Qigong- Mindfulness in Motion

NEW CLASS:
  • What:  Mindfulness in Motion thru Simplified Tai Chi, Qigong. & Therapeutic exercise at Tracy Aviary for all ages & levels. 
    Where: Tracy Aviary in Liberty Park – come practice Mindful Exercise in a secure garden oasis.
    When: Every Monday from 8:30-9:30am starting Monday, October 3rd, 2016 – doors will open at 8:15am. This is an 8 week class.
    Price: Classes are $40 for members & $45 for non-members for 8 classes. Memberships start at $24.95.
    Please RESERVE YOUR SPOT BY YOUR RSVP ON MEETUP or email Scott at taichiutah@gmail or call/text 801-556-5964
    Hope to see you there!  Invite your friends & family.


Qigong WILL BE EVEN BIGGER than yoga- click below to read the article!
Qigong article 1. What is Qigong?
  By Sifu Anthony Korahais of Flowing Zen
If I had to describe qigong in 23 words, I would say:
Qigong (pronounced “chee gung”) is an ancient Chinese mind-body practice that restores wellness, builds mental and emotional strength, reduces stress, and increases vitality.
 If I had another 40 words, I’d add the following:
Qigong, sometimes called the grandmother of tai chi, is one of the four major branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Because Qigong incorporates a variety of gentle breathing methods, flowing movements, and mindfulness meditation, it can be practiced by absolutely anyone, regardless of their age, health, religion, or fitness level. 
For most people, these descriptions are enough. But if you want to know more, read on!

2. What Does the Word Mean?

Qi means “vital energy”, and gong means “cultivation”.  The Chinese characters are as follows:

氣    功
qì gōng


In essence, it means “vital-energy cultivation”. To make it more poetic, we might translate Qigong to “the art of vital-energy cultivation”.

3. What is Qi?

You’ll find all sorts of definitions out there.
Me, I like things simple.
Qi is energy.
Whether it is the energy that moves food through your digestive system, or the energy that mobilizes your immune system, or the energy that powers your cells — all of that is qi to me.

4. How Do You Spell It?

The transliteration of the Chinese word 氣功 varies. The main variants that you’ll see are:
  • qigong
  • qi gong 
  • chi gong 
  • chi gung
  • chi kung 
Of these variants, the 1st one (qigong) is now considered the official transliteration.

5. Why So Many Different Spellings?

Remember that there is no alphabet in Chinese.The Chinese use logograms (or characters).
Also remember that there is a difference between translation and transliteration.
For example, the translation of 氣功 is “life-energy cultivation”.
The transliteration of 氣功 is “qigong”.
When we transliterate a Chinese word into English, we must use our alphabet to approximate their characters and syllables.
Anyone who can only think of one way to spell a word obviously lacks imagination. – Mark Twain. 
So we must choose a way to spell it. Before an official system was adopted, people chose differently.
And some still choose differently.

6. What’s With That Confusing “Q”?

Short answer: The “Q” was chosen to represent an aspirated “ch” sound that doesn’t exist in English.
The modern transliteration system, called Pinyin, aims to be 100% phonetic. And it gets pretty damn close — closer than any previous system.
The problem is that there are several “ch” sounds in Chinese —  more than we have in English.
The officials who created the Pinyin system probably chose “Q” because they ran out of ways to spell the various “ch” sounds.
It’s confusing. I know. We see the Q as a “k” sound. That’s why many people pronounce “qigong” as “key gong” instead of “chee gong”.
They’re wrong, but you can hardly blame them.

7. How Does Tai Chi Fit In?

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In a nutshell, tai chi is a martial art, and qigong is an umbrella term for any form of qi cultivation.
There’s a lot of overlap though, especially in the 21st century.
For example, tai chi is often practiced in a non-martial way, making it similar to qigong. And qigong is typically incorporated into tai chi.
Qigong is the art of energy cultivation. Since energy is useful for martial arts, many martial arts other than tai chi have adopted qigong.

