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Tai Chi practices specifically designed to assist you during the time of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Cultivate Awareness in the Tantien

Please enjoy this powerful Three Treasures Tai Chi teaching by David Harold!
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5 ANIMAL FROLIC with 6 HEALING SOUNDS

Five Animal Frolic Qigong evolved over 5,000 years ago from the observation and imitation of nature. It was used as an integral and foundational part of medical prevention and treatment at that time, and is still used today for the healing of body, mind, and spirit.

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People noticed that the different animals resonated with specific organs of the body. Regular practice helps to tonify the 5 major organs, improve balance, create harmony with nature, dissipate negative emotions, and cultivate the innate strengths/positive emotions which reside in each organ.

The animals used in this form are the Tiger, Bear, Deer, Crane, and Monkey. In addition to the organ work, there is a 6th practice, the Butterfly, which is associated the Triple Warmer, a meridian which regulates our level of stress, and is connected to our sympathetic/parasympathetic nervous systems.

A downloadable handout with detailed instructions on how to do the 5 ANIMAL FROLIC with 6 HEALING SOUNDS is available HERE

TAPPING FOR YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

In Tai Chi and Chinese Medicine, all illnesses have the same cause--blocked qi. This video teaches a sequence of tapping on all of the major meridians in order to increase the flow of qi and blood, thus enhancing the strength of the immune system.
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RELEASE NEGATIVE EMOTIONS USING 6 HEALING SOUNDS

This video teaches how to use sounds and movements to release the negative emotions connected to each of the 5 basic organs in Chinese Medicine and Tai Chi and Qigong. Once the negative emotions are released, the inner smile practice is used to activate the innate strengths of each organ. The standing like a tree practice is also taught at the beginning of the video as a warmup.
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EIGHT BROCADES QIGONG

The Eight Brocades is an overall wellness sequence to strengthen your lungs, kidneys, spleen, stomach, heart, and liver, as well as to reduce stress, nourish your brain, and stretch muscles and ligaments, as well as to improve overall circulation.
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THERAPEUTIC QIGONG FORM 1-8

This form is a unique blend of centuries old traditional qigong movements and physical therapy. It consists of 24 movements, 8 movements each for the upper body (1-8), the middle body (9-16), and the lower body (17-24).

Click HERE for detailed printable information.
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24 POSTURE THERAPEUTIC QIGONG FORM 9-16

This video focuses on 8 movements (9-16) for the middle body, and is the second in a series of 3 videos on the 24 Posture Therapeutic Qigong Form. This form is a unique blend of centuries old qigong movements and physical therapy.
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Regular practice of this form promotes balance, strength, flexibility, healing, pain reduction, and qi flow. Movements 9 and 16 especially challenge balance and coordination, and are more complex than the other movements in this set. In the video I mention that I will break these movements down at the end of the video. However in lieu of this section I have instead posted a detailed written explanation of how to perform these movements HERE. For those of you who already have handouts on this practice, the posted file is new, updated, and can be printed out. Remember that Tai Chi is frequently called “medicine in motion!” Take your medicine today!

24 POSTURE THERAPEUTIC QIGONG FORM 17-24

This is video #3 in the 24 POSTURE THERAPEUTIC QIGONG FORM series, and focuses on 8 movements for the lower body (17-24). All 8 movements cultivate BALANCE, both in the physical “reduce falls” sense, but also contributes to the balance of yin and yang energies, and of body, mind, and spirit.

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Movement #21 is the most difficult movement of all the 24 movements in the form, however the rewards of stability and strength to be gained are very worth the effort and extra practice!

Instructional handouts on this set of movements (as well as handouts for the first 2 videos on movements 1-8 and 9-16) can be found HERE.

Remember that this form is a unique blend of centuries old qigong movements and physical therapy. Regular practice promotes balance, strength, flexibility, healing, pain reduction, toning of the vital organs, and overall wellness!

Be patient with yourself when you practice. To quote Lao Tzu, identified author of the TAO TE CHING, an ancient book of Chinese wisdom sayings:

“Nature does not hurry,
yet everything is accomplished!”

