Tag Archives: mindfulness

A day of Qigong

Most people have heard of Tai Chi but its sibling art of Qigong is less well known, which is a great shame. Qigong (pronounced chee-gong) has its roots in ancient China and as such shares many similarities with and benefits … Continue reading

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It’s not what you do…

All of my courses are back in full swing now and with the exception of one early morning class, all are full to capacity. It is great to see that more and more people are starting to take notice of … Continue reading

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A whole new year…

As I write my last post  of 2016 the shortest day of the year (or the longest night – it depends how you look at it) is upon us. After the solstice and the imminent Christmas celebrations the days start … Continue reading

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Learning how to learn

After an immensely enjoyable weekend of learning Lindy Hop with my partner in Bristol recently and with our intense Tai Chi retreat with Chen Bing in Greece looming beautifully on the horizon I have been mulling over the art of … Continue reading

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An Interview with Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang

Last year I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to interview Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang during his annual week of training in Reading hosted by Karel and Eva. (1) I’m not one who goes in for hero worship in any … Continue reading

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Rock On!

Learning how to do something new is brilliant for your mind – it facilitates neuroplasticity which is highly beneficial and keeps neurons firing on pioneering  pathways. Learning how to use your body in a new way is even better  for … Continue reading

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Taiji Almighty – Training with Chen Bing

First published in Winter 2013/14 edition of Tai Chi and Oriental Arts Magazine “First, you have to find your body.” Calm and cool Chen Bing looks at each of us in turn. After patiently watching us carefully demonstrate the opening … Continue reading

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