Long Tou Shan Tai Chi School Blog

What is Tai Chi? The myths of its origins.

What is Tai Chi? The myths of its origins.

Tai chi has many myths about its origins. One of those myths says that one day the Taoist monk Chang San-feng was disturbed by the sounds of a snake and a crane fighting in his courtyard. Each time the crane’s rapierlike beak stabbed, the flexible snake twisted out of reach. And the crane’s wings, like […]

The roots and origins of qigong as a healing art

The roots and origins of qigong as a healing art

Blogger and qigong teacher Tiffany Jones, has written an enlightening review of the roots and origins of qigong for the Into Mountains, Over Streams; International Journal of Qigong (online). Which takes for its focus a book by Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming called “The Roots of Chinese Qigong” a sample of which (pages 1 -118) can be […]

What is Qigong and how can we learn about it?

What is Qigong and how can we learn about it?

Qigong (also spelled Ch’i Kung) is a powerful system of healing and energy medicine from China. It is the art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement, and meditation to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate the life energy (qi). Qigong practice leads to better health and vitality and a tranquil state of mind. In the […]