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 »

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 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 »