8. How Old Is Qigong?

Qigong history dates back at least 3000 years.
The early era of qigong history began in roughly 1100 B.C.
Tai chi came much later. There are endless debates about the origins of tai chi, but the 2 main arguments either put the origins in 12th century or the 17th century A.D.
Either way, qigong is older than tai chi by a few thousands years.

9. Is it Like the Force?

Actually, George Lucas loosely based his concept of the Force off ancient kung fu legends. So the connection is not coincidental.
Just about every superpower you see in Star Wars can be found in the old kung fu novels.
Whether these powers are real or fantasy is another subject.
The superpowers that I’ve developed — health, vitality, mental clarity, resilience, fortitude, happiness — are enough for me.

10. Is it Religious?

Short answer: no.
In the early days of qigong (1100 B.C. to 206 B.C.), the art had zero religious flavor to it.
Later, some of the techniques were picked up by Buddhist and Taoist schools to be used for spiritual cultivation.
The qigong that I teach is 100% non-religious. The same is true for may of the qigong teachers you’ll find in the West.
I have taught Catholic priests, Protestant ministers, Muslim Imams, Zen and Taoist priests, and Jewish Rabbis.
I doubt these people would have learned from me if I was teaching religion.
Don’t get me wrong. What I teach can absolutely be spiritual. Meditation and mindfulness are spiritual because they allow us to look more deeply at ourselves and the world around us.
Some schools of qigong will have more of a religious tinge to them. If this makes you uncomfortable, then you should clarify this with the teacher before joining.

11. Is Qigong Hard?

No. Anyone can do it.
And that, my friend, is one of the best things about qigong.
I’ve taught all kinds of amazing humans — people in wheelchairs, stroke victims (with limited mobility), people with severe hearing impairments, and people with learning disabilities.
I’ve taught students as old as 91 and as young as 6.
I’ve taught professional athletes and professional couch potatoes.
That’s not to say that ALL qigong exercises are easy. They aren’t.
But with Qigong, you can get amazing results even with the simplest, easiest exercises.
Which is awesome.

12. Does it Work?

I dedicated my life to this art precisely because it has worked for me.
Oh, and millions of Chinese also swear by it.
My attitude is that you should give it a try, and see for yourself if it works. It’s safer than getting in your car, and most people find it really enjoyable.
There’s a catch though: you have to practice, or else it definitely doesn’t work.

13. How Much Do You Have to Practice?

This depends on the style of qigong, and the teacher.
Some masters ask you to practice for 2 hours per day.
I ask my students to practice for 10-15 minutes, preferably twice per day.
This sounds easier than it actually is.
Although 15 minutes is definitely doable, it is harder than it sounds. If you struggle to make qigong a daily habit — welcome to the club.
Although I myself have solved this problem over the years, I would estimate that 90% of my students struggle with it sooner or later. So you’re in good company!

14. Where Can I Learn the Traditional Way?

Oh, so you want to learn the traditional way?
Okay. Let me paint a picture for you.
Imagine a stricter version of Mr. Miyagi from The Karate Kid. Now imagine washing the car and painting the fence every day for 3 months before learning a single qigong technique. Imagine enduring verbal and even physical abuse from Mean Mr. Miyagi.
And then imagine washing Mean Mr. Miyagi’s feet every evening.
That’s the traditional way!
Being a traditional disciple of qigong or tai chi is not a walk in the park.
My own discipleship was not like the picture above  — but it was still incredibly difficult. If people knew the sacrifices I had to make during 17 years of discipleship, they wouldn’t be so keen on “the traditional way”.

15. How Do I Find a Teacher?

In the old days, finding a master was difficult. (Apparently, there was no Internet 500 years ago!)
Once you found a master, he or she would continue to make your life difficult (see the previous question).
It’s tempting to think that things have changed in the 21st century. Certainly, there are more qigong teachers than ever before. And there’s more information too, which is a good thing.
But percentage wise, your chances are probably about the same.
Here's a good place to start to find a good teacher. www.iiqtc.org
Qi Rush!

