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Welcome to our video channel on East Asian Traditons. The videos here are from Master Level Teachers, Mentors and friends whom I have met over many years of personal study and practice (1981-current). The videos here are selected based on usefulness and whom put the time in documenting their practice. They are also from mostly indigenous teachers of East Asia. The easiest way to navigate through the many videos here is to click though each individual channel. This way you get just one subject/tradition versus a mixed flow. 


It is our belief and practice - western (non Asian) practitioners should always default to the Teachers and Mentors from whom they learned from as the standard bearer of the tradition. This is to honor the system and Mentors whom it comes from. Tradition makes a difference in the practices, for clear educational and learning goals.   


Much gratitude and praise to all teachers and friends whom given these gifts to the world for future generations! The videos are shared for the promotion of the community of these traditions and not for marketing uses. These are for snapshot reminders and not to replace real experiences, learning and interaction. One needs to be connected to a Mentor, Teacher, or Community to excel. 


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  • Eight Brocades Qigong
    by qigonghealing on June 28, 2017 at 7:36 AM
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    Here is a great dynamic standing version of Eight Brocades Qigong. In this channel is a wonderful seated version as well. In future post I will write more upon it and what the science is now saying about it.


    The Eight Brocades is an ancient Qigong practice for health, meditation, and longevity. Perfect for anyone looking for a effortless Qigong system to start off with. Master Hsuan Tong Tsu who is the teacher in this archival footage was born in Tian shui City, Gansu Province in 1923, has practiced since young and is proficient in Taoist Nourishing Life Exercises, what we call simply "Qigong" (umberella term) . Hsuan Tong Tsu offers his practice for health preserving way unselfishly. A motivation for all;...that even at 90 that life can be filled with robust health through the Qigong Way.

  • Qigong Healing for Cancer
    by qigonghealing on June 22, 2017 at 5:50 PM
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    Introduction : I remember reading this story in the original magazine, while on vacation on Mackinac Island. It was surprising to say the least. I was like wow how can this happen to her? I studied with her father years before and his Qigong is of high caliber. It struck me real fast although, it's a reminder that we are all human and troubling disorders can hit any of us. This is not "Qi Majik". Her story is of value someone whom like myself actually has used these techniques for healing first and foremost. People that conquer problems with Chinese Medicine are great teachers on what one actually needs to do, NOW. I hope all readers interested in this find this post of use in your Journey..GWA



    Qigong Healing for Cancer


    Helen Liang comes from a bonafide family of Masters; her father and Great Grandfather are very famous in the Martial Arts/Qigong circles. Helen and her sister are accomplished in their own rights as well. I had taken classes with her father when he came to the east coast many years ago. His traditions are solid to say the least. His teachings have attracted the who's-who abroad. He is now in his mid 70's and still going strong.


    When Helen Liang was four years old she started training under her father Shou Yu Liang . The family relocated from China to Vancouver 30 years ago, when she was 13, and now Helen Liang now runs the SYL Wushu Taiji Qigong Institute with her father Liang Shou-yu. She has been featured in North American martial arts magazines, hosted a long-running martial arts TV series on Vancouver's Channel M and has competed internationally.


    Helen Liang is a "Can-cer-vive Survivior" through Qigong and Chinese Medicine. These day's the Healing Qigong and meditative aspect of her training supported her through a serious cancer diagnosis 15 years ago, she said.


    She has produced a DVD which focuses on her insights, meditation and exercises, the link is below as well. The practice is geared towards basic health and wellness. In most cases although the practice has to be monitored and tailored often; Qigong exercises and treatments can change often in recovery, and a expertise really is needed just as a fyi. Her story is an important one you can read the original feature one from many years ago here:


    Article: http://www.kungfumagazine.com/magazine/article.php?article=353


    DVD: https://www.amazon.com/Qigong-Cancer-Exercises-Prevention-Beginners/dp/B0713Z2C3P/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1498166601&sr=8-13&keywords=helen+liang




    Shou Yu Liang Journey from Sichuan:  

    http://www.kungfumagazine.com/magazine/article.php?article=127)




  • Cyber Addictions: Electric Heroin
    by qigonghealing on May 20, 2017 at 6:50 PM
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    I wrote about this back on April 27, 2017 after watching a different special and cases in which that one was even more troublesome in many ways: https://qigonghealingcentre.blogspot.com/2017/04/must-see-special-on-smart-phone.html


