More on rooting: Last week I discussed with students three (of course there is more) things relative to being rooted or not. 1. The pace when one is doing the form (discussed below) , 2. Alignment in motion, and 3. The upward tension in the muscles. More on these aspects later. Being rooted is also connected […]
Rooting also happens at the top of the head. The Ba Wei point is located at the top-of-head. It is referred to in several different ways in the tai chi classics. For example: As if being hung by a string from above, Let the spirit of vitality reach your head-top, etc.An additional point that has […]
The second/third of the Yang Style Short Form demonstrated by Master Young is now available. Includes individual postures with back (as if in class), front, feet and waist/hands perspective. Narration of the weight distribution and waist involvement are included.
Chen Wei-Ming was a senior student of Yang Chang-Fu back in the 1930’s. I was told that he was deemed the “keeper of the gate” entrusted with upholding the integrity of the Yang lineage. Another story I was told is that when Professor Cheng Man-Ching modified the long form, he asked Chen Wei-Ming (CWM) for […]
How you cultivate your connection with the ground is the second most important, under relaxation, to the principle of tai chi and just as vital to chi kung. This connection is called rooting. 1. The first principle of “relaxation” is paramount to proper rooting. Let go of thinking that the gripping of toes has anything […]
Hi, I have completed the first/third digital media video and uploaded it to Vimeo On-Demand. The series includes a stream of the full face view of the first/third with a narration of the basic principles; front, back, hands, and feet views of the individual postures; and stream of the back view (as if you were following me in class). […]
I am thankful for Tai Chi. It has been with me throughout my trials and tribulations. Thank you to everyone who has been sharing this journey with me. You are inspiring! Here’s a gift of thanks for subscribing to this website and possibly liking the Peaceful Dragon School Facebook page. One of Professor Cheng Man-Ching’s 8 […]
Abby Humphrey, L.Ac and Master Young presenting at a 5 Season Seminar. Master Young demonstrates a Lung Strengthening Qigong Exercise.
Here is a bit of information and chi kung exercises relative to the Metal Element: fall chi kung
Reeling of Silk – Chi Kung Exercise – Video This is a great exercise for the Lungs and Large Muscle Groups. (Caution: Start gently, do not practice for a long period of time as to become lightheaded. To start, 3 upward and 3 downward motions is sufficient.) Breathe in as the arms go up and […]