HOW TO FLOW WITH CHANGE


Taiko Drumming & Tai Chi- click this link for the article- Taiko Tai Chi

Tai Chi Qigong gives you the tools to flow with change in all areas of life.
BRACE YOURSELF, THE WORLD IS ABOUT TO BECOME A ROLLER COASTER OF CHANGE THAT WILL SHAKE YOU APART ... 
you are trained in the flow of change (see Tai Chi, below)




The coming global changes, as the 1-2 punch of a rapidly growing population and the increasingly fast technological revolution hit us all, change will be the order of the day. There is no technology on the planet that can help human beings practice loosening around constant flowing change the way Tai Chi can. This skill will be invaluable to ours and coming generations.

Tai Chi and Qigong could not have expanded around the planet at a more perfect time in human history.

Indeed, humanity is going to have to rethink and rewire the way we look at the world, ourselves and our place in it. From economics to environment, from production to distribution, our society is about to change vastly because our times are demanding it.

THE GOOD NEWS: If you look at the scientific research on mind-body meditative practices, you quickly realize 2 vastly important things:

1) Mind-body Meditative Practices like Tai Chi and Qigong can save society TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS in saved future health costs, year after year after year.

2) Science shows that Mind-Body Meditative Practices can increase brain size and mental acuity, improve creativity, adaptability, and also decrease the fear/stress part of the brain while actually physically enlarging the "empathy/compassion" parts of the brain.






Did you know that it would only cost about $30 billion per year to "end world hunger"? If Mind-Body Meditative Practices like Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga, Transcendental Meditation (TM trademarked) were made part of public education worldwide, global society would save trillions upon trillions of dollars year after year after year. $30 billion in spending to end world hunger would be PEANUTS.




By Bill Douglas

Qigong for Anxiety

FROM ANXIETY TO INNER PEACE--
QIGONG Strategies for Managing STRESS & ANXIETY

Overcoming anxiety after it's developed into a major difficulty in your life can often be confusing and upsetting. However, anxiety disorders are very treatable problems. 
Here's the first of 4 effective strategies to help you relax & overcome anxiety.
1). 5 Finger Qigong Meditation- click this link- http://youtu.be/cQs5NmrSvKA
PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR THE FULL ARTICLE---
  • DO YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO MOVE IN CALM & PEACEFUL STILLNESS?
  • Class Saturday July 16th at Evergreen park CANCELLED. Class time changed for Sunday July 17th to 8:15-9:15am  at Wheeler Farm.
  • WANT TO PRACTICE QIGONG DAILY?  When you can't make it to a class, follow along with one or more of the short videos I have posted here. Click on the 'video' link above to see over a dozen videos that are 5 minutes or less in length. Enjoy!  Feel free to contact me with any questions. Ch'i Blessings, Scott. 
  • ADDITIONAL Tai Chi Qigong CLASSES:
  • Qigong this Sunday July 17th at 10-11am. For more info go to Ecstatic Dance
What: Tai Chi at Tracy Aviary for the 55 and over community. Where: Tracy Aviary in Liberty Park – come practice Tai Chi in a secure garden oasis.When: Every Monday and Wednesday from 8:15 to 9:15 starting Monday, June 20 – doors will open at 8am.Price: Classes are free for members and $5 for non-members. Memberships start at $24.95. 
HELLO & WELCOME TO QIGONG TAI CHI UTAH. PLEASE BROWSE OUR SITE & FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTION.  WE OFFER LIFE ENERGY EXERCISE & MOVING MEDITATION PROGRAMS LIKE QIGONG/CHI KUNG (pronounced chee gung), CHINESE YOGA, MERIDIAN STRETCHING, SIMPLIFIED TAI CHI, DAO YIN, LAJIN,  Chi Hikes, Tai Chi Fitness (Tai Chi Strength, Tai Chi Cardio & Tai Chi Restore) & MORE!  I LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU SOON.
LIVE SIMPLE. MOVE WITH ENERGY & VITALITY. LOVE BIG!. Sifu Scott White.
FOR OUR CURRENT CLASS SCHEDULE GO TO http://www.taichiutah.com/p/schedule.html
Or join Salt Lake City Qigong Tai Chi Meetup.

