Author: Chris Simpson

  • Daily Tai Chi

    Daily Tai Chi

    Have a go at our daily training Youtube Playlists. We have Beginners level I and II video playlists and a variety of options for you to choose from. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notified of the latest uploads Awakening your Qi Just as the Lotus flower opens with the rising of the sun…

  • Tai Chi and pain relief

    Tai Chi and pain relief

    Before we explore how Tai Chi can ease pain, let’s first understand what Tai Chi is. Tai Chi, also known as Tai Chi Chuan or Taijiquan, is a Chinese practice that combines slow, graceful movements, deep breathing, and meditation. It’s been around for over 2,000 years and aims to improve both physical and mental well-being.…

  • What is Yang?

    What is Yang?

    The cultural annals of China stand testament to an intricate interweaving of wisdom and philosophy. Amongst this vast body of knowledge, ‘yang’ emerges as a beacon, illuminating the realms of life, medicine, and physical harmony. This guiding principle, celebrated for its vibrant energy and warmth, remains a cornerstone of Chinese thought. Through this comprehensive treatise,…

  • What is Yin?

    What is Yin?

    What is the essence of Yin? In the vast tapestry of Chinese philosophy and medicine, few concepts are as integral and profound as yin. Rooted deeply in the country’s ancient cultural and spiritual traditions, yin offers an enlightening perspective on balance, harmony, and health. When one delves into Tai Chi, the art of graceful movement…

  • What is the Tao?

    What is the Tao?

    What is the Tao? A Deep Dive into Yin, Yang, and Tai Chi Introduction to Tao Tao, a word often spoken but perhaps less understood, stands as a pillar of Chinese philosophy and spirituality. Have you ever wondered about those moments when everything seems to click into place? When there’s an inexplicable harmony in the…

  • Summer Course 2023 in Cornwall

    Summer Course 2023 in Cornwall

    St John’s-in-the-Fields church, St Ives TR26 2FB Tai Chi week Monday 24th – Friday 28th July 2023 Feng Shou Kung Fu week Monday 31st July to Friday 4th August 2023 Anmo Health and Massage week Monday 7th to Friday 11th August 2023

  • Coventry weekend course

    Coventry weekend course

    Join us at Caludon Castle Sports Centre, Coventry, for a Tai Chi course on June 17th and 18th. Perfect for everyone – from novices to seasoned practitioners of all demographics. Experience Tai Chi’s benefits including stress relief, improved focus, energy boost, enhanced posture and flexibility, improved immunity, and emotional balance. We offer discounts for students,…

  • Relieving anxiety

    Relieving anxiety

      In Western medicine, anxiety is understood as a mental health disorder characterized by a consistent state of apprehension, persistent fear, or excessive worry about everyday situations. This condition can manifest through various symptoms including racing heart, rapid breathing, sweating, brain fog, lack of focus, indecision and chronic fatigue, significantly affecting an individual’s quality of…

  • Chang Ming means longevity

    Chang Ming means longevity

    Embracing Chang Ming: A Journey Towards Health, Longevity, and Sustainability Introduction In the face of modern health challenges and environmental concerns, the ancient Taoist Chang Ming diet, also known as the Long Life Diet, offers a unique and sustainable solution. Rooted in Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and Qigong, this diet promotes natural, organic, and locally grown…

  • Finding Balance in a Fast-Paced World

    Finding Balance in a Fast-Paced World

    Tai Chi, a graceful and fluid practice originating from ancient China, has captivated people across the world for centuries. Often described as “meditation in motion,” Tai Chi is a low-impact exercise that combines slow, deliberate movements with deep, mindful breathing. This unique combination helps to harmonize the body, mind, and spirit, promoting overall well-being and…

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    General Questions 1. What is Tai Chi? Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art and a gentle internal style of exercise that combines slow, flowing movements, deep breathing, and meditation. 2. What are the benefits of practicing Tai Chi? Practicing Tai Chi can enhance balance, flexibility, strength, and cardiovascular health while reducing stress, anxiety, and…

  • Yuan Shen – original spirit

    Yuan Shen – original spirit

    The painting by Ming Dynasty artist Guo Shu (c1500) depicts Fuxi, a God-like figure from China’s creation myths. Fuxi is portrayed wearing a coat and skirt made of animal furs and leaves, with dark skin and unusual protuberances on his head, indicating that he existed at the dawn of human civilization. He holds a twig…