Tai Chi and QiGong – what’s the difference?

Tai Chi means the Supreme Ultimate.  Its full name, Tai Chi Ch’uan, means Supreme Ultimate Fighting.  QiGong, or Chi Kung in the old spelling, means the Way of Power.
 

Can you imagine the Fight without the Way?

In simple terms, you can define Tai Chi as a set of QiGong movements.  Simple, but not entirely accurate: the first movement of Tai Chi involves a step out to the side, using one foot, but the first movement of QiGong means staying in your centre and moving both feet simultaneously outward.

Then there is a sequence in Tai Chi, but in QiGong there is none, or you can make up your own.  Yes, you can learn a sequence but often it is based on the teacher’s ideas, or adapted from animal movements.

The rest of the story, the Where, When, Who, How, and Why are easily solved:

Where is anywhere!  Although some Tai Chi forms do require a lot of space, the QiGong can be done in smaller spaces.
When is any time!

Who: well, Tai Chi does require months or years of practice, but the thrill of learning starts with the first step.  QiGong is easier and can be done whenever the moment strikes.

How?  This depends on yourself: right down to practice to setting up as a Master.

And then, Why?  We have so many exercises in the west, why do we need QiGong or Tai Chi?  Well, there are so many forms and styles of both that it is a matter of choice.
Taoists consider Tai Chi as one of the highest forms of Moving Meditation, harmonising Yang and Yin, and Qigong as Standing Meditation, for grounding and rooting. Together they combine fitness, flexibility, and effective ways to manage stress, combined with a fantastic energy boost.

Does this interest you?  Well, you can find out more by going to the website.  Scroll down past the registration info.  You can learn what I have to say about it, but, better, look at the top right-hand corner.  Read what Harvard, Reuters and the Wall Street Journal have to say.  Then go down to see the pictures of me and Master Lim doing some push-hands!
Here’s the web site.

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Come On By and Learn the Magic!

Can You Imagine It?
Standing on a beach, absorbing the rays of the sun?
Aah! So good!
Well, YOU can Imagine, Learn, and Do Tai Chi & QiGong
in the comfort of your home!
Have you done it before?
No? No problem!
Yes, a little.  Still no problem!
I will be teaching you the Basic Tai Chi form, the Iron Shirt QiGong (Chi Kung) form, and the Eight Pieces of Brocade form, in eight lessons.

Starting on Wednesday 20th January,
once a week till 10th March,
from 6pm to 7.30pm GMT.

Interested?  Check it out here, for the joining instructions and full details.
And scroll on down for the free videos to help you with the forms.
I’ll be back next week for the sign-ups!
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A Movie to Watch!

Last night we took advantage of Channel 4 making available ‘The Shape of Water’ which suddenly appeared on our screen. It is truly brilliant!

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Tai Chi Intermediate

Have you done Tai Chi?
If you have, there’s an Intermediate Tai Chi training coming up!
ON-LINE!

From Wednesday 18th November for five Wednesdays, until 16th December I will be teaching, reviewing and refreshing the Tai Chi form, from 6pm to 7pm.

Now, if you’ve done Tai Chi with me already then you will know that it is a simple form, incorporating all the basic moves for Advance and Defence.

If you haven’t done it with me already then I can assure you that it doesn’t take a brain-storm to get all the moves.  But it does take a brain-storm to get them done perfectly, and this is what I will be teaching.

If you know how to stand, then that’s the beginning!  By the end of the course you will have learnt the basic moves, and can take time to practice them.

How long to get it right?  Well, I’ve been doing it for forty years and I still have to concentrate!

Join us!  Take the link and sign up there!  I look forward to sharing with you!

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The TAO of MOON POWER

Thirteen Years!
Yes, it was thirteen years ago that I mentioned to my partner that teaching the Tao of Moon Power could be a very good thing to do.  Well, the years went by and I saw the Jade Circle® grow with the 5 Steps to Heaven – Jade Egg Training, the Kuan Yin Qigong and various other things.  But what about Moon Power – the Jade Priestess Way, I asked from time to time.  ‘It’s not yet ready, it’s not yet time,’ came the reply.


And now, here it is!  Thirteen years is the cycle of the moon, which shines for thirteen times in a year, and that is where magic happens.  Anamarta has defined the moment, and is bringing you thirteen weeks of Moon Power!  Do you want to find out more, Ladies?  Just click here!
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QiGONG: See Your Opponent!

With just a few days to go until the 8-session course, I feel the need to remind you of the basic steps to ‘seeing’ your opponent, or should I say partner!
You will feel the energy of the earth below and heaven above!
You will be able to hold your position, and see how others hold theirs!
And finally, you will be able to push yourself to hold the positions under pressure!

The QiGONG Course starts on Monday 7th September at 6pm, and will go on till 26th October, once every week.

