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
Just imagine this: during a class your Taijiquan teacher says: “As I told you last week, this Qi Gong exercise is so important, you should practice it daily for 10 minutes. Who of you did it?”
Awkward silence. Continue reading
I guess everyone knows how important it is to practice Taijiquan and Qi Gong as often as possible. It is pretty clear: the more you practice the more you benefit from these moving arts.
Still, a lot do not practice as often as they’d like to. Are you one of them? Continue reading
Some time ago I went on a short trip to the countryside. I stayed at a farm with a wonderful garden full of trees – apples, pears, and plums. And while sitting there, I noticed how different all the trees were! There were young and old trees that needed support, straight trees, slanting trees, one tree even had a twisted trunk. Of course all of them looked just fantastic! Continue reading
So you probably heard that you should practice Taijiquan daily. But what is it exactly that the masters say about it? I collected some quotes from different Taijiquan masters about why you should practice Taijiquan daily.
Let’s start with Yang Chengfu: Continue reading