"Inhaling and exhaling helps to rid one of the stale and take in the fresh.  Moving as a bear and stretching as a bird can result in longevity." - Lao Tzu

Qigong for Anxiety (continued)

2). INSTANT RELAXATION:  1.  Take a deep breath & hold it in. 2.  Tense EVERY muscle in your body for 5-10 seconds.  3.  Release & relax every muscle as you slowly exhale.

3). 1-3-2 BREATHING:  Example-  inhale through your nose deep into your belly  (expanding your belly)  for 6 seconds. Hold your breath for 18 seconds. Exhale for 12 seconds drawing your belly in & up contracting your abdominal muscles to fully exhale all the spent air out of your lungs. Repeat 6-12 times. NOTE:  ON ALL BREATHING EXERCISES PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO FULLY EXHALING. ONE OF THE SYMPTOMS OF ANXIETY IS FEELING LIKE YOU CAN'T BREATHE. THE KEY TO CHANGING THIS PATTERN IS TO FULLY EXHALE. ONCE YOU HAVE FULLY EXHALED, IT BECOMES EASIER TO TAKE A FULL INHALE.

4). GLOBAL HEALING AFFIRMATION:
All Energy Channels are OPEN. Vital Energies are ABUNDANT. My Health is VIBRANT. OUR EARTH IS HEALTHY. OUR WORLD IS AT PEACE. ALL IS WELL & SO IT IS.
Inhale slowly through your nose, deep into the lowest part of your belly.  Exhale slowly.  Pause. Repeat often.
Try these strategies & practice the ones you find most helpful DAILY or whenever you begin to experience symptoms of anxiety. I hope you find inner peace with these practices.
Take great care. Ch'i Blessings. Scott

The Three Intentful Alignments

  • DO YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO MOVE IN CALM & PEACEFUL STILLNESS?
  • CLASS CANCELLATIONS:  July 4th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th & 13th.
  • WANT TO PRACTICE QIGONG DAILY?  When you can't make it to a class, follow along with one or more of the short videos I have posted here. Click on the 'video' link above to see over a dozen videos that are 5 minutes or less in length. Enjoy!  Feel free to contact me with any questions. Ch'i Blessings, Scott. 
  • ADDITIONAL Tai Chi Qigong CLASSES:
What: Tai Chi at Tracy Aviary for the 55 and over community. Where: Tracy Aviary in Liberty Park – come practice Tai Chi in a secure garden oasis.When: Every Monday and Wednesday from 8:15 to 9:15 starting Monday, June 20 – doors will open at 8am.Price: Classes are free for members and $5 for non-members. Memberships start at $24.95. 
HELLO & WELCOME TO QIGONG TAI CHI UTAH. PLEASE BROWSE OUR SITE & FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTION.  WE OFFER LIFE ENERGY EXERCISE & MOVING MEDITATION PROGRAMS LIKE QIGONG/CHI KUNG (pronounced chee gung), CHINESE YOGA, MERIDIAN STRETCHING, SIMPLIFIED TAI CHI, DAO YIN, LAJIN,  Chi Hikes, Tai Chi Fitness (Tai Chi Strength, Tai Chi Cardio & Tai Chi Restore) & MORE!  I LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU SOON.
LIVE SIMPLE. MOVE WITH ENERGY & VITALITY. LOVE BIG!. Sifu Scott White.
FOR OUR CURRENT CLASS SCHEDULE GO TO http://www.taichiutah.com/p/schedule.html
Or join Salt Lake City Qigong Tai Chi Meetup.