    So here we are again..many of my close friends and students gave me "the roll of the eyes effect", on this discussion. Many said there is nothing we can do, which is a reactive stance on this issue. I believe Qigong should be promoted for cases like "Process Addictions" and topics like this should be brought to light. For after all many come to Qigong in many cases as a last result after all else has failed. This Forty minute video explores several common cases, that might surprise you. Re-valuate your participation with this technology. Qigong is a system that can help with detoxing and aiding on the road to healing from this "Electric Heroin". For sure a professional Therapist in the field of process addictions will be needed as well. Find a Qigong teacher that understands how to use in these cases. I have helped many people in recent month's; practice needs to be monitored and gauged. 


    ***Update 5/22/2017***

    Here are some additional useful notes in regards to the above on Cyber/digital addictions. It is my belief if the potential for problems are high why get involved in the first place. I have received alot of response from readers about these articles.


    The problem will not go away; and to avoid dealing with it for sure is the wrong action as well. I feel people should take a stand and have boundaries on what they allow in their life as well. Parents might not always be aware of what their children are doing on their communication devices, but experts say there are obvious signs when it’s becoming dangerous.


    The red flags are “Is it interfering with school? Are you getting bad grades? Is it interfering with their functioning?” says Dr. David Rosenberg, department chair of psychiatry at Wayne State University and the Detroit Medical Center. “Or they’re breaking things, or they’re fighting with you, they’re hurting themselves, they’re refusing to go to school, they’re not sleeping at all, they’re gaining a massive amount of weight.”


    Interesting to know for more than a year, 20/20 followed families in the “depths of their struggle,” exploring the “destructive dependence, extreme change of personality, isolation, and physical signs during withdrawal” victims can experience, ABC said.


    If you took he time to watch the video we had seen the special examined the cases of a 15-year-old girl who went to rehab after a dangerous online relationship; a 14-year-old gamer whose obsession prevented him from attending school; and a married man’s excessive gaming habit that severely impacted his wife and four children.


    Kevin Roberts, author of Cyber Junkie and Escape the Gaming and Internet Trap, says parents with children in similar situations should take action “when you have a child that you can’t trust, who time and again will not follow the rules, lies, covers up the behaviors.” And pay attention to “emotional outbursts when you turn off the game or take the smartphone,” he cautions. “That’s a red flag.”


    But don’t go it alone. “The most important thing, if you’re concerned, is to get a comprehensive assessment by a trained professional, a mental health professional,” says Rosenberg.


    To stop bad habits from forming, Roberts advises parents to be careful early on. “We want to start considering screen use from a very young age,” he says. “Children under 7, I’d severely limit it. I would not use technology as babysitters.” He adds: “Require outdoor activities, sports, performance in school as requisite behaviors that you have to accomplish and achieve in order to use technology.” Considering the example you’re setting is also crucial: “You have to be the model,” says Roberts. “You have to model the behaviors that you want in your children.

    GWA


  • Chen Tai Chi Chuan
    by qigonghealing on March 14, 2017 at 7:41 AM
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    The video presented here is for appreciation of Chen Tai Chi Chuan. It is for viewing and common understanding and is not a detailed form breakdown; impossible to study from. I will post a more complete one in the future with notes.


    Chen Tai Chi Chuan Orthodox Barehanded form; most commonly known as Lao Jia Yi Lu is the original Tai Chi Chuan training form from Chen Village. The first form consist of 74 flowing postures, and can take anywhere from 15 - 20 minutes depending on how one articulates its movements/form.


    The demonstration is performed by the Chen family member Chen Xiao Wang. I will say, that from a personal/comparative experience point of view, Chen Tai Chi Chuan is a extremely important family style since Yang, Wu, Sun & Hao are derived from it's original teachings. I has benefited from it's teaching's and practice throughout my Tai Chi Chuan Journey and is enjoyable. Visit his website here:

     

    http://www.chenxiaowang.com/index.html


  • Kung Fu for Life
    by qigonghealing on March 9, 2017 at 10:54 PM
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    Kung Fu for Life

    Zhang Hexian story will inspire to practice your Kung Fu for life. A practitioner for 9 decades, don't let Zhang Hexian's age fool you as the 94-year-old has a particular set of skills that make her a nightmare for thugs anywhere. The resident of Ninghai County in east China's Zhejiang Province has been practicing Chinese martial arts since she was four and through the years she has refined her skills with great diligence and effort to become affectionately known as "Kung Fu Grandma".