FOLLOW ALONG PRACTICE VIDEO 24 POSTURE THERAPEUTIC QIGONG FORM

This video is a “follow along” practice video and includes all 24 movements for the upper body, middle body, and lower body in the 24 POSTURE THERAPEUTIC QIGONG FORM.

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This form combines centuries old qigong movements and physical therapy. Regular practice can improve balance, increase strength and flexibility, promote healing, reduce pain, tone organs, and promote overall wellness!

To complete the whole form takes a little over 20 minutes. I invite you to follow along and practice the whole form 3-5 times a week for 2 weeks or more. Take note and see what changes you notice in your body, mind, and spirit!

QI AS MEDICINE: HEALING PRACTICES

Most people think of pharmacies and doctors when they hear the word "medicine." But there is a medicine within that is free and available to us at all times! That medicine is "qi," the Chinese word for the universal life force energy which sustains and nurtures all life.

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Qi healing practices which are included in this video are "Curing 10,000 Illnesses" and "The Microcosmic Orbit Form."

Qi is a living presence, a power that is intelligent and responsive. It is within us yet around us. There is never a time when Qi is not speaking to us if we allow ourselves to slow down, breathe, connect, and pay attention. While each person experiences Qi in a unique way, with regular practice, anyone can begin to recognize, experience, communicate with, and understand the healing power and experiential language of Qi!

MERIDIAN QIGONG with 6 HEALING SOUNDS

In Tai Chi and Qigong, if your body is like the earth, then the meridians are like the interconnecting rivers circulating Qi, bringing nourishment to all parts, and carrying away waste products. Each of the 12 meridians are associated with one of the 5 major organs of the body.
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When the meridians flow freely, we feel good! But when there blocks to this flow, “trash” builds up, and we may experience tension, discomfort, or illness in the body; struggle with painful emotions; and/or be weighed down by negative thinking. Try out this practice which utilizes movement, breath, and mind focus to open all of your meridian channels and make Qi medicine within!
The human body needs movement
to balance right and life,
to distribute and assimilate the Qi,
to circulate the blood and fluids,
to prevent disease and aging,
and to extend life.
--HUA TOU, renowned physician, 100 CE

PRIMORDIAL QIGONG FORM: EARTH CYCLE

Primordial Tai Chi form, often called Tai Chi for Enlightenment, and/or for Unconditional Love. It is an 800 year old living lineage practice for harmonizing with nature and the cosmos, accessing our true and original self, bringing balance to body, mind, and spirit, and sending intention out into the universe from a place of grounded wholeness, unconditional love, and embodied wisdom.

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During these stressful times, it is easy to feel helpless as we are confronted daily with the suffering which surrounds us. While it is appropriate to practice Primordial at any time, this practice is especially powerful during times of natural change on our planet, such as the fall and spring equinoxes, and winter and summer solstices. Just as every gardener knows that there are certain ideal times for planting, it is as though these cosmic shifts create a fertile time for the planting of our highest intentions, consistent with the highest good of all.

I hope that you will join me in practicing Primordial to uplift your own spirit, as well as those of our community!

PRIMORDIAL QIGONG FORM - HEAVEN CYCLE

This second Primordial Qigong: Heaven Cycle video, which is led and taught by one of my Three Treasures Tai Chi teaching partners, David Harold, completes the teaching of all of the basic movements you need to know in order to practice the complete PRIMORDIAL QIGONG FORM!
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A downloadable handout with detailed instructions on how to do the complete PRIMORDIAL QIGONG FORM can be found HERE.

FOLLOW ALONG PRIMORDIAL QIGONG - COMPLETE FORM

Please enjoy our follow-along Primordial Qigong video which was recorded at 10 AM on the Summer Solstice, June 20, 2020, in Washington Park. I'd like to extend a special thank you to Beverly Isley Landreth, David Harold and his students who helped make this video possible!
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I hope that this video will enable you to practice the complete Primordial Qigong Form--help you to bring your true primordial self together with earth and heaven energies; to set the highest intention that you can hold for yourself, for others, and/or our planet; and to send out that intention out into our broken world, in order that we may grow in health, healing, harmony, peace, and unconditional love!


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