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World Tai Chi And Qigong Day 2016

All across the globe at 10:00 am local time on April 30th, of people from more than 80 countries will celebrate the practice Tai Chi and qigong. The celebrations will first begin in Fiji, at 10:00 am their local time. Article and Image courtesy of slantedflying.com  

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Taiji Master Class with Dr Shen Hongxun

I used to translate for him and often had to write quite quickly to keep up with what he was saying, so most of my notes were not very legible :-). I give them here as I’ve written them down, so sometimes the sentences are short and possibly some things will not be clear to people who didn’t study with ...

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Moving Health Tai Chi Vancouver Qigong

Overview Based on the Sun Style of Tai Chi, this scientifically researched program was developed specifically for people with arthritis. This simplified form of Tai Ch is also suitable for anyone with high blood pressure, diabetes, back pain, fibromyalgia, balance issues and osteoporosis, or for those who simply want to improve their overall health, fitness and sense of well-being. Dr. ...

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Qigong Healers

Qigong healers practice the same foundational techniques as everyone else, but they have practiced so much that they understand every move, breath, and thought behind the techniques. Through effort (“gong”), Qigong healers have gained a deeper understanding of the exercises and aimed this effort toward learning how to control Qi. Qigong practitioners believe that those who have the ability to ...

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What is Qigong

Qigong, which is sometimes spelled Chi-Kung (and pronounced chee-gung), is the study and practice of cultivating vital life-force through various techniques, including: Breathing techniques Postures Meditations Guided imagery Qi means “breath” or “air” and is considered the “vital-life-force” or “life-force energy.”  Qigong practitioners believe that this vital-life-force penetrates and permeates everything in the universe. It corresponds to the Greek “pneuma,” ...

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Qigong Techniques

There are two types of Qigong practice: Wai Dan (External Elixir) involves physical movement and concentration Nei Dan (Internal Elixir) involves sitting meditation and guided imagery or visualization According to the traditional teachings of Qigong, beginners first learn physical movements coordinated with breathing techniques. They practice sets of exercises (similar to Tai Chi) until each movement or posture is perfected. ...

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Types of Qigong

There are many forms and styles of Qigong, but they all fit into one of three main categories: Medical Qigong to heal self and others Martial Qigong for physical prowess Spiritual Qigong for enlightenment Generally, all Qigong practitioners incorporate exercises and techniques from all three categories–the only difference is their focus. Medical Qigong This is the most popular of the ...

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