According to my Taijiquan styles survey, the Cheng Manching 37 form is one of the most practiced forms. I guess that is because Cheng Manching (also Zheng Manqing, 鄭曼青, 1902-1975) was one of the first to bring Taijiquan to the West. And many of his students are still active, teaching, and writing books. Continue reading
Back in 2004 I wanted to learn Taijiquan. I was intrigued by the image of those calm, old people practicing in parks in China. They looked just so serene and at ease! And I was an overworked business consultant in desperate need for some downtime. Continue reading
I remember the time when I did not know how to do Tai Chi at home. Standing in the middle of my living room, alone, just me and my body and the memory from the last Tai Chi class.
I tried to concentrate on the position, where to put my legs, how to wave my hands, and all the time I was thinking: am I doing this right? What if I do something wrong? Continue reading
Once you figure out what Qi Gong is, you will notice that there are many Qi Gong forms. There is not only one Qi Gong style, but many sets: Qi Gong exercises for all kinds of issues and gazillions of Qi Gong movements. Because Qi Gong moves have been practiced for thousands of years and obviously that leads to a vast variety. Continue reading
If you ask someone “where is Tai Chi from” you’ll get the answer “China”. But China is rather large, so where exactly in China? Continue reading