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Tai Chi Qigong 2 + Qigong Meditation Basics 2

Taught by Steven Sy

PREREQUISITE: Tai Chi Qigong 1 + Qigong Meditation Basics 1
This course is designed for those who enrolled the preceding week OR
those who independently have very strong skill in the Tai Chi 1 form.
If you wish to enroll without taking the preceding week, please contact me first.

This course is suitable for both complete beginners to the Tai Chi 2 form, as well as
advanced practitioners already familiar in Tai Chi 2 who are looking to refine their skills.
Individual attention during practice periods will facilitate all skill levels.

OVERVIEW

The purpose of this course is to explore additional techniques for improving one's physical health and emotional health, and to act as a direct continuation to "Tai Chi Qigong 1 + Qigong Meditation Basics 1".

Tai Chi Qigong 2 is a short brisk movement form designed to energize the body and improve cardiovascular health.
Qigong Meditation Basics 2 is a set of meditations designed to promote relaxation, feed the kidneys, generate healing qi, and break up blockages along the microcosmic orbit pathway. Additional supportive qigong for grounding and detox will be included.

ABOUT TAI CHI 2 ["Discharge Form"]

Tai Chi 2 is a fast-paced and fun Tai Chi form. It is very unique. Most people think of Tai Chi as a very slow-moving exercise. However, Tai Chi 2 is a rare, little-known, FAST version of Tai Chi. Not many people are aware of this form, and it is not taught that often here in the US. It is my pleasure to introduce this form to you.

Note:  Tai Chi 2 only takes 3-5 minutes to do, so the form is not overly taxing, even for people with weaker constitutions.

Since Tai Chi 2 is done fast, it is one of the few qigong forms that really activates the cardiovascular system. Consequently, it is one of the most effective for improving one's blood circulation and strengthening one's blood vessels. Morever, blood is the carrier for qi, so by improving blood circulation, the ability to transport qi throughout the body is increased. This not only energizes the body, but it also increases one's metabolism. Any excess body fat will naturally begin to dissolve just through minimal regular practice of this form.

There are relatively few qigong or Tai Chi forms that are done at a brisk enough pace to strengthen the cardiovascular system, so the Tai Chi 2 form is an important form to add to a person's repertoire.

While the focus in this workshop will be on the healing and spiritual aspects of the practices, the Tai Chi 2 form will also serve martial artists as well. In particular, for martial artists, the Tai Chi 2 form will provide an opportunity to see "Tai Chi in action", as the fast-paced nature of the the Tai Chi 2 form mimics the real-time speed of actual Tai Chi combat. Through the activation of the fast-moving blood flow and its associated transportation of qi, the martial artists will be able to train the technique of "Fa Jin", which is discharge power, i.e. the ability to explosively emit qi in a defensive application.

The material for the Tai Chi 2 section will be:

Those taking both weeks will have an opportunity in this class for continued practice of the Tai Chi 1 form, along with form refinement and some advanced aspects of the Tai Chi 1 form. Thus material won't be forgotten week-to-week. However, the main focus in this course will be on learning the Tai Chi 2 form, so reviewers from previous years who wish to focus on Tai Chi 1 improvement are encouraged to repeat "Tai Chi Qigong 1 + Qigong Meditation Basics 1" prior to enrollment in this second week.

This course will also lay the foundation for the Tai Chi 3 form ["Tendon Form"],
which is tentatively planned to be offered during Fall 2019.

ABOUT QIGONG MEDITATION BASICS 2

We will learn five new fundamental meditations for emotional and spiritual well-being:

  1. Natural Breathing Qi Ball:  natural relaxation method one can do anywhere
  2. Reverse Breathing Qi Ball:  easy meditative way to feed qi to the kidneys
  3. Counterforce Breathing Qi Ball:  generate programmable healing qi (yuan qi)
  4. Wudang Microcosmic Orbit:  break up blockages along the microcosmic orbit
  5. Reverse Wudang Microcosmic Orbit:  alternate wudang method to sedate the body
In addition to the meditations, we will learn some supportive physical qigong:
Along with the material in this section, we will review the meditations and qigong from Qigong Meditation Basics 1, so that those taking both weeks will get reinforcements to what was learned in Week 1.

The meditations and qigong learned in these two weeks will lay the foundation for future courses in the meditation line (e.g. Qigong Meditation Basics 3, Fusion of the Five Elements 1, etc.) or the physical qigong line (e.g. Stem Cell Qigong, Tao Yin, Iron Shirt Qigong 1-2, etc.).

In total, I look forward to sharing "Tai Chi Qigong 2 + Qigong Meditation Basics 2" with you.

If anyone has any questions in advance of the class,
Steven may be contacted at his email address:    steven [at] spiritualtao [dot] com.

At the end of this course, students will receive an attendance certificate which will identify hours completed in Master Chia's system, which may be used toward the certification requirements in his system.

Do you want to be an Associate Instructor or an Instructor? If so, click on Certificate Program for more information and special pricing.
This course is a main core course in the curriculum.


Last Revised 11/24/2017