In the classical sense a “mudra” is a hand posture or gesture used in Hindu and Buddhist meditation. Along with the breath, it can also be an internal action. Both are employed to create energetic responses. Over the years I have come to realize tai chi as a moving mudra. As you move through the […]
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Winter Spirit By Wasentha Young What are the energetic qualities and characteristics of Winter and how can you align, in harmony, with the spirit of this season? The season of winter – a yin force – requires us to go inward. In traditional Chinese medicine it is associated with the Water element; it’s related organ systems […]
Master Young’s article (8 pages) – Professor Cheng Man-Ching’s Design of the Yang Style Short Form in this season’s issue of Qi Journal.
Winter is the time when all moves inward (Yin). The element is Water; the organs that correspond to this phase are the Kidneys and Bladder; the emotion is fear. When out of balance you may find yourself less able to access your inner wisdom. Connect with the joy in your life to liberate the contraction […]
We all experience stress – in one way or another. Here are a few methods in reducing physical, mental, and emotional stress. Neck release Care for the knees Stretch for the upper body […]
We are often challenged to find balance (metaphorically as well as in physical and mental health). Whether you practice tai chi or chi kung remembering to breathe, feel your feet on the ground and embracing the meditation techniques in practice are tools that will help you to feel centered so’s to “walk forward” in grace […]
The previous video blog offered one way of cultivating chi to nourish the internal organs. Again, there is some kind of “action” necessary to cultivate chi. In what way does the Tai Chi form cultivate chi. In this video Master Young explains some of the mechanics used in the form that cultivates chi leading to the […]
To cultivate chi requires an action. In many cases there are circular motions involved, sometimes imagery, and may involve movement. Here is one exercise in cultivating chi to nourish your inner organs. This exercise involves circular movement and visualization.
(360 degrees Inspired by Lonny Jarrett) This video contains one technique for releasing downward. Afterwards use “Threading the Nine Holes in the Pearl” (found in the archive blogs on the peacefuldragonschool.com website) to open upward. Peace and love, Master Young (