Lengthen the Spine

If you struggle with aching back, tight neck or headaches, add this simple exercise to your daily routine and see how a little movement can make big changes.

New Class Schedule available for Jan 2018

Here's a look at the upcoming class schedule beginning January 2018.  Be sure to notice the shift in the lunch time class from 12:15pm to 12:00pm.  I've also added 'Qigong' and 'Tai Chi Chuan' as stand alone classes.  'Tai Chi/Qigong' will still be available.  Qigong Meditation will be integrated into the 'Qigong' class.  As always,... Continue Reading →

Parting Mane vs Brush Knee

As students work through the first opening movements of Tai Chi Form 24, two sequences may present some confusion:  Parting The Wild Horses Mane and Brush Knee.  Here's a short video and practice exercise to help you sort through the varying hand positions, transitional movements and weight shifts.  The benefit is in the subtlety of... Continue Reading →

Introduction to Tai Chi & Qigong

If you've been thinking about trying a Tai Chi/Qigong class, now is the perfect time.  This FREE introductory workshop is geared to get then beginning student up to speed.  Instruction will include: - Five Organ Qigong - Movements 1 and 2 of Yang Form 24 - Fundamentals of Qigong - Fundamentals of Tai Chi -... Continue Reading →

Reduce Fatigue and Anxiety

Here's a great Qigong exercise to help reduce fatigue and anxiety, as well as increase flexibility in the neck, chest and forearms.  Practice this simple exercise throughout your day, taking breaks from long stints behind the computer or after long car rides.  Only a few minutes a day will return great benefits.  For more instruction,... Continue Reading →

3 Ways to Reduce Tension

When practicing Tai Chi, Qigong or stretching, our main goal should be to first identify an area of warmth or resistance, then secondly remove the resistance.  Ideally, the removal of tension should be more than physical.  Our body is incredibly adaptive, and once the tension has found a home, our tissue quickly remembers.  Here are... Continue Reading →

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