Zoom and YouTube

Hamid and I have been streaming both Qigong and Form Practice sessions on Zoom for a while now, for the benefit of our existing students, family and friends. If you have attended Taichi or Qigong classes with either of us in the past and wish to attend a Zoom session (and aren’t already doing so), … More Zoom and YouTube

Teaching Pause

Following Government recommendations, and common sense, I shall be discontinuing all teaching activities during the COVID-19 crisis. I urge all my students to keep up their practice – perhaps with the help of the videos Hamid and I have made available. I’ll be available electronically for anyone who wants to get in touch.

New Qigong Video

I’ve just added a link to a video you may like. An old friend and tai chi colleague, now living and teaching in Newcastle, has been studying with Master Joe Lok for some time. In the video she is performing his Open Door Five Qigong, a version of which I am also introducing into my … More New Qigong Video

Shibashi Set No. 2

I’ve been introducing the second set of Shibashi exercises.  Master Wing Cheung has kindly permitted his written description of the exercises to be shared freely with ‘those in need and those you love.’  Here’s the link.

The Thirteen Postures

I’ve been thinking about the terminology around the ’13’ things in tai chi, variously called ‘postures,’ ‘energies,’ ‘principles,’ ‘gates,’ ‘stances,’ ‘movements,’ ‘techniques,’ ‘kinetic movements,’ ‘tactics,’ ‘powers,’ …   Sometimes, in the literature, they mean the same thing, and sometimes different things.

Mindful Mediation

The Sunday Times this weekend profiled headspace.com, a mindfulness / mediation app from what seems to be a fast-growing company.  I quite like some of the meditation / relaxation exercises I’ve used over the years – generally progressive relaxation exercises.