Qigong 氣功 and Taijiquan 太極拳

The word Qigong (pronounced "Chi Gung") refers to exercises that combine mindful movement and breathing with visualization techniques. Qigong exercises in one form or another have been a part of traditional Chinese culture and healing arts for millennia. Taijiquan (also spelled T'ai Chi Ch'uan) originally was practiced as a martial art, but then later as a health preservation exercise. Today there is also copious research about the benefits of Qigong and Taiji practice.

Our center offers group and private lessons in a variety of Qigong and Taiji systems. Acupuncturists can take some of our Qigong classes for approved continuing education credits.

 

  • Qigong classes are held Mondays 7:30pm, Thursdays 8:30am and Sundays 8:00am. 

  • Taiji Classes are held sundays at 9am (after qigong)

 

For more information on our classes please click here
 

 

Classical Daoist Neigong and Yangsheng Practices 道家內功養生法

Various breathing and movement practices have been part of the Chinese health care terrain for centuries. Yangsheng (養生) is the nourishing life tradition of Chinese medicine, the original approach to preventive medicine. Modern studies have shown that different traditional exercise therapies have profound effects on our health. Some of the systems taught at our center include Taiji Therapy (based on traditional Silk Reeling exercises), basic Daoist meditation, the Six Healing Sounds (Liu Zi Jue Yang Sheng Gong), and standing regimens including Daoist Taiji Ruler and Stick Neigong. 

Hunyuan Chen Style Taijiquan 混元陳氏太極拳

Taijiquan (also spelled Taiji, Tai Chi, or Tai Chi Chuan) was originally designed as a martial art for self-defense. However, in modern times it is most commonly practiced as a health preservation exercise. In modern research Taiji practice has been shown to improve balance, alleviate pain, and contribute to overall health and wellbeing. Our center offers private instruction in the Hunyuan Chen style of classical Taijiquan.

Pangu Shengong (PGSG) 盤古神功

PGSG is a system of modern Qigong developed by Master Ou Wen Wei. The system is easy to learn yet is exceptionally effective at treating and preventing disease. Our resident teacher, Dr. Henry McCann, is one of the only 36 people in the world authorized by Master Ou to teach advanced levels of this system. For more information about PGSG click here .

Learning Qigong

Qigong is not something beginners can learn easily from a book or video.  Like many classical Chinese sciences, a qualified teacher is essential, and can save the potential student years of effort aimed at poorly learned material. 

 

More Reading

Click here to read more about the history and theory of Qigong

Click here for an Introduction to Qigong brochure

 

 

Videos Related to Qigong & Taijiquan

This is a basic Qigong that can be practiced alone, or as a preliminary exercise for other practices. Demonstrated by Dr. Henry McCann, a lineage holder in Chen style Taiji (T'ai Chi) and Daoist Neigong. For information on classes please click on the Events link above.