Being Aware of Lower Dan Tian

  When me and Smiljana teach Qigong, one of the first things that we repeat continually during practice, is to pay attention on a Lower Dan Tian. With attention on a Lower Dan Tian you start your practice and you finish it. What is actually lower Dan Tian? Lower Dan Tian is an energy center which resides in the lower abdomen below the navel. This is a center which is at the same time physical[…]

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Tips to remember the sequence of Qigong exercises

Sometimes Qigong beginners come to the teacher after only few classes of Qigong saying: “Oh, this is too much. I can’t remember all exercises. And there are so many other things to be aware of.”  Nobody demands from beginner to learn everything at once. It is impossible. It is a long process in which practitioner develops various skills that at the starting point he doesn’t have yet. But it is not rare that people keep[…]

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Why daily Qigong routine?

  In our last video we were talking about how to start with daily Qigong routine. Somebody might ask: “But why should I do Qigong every day?” The best long term investment of our time Doing Qigong daily is the best long term investment of our time, with so high interests, that you can’t even imagine. You need to experience it. The words are empty and can’t describe it. It is the experience and feeling[…]

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Fundamental Stances in Qigong – The Way to Endurance, Patience and Alignment – Part two

(This post is a continuation of a blog Fundamental Stances – Part One)   The persistent practice that pays off later Beginners are usually bored to practice fundamental stances. They would like to learn movements and techniques that are looking good and are dynamic and interesting. They don’t understand that what they are observing is the result of long work based on solid foundations. As stances are foundations it is worth to take our time[…]

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Fundamental Stances – The Way to Endurance, Patience and Alignment – Part one

  Five regulations Qigong training includes five regulations: regulation of the body, breath, mind, Qi and Shen (spirit). The word “regulate” means that we constantly align, adjust, tune and harmonize something until our aim is reached. We can talk about the true regulation when we don’t have to do it consciously. Things that we have learned, repeated, adjusted and used again and again are now the part of ourselves. We use them without thinking about.[…]

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How to tune your body instrument

  Hello, enthusiastic explorers of life and Qigong. Today I would like to share with you how important is to tune your instrument, your body. Need or necessity Every musician knows that his instrument needs to be tuned. For example, pianists know that their instrument needs tuning, that’s not done only once, that it is a process that takes time and once a piano is tuned it needs to be played on. If you leave[…]

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How Qigong influences on our body, energy and mind

  In this blog you can find some general information regarding  Qigong practice (cloths, place, time, variety of styles…) and you can read about some of the  major influences that Qigong has on our body, energy and spirit. We practice Qigong in comfortable clothes. I like that I can practice Qigong in comfortable clothes, comfortable footwear or even better, barefoot. Why is this so important to me? When my body is free, is relaxed, my[…]

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The shine of Eight Pieces of Brocade

  Why “of Brocade”? People who come across for the first time with a set of Qigong exercises known as Eight Pieces of Brocade, in Chinese Ba Duan Jin, often ask why these exercises are “of brocade”. Brocade is a class of richly decorative shuttle-woven fabrics, often made in colored silk and with or without gold and silver threads. Therefore brocade shines beautifully. Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming in his book about Eight Pieces of Brocade describes[…]

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About Eight Pieces of Brocade

  This blog is a short introduction to the Qigong exercises Eight Pieces of Brocade or in Chinese Ba Duan Jin. We will talk about the origin, structure and the purpose of this Qigong set. The exercises were created in the period of South Song Dynasty (1127-1279 a.d.) by Marshal Yue Fei. He was quite an extraordinary man. He was an excellent general and highly-skilled martial artist. However, in time of peace he was studying and reading[…]

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How do I balance Yin and Yang?

Energy flow First is good to know how does these two poles of energy Yin and Yang flow through our bodies. Yin flows in the body through meridians or energy channels up towards head and Yang in opposite direction towards earth. Connection with earth, heaven and your own nature Very simple way and how I balance Yin and Yang is that on a sunny day, even though it’s windy outside (I simply find a shelter[…]

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