    Regarded as "the village of martial arts," nearly everyone in the village where Zhang lives practices kung fu. As the eighth descendant of her family, Zhang learned kung fu under her father's instruction at the age of four and has continued to practice throughout nine decades. "My dad took me to sleep at that time. When we woke up in the morning, we started practicing kung fu in bed. I learned basic martial arts skills such as pushing palm and throwing a punch at an early age," said Zhang Hexian. Practicing kung fu has become a daily routine in Zhang's life.


    Every morning, Zhang does kung fu exercises without feeling tired. Apparently she is in good health. "She wakes up very early and does physical exercises every morning. She usually runs around the village for morning exercise,"said Zhang's son Feng Chuanyin. Zhang recalled that she once fought against a bully when she was young. The bully was beating his wife when Zhang saw him. To uphold justice, Zhang grabbed his collar, ripped his shirt off and urged him to behave well.


    Apart from being a deterrent to hooligans and ruffians, Zhang is also a warm-hearted woman willing to help others, which is one of the secrets of her longevity.


  • Northern Wu Tai Chi Chuan (Sophia Delza)...
    by qigonghealing on March 5, 2017 at 9:12 PM
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    Wu Tai Chi Chuan

    of

    Sophia Delza


    Sophia Delza influenced several generation's of Tai Chi Chuan practitioners. Her teachers where Ma Yueh Liang and Wu Ying Hua. A professional dancer by trade she encountered the Wu Chian Chuan Association in Shanghai late 1940's. She studied with this unique husband and wife team for around three years, learning the Wu Family Long Slow Form. Most likely she learned from Wu Ying Hua, whom is always credited for teaching and demonstrating the slow form. This is not to say that Ma Yueh Liang did not teach her as well. It is well known although that Ma Yueh Liang and the original flowing fast form are like one. He always demonstrated the form and taught it to students. His pushing hands skill was second to none, in which he had incredible control of anyone whom he would engage with. Most people that think of Mah Yueh Liang can recall either seeing him on Bill Moyers special or seeing him on archival footage of him laughing quite joyously as he flails someone away with effortless energy.

     

    In 1961 Sophia Delza published her first book on the slow form taught to her in Shanghai titled " Tai Chi Chuan Wu Style: Body And Mind In Harmony -- The Integration Of Meaning And Method". The original was done all in line drawings which can be challenging to get the form correctly. The book is still of value although even as old as it is. Prior to her death in 1996 shes wrote a 10 Chapter reflection book on Tai Chi Chuan titled "The Tai Chi Chuan Experience Experience: Reflections and Perceptions on Body-Mind Harmony". This book would be welcomed by anyone whom practices or teaches Tai Chi Chuan.

     

    She's an important American Tai Chi Chuan pioneer, wrote one of the first books on Tai Chi Chuan from a westerner, operated first Tai Chi Chuan Studio, taught at the actors studio and even gave classes at the United Nations. Most likey was the first non Chinese female to learn Tai Chi Chuan and teach it in the public. A real trail blazer of a person whom lived a full and exciting life!

     

    My observation of her performance of Wu Family Slow Form: Reading her first book and seeing it demonstrated somewhat on the archival footage, I can tell that she had practiced what she learned in Shanghai. With that being said although experienced eyes can tell she had modified the form and influenced it with her own perceptions on how to do the Style of Wu Tai Chi Chuan. It is not as crisp and "oh so perfect" as in some Wu Tai Chi Circles. One could say that her take is in the "Style of Wu Tai Chi Chuan" . She most likely wanted to feel she owned the style in her body/mind and yes her stage and dance exerience most likely influenced her view on the form. Her interest seemed to be on the health and spiritual side of Tai Chi Chuan and that is ok. We all will get old and health maintenance is primary to anything else. If you don't have your health you have nothing. Don't listen to the "naysayers", about her I think her base was most likely health and wellness students, students learning how to improve dance through Tai Chi movement. She obviously was a good teacher/practitioner lived a great long life. She had learned latter in life so obviously her interest was longevity. She had edited Ma Yueh liang's book on Pushing Hands back in 1984 and wrote a preface for it as well. So with that being said one can say Mah Yueh Liang thought highly of her enough  to participate in editing a one of a kind book, based on oral and physical instructions. 


