Category Archives: Qi “energy” development

Learn how to increase and balance your qi (ki). These are the secrets to making tai chi and qigong work the way you want them too.

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 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…

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,…

When You Have No Time to Practice Tai Chi, Here’s What to Do Instead

I constantly remind my students that real tai chi chuan practice is not about being fixated on memorizing the postures of the form.  Sadly, a lot of people will never understand this fact of traditional tai chi. But the ones that do, soar like eagles. Their skills and energy development accelerates exponentially. My teacher, Master…

Oriental Culture Has Has the Concept of Qi, Chi Or Ki Energy for Thousands of Years- But What Is Qi?

Qi is a concept unique to the East Perhaps the first time the masses of the western world got a thorough exposure to this concept was in the movie “Star Wars,” in which it was referred to as “The Force.” It’s an elusive, though not too difficult concept. If you are exposed to it enough…

What is the Silk Reeling Energy of Tai Chi (Taijiquan), or Chan Si Jing?

The traditional schools of tai chi chuan (taijiquan), along with the other Chinese internal arts, emphasize the development of “silk reeling energy,” or “chansijing,” in Chinese. The oldest documented and codified style of tai chi chuan known to man is Chen style. Chen tai chi chuan and its basic developmental exercises can help you learn…

How to Do Dantian Compression/Expansions for Strengthening Internal Organs, Qi and Vitality

In Master Jou Tsung Hwa’s last edition of “The Dao of Taijiquan” he emphasized special use of the dantian for tai chi (taijiquan), qigong, and Taoist meditation. But most people have trouble with it and do it wrong. Doing it wrong will deviate the qi instead of cultivating it as well build up tension. Doing…

Is This Missing In Today’s Tai Chi Chuan?

For centuries, tai chi has been rumored to be an exceptional “therapy” of rejuvenation, anti-aging, pain cure/relief… and its deep meditative and qigong characteristics are said to cause almost unbelievable transformation in dedicated practitioners.  Although tai chi has been shown in western medical studies to indeed increase health and bring about various wellness benefits, why…