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As the foremost Western expert in Wu style tai chi and Yang style tai chi, holding direct lineages from China, Bruce Frantzis teaches six powerful qigong sets, as well as bagua zhang and hsing-i from the martial, health, and meditation perspectives.
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To learn bagua zhang there are many schools of thought. Bruce Frantzis's teacher, Grandmaster Liu Hung Chieh, was fortunate to study bagua with disciples of both the martial art tradition of Tung Hai Chuan (who popularized bagua zhang) and the Taoist monastic...
As someone who has taught energy arts practices like tai chi and qigong for over 50 years now, one of the most common questions I get asked while teaching (and at retreats) is, "How can I get the most out of my practice?" I also often get asked more specific questions...
Your ability to feel and control energy depends on maintaining continuous internal awareness inside your body. Without some minimal level of continuous inner awareness, you cannot focus long enough on your movements or energy flows to gain most of the wonderful...
In previous eras, physical labor was a huge part of life - people plowed fields and had to do manual labor to earn money for their food and shelter. That's not how most people operate in today's jumpy world. This electronic age is constantly assaulting your nervous...
Richard: In the West, we think of meditation as somebody sitting down in lotus position . . . Bruce: Right, “contemplating the navel” . . . Richard: Right, with the carrot in your ear or the light behind your head . . . In the east . . . Can you just explain what...
Here is the replay of the Webinar on the Old Yang Style of Tai Chi and more…This webinar replay will only be available until MONDAY May 25, 2015. To learn more about the EA Training Circle you can click here…
Just like a computer has hardware and software, tai chi could also be said to have software or source code. Traditionally, the original source code of tai chi was only taught to a select few. Over the years, the source code changed and was modified, and segments of...
Here are your Tai Chi Tips 41 through 50.
Tai Chi Tip #41 – Coronal Circles in Tai Chi
Tai Chi Tip #42 -Peng, Liu, Ji, An in Tai Chi
Here are your Tai Chi Tips 33 through 40. This section is part five of six and there are 50 tips in total. At the bottom of the page is a link to the next series of tips in the sequence.
Here are your Tai Chi Tips 25 through 32.
Tai Chi Tip #25 – The Waist and Four Points in Tai Chi
Tai Chi Tip #26 – Turning Left and Right in Tai Chi
Here are your Tai Chi Tips 17 through 24.
Tai Chi Tip #17 – Arms and Legs Move Together in Tai Chi
Tai Chi Tip #18 – Hollowing the Chest in Tai Chi
Here are your Tai Chi Tips 9 through 16.
Tai Chi Tip #9 – Sinking the Knees in Tai Chi
Tai Chi Tip #10 – Sinking to the Feet in Tai Chi
Here are the first eight Tai Chi Tips, this is Part 1 of 6 and there are 50 total. At the bottom of the page is a link to get the next series of tips in the sequence. Tai Chi Tip #1 – How to Relax in Tai Chi
Tai Chi Tip #2 – Relaxing the Face in Tai Chi
This is a short documentary with Energy Arts Senior Instructor Lee Burkins:
Bruce in Nepal receiving Dzogchen transmissions.
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