     Take time to read Ben Judkins article on Sophia Delza; a well written and researched article:

    https://chinesemartialstudies.com/2013/04/26/imagining-the-chinese-martial-arts-without-bruce-lee-sophia-delza-an-american-taiji-quan-pioneer/

     

     

    Sophia Delza books of Interest:

     

    (I) Tai Chi Chuan Wu Style: Body And Mind In Harmony -- The Integration Of Meaning And Method: Originally published in 1961and revised in 1985:Sophia Delza describes the Northern Wu Style taught to her by Mah Yueh Liang & Wu Ying Hua, with careful directions and illustrations for learning the practice of the exercise-art of Tai Chi Chuan

     

    . https://www.amazon.com/Tai-Chi-Chuan-Wu-Style-Integration/dp/0887060307/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1488796779&sr=8-1&keywords=sophia+delza

     

     

    (II) The Tai Chi Chuan Experience Experience: Reflections and Perceptions on Body-Mind Harmony: This book written fours years prior to her death, Sophia Delza. Delza, offers succinct and illuminating comments from her viewpoint as both teacher and practitioner. She expresses the substance and function of Tai Chi Chuan that lie behind the movement and that are manifest in the movement to only the most discerning eye. She provides insight and inspiration for entering into Tao of Tai Chi Chuan, that integrates body, mind, beauty, and goodness. Beginners and experienced followers of Tai Chi Chuan pathways who have studied it for a number of years will benefit from the guidance provided in this book.

     

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/0791428982/ref=rdr_ext_tmb


    GWA 3/6/17


  • Yang Tai Chi Chuan
    by qigonghealing on January 24, 2017 at 5:55 AM
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    The Value of East Asian Healing Exercises

    When we practice and study healing exercises we must first comprehend what they are. Practice's such as Qigong, Taijiquan and meditation were developed by early indigenous people of China. These practice's are a type of traditon where Heaven, Humans and Earth are harmonized as one.


    The healing meditations and movements naturally nourishes ones life and quite easily preserves one's health. Taijiquan taught from many angles in today's world do preserve health and vigour and prevent illness, prolongs longevity. They all are suitable from the very young to advanced age as well.


    Yang Family Taijiquan is the most popular tradition in common Taijiquan circles.  I began my Taijiquan practice as a Junior high school student in search of ...? Well I had no idea where it was going at the time except for the pure joy of doing it. Taijiquan has been a huge part of my life. I think there's something here for anyone, and one would be foolish not to embrace some level of it . In upcoming post I will highlight the differences in "angles" found in Taijiquan of today.

    The video here is for Taijiquan lovers, it demonstarted by Grandmaster Yang Zen Duo, that through a lifetime of dilgent practice even in ones advance age we can cherish the practice.

       

  • Legendary Healers of Traditional Chinese...
    by qigonghealing on January 6, 2017 at 12:46 AM
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    Four famous Traditional Healers are revered in the history of Traditional Chinese Medicine. They are Bian Que, Huatuo, Sun Simiao, and Li Shizhen. Read more below:


     Bian Que: Bian Que is the earliest known physician, from China's Warring States period, from 770 to 221BC. According to historical texts, Bian Que had supernormal abilities to see through the human body; coines as xray vision. He's the founder of the pulse-taking diagnosis. Legend has it that Bian Que revived the crown prince of the state of Guo; believed to be dead. Using pulse diagnosis, Bian Que found the prince was in a coma and treated him with acupuncture. Thus, Bian Que was known as "the doctor who brings the dead back to life."


    Hua Tuo: A extremely important fgure to modern Qigong; Hua Tuo is known as China's first surgeon, living during the late Han Dynasty and early Three Kingdoms era. According to historical texts, Hua Tuo was called the "Divine physician" or "Shenyi" in Chinese. Hua Tuo invented Ma Fei San; an anesthetic drug used to reduce pain during surgery.


