Friday, May 13, 2011

New Videos

Here are a few new videos just added:

Congratulations Students!

Classes have finished. Finals for the students. Mountains of grading for me!
It has been a good year for students learning taijiquan with me. I had the great honor of presenting Katie with her third level belt and certificate. Over the two semesters Katie has completed 100 hours of taiji training. Well done Katie! Jonathan has completed about 70 hours. Both have shown perseverance and dedication. Great students to have. See videos of them both doing the Simply Tai Chi 9 Form under the videos tab.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Silk Reeling

Silk reeling is a great set of exercises from the Chen tradition. Good for developing qi. Good for breathing. You don't need a lot of space as these are stationary exercises. Enjoy!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Eight Pieces of brocade Qigong

I have been practicing the Eight Pieces of Brocade Qigong for a while. It is eight qigong exercises that are repeated at least eight times each. It can be completed in about 15 minutes. Of course, you can do more repetitions of each exercise. It is said that if you do the exercises for 100 days you gain health and well-being, not to say immortality!
I have recorded it on video, but not with the required number of repetitions. To learn the form I recommend the teaching DVD of Master Jesse Tsao. Enjoy, and become immortal!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Eight words for regulating the breath

Words to ponder:

1. calm
2. slender
3. deep
4. long
5. continuous
6. uniform
7. slow
8. soft

from Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, Tai Ch Chuan Classical Yang Style

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