"Inhaling and exhaling helps to rid one of the stale and take in the fresh.  Moving as a bear and stretching as a bird can result in longevity." - Lao Tzu

THE THREE INTENTFUL ALIGNMENTS  by Dr. Roger Jahnke & Rebecca McLean

FIRST MINDFUL ALIGNMENT- adjust & regulate your posture & body movement


Sit or stand upright, or lie outstretched. Visualize a connection lifting the top of your head into the heavens. Next visualize a connection from your sacrum to the center of the earth. The upward lift and downward pull opens the center of the body and fills the body with life-force energy. Aligning the spine creates spaces between the vertebrae, helping to release any compression on the nerves, which can cause pain or discomfort. Adjusting your posture allows for the space your organs need to function optimally and also optimizes the inner flow of blood and lymph. 

SECOND Mindful Alignment -- Adjust and deepen your breath.
The breath is the most powerful tool for gathering life-force energy and mobilizes the body’s healing and revitalizing resources. Plus it is the easiest to practice. Inhale slowly through your nose, and hold your breath for a count of one, one thousand; two, one thousand; three, one thousand. Allow your breaths to be deep, slow and relaxed, but not urgent. On the exhalation, relax even more. 

Third Mindful Alignment -- Clear your mind.
An ancient healing proverb states, “When the mind is distracted, the energy scatters.” Briefly, or for as long as you wish, focus your mind on something simple like clouds drifting across the sky, water flowing in a river, or as waves against the shore. Let go of any thoughts of the future and the past. Simply become mindful or present noticing with where you are, what you are doing, and what you are sensing.

To conclude the Three Mindful Alignments, smile gently to yourself. This gentle smile engages the limbic portion of the brain, the part of the brain and its neural structures that are involved in emotional behavior. This supports the brain chemistry for feelings of well-being 

World Tai Chi Qigong Day 2016

NOON CLASS AT MILLCREEK CANCELLED MAY 25, 2016 for Senior Fitness Day. Please contact Millcreek Senior Center for info on activities.
Tai Chi Qigong class cancelled for Saturday May 28, 2016 at Balanz.
And also cancelled for Sunday May 29, 2016 at Wheeler Farm.
See you next week.
  • Qigong Awaken Vitality practice 
    .
    Lift Chi Up Pour Chi Down practice
    .
    Both encompass moving and meditation healing     
    practices.
    No Fee.
    Balanz WellBEing 2220 e 3300 s#20. Donations appreciated to raise money for giving Qigong to those with severe health challenges. 
    No experience necessary.
    Be well.  Good Ch'i.

Tai Chi Qigong Chinese Yoga & Mind-Body Stretching LIFE ENERGY EXERCISE CLASSES FOR HEALTH, BALANCE, FOCUS, ENERGY, FITNESS, INNER PEACE & MORE.
(ALL CLASSES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR BE CANCELLED EACH WEEK- PLEASE CHECK THIS WEBSITE EACH WEEK OR JOIN SALT LAKE CITY TAI CHI QIGONG MEETUP TO STAY UPDATED.). 
PLEASE ALSO TEXT OR EMAIL THE DAY BEFORE THE CLASS TO CONFIRM YOU ARE ATTENDING. 801-556-5964 or taichiutah@gmail.com

SCHEDULE:

SATURDAYS 9-10am at Evergreen Park. Meet next to playground. $5/class. First class Free. No experience necessary. Begins June 4, 2016.

SUNDAYS 9-10am at Wheeler Farm. Meet at east side of main barn.  Weather permitting. No experience necessary. SUNDAY CLASS IS NO FEE. DONATIONS APPRECIATED. DONATIONS GO TO www..thereachprogram.com. CLASS CANCELLED MAY 22 & 29th 2016.

