Links

  • Research shows that people’s ability to stand on one leg is an indicator of health and that getting better at standing on one leg can add to fitness and potentially lifespan - click here.
  • Dr Michael Mosley: Want to know how long you'll live? Just stand on one leg with your eyes shut! - click here.
  • Grand Master Chen Xiaowang showing eight Tai Chi energies - click here.
  • Interception: the hidden sense that shapes our wellbeing - click here. Both Tai Chi and Qigong require you to tune into your body thus altering your perception of its interoceptive signals. It is only by listening to the heart, it seems, that we can take better care of the mind.
  • An interesting article about core stability and back pain (... could there be danger of damaging the spine with continuous tensing of the trunk muscles in some exercise systems ... another good reason why we relax instead of tensing) - click here.
  • Grand Master Chen Xiaowang teaching Hidden Hand Punch - click here.
  • A great insight of the Chen Jia Gou village in 1981 Part 1 - click here and Part 2 - click here.
  • Research shows that taking part in activities synchronously (like Qigong and Tai Chi) can build stronger social ties and create a greater sense of well-being - click here for full article.
  • Here is a link to a diagram showing the key meridian points for Tai Chi and Qigong - click here to read an interesting page on how these systems work.
  • 173 Strikes in Chen Tai Chi Laojia Yilu Form - Tai Chi Board Breaking - click here.
  • The Basics of Chinese Medicine - click here and Qigong Basics - click here.
  • Tara Brach's meditations - click here. Tara Brach’s teachings blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices, mindful attention to our inner life, and a full, compassionate engagement with our world. 
  • Five levels of skill in Chen style Taijiquan by Chen Xiao Wang - click here
  • Book by Ken Cohen - The Way of Qigong The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing - click here.
  • Video on The Role of Fascia in Movement and Function. How fascia, or connective tissue, helps muscles communicate, and how to keep this important part of your body supple to improve your mobility and decrease pain - click here.
  • Mind Training in Tai Chi - click here.
  • The life of blue calico dresses - click here.
  • Bones, muscles, and connective tissues ... let's totally reconsider the way you think your body works. - click here.
  • Ian Sinclair, what is Tai Chi and more - click here.
  • "Song" or Relaxation in Tai Chi - click here.
  • Amy Cuddy: Your body language may shape who you are | TED Talk - click here.
  • 20 minute Qigong session - click here.
  • Postural muscles in Tai Chi - click here.
  • Tai Chi vs Zumba - click here.
  • A comprehensive review of health benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi - click here.
  • The physiology of Tai Chi and Qigong, here is a short video that you might find interesting.
  • The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi. If you’re after a good read then I can highly recommend this book - click here.  Ideal for beginners and more experienced students of Qigong and/or Tai Chi.
  • Tai Chi Five Levels of Skill by Chen Xiao Wang.
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