How I learn Qi Gong online

A couple of years ago (long before Covid), I found a fellow Tai Chi- & Qi Gong blogger. His name is Anthony Korahais. He lives in Florida and I live in Munich, Germany.

I liked the way he talked about the internal arts and how he explained things. And then, I heard that he started teaching online classes. At the time he had a Tai Chi & Qi Gong studio, where he already taught for a couple of years. But in addition, he started teaching Qi Gong online.

I was sceptical at first. I mean, how can I learn Qi Gong online? How can I learn the moves? Understand the exercises? How will he, Anthony, pass on the knowledge through the computer?

But I like technology. I am a blogger. I like that technology got me into contact with many Tai Chi & Qi Gong practitioners all around the world. Like I probably could not talk to YOU, if we didn’t have the Internet!

Plus I think that we need to use modern technology to preserve the old internal arts. Of course, we have to practice them. But I thought: maybe it is possible to learn some Qi Gong online. I wanted to give it a try!

That was before Covid hit and we all had to go into psychial distancing. Now it just feels normal to have online classes! 

What I love about Anthony’s online course is, that is so detailed and thorough. It takes 12 months with new lessons every week – just as if you’d go to a regular studio.

I was also happy to discover that Anthony manages to pass on so many valuable lessons. Not only the moves, but the theoretical background. It is so easy to follow.

I am still working my way through all the material. And actually that is one of the biggest advantages of an online course: I can go at my own pace. I can chooose: do I want to learn a new exercise today? Or do I want to replay the ones I already know?

I can learn at any time at any place. As a working mom, that is a HUGE benefit for me! No need to hire a babysitter!

However, that course is only available once a year. Doors are open RIGHT NOW, if you want to have a look at it:

Flowing Zen Online School

Practice makes you …

I recently did a Udemy course on EFT (more on that topic in on of my next blog posts). And in that course, the teacher said something really interesting:

Practice makes you natural.

Actually, he said “practice makes you…” and I thought: perfect. But I resisted that thought immediately.

With to anything I have learned so far, I never felt like doing it perfectly. And I know that all the masters, of Tai Chi and Qi gong or any other topic, the masters are not perfect. They make mistakes, too!

However, that teacher said: “practice makes you natural”.

And that is totally in line with what I experience whenever I practice a lot of Tai Chi and Qi Gong. 

It seems as if my Tai Chi and Qi Gong practice transcends into my everyday life. My body moves more naturally. My mind flows more naturally. 

And that is what I think is one of the great benefits of Tai Chi and Qi gong: to become more natural in my body, mind and spirit. 

I do not aim at perfection. I am at being me. Being my true nature.

What about you? Just think about it: do you want to be perfect? Or do you want to be natural? There is no judgment, just explore yourself and figure out what you prefer and strive for!

List of Live Online Tai Chi Classes & Qi Gong Classes during Corona

As many Tai Chi and Qi Gong schools are closed, teachers and students turn to learn online. And I think it is amazing how we can benefit from technology.

And there are so many options! To help you find one for you, I create this list. I want to show you the many live online Tai Chi classes & Qi Gong classes that are available right now.

Let’s get through this crisis together and take our time to practice!

List of live online Tai Chi Classes and Qi Gong classes

I created a calendar so you can check which class will be offered next. I hope it works! And if you have any comments or additional live online classes, feel free to contact me!

Time should be your local class (I use this calendar program for the first time). But you can also check within the description.

Click on the class that is interesing for you – and remember that for some free classes you need to get in touch with the teacher first!

Calendar for FREE live online Qi Gong classes & Tai Chi

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For now I will concentrate on LIVE classes. Many classes will be recorded, so you can check them later. But in this list I concentrate on LIVE online classes for Tai Chi (Taijiquan) and Qi Gong.

Below is a list with even more online courses. Some lessons are for free, some are paid. It list is in no particular order. I thought about ordering it by country (because of the time zones), but I decided not to. I want to give you the opportunity to practice whenever wherever from teachers all over the world. We, as Tai Chi and Qi Gong practicioners, are a truly global community! Let’s celebrate that with some awesome online classes!

Live online Tai Chi classes and Qi Gong classes

If you know of a live online Tai Chi teacher or Qi Gong teacher who is not listed here, feel free to contact me and send me the link to their homepage.

If you still cannot find something, check out my list of 5-Minute-Qi Gong videos or 10-minute-Qi Gong videos.

And no matter where you are: remember to breath! It’s even more important during a crisis to take your breaks and unwind. You will make better choices when you are relaxed.

Happy Qi!

Angelika

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