Bagua and Tai Chi: Building the Foundation for Meditation

Bagua and Tai Chi: Building the Foundation for Meditation

Stress Reduction and Chi Practice In the Taoist meditation tradition, stress reduction is a critical first step. Early stages of meditation are about teaching you how to relax and balance the energy flows inside your body. Stress destroys chi (qi), leaving people...
Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan

Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan

Bruce Frantzis demonstrates the Wu Style Tai Chi Short Form.  Wu Style Tai Chi short form can be practiced by anyone and is especially powerful for health, healing and meditation.

How Do I Choose a Tai Chi Style?

Choosing the appropriate tai chi style is one of the most important decisions you will make once you decide to practice. Most beginners think of tai chi as just one art form and don’t realize the multitude of styles available. Even if you’re already practicing a...

5 Levels of Tai Chi Masters

There are traditionally five levels of credentials and competence for tai chi masters, which are helpful to know since tai chi doesn’t have black belts or other obvious visible signs of competence. In China, the long-established hierarchy of learning and teaching tai...

How to Master Tai Chi

There is an old Taoist saying, “The teacher leads you to the gate, but only you, by your own effort, can pass through.” I would like to talk about what it means to ‘master’ tai chi and if that is even possible. Qi practices are as important and essential...

Neigong: Fueling Internal Power With Chi

Handed down for thousands of years, the ancient Chinese neigong (nei gung) tradition of chi cultivation provides a systematic method for transforming body power into one integrated, unified, and dynamic whole. Offering immense benefits for internal and external...

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