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Lately, I seem to be getting a lot of questions about tai chi:
- Is tai chi a form of qigong?
- What is tai chi really?
- What is Medical Qigong and how does it relate to tai chi?
I decided to answer these questions in another video blog.
Here’s an index of the topics covered:
00:31 – What is qigong?
00:53 – What is tai chi?
01:44 – Overlap between qigong and tai chi
01:57 – Shaking the Tree, a popular qigong exercise used in many tai chi classes. (I teach this exercise in this free class here if you’re interested.)
02:42 – Is tai chi a martial art?
02:56 – qi vs. chi
03:13 – The correct way to pronounce “tai chi”.
03:48 – The 8 Brocades in tai chi class
04:16 – Learning complex tai chi forms
04:41 – What is Medical Qigong?
05:36 – A faster path to healing
05:47 – The historical origins of the word “qigong”
06:01 – Some historical terms for qigong (nei gong, nei dan, wai dan, dao yin, yang sheng, etc.)
07:35 – Medical qigong or kung fu pose?
09:22 – The spiritual dimension of tai chi
10:58 – It’s like a finger pointing to the moon…
As always, if you have questions just post them below. Or you can post them in our awesome community group on Facebook. Click here to join for free. Best regards, Sifu Anthony I’m Anthony Korahais, and I used qigong to heal from clinical depression, low back pain, anxiety, and chronic fatigue. I’ve already taught thousands of people from all over the world how to use qigong for their own stubborn health challenges. As the director of Flowing Zen and a board member for the National Qigong Association, I'm fully committed to helping people with these arts. In addition to my blog, I also teach online courses and offer in-person retreats and workshops.