I have to admit: I am tired of explaining what Qi Gong is. I mean, everyone knows what Yoga is (or at least everyone has an idea). But when I say that I practice Qi Gong, many people have a BIG question mark on their face.
Then I read an article with reasons why Qi Gong will be bigger than Yoga in 16 years. And during the last weeks I fantasized about what the world would look like if Qi Gong was as trendy as Yoga. (Important: I don’t want to diss Yoga. Do Yoga if you like it! Do what makes your heart sing! For me, that’s Qi Gong and Taijiquan. And I would love to see these Chinese arts being incredibly popular.) Continue reading
In fall 2016 I run a survey on which Tai Chi style is the most popular. I was just curious what the result would be. There are people who say that Yang style is the most popular style and 24 form the most practiced form. Well, I just wanted to really know some numbers. Continue reading
Do you know someone who loves Tai Chi (also Tai Chi Chuan or Taijiquan) and you want to give him/her a gift? Because it’s Christmas or his birthday or just because you like pushing hands with her? I have collected many Tai Chi gift ideas, from common things like T-Shirts to music and even statues. Continue reading
It’s just like this: when you practice Taijiquan, you just have to run the Taijiquan form. You just do it a lot. Like daily. No matter which form or which style you prefer, you have to do the form.
Of course you can have a closer look at the Taijiquan moves, do push hands, Qi Gong, and meditation. But basically it’s just Continue reading
In Taijiquan, there is a lot of talk about “levels”. There are no belts like in Karate or other martial arts, so it is really hard to tell how good someone is. Continue reading