Check out this great video of a typical morning for the students at the YMAA Retreat center.
Here's a blog post by Dr Eric Cobb from Z-Health.net about postural correction via a breathing exercise.
The more I look at the Z-Health material the more I'm impressed by how much it parallels our qigong training with its emphasis on feeling, breathing and mindfulness.
Many thanks to Master Tung for teaching last night's push hands class. It was a fascinating evening for all of us. We all enjoyed pushing (i.e. getting tossed around the room) with him.
Master Tung is an outstanding teacher. He has the rare ability to explain a complicated, confusing subject in simple terms.
The next two weekends of seminars will surely be fascinating.
January 15 - March 5 we will offer an 8 week session on the 8 Pieces of Brocade. This is one of the oldest Qigong sets still in practice. It was developed over 1000 years ago and was created by Marshal Yeuh Fei for his troops during the Southern Sung Dynasty (1127-1279AD).
The set can be practiced by anyone: Healthy, Sick, Young or Old. It focuses on the development of the three treasures (Jing, Qi and Shen). There is both a seated and a standing version. We will start with the seated version which begins with 5-7 minutes of meditation.
Instructor: Bill Buckley
Bill has been studying martial arts for more than 30 years. He began with Shotokan Karate in college where he became captain of the Tufts University Karate Team in 1978 and competed in several intercollegiate competitions. Bill began his studies under Dr Yang, Jwing-Ming in 1993. He is certified by YMAA to teach Taijiquan, Qigong, and Qin-Na. He is also a certified yoga instructor
Traditional Chinese martial arts for mind/body development