    One legendary story has it that Hua Tuo treated Guan Yu, the famous general of Emperor Liu Bei in the Shu state during the Three Kingdoms period. A poisoned arrow had injured Guan's right arm during a battle. Hua Tuo applied anesthetic, made a cut in Guan's right arm, and then cut away the poisoned part of the flesh. The surgery was done while Guan was playing a board game. According to historical accounts, Hua Tuo saw a tumor in Cao Cao's brain and suggested brain surgery. But Cao Cao ruler of the Wei state during the Three Kingdoms era thought Hua Tuo wanted to kill him. He imprisoned Hua Tuo who died in prison. Later Cao Cao died of this illness. Hua Tuo is also known for developing "Wu Qin Xi" The famous Five Animals Frolics Healing exercises.


    Sun Simiao: Sun Simao is one of the most influential physicians in the history of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and is distinguished by his application of medicine and his adherence to an ethical code. His interest in medicine came from his own fragile health whereby he treated himself as his first patient. His mastery of medicine, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism made Emperor Wen of the Sui Dynasty, and Emperors Tai-zong and Gao-zu of the Tang Dynasty seek him out as an imperial physician. However, Sun Simiao declined these posts and devoted his life to being a physician who served the common people. He believed the best way to care for a patient was to prevent an illness before it occurred. The worst care was to treat an illness that had already occurred because it meant that he was unable to keep his patient healthy.


    Sun Simiao's best known works are Qianjin Yaofang (Prescriptions Worth a Thousand Gold for Emergencies or Precious Prescriptions for Emergencies) and the Qianjin Yifang (A Supplement to the Essential Prescriptions Worth a Thousand Gold or Supplement to Precious Prescriptions). The first book is comprised of 30 volumes and lists 5,300 prescriptions. The second book is also made up of 30 volumes and lists 2,571 prescriptions. Sun Simiao's observations about diseases and his prescribed treatments are noteworthy even today. For example, he knew cholera and diarrhea were caused by what people ate and drank and not by "evil spirits" as was commonly thought. He correctly identified tuberculosis as a lung disease, which was a new concept of this time. After successfully treating 600 cases of leprosy, he is considered the earliest expert on this disease in China.


    Sun Simiao is also renowned for his identification and treatment of deficiency disorders. Even though he was not exactly sure of the cause of goiter (hypothyroidism caused by lack of iodine), he knew it occurred in people who lived in certain mountainous regions and drank unsanitary water. He prescribed medicine from the thyroid glands of deer and sheep because they are high in iodine content. Nyctalopia, which is night blindness caused by lack of vitamin A, was successfully treated with pig, calf and sheep livers that contain large amounts of this vitamin. He is the first person in the medical history to document the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Beriberi, a deficiency disease caused by lack of vitamin B1. For this, he prescribed combinations of herbs that were high in Vitamin B1.


    The elderly also benefited from Sun Simiao because he was a strong advocate for maintaining health throughout a person's life. He thought life could be prolonged with measures such as performing daily Qigong, regular physical exercise, and massage therapy. He advised against excessive drinking, eating raw meat, and spitting in public. He also believed diet therapy should be tried before resorting to medicine.


    Other advances made by Sun Simiao were in the areas of acupuncture, moxibustion and pharmacy. He thought moxibustion should be performed prior to acupuncture, and he was successful in determining essential acupuncture points. Sun Simiao also combined acupuncture with drug therapy, and stressed using the ashi point, which is still used by acupuncturists today. His knowledge of herbs was vast, and he insisted on harvesting them in the proper season and processing them correctly. The nickname "king of pharmacology" or 'king of prescriptions" was given to him because he was especially knowledgeable in preparation of medicinal herbs. 


    Li Shizhen: Li Shizhen from the Ming Dynasty is one of the greatest Chinese herbalists. He's regarded as the father of traditional Chinese medicine and the patron saint of Chinese herbal medicine. Li's key contribution is the "Compendium of Herbs" or "Bencao Gangmu" in Chinese.


    The book covers nearly 1900 (1892) different herbs in 60 different categories. In ancient China, these great physicians were said to have had supernatural abilities. They could see through the human body with the Third Eye. According to traditional Chinese thought, this third eye is located in the forehead, slightly above and in between the eyebrows, and can be activated through spiritual cultivation practice. While this is a mystical concept, the Third Eye is part of the Pineal gland. Today, modern medical science recognizes that the front part of the Pineal gland contains the exact structure of a human eye.

