Yang Style Tai Chi Saber

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This is the Yang Style saber form. The first time through the form it is shown with pauses in between the movements. This is so you can see the form more clearly. The second time through it is performed more smoothly and how it should be practiced. Names of the movements: 1. Commencement Of Tai… Read more »

One of the Songs of Tai Chi Chuan

8 Essential skills needed to reach a high level in your Tai Chi Chuan training   1- No Shape, No Shadow- Tai chi chuan. Developing a transparent feeling with in the body will help you to establish a smooth flow of energy. If you have a good posture and are relaxed there will be less… Read more »

Why People Can’t Meditate and How You Can…

Why People Can’t Meditate. Ever Wonder Why so Many People Fail at Meditation? Why People Can’t Meditate. I have been teaching meditation for over twenty-five years. I have met hundreds of people through the years that have tried meditation and not experienced success with the practice. Why is it that meditation can be so amazing… Read more »

Chan Ssu Chin

Chan Ssu Chin Comes from Chen Tai Chi 1. Learn external movements 2. Then study internal Silk Reeling Cocoon (Training exercises) • Silk represents the way in which the energy flows through the body • Cocoon represents your waist, as it rotates on its axis • Chan Ssu= silk reeling cocoon • Chin= internal flowing… Read more »

Tai Chi-ing Around Portland

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  Tai Chi-ing Around Portland. One thing that I hear over and over again is how easily people get bored with their workout routine. With swimming you chase walls, and running you pound into the same pavement. Aerobics classes can burn you out, with lifting weights you’re chained to a stuffy gym.   Tai Chi-ing… Read more »

The Ultimate Detox: Qigong

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The Ultimate detox. It seems like there is always some new fad over how to “Lose Five Pounds Fast!” or “Get Clear Skin with this Juice Cleanse Diet!” Over and over, so-called miracle regimens and pills promise to give you something that you have to work for: good health. The human body is so incredibly… Read more »

How To Do Tai Chi For Beginners

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This guideon How To Do Tai Chi For Beginners is broken into three parts The How, The Why and Going Deeper. The how only takes a couple of minutes and will change your life.  Do it now. Once you’ve had that experience move on the to why and going deeper.  Each will add to the power… Read more »

Beginners Walking Meditation

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Simple, powerful walking meditation: Walking meditation is a potent but easily accessible exercise that is part of our Tai Chi and Yiquan training in Portland, OR. This basic exercise will train a calm and clear state of mind, strengthening your focus and emotional balance. It will cultivate strength in the stabilization muscles, clear the lungs… Read more »

Meditation That Works For Everyone

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Meditation That Works for Everyone There is hope for those of us who have tried meditating and failed get our Zen on. Instead we just sit there with thoughts buzzing through our heads, stressing out about how our feet are going numb. This is not peaceful, not relaxing and definitely not lowering our blood pressure…. Read more »