T'ai Chi


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T’ai Chi Ch'uan is classed as an internal martial art. Movements are soft and yielding and rely as much on the development of internal energy or chi as they do on physical technique.

Because the movements are practiced in a slow, focused manner this calms the chatter of the mind and focuses attention so that the movements become like a moving meditation. The body remains relaxed yet energised and the joints open, that is to say for instance that the knees stay unlocked and the elbows and wrists bent, through out the entire movement range.

This mode of moving encourages better circulation, lowers blood pressure and increases the lymph flow around the body and has proven health benefits.

T’ai Chi consists of a series of postures, all of which have martial applications if you wish to learn them, which are strung together like a rope of pearls to form one continuous flowing pattern of movements. The movements alternate between collecting or gathering energy and expanding and emitting energy, the constant interplay between yin and yang.

The study of T’ai Chi leads to greater self awareness, better concentration, greater balance and grace and better co-ordination. Increased mind / body connection is also encouraged and a growing recognition of the life force or chi.


Video of Sun and Yang Style T'ai Chi Ch'uan and some morning T'ai Chi broadsword practice

Personal consultations are available via phone and video utilising skype

Expert feedback and instruction given to aid your understanding and practice.

One hour consultation 60euros/ $90

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5 element exercises FIVE ELEMENTS CHI KUNG


Enhance your health and  add another dimension to your healing practice through this Five Element Chi Kung (QiGong) sequence. This course shows you how to energise and balance the Five Elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This detailed presentation includes a wealth of detail on the theory of the Five Elements of Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth. The course includes streaming video demonstrations, kyotaku music and detailed powerpoint presentations to show you in detail how to improve your health - TODAY!

available at http://www.learnpolarity.com

COMING SOON from MWI Publishing

Tai Chi Chuan - BEYOND FORM by Phil Young

As the title suggests this is not your average book on Tai Chi Form. In this book Phil explores the tricks, half tricks and real magic in Tai Chi practice. He draws on the wisdom of masters of the art, movement experts such as Feldenkrais, Laban, and Alexander, and his own experience as a Tai Chi teacher over the last 30 years, to give a unique perspective that will take your practice to a higher level.

Tai ChiIn the International medical journal Cell Transplantation a research team found that tai chi increases the number of stem cells in practitioners. Practitioners saw their cell count increase in increments of 3 to 5 times. Regular tai chi exercises helped subjects with heart function, reinvigorated stem cell count in the brain, balanced excitement and inhibition controls and helped with mental trauma and nerve exhaustion.

Tai Chi Intervention Increases Progenitor CD34+cells in Young Adults by Yeh Tzu-kang and Lilian Wu

(The Tao) produces (all things) and nourishes them;it produces them and does not claim them as its own;it does all, and yet does not boast of it;it presides over all, and yet does not control them.This is what is called 'The mysterious Quality' (of the Tao).

I've bought from you before and the rulers are spectacular.

Richard - Texas


A little known, yet highly beneficial form of Chi Kung exercises. This elegantly crafted DVD leads the practitioner through a classic set of Tai Chi Ruler exercises as well as demonstrating the empty hand variations. Using clear diagrams and animation the dynamics of chi circulation are explored in depth.

 Tai Chi Ruler exercises enable the practitioner to quickly build high levels of chi in the body. The health benefits of regular practice can include release of chronic tension, improved structural alignment, improved blood circulation, increased balance and poise as well as a calming effect on the nervous system.


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