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Mudra Set For
 Balancing Energy

 

This is a very easy way to balance your energy. It can be done almost anywhere, while standing, sitting, walking, lying down. The exercise uses Mudras which are hand positions.

The effect of this exercise is that you feel calmer and more relaxed and concentrated.

Let the tips of each of your fingers touch the tip of your thumb in turn. Keep each connected for a few seconds. See pics below.

Do this with both hands at the same time and carry on for a few minutes in total.


Thumb touches the tip of the index finder - this opens the Root Chakra and moves more energy to the lower body and legs:



 

Thumb touches the tip of the middle finger - this helps you with patience:





Thumb touches tip of your ring finger - creating energy, self-confidence and stability:


 


Thumb touches the tip of your little finger which helps with intuition and feeling:

 

There are some more Mudra exercises on here:

Mudra Exercises

 

 

 

 
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."

~ Thomas Edison ~

 
 
 
 
It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has."

~ Hippocrates ~
 

 
 
 
"The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease."
 
~ Voltaire ~

 

 
 
The competent physician, before he attempts to give medicine to the patient, makes himself acquainted not only with the disease, but also with the habits and constitution of the sick man."
 
~ Cicero ~
 
 

 

   
 

 
 

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Tai Chi is a very powerful Martial Art...it is in fact, the most powerful of all the Martial Arts.

Tai Chi Chuan...its rightful name...is an internal Chinese Martial Art and is often practiced with the aim of keeping healthy. It may look like just a lot of waving of hands in slow motion but it is much more than that. Done at a much quicker pace it is a very powerful form of self defence. Medical studies support the effectiveness of Tai Chi and many doctors and hospitals advise their patients to take up the practice.

Tai chi is a 'soft' style Martial Art...an art applied with internal power...to distinguish it from the other 'hard' Martial Art forms.
There are many different styles of Tai Chi Chuan...the most common being the Yang form, which I, Pebbles, practice. When one learns Tai Chi they also learn Qi Gong...a set of breathing exercises also known as standing meditation. You can't do Tai Chi without Qi Gong, although you can do Qi Gong without Tai Chi.

The term Tai Chi Chuan translates from the Mandarin into "supreme ultimate boxing" or "boundless fist" and may better translate to "great extremes boxing" with an emphasis on finding balance between two great extremes. The concept of the "supreme ultimate" is the symbol of the Taijitu which many people know as the 'Yin/Yang' symbol...the symbol represents the
duality of the Taoist Philosophy. Tai Chi evolved from Chinese philosophy and Taoism in particular.

 



The Taijitu (Yin/Yang Symbol)

太極拳

 



Although Tai Chi is typified as something which is one solo it is also done with partners in what is known as 'push hands'...this is where the self defence half of it comes in. Whereas Qi Gong is known as a standing meditation Tai Chi is called a moving meditation because the mind is focused solely on the movements of the form and this helps to bring about mental calm and clarity. . The benefits of Tai Chi also include stress management and traditional Chinese medicine is often taught to advanced Tai Chi students in some schools.

The physical techniques of Tai Chi are described in the classics (a set of writings by traditional masters) as being characterised by the use of leverage through the joints based on coordination in relation, rather than muscular tension, in order to naturalise or initiate attacks. The slow, repetitive movements involved in the process of learning how that leverage is generated gently and measurably increases and opens the internal circulation (breath, body heat, blood, lymph, peristalsis etc.).

The Yang form of Tai Chi is the most practiced style in the world today. The Yang family first became involved in studying Tai Chi in the early 1800s. The founder was Yang Lu-ch'an also known as Yang Fu-k'ui (1799-1872).

Yang Lu-ch'an   (楊露禪)

1799 - 1872

Yang studied under Ch'en Chang hsing and began around 1820. Yang's own form of Tai Chi as a teacher in his own right became known as the Yang style, and led to the development of the other three major styles of Tai Chi, Chen, Wu and Sun.

Yang Lu-ch'an came to prominence due to him being hired by the Chinese Imperial family to teach Tai Chi to the elite Palace battalion of the Imperial guards in 1850.  He carried this position until his death.

Yang Lu-ch'an passed his art to his second son, Yang Pan-hou (1837-1890)

Yang Pan-hou  (楊班侯)

1837 -1890

 

who was also hired as a Martial Arts instructor by the Chinese Imperial family. Yang Pan-hou became the formal teacher of Wu Ch-uan-yu a Manchu
Banner cavalry officer of the Palace Battalion, even though Yang Lu-ch'an
was Wu Ch'uan-yu's first Tai Chi Chuan teacher. Wu Ch'uan-yu became Yang
Pan'hou's first disciple. Wu Ch'uan-yu's son, Wu Chien-ch'uan also a
Banner officer, became known as the co-founder of the Wu style. Yang Pan-
hou is also said to have taught a student named Wang Chiao-Yu. Wang taught
Kuo Lien Ying. Juo's method is called the Kuang P'ing style.


His third son Yang Chien-hou (1839-1917) who passed it to his sons, Yang  Shauo-hou (1862-1930) and Yang Ch'eng-fu (1883-1936).

 

Yang Chien-hou

 

(1839-1917)

 

Yang  Shauo-hou (楊少侯)

 

1862-1930

 

Yang Ch'eng'fu (楊澄甫)

1883-1936



Wu Yu-hsiang 武禹襄 (1813-1880) who also developed his own Wu style, which eventually, after three generations, led to the development of Sun style Tai Chi Chuan.

Tai Chi originally had a lot of energetic jumping, stamping and other movements but Yang Ch'eng-fu simplified Tai Chi by taking them out of the form. The original form of Tai Chi had over 200 parts to it but it has now been brought down to 24, known as the 24 form. It is this form which people tend to associate with Tai Chi these days, although some, including myself, do learn the original long form.

You can read the full history of Yang Tai Chi on the Yang family website:

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 
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   *   The Essence of Tai
              Chi Chuan:
   The  Literary  Tradition

 

 by Benjamin Pang-Jeng Lo,
Martin Inn
and
Robert Amacker

(This book is recommended
by my Tai Chi instructor
Jazmin Velasco)

 

   *      The Chronicles
                     of
                   Tao



 by Deng Ming-Dao

 

   *   The Complete Book
                    of
                Tai Chi
 



 by Stewart McFarlane

 

   *      Tai Chi Chuan
     Martial Applications

 

 by Yang Jwing-Ming


 

DVD/VIDEOS


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    Tai Chi Combat

 

 by Michael Wong

 

    *        Tai Chi For
             Beginners

                  

              by Dr. Paul Lam


 
 
     Dr Lam has been a family 
   physician and Tai Chi master
  for over 30 years. He is a
 leader in the field of Tai Chi for
health improvement.
Dr Lam was taught Tai Chi by
his father-in-law who was a student of the eldest son of
Yang Chen Fu.

 

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As with all family trees
there is a Tai Chi 'family tree'..better known as
lineage.

This goes back to the
beginning of the Yang
Form Tai Chi.

Click here to see
Pebble's Tai Chi
lineage:
 

 

 
 
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