  • 10 Days of Healing: Zhan Zhuang
    by qigonghealing on October 28, 2016 at 9:35 PM
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    This is a excellent introduction into Zhan Zhuang Gong. The video series demonstrates in a short time a easy to do routine. Master Lam is a long time main student of Master Yu Yong Nian, whom is a direct student of Wang Xiang Zhai of this lineage of Zhan Zhuang/Yi Quan made famous in Beijing. The series will give you a good starting point to build from and to venture into more details with a personal teacher/group as well.


    Master Lam Kam Chuen is a world-renowned Chinese martial artist, feng shui master, traditional Chinese healer and author. He is proficient in both soft and hard martial arts as well as in an assortment of Chinese weaponry. However, he is most well-known for his teaching of Chi Kung (also spelled Qigong) and Tai Chi.


    He was one of the pioneering forces in promoting Chinese soft martial arts to western audiences, particularly to the United Kingdom. He teaches in the United Kingdom, in the United States and in various countries in Europe. But he has students all over the world.


    He was most likely to coin the phrase "standing like a tree" back in the late 80s and it had since became popular. The phrase is now used interchangeably with Zhan Zhuang by practitioners all over the globe. He developed his own style of Tai Chi, known as the Lam Style. The style is now practiced by thousands of people. He is also one of the pioneering forces in introducing Feng Shui to western countries.


    Lam Association: 

    http://lamassociation.com/LamAssociation.org/About_Us.html




    10 days of Healing Series

    With

    Shifu Lam Kam Chuen

    Below is the main link to the 10 Days of Healing through Zhan Zhuang Gong. There you will find all the videos for Viewing: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQdg9OZDSjNhueZC22rHvAA/videos?shelf_id=0&view=0&sort=dd

  • Zhan Zhuang Gong
    by qigonghealing on October 26, 2016 at 5:26 PM
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    This is a first in a series of Zhan Zhuang Gong; one of the most important practices in Qigong. Commonly known as "Standing Meditation", its the main practice for generating Tangible, graspable Qi. It is a Traditional School/Practice in Qigong Training and imperative for developing a strong foundation for Health & Wellness.


    I have personally experienced extraordinary healing stories of uncurable cancers to Master teachers of mine having Yoda like abilities to project and throw me into a fireplace from 20 feet away; spinning objects through intention to shrinking tumors. These of course come from years of practice and specilization although. The basic elements of this tradition is developing fast health and wellness.


    Master Yu Yongnian is a celebrated Master teacher in the Zhan Zhuang Tradition. He was one of the last surviving teacher of Wang Xiang Zhai a famous teacher and Martial Artist in Beijing. Master Yu Yongnian was born on March 31, 1920 and lived until October 2, 2013 passed away at age 93. He was a life long teacher of his teachers art and developer of this famous style unique to this area of China and within Zhan Zhuang, Yi Quan Health and Martial Arts.


    This video captures the unveiling of his memorial; more videos on this style and teachers to follow. You can read more about him here:

    https://qigonghealingcentre.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-power-of-peace-zhan-zhuang-gong.html


  • Recovering from Addiction
    by qigonghealing on April 17, 2016 at 5:02 AM
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    Addictions is a major problem that I have encountered in the past few years, with people searching for answers. They are culturally stigmatized, and people that are addicted are no different then someone with any other medical disorder; this just happens to be theirs.

    Many loved ones say why can't they just quit? Its a complicated disorder and "will power" alone will not do it. Most likely it will take several attempts to get on the right track to healing. Addictions are increasing at alarming rates; and still treated in many family's as a dirty secret not to let out. People suffering feel shunned and embarrassed and powerless. The latest trend is children 7-16 addicted to technology; which is apalling. Who's to blame here; that a whole another conversation. The world is being seduced by gadgets and humans as a race are losing themselves. It is very true often said "A mind is a terrible thing to waste".  

