Most Tai Chi practitioners know that this style is all about circles. We move hands in circles, we talk about "in" and "yan", that are represented in a circle, composed of two fish-like shapes...
But very few know how to apply this concept to the martial situation. Particularly, how to do it properly. How to stay, how to move, how to turn. How to generate power...
This tutorial will discuss some of the most important aspects of Tai Chi, the key consepts, that make a difference between a strange aerobic-like hand-waving activity and one of the most efficient fighting technics on the face of this planet. The mechanics of Tai Chi, the way it works.
A rather advanced hands stretching technique. Find out so many little muscles that can be sore...
This technique will make your wrists stronger, it also gives a very good idea of how an art of meditation turns into a martial art.
Qigong meditation (Chi Gun) is an ancient Chinese meditation and self-healing technique. Chi (pronounced more like "tsi") means the "life force", and Gun (pronounced more like "goon") means work. The work of chi. It is easy and not physically challenging at all, and yet it can make dramatic changes in person's physical and mental health. In a matter of minutes it allows you to relax, both physically and mentally. And then you may notice, to your surprise, that the deceases are gone and the stress is not affecting you anymore.
The foundation, and the most important part of all Tai Chi, used for meditation, healing and martial technics. Learn how to do it properly.
Tai Chi is the "moving" Chi Gun technique, and you can call it both Tai Chi Meditation and Tai Chi Martial Art in the same time. When done regularly, it is known to produce dramatic changes in people's health, both physical and mental, making them more balanced, self-confident and happy. And yes, it is also a powerful fighting technique.
In this tutorial, you will find detailed description of one of the most popular Yang Family Tai Chi 24 form technique. There are many little things that you have to know to do Tai Chi right, and the tutorial pays a great attention to explaining them all.
Often, people think of the Tai Chi 40 form as something "in between" the "beginners'" Tai Chi 24 form and "the real" Tai Chi 108 form (also known as Tai Chi 88 form). This is wrong. First of all, the Tai Chi 24 form is not a beginners' one, when done right, it has the same power the Tai Chi 40 form and Tai Chi 108 form have.
Second, regardless the fact that the Tai Chi 40 form is a reduced version of Tai Chi 108 form, it was made shorter by removing repeating forms. Nothing is lost. I also find it more stimulating then the Tai Chi 108 form. Finally, it is almost 3 times shorter, which can be very important in our busy time.
In this tutorial, you will find the Yang Family Tai Chi 40 form. There are many little things that you have to know to do Tai Chi Meditation right, and the tutorial pays a great attention to explaining them all.
This is a "traditional" form of the Yang family Tai Chi. It combines both powerful Tai Chi Martial Art and the equally powerful Tai Chi Meditation technique. It gives you - while it is not physically demanding at all - a good health, and balance, both mental and physical, and an ability to react to the world around you in an adequate and efficient way, and it is many other things too...
In this tutorial, you will find the Yang Family Tai Chi 108 form. You will see this form very often on competitions and Martial Arts events, unfortunately, it is often performed with errors. There are many little things that you have to know to do Tai Chi Meditation right, and the tutorial pays a great attention to explaining them all.
In this article I will try to explain the Tai Chi magic while staying away from "energy" and related mystical terminology. Yes, it is pure mechanics, but mechanics so fine it is often perceived as magic... which it is.
Techniques of the Taiji Qigong 18 form are somewhere between the "dynamic" Tai Chi Meditation, and static ones of Qigong meditation. Same way as in Tai Chi, Taiji Qigong is simple to do, and the "energy" flow is usually easier to achieve, then when you practice Qigong meditation
There are many sets (sometimes called tao) in Taiji Qigong Meditation techniques. They are used to improve different aspects of our health. In this eBook you will learn one of them, probably the most important: the Taiji Qigong 18 form. When done properly, it is affecting all our body, improving health. Also it will help you to open your energy channels and to learn to relax, physically and mentally.
In this tutorial you will find the set of Taiji Qigong techniques, called "Qigong (Dao In) Heart and blood vessels". Dao In is an ancient name of the Chi Gun (Qigong). The tao is composed of 8 forms, however, please keep in mind, that each form is rather complex, it usually involves more than one motion.
The "Dao In Heart and blood vessels" techniques are designed to improve general health, with most effect on the heart conditions (including both heart and blood vessels). The exercises combine dynamic meditation and self-massage, being - on one side - simple, they work with pressure points and energy channels.
In this tutorial you will find the set of Qigong Exercises techniques, called Qigong (Dao In) Kidneys form. Dao In is an ancient name of the Qigong (Chi Gun). The set has just 8 forms, but please keep in mind, that each form is rather complex, it involves more than one motion.
The "Dao In Kidneys" techniques are designed to improve general health, however the most effect they have on the kidneys and backbone conditions. The effect is achieved both through the self-massage, that happens during twists, and through the activation of corresponding energy meridians.
It does not matter how old you are or how strong : this technique is for you. Because this set of exercises was fine-tuned by centuries. People with problems use it, and sometimes problems go away. Healthy people use it to stay healthy. And Qigong and Tai Chi students use it as a stretching and warm up routine.
The power of Chinese (this set of exercises may look familiar, but it is taken almost without changes from the Qigong warm up) philosophy is in its balanced simplicity. You do a simple set of movements, day after day, you don't even break to sweat - and than the changes happen. And of course, if you don't do it - it does not work. Well... no technique is perfect.
In our days it is very difficult to follow the "classical" Qigong routine, people simply do not have enough time to do it all. This, probably, why the "Healing Tao" was created.
It combines many powerful techniques from ancient Dao In / Qigong Exercises techniques, providing you with the system, that you can practice when your limited time does not allow you to do longer routines. However, it is not the "dummy" technique, it is rather advanced, and can produce dramatic changes in your overall Qigong progress.
In this tutorial you will find the technique, based on Chinese pressure points, that can be used for fast headache relief.
The technique takes 5-10 minutes, and I find it very useful for most types of the headache. It is also very easy to apply - you can do it to yourself, as well as to someone else. It does not take more than 10 minutes to learn.
Unlike most "non-prescribed drugs", it works almost instantaneously, as the matter of fact, people often feel relief before the routine is completed.