What Makes Taiji (tai-chi) Different?

taiji / tai-chi movement is uniqueWhat’s the difference between “internal” arts like taiji (tai-chi), and most other sports and body disciplines out there?  What is so special about an exercise that most people associate with old age and a mind-numbing slow tempo?  I’ll explain to you why taiji is so fantastic for your health and why both the young or old, strong or weak can benefit from it. Continue reading What Makes Taiji (tai-chi) Different?

How to do Standing Qigong

chen xiao wang doing standing practiceIn this article I introduce you to one of the most all-around beneficial exercises that you can do.  It is a form of qi gong called Standing pole, or just “standing” practice.  I’ll give you some background about why its so good for you, and tell you how you can start practicing today! Continue reading How to do Standing Qigong

What is QiGong?

in the park, getting their qi onWhat is qigong (chi-gong)?  Qi Gong roughly translates as energy exercise or breath exercise.  Its used to refer to a wide variety of exercises including meditation, calisthenics, deep breathing, self-massage, dietetics, etc…   The Chinese use of the word is a modern term for what was traditionally called yang sheng shu: the Art of Nourishing Life. Continue reading What is QiGong?