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Jou Tsung Hwa’s “Dao of Taijiquan” Tai Chi Diagram Chansijing Exercise

For those of you who have the classic, “The Dao of Taijiquan” authored by Master Jou Tsung Hwa, you may have questions about how to properly do the tai chi (taiji) diagram exercise in Chapter 3.  Here’s everything you need to know in a little video clip (below). Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend…

Self-Massage Natural Treatment for IBS, Colitis, Crohn’s & Inflammatory Bowel Conditions

I no longer have colitis.  Abdominal self massage as taught to me by Master Jou Tsung Hwa (tai chi master teacher), and tai chi, along with simplifying my diet CURED me of this painful condition.  While I am making a full, in-depth video (available for sale soon) about how to use self-massage and special acupoints…

Cool Down Naturally in Summer Heat with this DIY Herbal “Qi” Water

I remember studying with Master Jou Tsung Hwa at Tai Chi Farm outdoors almost every day, even in the extreme heat.  And as is  in most of China, on Tai Chi Farm we did not have air conditioning either.  So you can imagine how that felt on a hot, humid August day in lower New York…

How-To Tai Chi – Move from the Waist. But most don’t understand what this means!

Classic writings on tai chi tell us to relax and move from the waist. But most people don’t interpret “the waist” properly from the Chinese. This will mess up your tai chi! The tai chi waist, or “yao” refers to a very large area of the body – the lower transverse section of the abdomen….

The Most Educated Medical Doctors and Physicians Recommend Tai Chi – See What Harvard Univ. Says About It

Harvard University Medical School is among the most prestigious.  Their doctors recommend tai chi.  Does yours?  See what Harvard Univ. professors and doctors had to say about tai chi exercises in this video clip.  Source quoted on Internal Gardens Tai Chi NJ and online tai chi website. If Harvard’s physicians think this may be the…

“How to” Tai Chi or Qigong Clearing – The Overlooked Physical and Metaphysical Aspects

Tai chi exercises or qigong are often concluded with a “clearing” move by many masters.  Most people think of it as a way of calming down and sealing the energy.  Also, it gives a sense of closure. But there is SO much more you can get out of a clearing if you know the little…

Tai Chi: How to Transition Between Grasp Sparrow’s Tail in Yang 24 Short Form (Postures 7&8)

How do you transition between tai chi moves? If this is your question, you are not alone. Remembering transitions in tai chi moves is the hardest thing for the tai chi beginner. But it’s actually easier than you think, if you know how to look for patterns to help you understand the movement. In this…

Wearing Glasses or Bifocals Can Mess Up Your Tai Chi – Here’s How to Turn it Around and Make Progress Instead!

Think that a good pair of eyeglasses helps you learn tai chi better? Guess again! You may be surprised to know that simple things – like wearing bifocals or trifocals – can train your body and energy to cause more harm than good! Find out how Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook…

Why are acupuncture charts labeled differently with acupoints “mislabled” or inconsistent?

No, you are not imagining it. YES, there are acupuncture charts that label points differently. This happened to me several times while teaching acupressure self-help to my tai chi NJ students. I use a textbook that is used in Chinese and in American acupuncture schools (text translated into English). But I also have laminated acupoint…

How to Add More Whole-Body Power to Your Tai Chi Opening Posture – Yang Tai Chi Example

Your tai chi is like garden soil – the more balanced nutrients it contains, the more nourishing will be your harvest. So learn ways to “power up” your tai chi so that you can get all the good health, wisdom, qi and self-defense (both physical and “psychic”) training from it that you possibly can! Below,…