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 »

Yang 24 Form – Tai Chi Movement: Brush Knee Twist Step

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From Crane Cools It’s Wings – Turn the wasit to the left causing the right hand to circle in and down across the torso. The left hand swings up to shoulder height. Turn your waist back to your right as the right hand continues to circle down past the hip and out to the side… Read more »

Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan

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By Jeff Patterson 5/26/09 The Yang family first became involved in the study of tai chi chuan in the early 1800s. The founder of the Yang style tai chi was Yang Lu-ch’an, aka Yang Fu-k’ui (1799-1872), who studied under Ch’en Chang-hsing starting in 1820. Yang became a teacher in his own right, and his subsequent… Read more »

Yang 24 Form – Tai Chi Movement: Wave Hands Like Clouds

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From Single Whip – Turn the waist slightly to the left and sink the weight to lower the hands. Shift your weight into the right foot while turning as far to the right as you can without generating tension in the hip. The left foot turns to face the front as the weight shifts. As… Read more »

Yang 24 Form – Tai Chi Movement: Work at Shuttles Right

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From the Stand on One Leg Right position – Start this tai chi movement by stepping down into a bow stance toward your left corner. The hands move into a “hold-the-ball” position with the left hand on top. Turn the waist to the center, drawing the right foot up into a cat stance position. Step… Read more »

Yang 24 Form – Tai Chi Movement: Turn, Deflect, Parry and Punch

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Shift the weight into the rear foot drawing the left hand back into the “open-diamond-position.” Maintain this hand position as you turn the waist right, toward the opposite direction. The hands circle across the top and the left toe pivots in until the feet are pigeon-toed. Shift the weight back into the left foot as… Read more »