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We are all bags simply of stuff, so how do we move them?

I was describing my idea on Qigong movement techniques to a class a few years back and most were sort of getting it, but I could tell some were not.

The main principle I was working on getting them to grasp was moving from the inside out.  Not the easiest to grasp when you have never worked on moving this way.  Qigong, is you have not heard me say it or have no experience with it, it different. Read more…

Qigong, I bet it is not what you think it is

stan_side_semi_lungeHonestly,  most people have no clue what it is.  More honestly, after years of practicing, and learning, I am still discovering what it is.  Qigong is much more that stretching.

First of all, lets take the fact that is was developed in China out of the equation.  I would rather say it was developed by some pretty intuitive folks who discovered the mind / body awareness connection 3 – 5 thousand years ago. Read more…

One good turn deserves another: a quick look at the Kwa factor

You may know of the Kwa,  or you may be saying HUH?

For years now I have been practicing Tai Chi and Qigong;  shifting, turning and carrying my core through movements. Read more…

The view from the top… where are your eyes during Tai Chi and Qigong?

I am sure there are many differing opinions on the subject of the eyes in regard to Tai Chi and Qigong practice.

My first sensei taught me his take on it and it seems to work fine for me and those I teach. Read more…

Two fitness training principals to avoid injury and build balanced movement.

Have you ever heard of these two principles of movement in fitness / exercise training?
 
1: The 70% rule
2: Work to your weakest side
 
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