With Kris Deva North and Anamarta, Senior and Advanced Instructors of the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain. With combined experience of nearly 40 years between them and expertise in the Healing Tao Arts, which Tai Chi and Qigong are part of.
I don't know if you have noticed that people who do Tai Chi seem to stand straighter yet more relaxed, move more easily with a kind of fluid grace? Have you wondered why, and how? Well, Tai Chi combines fitness, flexibility, and effective ways to manage stress while at the same time giving a fantastic energy boost!
Taoists consider Tai Chi as one of the highest forms of Moving Meditation, harmonising Yang and Yin, and Qigong as Standing Meditation, for grounding and rooting. Together they combine fitness, flexibility, and effective ways to manage stress while at the same time giving a fantastic energy boost!
Now you can have this too when you come on by to combine Moving Meditations for Fitness + Flexibility, Build Confidence, Recapture Lost Energy, Turn Stress Into Vitality, Inner Strength for Inner Peace!
13 Movements, 9 Directions, 5 Elements, 3 Treasures, Yin and Yang, to become one of those Tai Chi practitioners people watch in the park, wishing they too could learn the slow, graceful form, and win the benefits!
Free Instructor Videos for the movements and also for the Qigong warm up. Also an Audio Download you can get to guide you while you do the form. More about these when you scroll all way down.
We practice a short (13-Movement, 4 Directions, Yin and Yang) Yang Family form evolved from Grandmaster Mantak Chia's Tai Chi Qigong and the Push-Hands from Master Lim of Penang, student from one of greatest Tai Chi Masters from the last century, Cheng Man Ching.
Kris Deva North and Anamarta feel honoured to be part of this lineage and deeply grateful to their teachers. And of course to their students too, for the opportunity of sharing this Martial Art, Tai Chi, which literally means "Supreme Ultimate Force"; a way of living for them.
Everybody knows Tai Chi is good for you. And when Harvard Medical School,
Reuters, and even the Wall Street Journal start talking about the benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong,
then isn't it time to sit up and take notice? Or, better, stand up and get going!
Start by watching the first video below: Tai Chi By Numbers Part 1: it will cost you less than four minutes, and no money!
Copy those first simple movements: you will see how easy they are...
You can, in your own time, at your own pace, you
can progress through each video, adding another set of two or three movements, following the demo, hearing the explanation, building
your confidence, feeling the benefits.
Soon you could be one of those Tai Chi practitioners people watch in the park, wishing they
too could learn the slow, graceful form, and win the benefits. Now they can, and so can you.
What are these benefits? Well, apart from what we in the Tao have known for millenia -
stress relief, harmony with yourself and your environment, power to defend yourself, and a
sense of deep inner peace - a Harvard Study confirms benefits to Muscle Strength, Flexibility, Balance, Aerobic Conditioning...and "...appears to be helpful for several medical conditions..."
read Harvard Study
Reuters report: "Research studies have found that (Tai Chi) practice
increased mineral bone density, boosted endurance, strengthened the lower body, and eased depression."read Reuters Report
Wall Street Journal "Qi can't be measured objectively, says Shin Lin,
a professor of cell biology at the University of California, Irvine.
But his studies of qigong and tai chi practitioners have found a boost
both in alpha brain waves, suggesting relaxation, and beta waves,
indicating strong focus. "It has the dual benefit of relaxing you, but
also sharpening your mind," says Dr. Lin.
Read on - or just get going!
Practise with the "Audio mp3 TAI CHI FORM",
you can play on your ipod or smartphone while doing the form.
The Audio joins up all the moves and structures in these videos, in sequence, step by step, and costs less than half the price of a single class!.
Videos are free.
Tai Chi can be practised at any age, for health, to
enhance our protective energy-field, to strengthen our physical and energetic immune
system, to connect with higher and lower forces on the spiritual path, for self-defence,
or simply to harmonise with our environment and alleviate the effects of stress.
You can read about the mp3 Audio TAI CHI FORM STEP BY STEP SEQUENCE with a click here. Enjoy the Benefits!
In the double-helix spirals
of Tai Chi we reunite the Yang and Yin forces of our creation, to ebb and flow throughout
our meridian network, feeding the organs that sustain our life. We open and stimulate the
meridians, the energy-flow channels, enabling the bio-electro-magnetic force, Qi or chi,
to come on full charge as we do the slow graceful form.
Healers and Martial Artists use Tai Chi to improve
external Qi-projection and internal rooting. Combined with Iron Shirt Chi Kung, Tai Chi helps develop the rootedness to keep
ourselves safe when practising kundalini or astral projection in the higher meditations.
Tai Chi comes to us as a gift from the past, a way to
create our own tranquillity: to keep our cool when all about us might be losing
Beyond the Basics: As you combine the
Hidden Masters practice of Steel Body Tai Chi with the First Five Steps to the Tao, you learn to
integrate the power-techniques of Iron Shirt, the psychic self-defence of Fusion and the
extra-sensory perception of the Tao of the Shaman, utilising the Inner Eye to anticipate,
disappear and counter.
These 7 videos are a learning-and-teaching
free resource for Steel Body Tai Chi,
the 'Hidden Masters Form developed from Mantak Chia's Tai Chi Chi Kung
for use with the mp3 Audio Tai Chi Form you can play on your ipod or smartphone while doing the form.
The Audio joins up all the moves and structures in sequence, step by step.
The Videos are free,
and you can buy the mp3 Audio TAI CHI FORM STEP BY STEP with a click here right now!
Enjoy the Benefits!
Chi Kung, or Qigong, gives your Tai Chi extra power and grounding.
Here Kris Deva North and Anamarta demonstrate Mantak Chia's Iron Shirt Chi Kung.
Iron Shirt is an integral part of Taoist Training, beginning with your very first Step: Learn more with a click here
We start the class with Qigong Warm Up, followed by the Eight Pieces of Brocade
Here's a glimpse of the martial art application and advanced practice.
Discover a spiritual aspect in the graceful spirals of the form.
Benefit from the healthy effects
Learn a way of holding yourself, connecting with the earth, surviving in many situations.
Enjoy the Benefits of
* Muscle Strength, Flexibility, Balance, Aerobic Conditioning (Harvard)
* Increased mineral bone density, boosted endurance, strengthened lower body,
eased depression. (Reuters)
* Boost both in alpha brain waves, suggesting relaxation, and beta waves,
indicating strong focus. It has the dual benefit of relaxing you, but
also sharpening your mind. ( Wall Street Journal)
A visit to Penang, Malaysia, January 2005, to train with Master Lim and his students.
Learn Tai Chi as shamanic theatre,
celestial combat, rooted in Earth and played in the human dimension. Yang advances,
Yin withdraws, Harmony prevails. Learning the Way of the Hidden Masters gives a
sense of reality to this ancient art as we emulate the heroes of then, the warriors, the
fighting nuns and monks.