3 CLASSES at Millcreek Community Center. FREE IF AGE 60+.  $2/ class if under 60. Please check in at the front desk. No experience necessary.  Theses classes begin JUNE/2016.
MONDAYS 12:30-1:30pm
WEDNESDAYS NOON-1pm
THURSDAYS 11am-noon

TUESDAYS 7-8pm at Wheeler Farm. Meet at east side of main barn. $5/class. First class Free.
Weather permitting. No experience necessary.  Starts in June/2016.

WEDNESDAYS 6:30-7:30am at Wheeler Farm. Meet at east side of main barn. $5/class. First class Free.  Starts in June/2016.

STARTING THURSDAY June 2, 2016- join us to learn the beginner Fu Style Tai Chi Form- The Golden Form along with some Qigong/Chinese Yoga. This is a FREE CLASS. 6:30-7:30pm at Bywater Park.  NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Weather Permitting.


Spring Qigong self healing practice in honor & celebration of
WORLD TAI CHI QIGONG DAY-
Be Well. Good Ch'i.
Spring Qigong


Dear Chi Community Friends,
Saturday April 30, 2015 is World Tai Chi Qigong Day. There are 3 FREE ways you can celebrate this Global Healing Event.  NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.

1). At Marriott Library east plaza- 295 south 1500 east. This is an outside event. 9:30-11am

2). An online class offered through www.taichiutah.com. Watch & follow along with this video from your computer, mobile device or smart tv. The video qigong class will be posted the evening of Friday 4/29/16 & available all day Saturday 4/30/16
I am also offering an outdoor class on Sundays 9-10am at Wheeler Farm- meet at east side of main barn. Weather permitting & when I'm in town. Please check my website or contact Scott White at 801-556-5964 or taichiutah@gmail.com each weekto confirm class is happening. ADDITIONAL CLASSES & CHI HIKES AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT. 
TUESDAY EVENING & WEDNESDAY MORNING CLASSES STARTING IN MAY. CHECK SCHEDULE ON MY WEBSITE.
3). 4/30/16 at noon at Spa Balanz with Master Mingtong Gu. Scroll down for more info.
Many of you may know I have been involved in a Qigong intensive study and practice of Wisdom Healing Qigong with Master Mingtong Gu since the fall. I've experienced many profound healing effects that have benefited my every day life and am excited to share this energy cultivation practice with you.  
This month Mingtong is offering two free online events to introduce people to the wonderful benefits of sound healing.
Also, save the date for a live stream sound healing workshop on Sat May 14th noon-6pm
I am offering Community Gatherings for these events.
When you register, you will have access to both events along with a free sound meditation download.
You may join in community with the big screen at Balanz WellBEing Studio, or participate from your own computer or device. 
Register for both events and free download here: April Free Event Registration
Details, date & time:
On April 27th at 6:30 pm MST, Master Mingtong Gu will be interviewed by Vivienne Verdon-Roe, titled “Activate Happiness and Health through Sound.” During the interview they will explore the benefits of working with sound healing and provide a demonstration of simple techniques you can use to start your practice.
3). On April 30th at 12:00 noon MST, join Mingtong and millions of people around the world in 80 countries to celebrate World Tai Chi Qigong Day.  In this 90 minute live stream presentation, Mingtong will provide simple movements and sounds for us to participate in and experience the global Chi Field.
What a great opportunity for healing of ourselves, our communities and the world.
Location:
Balanz WellBEing Studio
2020 E. 3300 S. #20
Slc, Ut. 84109 (inside east IVY PLACE center)
Contact Host: Rebecca Scott. You may respond any questions or RSVP to this email or text 8019717579
FYI: you do not need to register to join us at the studio, but you will need to to receive the sound meditation download. 
Also join Qigong group practice:
Tues May 3, 10, 17th 6:15-7:30
Focus on Awaken Vitality practice. Deeply connect with your body to free blockages and restore energy flow. Align, cultivate and relax in the chi field.
Thurs May 12 & 19th 9:30-10:45
Focus on Lift Chi Up Pour Chi Down practice. Profound healing through expanding your energy body and merging into infinite wholeness while deeply nourishing, harmonizing and aligning with wholeness inwardly. Embodying unconditional love and joy (the opposite of disease). Beyond a concept.
Practice focusing on sound healing to be announced. 
Haola! (All Is Well, and getting better, So Be It)
With grateful playfulness in the chi field,
Rebecca Scott
Events and practices are donation based. We are raising money for 3 members of our community who are experiencing severe health challenges to attend an intensive healing Qigong retreat. 
--
Rebecca Scott
Balanz WellBEing Studio
801.486.2000

