Dragon & Tiger Qigong – 2016 Sunday Series with Bill Ryan

In 2016, Bill Ryan will continue to teach monthly Dragon & Tiger Qigong workshops at multiple levels. These workshops are designed to allow you to learn and train Dragon & Tiger qigong in a systematic and progressive manner - on whatever Sundays fit your schedule and learning speed. These workshops will be offered at two levels of instruction (1b and 2) of progressively more subtle and powerful refinements. Read more here for more information about these levels.   Each workshop ... [Continue Reading]

Jings #5: Completing Ba Men-The Eight Gates

There are eight primary body energies used in tai chi. These eight are the foundation of every tai chi form movement and fighting application and are present in single or multiple combinations of every move. All movements in tai chi are composed of permutations of these eight building blocks as they continuously combine, separate, and recombine during each individual posture and transitional move. -- Bruce Frantzis, Tai Chi Mastery Program In this workshop we will complete the basic work to ... [Continue Reading]

Dragon and Tiger Variations

Dragon and Tiger is one of the most versatile of all qigong practices, a sort of Swiss army knife among qigong sets. It’s current form is a 20th century variation from how it was practiced for 1,500 years. TCM doctor Zhang Jia Hua developed those modifications to make Dragon and Tiger a more powerful medical qigong set. It’s possible to further modify Dragon and Tiger in ways that may better suit your personal needs. Some modifications are just variations in sequence, some are simplifications ... [Continue Reading]

Chinese Healing Exercises with Steven Cardoza

Saturday May 7th, 1-5pm Chinese Healing Exercises are drawn from acupressure, medical qigong, paidagong, Daoist yoga, and other related practices. They have been used for thousands of years as prescribed or self-directed exercises to promote overall health, increase functionality, improve energy levels, provide mental calm and emotional balance, relieve aches and pains, treat many common ailments, and as adjuncts to and warm-ups for taiji and various qigongs. In this four hour workshop ... [Continue Reading]

Marriage of Heaven and Earth Chi Gung Workshops with Eric Peters

The Marriage of Heaven and Earth Chi Gung is a powerful, yet simple and easy to learn two movement Chi Gung practice. It is associated with the Wood Element, the liver and springtime, helping to lengthen the tendons, ligaments and fascia. This exercise is useful for arthritis and other joint disorders. After learning the basic choreography of these moves, the Marriage of Heaven and Earth is a container for much of the intermediate material of the Chi Gung, Tai Chi and Bagua taught by Bruce ... [Continue Reading]

Jings: The Inner Content of Tai Chi with Don Ethan Miller

An Eight-Part Workshop Series with Don Ethan Miller Jing (or jin, ging) is a term in Chinese martial arts for an expression of energy with a particular pattern, quality, idea, or "flavor" which is quite different from indistinct, untrained, ordinary force or movement.  In classical tai chi practice, students learned the body alignments and physical movements of their forms, and then proceeded to learn the discrete, specific qualities and energies - the jings - associated with each of them. ... [Continue Reading]

Gods Playing in the Clouds Qigong Refinements and Review workshop with Eric Peters

Gods Playing in the Clouds ("Gods") is the most advanced qigong set taught by Bruce Frantzis. It was the only qigong set practiced by his teacher, Liu Hung Chieh, at the end of his life. After learning the six movements of Gods, one begins to integrate the elements of the 16 neigung, which is found in all other Taoist tai chi, qigong, and meditation practices. In this workshop, Energy Arts Senior Instructor Eric Peters will help you explore several topics. Elbows connecting the arms to ... [Continue Reading]

Dragon & Tiger Qigong – 2016 Sunday Series with Bill Ryan

In 2016, Bill Ryan will continue to teach monthly Dragon & Tiger Qigong workshops at multiple levels. These workshops are designed to allow you to learn and train Dragon & Tiger qigong in a systematic and progressive manner - on whatever Sundays fit your schedule and learning speed. These workshops will be offered at two levels of instruction (1b and 2) of progressively more subtle and powerful refinements. Read more here for more information about these levels.   Each workshop ... [Continue Reading]

Opening the Body and Mind in Gods Playing in the Clouds Qigong workshop with Eric Peters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJ_DnHDM55E [Eric is the third from the left in the YouTube thumbnail above.] Gods Playing in the Clouds ("Gods") is the most advanced qigong set taught by Bruce Frantzis. It was the only qigong set practiced by his teacher, Liu Hung Chieh, at the end of his life. After learning the six movements of Gods, one begins to integrate the elements of the 16 neigung into this practice (neigung is found in all other Taoist tai chi, qigong, and meditation ... [Continue Reading]

Tai Chi Circling Hands Qigong – with Eric Peters

Tai Chi Circling Hands is a simple Chi Gung set that focuses on training the circular movement of the arms in three directions: vertical, horizontal and coronal. These motions are practiced with the feet parallel and also with shifting forward and backward while turning the hips. There are seven easy to learn movements. The simplest and most often taught is Vertical Circling Hands, standing with the feet parallel. Then you can shift your weight forward and backward and then add turning the ... [Continue Reading]

Standing Practice and Refinements – with Eric Peters

  In his book The Power of Internal Martial Arts, Bruce Frantzis writes about how important the practice of standing was to his development of internal power. During his journey through the East, some of the martial artists he met, such as Chang I Chung (one of Wang Shu Jin’s main students), Kawashima (Chang’s student), and Kenichi Sawai (leader of the I Chuan School in Japan) had some good advice for him. Bruce asked Chang what to do if he really wanted to improve his tai chi ... [Continue Reading]

Dragon & Tiger Qigong – 2015 Sunday Series with Bill Ryan

In 2015, Bill Ryan will continue to teach monthly Dragon & Tiger Qigong workshops at multiple levels. These workshops are designed to allow you to learn and train Dragon & Tiger qigong in a systematic and progressive manner - on whatever Sundays fit your schedule and learning speed. They are also designed to complement Brookline Tai Chi's weekly (level 1a and 1b) Dragon & Tiger classes, so that you can study a topic in depth with Bill in a workshop format and then unpack it ... [Continue Reading]

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