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In Chinese tradition there are thousands of methods and practices for self healing generally called Qigong (Ch'i Kung). Tai Chi (more correctly also known as Taiji) is one catagory of Qigong forms. Interestingly, the qi, or chi, of qigong means energy, the chi of tai chi does not. In tai chi, the chi means ‘ultimate’ and should be written as Taiji (gee). Complicated misconception but alas, far too late to correct in the world! So let's go with the flow! Taiji consists generally of 108 separate movements that are connected together into a specific order. (e.g. traditional Yang Cheng Fu Form)
There are several kinds of Taiji including: Yang Style, Chen Style, Wu Style, Sun Style and others. Most of these forms of Taiji have created a short form, between 20 and 40 movements, that allows for beginners to learn more quickly, elders to have an abbreviated practice and people who are not well to practice without too much to learn.
What is Qigong ?
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Qi Gong is one of the four pillars of traditional Chinese medicine: 1. Acupuncture, 2. Massage, 3. Herbal Medicines and 4. Qigong.
Of these, Qigong is the one that can be most easily self initiated. Both massage and herbal remedies can also be done as self-care, however, Qigong is the 'mother' of Chinese self healing. People who use Qigong faithfully need less medication, less acupuncture and often heal faster.
Having developed my own unique training methods over many years, my mission is to offer an unparalleled wellness experience aimed at seamlessly syncing the body and mind. Don’t believe me? Come along to one of my classes today!