Beneficial Moves from Tai Chi, Qigong & Chinese Yoga

Qigong class cancelled Saturday April 23 & 30, 2016. Come join us this Sunday's!

Join us for World Tai Chi Qigong Day April 30th 9am-noon at Marriot Library east plaza. No experience necessary. Drop in anytime. This is a FREE event.

FREE Tai Chi, Qigong & Chinese Yoga class this Sunday April 24, 2016 and May 1, 2016 from 9-10am.  Meet at east side of main Barn at Wheeler Farm. No experience necessary.

SPRING THRU FALL CLASS SCHEDULE WILL BE OFFERED STARTING IN MAY. STAY TUNED!!!  JOIN US FOR TAI CHI, QIGONG, CHINESE YOGA & MERIDIAN STRETCHING CLASSES AT PARKS & other outdoor/indoor locations. CHI HIKES ALSO SCHEDULED WEEKLY. CHECK MY SCHEDULE OR GET ON MY EMAIL OR TEXT LIST TO STAY UPDATED. *You can schedule your own group by appointment as well. I look forward to meeting you.

GET READY FOR SHORTS AND SLEEVELESS WEATHER. LOSE WEIGHT THE HEALTHY WAY AT The Personal Zone in HOLLADAY, UTAH.
THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE..Health Coaching. NUTRITION CONSULTING. Healthy Weight Loss. FITNESS AND SPORTS PERFORMANCE- home, gym & outdoor training. One on one & small group programs. 4010 south 2700 east. CLICK THE PERSONAL TRAINING ZONE ABOVE FOR MORE INFO & TO SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION/WORKOUT WITH ONE OF OUR EXPERIENCED, MOTIVATING & ENTHUSIASTIC TRAINERS. Call, text or email Scott for assistance- 801-556-5964 or taichiutah@gmail.com

Inner Balance Qi Aromatherapy Oils now available to order online at:
Click this link.
The Creekside Creations

Why we should share World Tai Chi Qigong Day with the World? Click this link for a
Short video-
WTCQD HEALTH BENEFITS
Click this link for a slideshow- WTCQD Slideshow
EVENTS IN SALT LAKE CITY UTAH:
Saturday April 2, 2016 at St. John the Baptist Parish in Draper.
8-10am. FREE Self Healing Qigong. No experience necessary.
AND
Saturday April 30, 2016 at Marriot Library- outside on east plaza.
U of U. 9:30am-noon. FREE. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR- Year of the Fire Monkey!
"Don't Worry Be Monkey!"

Huffington Post Article- 10 Reasons to get to know Qigong
Click here:  10 Reasons

Check out this Youth Tai Chi for Peace program.
Pushing for Peace.

AWAKEN THE FORCE WITHIN... AWAKEN THE CH'I WITHIN-
Learn & Practice Tai Chi Qigong. Qigong Master speaks to Yoda!

Beneficial Moves from Tai Chi, Qigong (chee gung) and Chinese Yoga
By Larry Cammarata, PhD

Imagine a free, natural medicine that is as healthy for you as pristine mountain air and organic food. Further imagine that this medicine is reputed to strengthen your immune system, prolong your life span, increase your energy, uplift your spirit, vitalize your sexual functioning, enhance your general health, relax your body and calm your mind. Does this sound like another far-fetched health claim? Well, for thousands of years, millions of Chinese have highly valued this “medicine,” known as qi (or chi, pronounced chee), which can be activated through the practice of qigong and tai chi.

