Qigong Form – Head & Shoulder Swing

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Step into a wide horse stance and rest the hands on the middle of the thighs. Inhale – Roll down the spine, vertebra by vertebra letting the head hang down at the end of the breath. Exhale – Swing your torso to your right, letting the feet pivot with the movement until you are in… Read more »

Qigong Form – Raise One Arm

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  Inhale – The hands move toward the center line with the backs of the hands facing each other until the middle fingers almost touch. The hands lift to the navel with the last of the inhale. Exhale – The arms continue to rise with the exhale to the top of the chest. Inhale –… Read more »

Six Healing Sounds Qigong: The Heart

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The Heart’s Sound • Energy: Radiating • Associated Organ: Small Intestine • Element: Fire • Season: Summer • Color: Red • Negative emotions: Impatience, Hastiness, Arrogance, Cruelty • Positive emotions: Joy, Honor, Sincerity, Respect, Love • Sound: “Hawwww” (mouth wide open) Inhale as you lift the hands up and out to the sides. Continue lifting and… Read more »

Six Healing Sounds Qigong: The Triple Warmer

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  The Triple Warmer’s Sound The Triple Warmer refers to the three energy centers of the body. • Upper – (brain, heart and lungs) is hot • Middle – (liver, kidneys, stomach, pancreas and spleen) is warm • Lower – (large and small intestines, bladder and sexual organs) is cool • Sound: “heeeeeee”   For the… Read more »

Six Healing Sounds Qigong: The Spleen

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The Spleen’s Sound • Energy: Stabilizing • Associated Organ: Pancreas, Stomach • Element: Earth • Season: Indian Summer • Color: Yellow • Negative emotions: Worry • Positive emotions: Fairness, Openness • Sound: “whooooo” (from the throat- guttural) For the spleen sound in this qigong set, inhale the hands up to the left lower rib. The… Read more »

Six Healing Sounds Qigong: The Liver

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The Liver’s Sound • Energy: Generating • Associated Organ: Gall Bladder • Element: Wood • Season: Spring • Color: Green • Negative emotions: Anger • Positive emotions: Kindness • Sound: “shhhh” (tongue near palate) For this step in the Six Healing Sounds qigong form inhale as you lift the hands up and out to the sides…. Read more »

Six Healing Sounds Qigong: The Kidneys

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The Kidneys’ Sound • Energy: Gathering Inward • Associated Organ: Bladder • Element: Water • Season: Winter • Color: Black or Dark Blue • Negative emotions: Fear • Positive emotions: Gentleness • Sound: “woooo” (through the lips as though blowing out a candle)   With this movement of the Six Healing Sounds qigong set, inhale… Read more »

Yang 24 Form – Tai Chi Movement: Ward Off, Roll Back Press and Push

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These Yang Style tai chi movements should be a continuous flow. From Step Back to Ward Off Monkey – Sink the weight into the right foot and turn the waist to the front. This movement draws the hands into a “hold the ball” position with the right hand on top and pulls the left toe… Read more »

Six Healing Sounds Qigong: The Lungs

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The Lungs’ Sound • Energy: Contracting Back • Associated Organ: Large Intestine • Element: Metal • Season: Fall • Color: White • Negative emotions: Grief, Sadness, Depression • Positive emotions: Courage, Righteousness • Sound: “ssssss” (tongue behind the teeth)   To begin this movement of the Six Healing Sounds qigong set, inhale and lift the… Read more »

Yang 24 Form – Tai Chi Movement: Open Taijiquan

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Slowly roll up the left foot while sinking the weight, pound by pound, into the right foot. Smoothly and gradually step the left foot out to shoulder width and touch the toe down. You should barely feel the moment of contact. As you step the palms of the hands slowly rotate to face the behind you…. Read more »