Qi Gong – News & Views

Here we cover news of Qi Gong in Health and Wellbeing, plus more details on different styles of Qi Gong and the philosophy that underpins the subject.

  • What happens when you spend 5 minutes each day for 28 days 'Cyclic Sighing'? Improvements in breathing rate, sleep and stress levels.

  • The concept of Qi - 'life energy' - is central to the practices of Qigong and Tai Chi yet it is difficult for the average westerner to grasp. This is my journey.

  • Part 3 of the Step-by-Step guide to our modified Yang-style Tai Chi Short Form, covering Golden Cockerel, Four Directions, Spins and Kicks.

  • 5 key ways to ensure good knee alignment in Tai Chi and Qigong and keep your knees healthy for longer.

  • How to take your first steps in Tai Chi. 2 short videos showing how to step to the side and turn step. Walk like a cat ...

  • Anecdotally the benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong have been known for centuries. Which benefits are confirmed by rigorous science?

  • Mastering anything worthwhile is difficult. Here's how to stay on the right path and the pitfalls to avoid.

  • Although complicated at first, learning Tai Chi is a process that needs patience. Here's how to speed up your progress.

  • Beyond its eye-catching title, this is an excellent meditation technique based on the Microcosmic Orbit

  • These ancient Qigong exercises capture the essence of the Tiger, Deer, Bear, Monkey and Crane. Demanding but rewarding

  • An effective technique to relax the body and to help build focussed attention. Follow these simple instructions.

  • The 8-Step Tai Chi form - 8 reasons why it's especially suited to the physical and social limitations of the current situation.

  • The 8-Step Form is a compact, easy-to-learn routine with key moves from the longer forms. There is an elegance in its simplicity.

  • Part 2 of the Step-by-Step guide to our modified Yang-style Tai Chi Short Form, covering Repulse Monkey and Cloud Hands.

  • Both Tai Chi and Qigong are gaining popularity, but what's the difference? And which is better for the beginner?

  • Our form is derived from the classic Yang style form of Cheng Man-Ch'ing and modified by one of his students, Dr Sam Lee to emphasise the health benefits and make it more accessible.

  • Often known as the 8 Silk Brocades, Ba Duan Jin is a sequence of 8 exercises with an ancient heritage that stretches back 2,000 years. They focus on breathing and can be done standing or seated.

  • The Crane Exercise is a self-massage technique to regulate the digestion, improve sleep and, it is claimed, lose weight. Want to know more?