The Transformative Power of Yi Jin Jing Qigong: A Journey to Inner Strength

In the realm of qigong, a practice rooted in Chinese culture and aimed at cultivating energy and vitality, the Yi Jin Jing (Muscle/Tendon Changing Classic) form stands out as a potent and transformative exercise. Yi translates as change/transform, Jin refers to the muscles/tendons/sinews, and Jing means classic or sutra. Originating from the Shaolin temple, Yi … Continue reading The Transformative Power of Yi Jin Jing Qigong: A Journey to Inner Strength

Spring and the Wood Element

In terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) we are now heading into the Wood element and this changing of the season from winter to spring brings with it a renewing of energy, a rebirth and a new beginning.   Spring always gives me a (for want of a better word) spring in my step and … Continue reading Spring and the Wood Element

Tai Chi and Parkinson’s

What is Parkinson’s? The NHS sites the three prominent symptoms of Parkinson’s as being ‘an involuntary shaking of particular parts of the body (tremor), slow movement, as well as stiff and inflexible muscles’. From these main indicators spring a multitude of further complications - physical and psychological - which can have a detrimental effect on … Continue reading Tai Chi and Parkinson’s

Qigong

Okay so let’s get the two most important and commonly asked questions out of the way first: What does it mean? How do you say it? You will see it translated as ‘Energy Work’, ‘Energy Cultivation’, ‘Working with Energy’, ‘Energy Life Cultivation’ - and other similar terms. It is often difficult to directly translate ideas … Continue reading Qigong

Guest blog from Julia Biggs… Acupuncturist and Tai Chi student!

It has been a while since my last blog entry, it has been a very busy year so far teaching and working on other projects.... So here is a piece written by Julia Biggs, local acupuncturist and hard working Tai Chi student, very relevant for all those feeling aches and pains at the end of … Continue reading Guest blog from Julia Biggs… Acupuncturist and Tai Chi student!