For 25 years we have been students of both ancient and modern bodymind practices learning from some of the best teachers nationally and internationally. We have found that with time, patience and practice, these healing arts improve your health in many ways both seen and unseen.
Chi Kung (energy practice) is an ancient method of bringing energy into the body for vitality and healing. These exercises put more focus on the breath, relaxing the mind, physical alignment and the feeling of inner movement. Qi Gong exercises can be important tools for maintaining physical health and nourishing life. They not only strengthen the body, but also relax and sharpen the Mind. The Universal Healing Tao system of Grandmaster Mantak Chia, is a total Body-Mind-Spiritual practice. Even though it may look complicated with many forms, it is actually pretty simple when you learn the practices step-by-step by a certified instructor. But as always, you reap what you sow. It is more important to practice, practice thoughtfully with good emotional and physical alignment--and to find enjoyment while doing it--rather than to try constantly to learn more and more.
Internal martial arts are are collectively referred to as Nei Jia Quan (內家拳), which literally means “inner family boxing”, or “inner school boxing.” The term Nei Jia Quan refers specifically to styles of martial arts that in English we call “internal”, like Tai Chi Chuan. These fighting arts also have many qigong forms and is where we see overlap in the pedagogy. Many teachers of internal martial arts never really say what an internal art is because the nature of something ‘internal’ is sensed and experienced personally, rather than perceived externally. Chinese internal martial arts focus on relaxation, mind-intention, stillness and natural movement. Rather than stressing techniques and developing muscular strength, speed and athletic prowess, training looks inward. Internal focus is an important part for building and maintaining health, flexibility and refined strength. Additionally, training principles of the Internal Arts are completely congruent with the principles of Chinese medicine. This includes a deep understanding of the unified nature of the body, mind and spirit, and their connection to the natural world.
Our exercises focus on:
The dragon is an outward symbol of an inner sensation of coiling power, change and adaptability.
Mindful execution of these repeated movement patterns stimulate the left and right hemispheres of you brain creating healthy cross communication. This physically builds neural networks in 100 day cycles.
Chi Kung has a strong focus on shifting the weight to the center of the bone. By training our most stable foot, ankle, knee and hip position, we strength the tendon, bone and surrounding muscle tissue
You can improve your circulation by doing any exercise, but Chi Kung's smooth and flowing movements also relaxes tension. This make your muscles a wide open road without any traffic.
The shifting of weight from one foot to the next stimulate the bones through piezo electric conductivity. This electricity and pressure stimulates the white blood cells produced in the center of the bone as well as lowers our cortisol levels to stay adaptogenic.
"Rust doesn't grow on a moving wheel" If we move and stretch the inside and outside of the body up, down, left right, inward, outward and spiraling there will be less rust to form because the energy is full and uninhibited.
Chi Kung blends relaxed concentration, awareness, healthy movement and deep breathing. These are safe and healthy ways to combat high cortisol levels, unbalanced hormones and overall stress.