Category: Qigong

Questions about the Taiji Shibashi

Over the decades I have had the opportunity to answer many questions about the Qigong that I teach, including questions about the Taiji Shibashi Qigong that have been asked by my students. I’m sure that there are plenty of other questions out there and that some practitioners may already be asking some of the same questions so I …

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Shared Experiences

It always amazes me how the universe works…………. Patterns emerge as people, people who are not directly connected, all have the same ideas, or shared experiences, at the same time. I shouldn’t be amazed because I have seen it happen too often. Shared Experiences Where I have seen this most is with Qigong practitioners who …

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Magic? – No but it feels like it!

Over the years I have encountered a lot of skepticism about Qi with remarks like “magic” and “mumbo-jumbo” fired in my direction. I too had been skeptical, extremely so, before I was exposed to Qi in its truest sense. The use of “magic” was meant to be derogatory but, in one respect at least, it …

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Qigong Classes

Qigong Classes Due to the Covid 19 pandemic all of our live Qigong classes are cancelled until further notice. However, we do have our online classes that you can attend. In our Qigong classes we practice Qigong in its truest sense……………. we work with Qi. Qigong (pronounced chee gong) is an ancient Chinese Art that …

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Taiji and Qigong Classes

Taiji and Qigong have both been proven to have a beneficial effect on our health and well-being. Unfortunately, due to the Covid 19 pandemic all of our classes are cancelled until further notice. Fortunately, we have our online classes to continue our vocation. In these Taiji and Qigong classes you have the opportunity to learn …

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Taiji Classes

Taiji Classes Live Taiji classes are great to keep you lithe, health and alert. Unfortunately, due to the Covid 19 pandemic all of our classes are cancelled until further notice. In these Taiji and Qigong classes you have the opportunity to learn Taiji forms and Qigong.  There is no pressure to learn, no competition, just …

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Physical or Energetic?

In Qigong, questions regarding whether our actions are physical or energetic, whether they are External or Internal, crops up regularly. Here are two such cases, the first has been raised on numerous occasions, the second is a new one for me. Is your Qigong mindset physical or energetic? Case 1 While taking part in a …

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Many paths to the same destination

Many paths to the same destination In the any journey there can be many paths and the route chosen depends on a number of things including: The starting point, the end point, the terrain, the mode of transport, obstacles to be overcome, etc. Navigation too! Sometimes we find ourselves going in circles, covering the same …

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Shen Experiences

Shen Experiences – What students are saying I have uploaded some of the Shen experiences that, in their own words and diagrams, students are having while practicing and as a result of practicing the Four Shen Qigong. It takes time and focus to gain access to the awareness and perception that these Qigong can develop. …

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Garden musings

My garden musings I often spend time gazing into my garden pond and, when I do, my garden musings occur as my brainwave pattern drops into Alpha. These garden musings provide me with insights into myself and my direction as my brain gets sidelined and my higher self (consciousness) takes centre stage. Hedgehogs are amazing! …

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The Five Spirits that make us human – Taoist belief

The Five Spirits In Chinese tradition there are Five Spirits that, together, make us human. The Shen (consciousness), the Yi (reasoning mind, the brain), the Po (the body), the Zhi (willpower), and the Hun (ethereal soul). Each has its own role in making us human. The Shen 神 Is the human spirit, the consciousness. It …

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Online Shibashi Qigong classes – Learn the Shibashi at home

Online Shibashi Qigong Our online Shibashi Qigong classes (Zoom) include five days of on-demand viewing where you can use the recording of each class to further your practice.You can join this class at any point in the block on a pro rata basis. Beginners are also welcome but I recommend that you do our Basic …

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Online Qigong Classes – Learn Qigong at home

Online Qigong Classes Our online classes now include five days of on-demand viewing where you can use the recording of each class to further your practice. We took the decision to create online Qigong classes because of the onslaught of the Covid-19 virus and the lock down that has been, necessarily, imposed by governments. The …

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Qigong for Hypertension – Lower your blood pressure

The reason that I created this Qigong for Hypertension video course is that as part of my Shiatsu practice I prescribe appropriate Qigong for Hypertension sufferers and each of them has told me that they have benefited from practicing these exercises. Not everyone has access to a Shiatsu practitioner, or can afford regular treatment sessions, …

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Opening the Kua – Some Simple Exercises

The word Kua means gate and within Qigong and Taiji it refers to the energy gates that are located throughout the body (in the joints, between the vertebrae, etc). The one that is mentioned most and referred to simply as the Kua are the hip crease gates. This is rather like the Lower Dantien being …

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Questions about the Eight Exceptional Vessels Qigong

Over the decades I have had the opportunity to answer many questions about the Qigong that I teach, including questions about the Eight Exceptional Vessels (AKA the Extraordinary Meridians) Qigong that have been asked by my students. I’m sure that there are plenty of other questions out there and that some practitioners may already be asking some …

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Qigong – a personal insight into what Qigong means to me.