Qigong (pronounced chee gung) is an ancient Chinese exercise and healing system that is over 2,000 years old. The word qigong derives from the Chinese words qi, meaning “energy,” and gong, meaning “work” or “practice.” The term can be translated as “energy cultivation.” The practice of qigong is used to promote the free flow of energy through relaxation of the mind, body and emotions. By circulating and balancing this energy, qigong harmonizes mind and body, nourishes the internal organs and enhances the functioning of one’s immune system.

The movements of qigong are similar to those of tai chi chuan (or tai chi), although usually simpler in form and therefore easier to learn. The relative simplicity of qigong makes it very accessible to virtually anyone who would like to learn an authentic, comprehensive mind-body practice.

A Moving Meditation
Although qigong cannot be reduced into one simple category, I’ve found it useful to introduce this system to new practitioners as a “moving meditation.” Everyone interested in fitness and health knows about the benefits of physical movement. Meditation is also finding its way into the mainstream, becoming widely accepted for its contributions to health and healing. As a moving meditation, qigong can be regarded as a mindfulness practice combining concentration and present-centered awareness. A mindful approach to movement helps to lower stress, increase energy, improve concentration, raise body awareness, promote relaxation and decrease the incidence of injury. A mindful approach to qigong practice cultivates a refined awareness of energy flow, along with the ability to direct energy to various parts of the body for the purposes of healing emotional and physical traumas, reducing stress and pain, and rejuvenating mind, body and spirit.

Qi & Tea Party

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR- Year of the Fire Monkey!
"Don't Worry Be Monkey!"

Huffington Post Article- 10 Reasons to get to know Qigong
Click here:  10 Reasons

Join us for 5 Tai Chi Sessions with Master Jessie Tsao in Park City March 4, 5 & 6, 2016. Register for any number of sessions or all 5. Go to 5 Sessions for more info or to register.

Check out this Youth Tai Chi for Peace program.
Pushing for Peace.

AWAKEN THE FORCE WITHIN... AWAKEN THE CH'I WITHIN-
Learn & Practice Tai Chi Qigong. Qigong Master speaks to Yoda!

QI & TEA PARTY-
"The Art & Science of Tai Chi Qigong/Dao Yin Yoga  &
The Art & Science of Chinese Tea.

JOIN US FOR A QI PARTY SUNDAY JANUARY 24, 2016.  (CANCELLED)-to be rescheduled)
1-2:30pm at RIPPLE AFFECT- 2408 Kentucky Ave. Holladay, Utah. Join us OR Contact me to schedule a party of your own. $12/person.

Current TAI CHI QIGONG class schedule:  Tuesday's 4:30-5:30pm & Saturday's 10-11amat Spa Balanz 2020 East 3300 South. Saturday's 8:45-9:45am at Ripple Affect. $10/person. All levels welcome. Drop in anytime. Private lessons & small group classes also available by appointment.

The first 30-40 minutes we will practice the gentle moving meditation of Tai Chi Qigong & Dao Yin Yoga. A combination of simple movements & stretching exercises, deep breathing, self massage & mindfulness for calming your mind, energizing your body, enhancing immunity, decreasing stress & creating extraordinary health.

The last 20-30 minutes learn the art & science of Chinese tea. How it is prepared, some of its history & origins, health benefits & more. Sample Organic Dragon Well Green Tea- one of China's favorite & famous green teas. It is produced in the Hang Zhou West Lake area of China. AND Organic Tie Guan Yin Tea- this Oolong Tea from Fujian China is antioxidant rich & photochemically potent.

Contact Scott White 801-556-5964 - www.taichiutah.com
For more info or to schedule a Qi & Tea Party, please contact me.