    Why are the habits hard to quit is because a powerful cascade of microscopic pleasurable chemicals called neurotransmitters, such as Dopamine, Norepinephrine, Oxytocin, Vasopressin and Serotonin, are instantaneously released in the brain. This chemical reaction is set off in the primitive unconscious part of the human brain known as the limbic system; then it instantly spreads throughout the brain and body by an intricate and vast super highway of neuro networks. These tiny microscopic neurotransmitters have a huge affect on how brain cells function and grow. They can drive or compel one to seek certain behaviors by creating powerful physical cravings. Through repetition, these behaviors can become very powerful addictions that can then inhibit a persons ability to think and make rational choices.

    Our physical brain can actually become hijack of our mind and will. Its kinda like a "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde persona", at times the person will be very normal and then bam they are acting out with whatever they are hooked on. They do whatever it takes to see it to the end as well. Understanding how the brain works from a clinical perspective is critical for those seeking full recovery. After gaining this understanding, our doors of perception can be opened to seeking positive spiritual answers and solutions.

    In this short video expert Dr. Patrick Carnes lays out what typically happens when one is "drying out" from whatever plaques them from the first 40 days to the third year and beyond. Dr. Carnes highlights a important aspect of the emotions and withdrawl symptoms associated with addiction cleansing. Qigong most likely will not heal someone from addictive compulsions alone, but will help balance them to a great extent. In my clients addicted, I have seen it as a imoprtant factor in adding quality of life in the healing process. A important caution with Qigong exercises and Meditation's is not to overdue them. More is not better it can actually cause triggers to erupt. Read below:

    How triggers work: These internal trigger's happens inside of us, for instance in the forms of imbalanced emotions. In Professional Classes I took as a sponsor for friends in the past the easy way to remember them are either as: "HALT"; Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired. The other popular one is "BLAST" Bored, Lonely, Angry, Tired. People can get triggered with any of the above and actually more. People can get triggered also in a healing session; so it is crucial whomever you are working with to not overdue it. One could get angry, tired and even bored during practice, which is usally caused from wrong practice, or they simply just are getting stressed out. Test ride the practice at 10 minutes intervals in the beginning and see how you feel.  

    In closing I will say its important to look at what you allow in your life and get seduced by. More and more people are addicted to many things such as the internet, toxic relationships, drugs of all types and technology driven addictions. It is causing a whirldwind of problems in peoples lives. Always be involved with licensed Medical experts that work with compulsion disorders. Body/Mind exercises can help greatly, but should not be the default lone therapy. Qigong groups work well for this kind of problem, because its a very positive, non judgemental environment and helps people dissolve the false negative messages in our body/mind. It will give one a place to observe and work on the issues going on in themsleves. A caring therapist/mentor will be crucial to help them process what they are facing on a daily basis, outside their family, friends and doctors as well.  

  • Yang 13 Form Set
    by qigonghealing on March 20, 2016 at 5:59 AM
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    Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan 13 Movement Hand Form

    On this video Grandmaster Yang Zhen Duo demonstrates  the 13 form that he developed for anyone looking to learn a smaller set. I learned this set several years ago, and still practice it today.  It is a wonderful set that you can actually do alot with. The form only takes actually between 5-8 minutes depending on how you nuance it.


    My Experience: For practitoners who like doing Qigong sets it is perfect after a warm ups and Standing Meditation Tradition. You can practice it with matching sides, turn it to four directions, cycle it through pre natal and post natal direction cycles as well. The form is very easy; and if you are very busy this could be the one for you. If you start utilizing the above ideas you will get alot of joy from it and immediate Tai Chi results.


    In my classes, students I mentor, we even begin sometimes even with a 8 movement form, then the 13 form, 16 form. If they go forward on one should go to the Traditional 103 Long Form, it will better prepare them as far as form practice goes. There is many other fundamentals that go along with this as well. Don't let the small sets fool you that they are not complete; if you learn how to work with them, you will get the "less is more" philosophy. Perfect set for entry level Tai Chi form practice. Below are the movement names:



    Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan 13 Movement Hand Form


    1. Opening Tai Chi

    2. Cloud Hands

    3. Single Whip

    4. Fist Under Elbow

    5. White Crane Spreads its Wings

    6. Left Brush Knee and Push

    7. Hand Strums the Lute

    8. High Pat on Horse with Palm Thrust

    9. Turn Body and Chop with Fist

    10. Step Forward, Parry Block and Punch

    11. Grasp the Bird's Tail

    12. Cross Hands

    13. Finish Tai Chi/Returning

     


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