Over the past three decades, plus, my personal insight of Qigong is has changed over the years. It has done so because my experience and understanding have both grown and have come to understand what my Master meant when he talked about being a “Qi man”. (I am sticking with Qigong and deliberately not mentioning …

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Qi changed my life and set me on a big adventure

My first experience with energy healing was when I had a serious injury healed. That night, Qi changed my life. After an accident, where I injured my lower back, I was on sick-leave for almost four months and then on “light duties” (no lifting of heavy objects) for a further 18 months. The prognosis was …

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The Functions of the Yin Meridians within Qigong

When practicing Qigong, once the functions of the Yin meridians are understood the practitioner will have a deeper understanding of what benefits each Qigong brings. In this article I will cover both the classical TCM functions and those attributed through the art of Zen Shiatsu. FIRE – Heart TCM Functions of the Yin meridians It …

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Online Qigong: Eight Exceptional Vessels

The Qigong exercises in the Online Qigong: Eight Exceptional Vessels course work with the Qi that is stored in the Eight Exceptional Vessels (aka the Extraordinary Meridians). These vessels are often likened to reservoirs that store Qi and blood while the Meridians can be likened to rivers that carry the Qi. Online Qigong: Eight Exceptional …

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Online Qigong: Four Shen Qigong – open the mind

The Online Qigong: Four Shen Qigong course contains exercises that are Active, Spiritual, Qigong. That is to say that the body movement is one of the tools used to help guide the Qi and the exercises are used to alter states of awareness, giving access to higher levels of being and increasing perception. Online Qigong: …

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Online Qigong: Ten Fundamental Treasures

The Online Qigong: Ten Fundamental Treasures is an ancient Qigong that is little seen let alone practiced nowadays.  These treasures share, in name, a number of exercises that are in the Ba duan Jin (The Eight Section Brocade) and the exercises look similar.  However, the focus in the Ten Fundamental Treasures, the emphasis, is not …

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Online Qigong: Embroidered Brocade

The exercises in the Online Qigong: Embroidered Brocade course are multi-layered in that the more you practice them the more you will get from them. Initially they work on your structure/posture and gradually increase your understanding of the fundamentals of Wuji stance, Horse Riding stance and Empty stances. This is done through the sinking of …

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Online Qigong: Five Taoist Yin – enhance your Qi

The set being taught in the Online Qigong: Five Taoist Yin is also known simply as the Five Yin Qigong. The name of this set is a bit of a misnomer as there are six yin meridians and these exercises work with all six.  In all, there are nine separate exercises in this course as …

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Online Qigong: Connecting Heaven & Earth

The stand alone exercise in the Online Qigong: Connecting Heaven & Earth course is for people who are serious about Qigong, no matter what their current level of experience is. It is for people who want to practice true Qigong, to work Internally, rather than practicing slowed down aerobics. Online Qigong: Connecting Heaven & Earth …

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Qigong for Fibromyalgia

Qigong for Fibromyalgia – Empower yourself to health The reason that I created the Qigong for Fibromyalgia online course is that as part of my Shiatsu practice I often teach and prescribe appropriate Qigong for Fibromyalgia sufferers and, from the feedback that I have received, each of them has benefited from practicing these exercises. Discount …

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The Functions of the Yang Meridians within Qigong

When practicing Qigong, the functions of the Yang meridians are often overlooked, or misunderstood. In this article I will cover both the classical TCM functions and those attributed through the art of Zen Shiatsu. FIRE – Triple Heater / Triple Warmer TCM Functions of the Yang meridians Combined, the Triple Heater has a general function …

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Yin & Yang and their relationship

Yin & Yang and their relationship is the Chinese concept of two complimentary yet opposing qualities of Qi and therefore everything in the universe can be described in terms of Yin or Yang. The literal translation of Yin is “The shaded side of the valley” and Yang is “The sunny side of the valley”. Yin/Yang …

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Five Taoist Yin Instructor Course

Five Taoist Yin Instructor Course – Autumn 2020 2020.07.20 – Please note that this course is now fully booked. The Five Taoist Yin Instructor course is now online! As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic I began streaming Qigong classes and with so much positive feedback like “The online classes felt more like one-to-one tuition” …

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Working with the Yang Meridians

Working with the Yang Meridians in Qigong Working with the Yang Meridians, through the medium of Qigong has a beneficial effect on health and well-being. Each Element has its own qualities and governs certain aspects of our being. Therefore they have an impact on ailments that are associated with the things that they govern. This …

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