Tai chi is one of the most remarkable and practical philosophies ever devised. It combines the pursuit of health and longevity, the martial practice of self-defense, and the lofty—but attainable—ideals of harmony and balance. It promotes relaxation, joy, compassion, positive growth, and flow. Tai chi gives you a set of mental tools you can apply in all areas of your life, and it helps you learn to achieve your goals with the minimum effort for the maximum result.
Tai Chi Push Hands is the bridge between learning the form work of tai chi and developing the sensitivity to work with the 8 energies of tai chi. Through partner exercises, you progressively learn to feel energy in yourself and your partner. This is the bridge to using qi for applications including martial arts, healing and meditation. Push Hands is the accelerator for learning to work with qi in your body.
The 'Best' Way to Learn Tai Chi: The Tai Chi Mastery Program contains over 65 hours of lessons on DVDs and online. Although this will never take the place of a real teacher, I feel this program this will enable these teachings to reach those who do not have the time or money to attend events. It is also important for those who don't have a high-level teacher nearby. This program contains master-level lessons that you can watch over and over for years to come. This is invaluable to anyone who is a committed student of tai chi. Some of my best teachings are included that I have NEVER released publically, material many teachers just don't know. You can watch a master do a form, but very few can pull out all the details that make that form powerful. I will also mention here that we are in the process of scheduling some LIVE Tai Chi Mastery Program member-only events in the future - so stay tuned.
Breathing can transform your life and make you a healthier, more relaxed human being. Dr. Bruce Frantzis has developed a Longevity Breathing program from traditional Taoist breathing methods to help you improve lung capacity, massage your internal organs, and relax your nerves with each breath.
If you’ve ever seen a group of people moving in exquisitely graceful dance-like exercises in your local park, gym, or community center, you have witnessed the ancient Chinese arts of tai chi (taiji) and qigong. These ordinary people are improving their health, strength, balance, concentration, and mental well-being—and they are having fun while doing it! Best of all, you can enjoy all these benefits yourself, regardless of your current level of physical fitness.