This is a powerful Taoist mindfulness exercise that will take about ten minutes to complete. You should find it deeply calming and restorative. I call it "Energizing the Organs". Begin with the "Three Mindful Alignments", aligning the three treasures of body, breath, and mind in the … [Read more...] about Energizing the Organs (A Mindfulness Practice)
The "Three Mindful Alignments" refers to paying conscious attention to the "three treasures" of body, breath, and mind and aligning each of the treasures together in the Tao. Picture a tea carafe to represent the body. Add some hot water to represent our breath. Some tea leaves to … [Read more...] about The Three Mindful Alignments (Aligning in the Tao)
1: Commencing 2: Part the Wild Horse's Mane: LEFT - RIGHT - LEFT 3: White Crane Spreads Its Wings 4: Brush Knee and Twist Step: RIGHT - LEFT - RIGHT 5: Playing the Pipa/Lute 6: Repulse and Step Back: RIGHT - LEFT - RIGtHT - LEFT - RIGtHT 7: Grasp the Bird's Tail - … [Read more...] about Tai Chi Chuan Integral 24 Form
Method 1: The “chill out” breathing technique 4-4-4-4: Inhale to a count of 4 quietly through your nose, filling the lowest part of your abdomen.Hold your breath for a count of 4.Exhale to a count of 4 through your mouth.Hold for a count of 4. Repeat at least three or four times. … [Read more...] about Breath is the Key
The Eight Pieces of Brocade is an easy to learn and practice form of medical qigong used for health restoration and enhancement. The exercise dates to the Song Dynasty (circa 1150 AD) and is also know as the Eight-Section Brocade, Eight Silken Movements, and Baduanjin (八段錦). 1) Two … [Read more...] about Eight Pieces of Brocade
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Carefully developed by the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi, Tai Chi EASY™ makes it easy, fun and beneficial right from the start. One is not required to devote years learning a traditional 108 movement martial arts form to enjoy the calming emotional and physical health … [Read more...] about Tai Chi EASY™ Qigong
Earth (jing) section — Focuses on the body; strengthens the jing (material basis for the physical body). Promotes energy to enjoy life and share joy with others. 1) Discover Qi — Forming the Ball of Qi 2) Gather Qi — Gathering Qi from Heaven and Earth 3) Circulate Qi — Inner … [Read more...] about Nine Phases Qigong
Qigong is the premier self help technique of Asian medicine. Here is a simple routine for maximizing Qi flow. Stand with your feet about shoulder width apart. Do not lock your knees. Relax. Take a few deep breaths. Imagine that you are a tree with roots going deep into the earth … [Read more...] about A Simple Qigong Exercise
A brief video on the healing art of Qigong and some reasons that you may find it helpful: … [Read more...] about What is Qigong?
While this article is addressed to Qigong and Tai Chi practitioners, the many benefits derived from this simple practice are available, with a bit of qualified instruction, to anyone willing to put in the effort! - Mark Why do we do standing meditation standing wuji? This is one of the … [Read more...] about Why Standing Meditation?