Spinal Qigong Exercise: Folding Forward

FOLDING FORWARD is one of often practiced Qigong exercises for releasing the spine and for maintaining it flexible. A smooth and abundant Qi flow through our spine and torso is according to the Qigong theory essential for the health of our body, mind and spirit. Tensions arise in our body every day and we have to know how to release them efficiently, especially in the area of our spine and torso, if we want to[…]

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Basics about Bow-Arrow stance

  This post is about a Bow-Arrow stance (Gong Jian Bu), a fundamental stance which is named also Bow stance or Mountain Climbing stance. I will discuss the Bow-Arrow stance which is used in Qigong and Taijiquan, Yang traditional style. In other styles this stance might be practiced differently. Bow-arrow stance in Qigong In Qigong you practice this stance to learn how to align your body and improve posture, to develop stability and to stimulate[…]

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Horse Stance / Ma Bu in Qigong

  “Master the Basics!” For me it is not unusual anymore that after many years of Qigong I’m returning again and again to the basics. I’m aware that each time I’m able to understand them in a new perspective which is different from the one that I had as a beginner or somewhere on my path to the present moment. And I always know that this is not the end. I hope that this blog[…]

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Being aware of the soles of your feet

  In this blog I will talk about our amazing feet on which stands the whole body structure. The fact that we are able to stand with our height on such a small area (of course in collaboration with the rest of the body) seems amazing to me. In Qigong feet and their condition are important from various but interrelated aspects. One of them is a correct alignment (posture). Here is important on which spots[…]

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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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