Archive for Tai Chi Workshops – Page 2

Workshop 2: Qi Kung I – This Sunday 1-29

Qi Gong Workshop Los AngelesIn the second session of our Tai Chi Qi Gong workshop, we will emphasize on the guidance of energy flow throughout our entire body. Through the practice, you will strengthen the flow of energy and eliminate any blockage – resulting in alleviation of pain and stress, better digestion, better sleep, a clearer mind… all around a better life! With this practice, you’ll increase your ability to handle all the challenges that appear in life with grace and centeredness.

Topic: How to make Qi power our movements. Learn to circulate Qi through our body in motion, also practice our coordination.

Date: January 29, 2012, Sunday

Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Tuition: $70 (or $180 for all three essions)

Location: Yahoo Center (2425 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, Ca 90043)/ Entrance of underground parking is on

Colorado Ave near Cloverfield)

Best,

TC

Tai Chi does A Life Good

*** FYI Tai Chi / Chi Kung?

Qigong practice reduces stress, improves your total well-being, and simply feels wonderful. People who practice this form of Qigong have reported healings from:

Pain: neck, shoulder, knee, lower back,
postoperative pains, arthritis, joint pain
Migraine headaches, sinus conditions
Spinal problems
Weight problems
Stress, anxiety, and depression
Circulation problems
Digestive ailments
Allergies
Panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, addictions, obsessive compulsive disorder, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders
Fatigue, lack of energy
…and countless other ailments!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qigong

Qigong, chi kung, or chi gung (气功 or 氣功) (pronounced “chee-gung”) is a practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness for exercise, healing, and meditation.[1] With roots in Chinese medicine, martial arts, and philosophy, qigong is traditionally viewed as a practice to balance qi (chi) or what has been translated as “intrinsic life energy.”[2] Typically a qigong practice involves rhythmic breathing, coordinated with slow stylized repetition of fluid movement, and a calm mindful state.[3] Qigong is now practiced throughout China and worldwide, and is considered by some to be exercise, and by others to be a type of alternative medicine or meditative practice.[4] From a philosophical perspective qigong is believed to help develop human potential, allow access to higher realms of awareness, and awaken one’s “true nature.”[5]


T’ai chi ch’uan vs qigong

Main article: T’ai chi ch’uan

T’ai chi ch’uan (tàijíquán, 太极拳), or simply tai chi, is often translated as “supreme boxing” or “supreme balancing”, and is a popular system of internal (Nèijiā 內家) martial arts focused on spiritual, mental, and qi-related aspects of practice and characterized by complex stylized movements.[16][27] The Chinese character 极 , jí or chi, means “final” or “extreme”, in contrast with 氣, qì or chi, which means “life energy”. While some scholars and practitioners consider tai chi to be a type of qigong,[28] the two are more commonly distinguished as separate but closely related practices, with qigong playing an important role in training for tai chi, and with many tai chi movements performed as part of qigong practice.

notes from essentail taichi workshop

If you missed today’s Tai Chi Qi-Kung  workshop with TC,  I’ve made some notes and transcribed them here.

I will not cover any of the movements or hand motions, but I am creating some notes on the ordering. In the Vimeo video link below you can see a visualization of the order of the meridians to be combined with the breathing. The video plays a little fast, as this is a prototype animation- just pause the video when needed.
An expanded version of the following animation (including the movements) will be presented in future editions. For now, please enjoy:
http://vimeo.com/34479089

The ordering is like the list below. Color emphasis added is similar to the acupuncture mannequin TC presents:

1. Gall Bladder
2. Liver
3. Lung
4. Large Intestine
5. Stomach
6. Spleen
7. Heart
8. Small Intestine
9. Bladder
10. Kidney
11. Pericardium
12. Triple Burner

The above five colors are also the colors of the Wu Xing:


Red
, Yellow, Green, White, and Blue (sometimes represented as Black).
The pattern to these colors can be discovered on the Wikipedia link –  The Wu Xing

As TC mentioned ‘water’ and ‘bodies of water,’ you can think of the colorization (wu xing) to determine the flow of those rivers based on wu xing cycles…

…learn more at the next workshop, Chi Kung Workshop #2.


LA Tai Chi Workshop Reminder: Breathing and Qi Flow in Meridians

In Tai Chi Chuan, self defense is the application, Chi Kung is the internal power house for all stances. They must be together to make your practice efficient. Your ability will be greatly improved if you can control your Chi flow.

breathing and Qi flow in meridiansIn these workshops you will learn the concept of Chi and understand its flow in our body. Furthermore, you will learn ways to build up your Chi, and ways to circulate it inside, and how to direct it for applications.

There are three workshops in three Sundays. You may take all three to achieve better results or you may just choose the one interested you. As I always emphasized, you must understand the logic of Tai Chi to make it alive in your mind. then it will stay with you and last for your lifetime.

Topic: Breathing and Qi Flow in Meridians

Date: January 22, 2012, Sunday

Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Tuition: $70 (or $180 for all three sessions)

Location: Yahoo Center (2425 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, Ca 90043)/ Entrance of underground parking is on

Colorado Ave near Cloverfield)

Click Here for more details.

Best,

TC

www.TCSociety.com

Tai Chi does A Life Good