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Tai Chi or Qigong (Chee , Chi) (Gong, Kung) … is there a difference?

First of all,  it is Qigong.  Phonetically,  it is Chee Gong  …   like cheese without the se, and a gong, like you clang.

It’s funny, like most people 20 plus years ago I had never really heard of Tai Chi or Qigong.  From movies and tv shows I knew of Karate and Kung Fu, and through a friend Jujitsu.    But that was it.  I had never seen them life or had any real interaction with them. Read more…


Special Summer 8 Brocades Qigong Session

This summer (2018) there is a special 8 Brocades Qigong class being held at Orchard View Lavender Farm in Port Murray, NJ.

This class is an outdoor class, running 12 weeks starting June 22nd.

Please go to this link for more information and to register

Tai Chi and Qigong: My oh my, the learning never stops

Years ago I asked my sensei when I know the forms he was teaching me.  He did his sly smile and said, “your last breath will be the end of your learning the nuances”.

You know what, here is is 18 years later and I am still finding he was right. Read more…

How often should I practice my Qigong? You already know.

The other day I did a presentation on Tai Chi and Qigong to a group of 52 of the Mansfield Township, Warren County NJ seniors.

I talked about the benefits, a  bit of history and the difference between the two modalities. Read more…

The Tai Chi step, learning how to walk all over again

Where to start if you want to learn Tai Chi?  By walking, but not just any walk.
You may find this odd because you already know how to walk, or I assume you do. Your balance could be good or it could need work. Either way you have been walking your whole life.

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