The Eight Brocades

  The Baduanjin qigong(八段錦) is one of the most common forms of Chinese qigong used as exercise.[1] Variously translated as Eight Pieces of Brocade, Eight-Section Brocade, Eight Silken Movements or Eight Silk Weaving, the name of the form generally refers to how the eight individual movements of the form characterize and impart a silken quality (like that of a piece of brocade) to the body...
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My Experience with a Qigong Teacher

After surviving a deadly virus early in 2020, I felt compelled to teach Tai Chi. I became a Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader in 2018 and began teaching in 2021. Today, I teach several times per week in parks, schools, assisted living facilities and one on one. Age ranges from 5 to 95 with a variety of physical abilities and dis-abilities. I love Tai Chi, it has changed my crazy life and brought...
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The 10 Tai Chi Principles

The 10 Tai Chi Principles: 1.Straightening the head. Stand straight, relax your neck and suspend the head naturally erect from the crown point without strain or tension. The image to model is “hanging by a string from the top of one’s head” such that the head and neck align by the force of gravity alone. Correct position of chest and back. The chest is kept slightly depressed inward which helps...
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Tai Chi Lesson

Tai Chi thought for today by Kenny Lee Burgess.   Bodhidharma taught, regardless of how hard we work, we cannot polish a stone to make a mirror. Let me offer a story. Lets imagine a delivery of 1000 cinderblocks needs to be hand carried through a forest up a remote hill top to build a structure. We have ten days to get the job done. If we work everyday, that means we only have to move 100...
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