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:
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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.