with Crystal Green.
Everyone seems to know what Tai Chi is, but fewer people seem to realise
that there is a far easier system of exercises, based on similar
movements that can have an amazing overall beneficial effect on our lifes!
Qigong has been used for generations
in China to facilitate the movement
of healing energy (chi) around the body.
soft gentle relaxing and graceful, anyone can do, it even in a
Qigong is a discipline that helps us learn to develop and use the energy
within our own bodies, and in doing so allowing the energy to flow
freely without any blocks To allow ourselves to remain calm and balanced
in ordinary everyday life.
emphasis is on movement and breath… breath is everything..yet very few
of us actually breathe to our advantage. By doing these very simple
exercises on a regular basis, we may improve our lung capacity and
certainly improve the flow of energy through our bodies.
began to learn Tai Chi many years ago, I loved the movements and the
discipline of moving in a certain way and trying to get it as exact as
possible! I also loved the names of the various moves such as ‘needle at
the bottom of the sea’, ‘repulse monkey’ and 'Parting the wild
horses mane' But it is difficult, and
even the 'short form' seems very long when you get lost in the middle of
it and can't remember where to go next!
Chi demands a great deal of dedication and this is not what everybody wants to
buy into particularly with the sort of busy lives we now lead.
Qigong is very different in that the movements need not be done in any
particular order, although it is always good to be in some sort of
routine starting with simpler movements after warm-up and then
progressing perhaps to something a little bit more ambitious.
people who have problems of mobility, it is still possible to do many of
the movements, and Qigong in some instances may actually help mobility
and balance. As my doctor
said to me “the worst thing that can happen as you get older is losing your balance”,
and if you don't use your muscles and use your breath this is what may
happen. as a recent 68 year old I have to take this seriously!
over the next months creating a whole new website specifically for matters of
healing, and I will be adding individual exercises and short video films
every week that you can watch and try at home.
also opening a small group locally near to where I live because there really seems
to be a need for this sort of discipline in the sort of lives that we lead
today, and people have been very enthusiastic about supporting me in
Because like any other discipline there can be very rigid ways of
working… of moving and of breathing, but personally I believe that we
should each work to our own capacity and above all enjoy it!
have to also take into account that if something is too difficult we may
not enjoy it and may quickly give it up, in all the work that I do, I try to insure that the people
who come to me get more…. if they go away feeling uplifted and with a
joyful heart then I believe I may have really helped them to help
all, joy itself is also a great healer!
bookmark this page, because as I begin to work on the new website I will
put the links to it on this page. On it you will find much more information about all aspects
of healing such as Reiki and Crystal Healing. Biofeedback. Eating for
health, Juicing and more… But primarily on the things that we can do to
help ourselves. Let me emphasise that I do not in any way suggest
that we should not use our doctors
and medical facilities,
that would be irresponsible and wrong, but I do not
believe that we should rely on them entirely and wholeheartedly and expect them to
take over our well-being and responsibility for our every-day
belief is that we need to once again become responsible to some extent
for our bodies, whether we are dealing with illness or attempting to
adjust our weight to a more healthy level, or simply ‘being well’.
each know our bodies best. We are our bodies!
Getting in touch with yours and knowing what it is trying to tell
you has to help your body and your state of mind, no matter almost what state of health you are