The classes are: Qigong Online – in the comfort of your home! 
Each Qigong class consists of Warm-Up, Qi Self-Massage, and then Eight Pieces of Brocade followed by Iron Shirt QiGong.
 
£8 per class, or £49 for the course. 
Join anytime! Go to the web page and Sign Up Now!

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Step Into Your Power!

Step Into Your Power!

You have seen the possibilities!Now is the time to book yourself in, to enjoy all aspects of the Tao of the Shaman, to wield the power of Nature, to help improve the lives of those nearest to you!


It is just a click away! £79 for the two days, 12.30 to 2pm and 3.30 to 5pm, on 22nd and 23rd August.

Sign up Now! http://healing-tao.co.uk/taoistshamanichealing.htm

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Taoist Shaman – Learning the Magic

Online – a Two Day Workshop 
with Kris Deva North 
Shamanic Healing is part of my daily life, travelling the world, deepening my practice. I had a revealing and life changing shamanic journey in the remote areas of Mongolia, meeting and practising with shamans of various tribes. 

For myself, I have been doing this work for seventy years, since I was nine years old. I had a vision of a child with a sword deep in a forest. I could not tell if it were male or female: blond curly hair with a red headband, wearing the clothes of a dragon slayer, surrounded by green leaves and stalks of grey. It holds the sword in one hand and twirls it round, and its other hand reaches out. 

All Welcome! There are NO PRE-REQUISITES for this online workshop

I will teach you to clear space, and to hold the energy. 
I will teach you to see, sense, feel and heal the aura! 
I will teach you to direct the energy.


And you? 
You will learn the Affirmations! 
You will learn the Hands of Light! 


You will see the light! Into your space you may bring a person who suffers.  
It may be real, a man, woman, or child. Or it may be you! 

You can detach yourself from the being, see yourself standing apart, and feeling what spirit wants.  
Death? Surely not, for the person would be dead!  
Life? Yes, the life to be lived, for this body to be healed!


Your Powers Exceed Expectation! 
What is a Shaman? A leader, a seeker of truth?  
Someone who delves into the darkest behaviours?  
Or whose powers exceed expectation?


Or is it just an ordinary person, a person who can do, often without realising it, extra-ordinary things? 

Someone who can journey through the Inner Eye, Heaven’s Garden, Moon Gates, Steps and Chambers? 
Who can use intuition, dreams, prayer and ceremony? 
Yes, this can be you!


On completion of this workshop, I want you to go away with the confidence You can influence another life for the better, retaining your own ability to stay grounded, secure, and serene.

£79 for the two days, 12.30 to 2pm and 3.30 to 5pm, on 22nd and 23rd August.

Sign up Now! http://healing-tao.co.uk/taoistshamanichealing.htm
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Are You, Could You Be, a Shamanic Healer?

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Your Powers Exceed Expectation

What is a Shaman?   A leader, a seeker of truth?  Someone who delves into the darkest behaviours?  Yes, it can be.  Or whose powers exceed expectation?  You can see the light, the light that surrounds a person, a dark light, a bright light, a light that reflects their struggle with the world.

I have been doing this work for seventy years, since I was nine years old, when I had a vision of a child with a sword deep in a forest.  I could not tell if it were male or female: it had blond curly hair with a red headband, and wore the clothes of a dragon slayer, surrounded by green leaves and stalks of grey.  It holds the sword in one hand and twirls it round, and its other hand reaches out.

I will teach you to clear space, and to hold the energy.  Into that space you may bring a person who suffers.  It may be real, a man, woman, or child.  Or it may be you!

You can detach yourself from the being, see yourself standing apart, going through the problems, and feeling what spirit wants.  Death?  Surely not, for the person would be dead!  Life?  Yes, the life to be lived, for this body to be healed!
Have you ever given someone hope?  Have you ever put an end to despair?  Have you ever given someone the motivation to go on, to become better?

Then this is for you!  I will write again, nearer the time: it’s still three weeks and a day to go.  You can find out more then, but meanwhile if you want to join the online course ….
£79 for the two days, 12.30 to 2pm and 3.30 to 5pm, on 22nd and 23rd August.
Tao of the Shaman and Hands of Light.

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Online HANDS of LIGHT and TAO of the SHAMAN

Are You a Shaman? or Shamaness?

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On completion of this workshop, I want You to go away with the confidence You can influence another life for the better, retaining Your own ability to stay grounded, secure, and serene.

22nd and 23rd August,
Online HANDS of LIGHT and TAO of the SHAMAN
12.30 to 2pm, 3.30 to 5pm,
4 sessions,
£79

I will be writing about this course again.  You can sign up for this course at this page.

For those seeking activities in the future, you can sign up for Tai Chi and QiGong at the same page, or here.
7th September Online QIGONG Full Course to 26th October
6pm to 7pm, 8 sessions, £49 or £8 per session

9th September Online TAI CHI Full Course to 28th October
6pm to 7pm, 8 sessions, £49 or £8 per session

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