07. September 2015 · Comments Off on Wellbeing Weekend RoseHip Barn 12/13th September · Categories: QiGong, Tai Chi, Uncategorized · Tags:

RoseHip BarnNuture body, mind and soul with a sumptious blend of Tai Chi, Yoga, Meditation, Qi Gong and Breathwork. Led by experienced practitioners including Phil Wright and Di Stewart. The weekend will culminate with a Gong Bath to imerse your senses in sound and leave you feeling uterly blissed out in relaxation.
10am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday
£40 per day or £75 for the weekend.
Accommodation available from £20 per person.
Booking essential
Call Gemma on 07813 111198 for more details

01. June 2015 · Comments Off on Just relax…easy? · Categories: Homeopathy, My practice, Tai Chi · Tags:

It has struck me that both with my practice of Tai Chi and of Homeopathy I am asking people to relax and maybe that is not easy to do!

In Tai Chi, the basic philosophy and start is to relax the body: relax, relax, relax! With Homeopathy, people come with a dis-ease, they are not relaxed, often tense and in my sessions where I listen and receive their case I am in effect asking them to relax and show me what ails them. In both cases, I think relaxation is hard work. Our bodes respond to stresses and strains with tension, stiffness and holding, so how can we simply just let that go? I would say, gradually, gradually, gradually. That’s why it takes a few sessions of Homeopathy to see what really needs to be treated in a holistic sense and why it is good to practice Tai Chi (or something similar) every day. We need to make “energetic progress in the good” each day and that could be anything and is probably individual to each person though we are all connected.

I am a fellow sufferer – I too find it hard to relax and I ask myself what is it that really needs relaxing? At the root I reckon, Wolfe Lowenthal is right, it is probably fear in it’s many guises. Fear stops us just being and “just being” is relaxing and promotes vitality. So, it is good to find something that helps you just to be and if you find it, practice it daily, gradually, incrementally and in the right spirit.

07. January 2015 · Comments Off on New Tai Chi classes this January · Categories: QiGong, Tai Chi · Tags:

cheng_man-chingNew Tai Chi classes are starting this January. I have a Day class on a Wednesday starting at 10.30am (for an hour) and an Evening class from 7pm for an hour and a half. Both classes are open to new students from complete beginners or to those with experience too. Please see my Tai Chi site for more details.

Exercise is something we all need to do for health and wellbeing. For me this is Tai Chi as I love the mediation in movement concept. For others it may well be yoga. Walking in the fresh air is also not be beaten. Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of Homeopathy pointed out for a remedy to work well we need a good diet, air and exercise! Happy New Year to you all!

10. January 2014 · Comments Off on Homeopathy Worked for me Facebook page · Categories: Homeopathy, Tai Chi · Tags:

935897_566513806749338_1369554529_n For those of you who are Facebook members, you can like this page and receive updates from people of their experiences with Homeopathy. or you can add your own ones too. Simply click on the icon to the left. You can also like my Facebook Tai Chi page if you wish too: https://www.facebook.com/vitaltaichi

09. December 2013 · Comments Off on Dr Chi doing his Short Form · Categories: Tai Chi, Uncategorized

Dr Chi was the inspiration for my teachers and here is a wonderful video of him doing the short form he developed.

16. September 2013 · Comments Off on Tai chi classes finally starting! · Categories: My practice, QiGong, Tai Chi · Tags:

Yin YangAs promised many times over the years, I am finally starting a Tai Chi class to create a community of people to learn Tai Chi chuan. Tai Chi is for me, a huge part of being vital and well. It cultivates relaxation, more energy and a sense of well being – balancing, centering, rooting and connecting. The health benefits returned from practice outweigh the effort put in. It can really change your life for the better.

Classes starts October 9th on Wednesdays at St Mary’s church town hall (upstairs) in Launceston town centre  7pm to 8.30 pm. Complete beginners, all ages and abilities welcome.

Classes will cover Tai Chi exercises, Qi Gong, Yang style short form and push-hands practice.

27. June 2013 · Comments Off on Tai Chi Class starting! · Categories: QiGong, Tai Chi, Uncategorized · Tags:

tai-chi-symbolExciting news – I am going to start a Tai Chi class in September in St Mary’s church. More details to follow, but if you would like to join the group then please do e-mail me or contact me via my website link.

Tai Chi is a soft style martial art which is about cultivating chi or internal energy. As a beginner you will learn to relax your body and mind becoming centered and more grounded. There will be Chi Kung exercises, “sticking” or partner work, push-hands and genuine short-form teaching in lineage from Chen Man Ching.

19. March 2013 · Comments Off on White Crane Qigong · Categories: QiGong, Tai Chi · Tags: , , ,

White-Crane-Qian-125x140 I have just spent the weekend re-learning White Crane Qigong or Chi Kung. Qigong is the practice of cultivating internal energy and connecting with the wider energy. It is an awesome practice, intense yet energising and I am sure will return dividends for my Tai Chi. Spring is nearly here, with the Equinox on Thursday and it is good to think of new ventures and practices; ones that add to our vitality.

15. August 2012 · Comments Off on Health – happy as a fish in crystal waters · Categories: Tai Chi

This Summer I have been reading a wonderful book called There are no secrets: Professor Chen Man-ch’ing and his Tai Chi Chuan by Wolfe Lowenthal.

In the book he talks alot about Chen Man-ch’ing’s view of health – this phrase he uses; “happy as a fish in crystal waters” describes the practice of Tai Chi and of real health wonderfully I think. It is so important for us to be able to take time to just be, to have fun even and to just see what happens!

16. January 2012 · Comments Off on Happy New Year 2012! · Categories: Tai Chi · Tags: , , ,

Happy New Year to you all – interesting that in the Chinese calendar it will shortly be the Year of the Dragon! There is a lot of fear expressed on the Web and elsewhere for 2012 and not much optimism around. I find to combat negativity it is good to spend some time emptying your mind. Healthwise I think Meditation, Yoga and Tai chi are excellent for just that but it can be five minutes sitting in the garden listening to the birds. The act of taking some time out for stillness, centering, quiet or relaxation is really important part of being healthy I feel.