Qigong, Tai Chi, Bagua
In the Boston, Massachusetts and Northampton, Massachusetts areas, I offer private instruction for individuals, small groups, or large groups.
As a means for achieving greater vitality and wellness, private instruction has many advantages for you, including that we can:
- schedule lessons when convenient for you;
- tailor lesson content to address your specific needs, such as particular health concerns;
- adapt how I teach your lessons to match how you most easily learn; and
- augment your lessons with sessions in qigong (chi gung) tui na bodywork. Such sessions can help open your body and energy so that your exercise practice can go much deeper.
For information on the costs of such lessons and scheduling, please see the Boston, MA Activities and Northampton, MA Activities sections of this website.
The subjects that I teach through private instruction are discussed below.
"He will take you right to the door of your own experience with wisdom, humor, respect and kindness."
Ronnie Littenberg, PhD
Dragon & Tiger Qigong: Available to Everyone
The energy art that I enthusiastically teach these days to anyone and everyone who is interested is called Dragon & Tiger qigong.
The term qigong is pronounced "chee gung" and often is spelled "chi gung" or "chi kung". The term means "energy development" or "energy cultivation".
In China, thousands of different qigong forms have been developed.
Qigong exercises promote health by helping you free and balance your "chi" - also spelled "qi" - or life energy. Chinese medicine teaches that if your chi flows freely through your body in a balanced way, then wellness follows.
Qigong exercises help you in a manner similar to acupuncture, acupressure, and Chinese herbs. The big difference is that rather than your being treated by someone else, you learn to do the exercises yourself to help prevent and, if necessary, treat injuries and illnesses.
Dragon & Tiger qigong is a particularly effective qigong system, which is fairly easy to learn and practice. It is powerful enough to deliver many benefits, including more energy, better health, stress release, better balance, greater flexibility, and relief from chronic illnesses.
Dragon & Tiger consists of seven exercises. In an ideal practice set, which takes about 15 minutes, you do each exercise twenty times in a specified order. You may also do sets that involve fewer repetitions and take less time.
A person of average coordination can learn the basics of Dragon & Tiger in about ten to twelve hours of instruction.
Once you learn the basics, you can realize many of the core benefits of Dragon & Tiger.
You also can continue to study the subtleties of Dragon & Tiger for many years and gain even greater benefits.
Anyone can learn Dragon & Tiger, and you can practice it anytime and anywhere you like.
Tai Chi, Bagua, and Other Qigong: By Invitation
In general, I invite students to study these arts with me who already have demonstrated dedication to learning energy arts. I also consider other factors such as specific health needs and how likely prospective students are to benefit others with the knowledge they'll gain.
Please feel free to let me know if you are interested in studying with me one or more of the arts described below. It's important that I know of your interest.
I teach the following arts from my teacher Bruce Frantzis' energy arts system. For more information about any of these arts, please visit www.EnergyArts.com.
Qigong (Chi Gung) - Various Forms
I teach as tools for health promotion aspects of qigong practices entitled:
— Longevity Breathing™,
— Opening the Energy Gates of Your Body™ qigong,
— Marriage of Heaven & Earth™ qigong,
— Spiraling Energy Body™ qigong,
— Bend the Bow Spinal™qigong, and
— Gods Playing in the Clouds™ qigong.
Many of us are familiar with tai chi because they've seen people practicing tai chi's solo forms. A tai chi solo form usually consists of a progression of slow and gentle flowing movements.
Tai chi was developed as an "internal" martial art, a combination of health-oriented chi gung (energy development) practices and the fighting movements of external martial arts. Today, however, throughout the world tai chi is practiced primarily for health.
I teach the Wu Style tai chi short and long forms that I have learned from Bruce Frantzis. I teach them for health promotion.
Occasionally, I help practitioners of other styles learn and apply within their style tai chi principles common to all styles.
Bagua is a challenging and invigorating art which involves walking in a circle - at times slowly and at times very quickly - with your arms in various postures. You frequently change direction as you walk, using coiling, spiraling movements which can be very simple or extremely complex.
Originally developed in China as a form of moving meditation, it has been practiced there for thousands of years for health maintenance as well. In the late 1800's it also became known as a highly effective martial art.
I teach bagua for health promotion and meditation.
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