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For Dr. Jahnke’s 70th birthday he has gifted us with 5 days of videos, part practice and part information about Qigong.  He gives good insight about the four baskets of practice and how to incorporate practice and meditation into our daily lives.  Dr. Jahnke keeps it simple and practical, a...
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Here is an interesting link for an article about a Tai Chi master who was studied for his ability to control his body through Tai Chi. The research was done at Stanford and seems very solid. Other studies at Stanford and elsewhere have shown that adult practitioners gain balance, musculoskeletal,...
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Beginning April 23, 2015 for five consecutive Thursdays, 7–8pm, I will be teaching Finding your center through movement and stress reduction. Come learn unique and effective skills for relieving stress such as: •  Breathing techniques •  Meditation •  Time management tools •  Movement forms to relieve stress •  Diet and exercise...
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It is well known by now that meditation is key to reducing stress so Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra are doing an online 21 day meditation experience that is really fantastic.  You are given a new meditation and intention each day for 21 days.  Each meditation lasts about 20 minutes...
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The Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC) is dedicated to mobilizing citizens of all ages, professions, economic and social status to accept the responsibility for personal health promotion and self-care.  They are a great resource for information about Qigong and it’s benefits as a healing practice. http://www.instituteofintegralqigongandtaichi.org/qigong_tai_chi_research/ You...
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STAND STILL, BE FIT – Zhan zhuang – Narrated and demonstrated by Lam Kam Chuen, with interviews by his teacher Professor Yu, you learn to stand like a tree. For those of you who don’t like or think that standing meditation is important, these are the videos for you. A...
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For those of you who are enjoying the Swimming Dragon routines I have posted, you may also enjoy the Wuji Swimming Dragon Qigong Exercise with Francesco & Daisy Garripoli that you can find here. I really enjoy practicing this as well as the Wuji Dragon Pearl that they also teach....
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One of the loveliest practices to do is Swimming Dragon Qigong. I do this practice almost every day and have found a lot of benefit from doing it. I personally prefer the one done by Dashi Chu Kocica, because of her grace and slow speed as well as with hers,...
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Master Yang Yang, PhD., who has written a great book entitled,  Taijiquan: The Art of Nurturing, The Science of Power, explains why it is important to wear shoes during practice.  The complexity of the foot requires good care and wearing shoes are part of maintaining healthy feet.  I love this...
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I have taken a couple of classes from Roger Jahnke, a TaiChi and Qigong teacher, and he has a lot of good information on the web, both at his website (which you need to subscribe to) and on the Omega Institute website: http://www.eomega.org/videos/roger-jahnke-3-minute-breathing-exercise-for-good-health The Omega Institute site is an excellent...
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