Most people know about Tai Chi (also Tai Chi Chuan or Taijiquan) because they have seen some old Chinese people moving slowly in a park in a documentary about China. But what about a Tai Chi documentary? Once you a are biten by the Tai Chi bug, you want to know more about the art, the history, the background.
I spent many Saturday nights watching one Tai Chi documentary after the other (poor me 😉 ). Thus now I can tell you what they are about and which I liked the most! Continue reading
I have to confess that I would LOVE to learn Qi Gong in China, or Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan). And a lot of people actually ask me if I’ve been there. Well, I’ve been to China, but that was BEFORE I started practicing these arts.
Right now, I cannot travel extensively for Taijiquan and Qi Gong. But I am definitely thinking about it and want to do it in the future. Continue reading
Well, that’s a rather broad answer to the question who is Tai Chi good for. But I think it’s really true! Tai Chi benefits everyone and even better: everyone can practice Tai Chi!
But to make it a bit more specific, this is a long list of people / situations / conditions where you can enjoy the Tai Chi moves: Continue reading
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
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