be teaching this rare system now known as “Nianli” to students that are interested at workshops/retreats.  Even though you may not know the form yet, there […]

Achieving Happiness Through Taiji and Qigong Practice

Our ability to adapt plays a big role in whether we are able to live a generally happy and stress-free life.  I know that I’m certainly not the first one to figure it out, yet I feel each and every one of us needs to figure it out in their own way and time.  For me it […]

Discovering the Fire of Intention Through Qi Gong

What is Qi Gong?   My Qigong teacher once told me that in order for someone to recover fully from an illness or a chronic condition they needed to created a “burning desire” to get better.  It is this strong desire or intention that is truly the driving force behind Qi gong or any form […]