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Standing energy meditation is a great way to bring the state of consciousness you cultivate during meditation into your every day life. πŸ™Œ Come visit us at Fitness First Chatswood if you want to try out some classes. πŸ™Œ Or DM me for more information πŸ’•β­οΈπŸ’•
Got carpal tunnel syndrome, tight wrists, or just want stronger hands? πŸ‘‹βš‘πŸ‘‹ . This rotating exercise with the Tai Chi Ball is simply magic to help you improve these conditions and live a better, healthier life ❀ . Oh, and by the way.....Taiji Ball also aids in developing sensitivity, dexterity, and body movement for fighting skill πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘Š
The other day I posted a pic with the quote, " If you cant do it slow, you cant do it fast". ⚑⚑ . Here's a clip of me practicing some punching shili, or slow practice. A certain kettlebell enthusiast refers to this type of practice as greasing the groove 😎😎 . Feel the movement instead of just whipping it out there with no intent. Do it slow until you can do it fast. Grease the groove first πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘
Its 10 PM......Are you ready to sleep and repair your body ? πŸ™ƒπŸ‘
What if I told you that this movement would make your shoulders and spine feel amazing? πŸ˜€ . Circling the taiji ball horizontally opens your shoulders, loosens your spine, and also gives your legs one heck of a workout πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ . Move...Breathe...Feel Awesome πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘
You know what's baffling? The fact that Taiji Ball Qigong is almost a lost art within Internal Martial Arts training πŸ€” . Taiji Ball has MAJOR health benefits to its practice β­•πŸ”₯ . Oh, and by the way, it's an incredible way to train coiling, absorbing and projecting power, and body movement for martial applications πŸ‘πŸ‘Š . Here's the follow up from yesterday's post for you. Reverse circling in the sagittal plane. Fantastic for your lower back, spine, arms, shoulders, and your entire lower body πŸ™†β€β™‚οΈ
"Your real strength comes from being your best you" - Po πŸΌπŸ‘Šβ˜―οΈ . One of the really amazing things about training in martial arts is that you can truly mold yourself into the person you want to become 😎 . The training floor will teach you to persevere, to build self discipline, and the meaning of respect πŸ”₯ . The training floor will teach you your breaking point, and how to expand it. It will also teach you the meaning of brotherhood and sisterhood πŸ‘±πŸ½β€β™‚οΈπŸ‘±πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ . Martial arts training leads you progressively down the path to being your best self, which will spread to your life outside of the training hall πŸ‘ . Happy training my friends πŸ˜€
So who wants to have a pain free, strong and flexible lower back? 🀩 . How about some help loosening up your frozen joints and make your legs much stronger πŸ’ͺπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸ’ͺ . Try this Tai Chi Ball Qigong exercise β˜―οΈβ­• to get the strong legs, and lower back you've been trying to get back to 🌞
Your biggest opponent is the one in the mirror ☯️❀ . What do you see when your reflection is right there staring back at you? 😍 Do you see a winner? A loser? Do you see a determined person? Or a quitter? Do you see someone who is worthy of love and happiness? πŸ˜ƒ . Usually people are their greatest critic. It's time for you to become your own biggest fan! β€πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹πŸΎβ€β™‚οΈπŸ™‹πŸΎβ€β™€οΈβ€
Happy Fathers Day
Plow stretch anyone? πŸ€ͺ . #Repost @alaafitlife (@get_repost ) ・・・ ‼️ INFORMATIVE POST ‼️ . . Follow @alaafitlife for training, diet and healthy lifestyle tips !!! . . ROLLOVER MORE OFTEN!⚑️ . Here’s a great stretch that can be done held in this position, or done dynamically feet rolled over on to head and shoulders and back to feet is seated position. . To start you might not be able to get your toes to touch the floor so start with legs going back as far as you can in control and over time at work your range of motion will increase!πŸ‘πŸΌ . Here are further technique tips from @holisticali - 1. Begin by lying flat on your back with your legs extended and your arms at your sides, palms down. On an inhalation, use your abdominal muscles to lift your legs and hips up toward the ceiling. 2. Bring your torso perpendicular to the floor. Straighten your legs and slowly lower your toes to the floor with your legs fully extended. If your toes do not yet touch the floor, support your back with your hands. Lower your legs as far as possible, keeping your legs straight. Continue to keep your back supported if your feet do not touch the floor. 3. If your feet rest comfortably, extend your arms along the floor and interlace your fingers. Press your upper arms firmly into the floor, drawing down through the pinkie finger side of your hands. 4. Align your hips over your shoulders. Un-tuck your toes and press the tops of your feet into the floor. 5. Lift your tailbone higher, and draw your inner groin deep into your pelvis. Keep a space between your chin and chest, and at the same time, lift your chest to open the upper back. Soften your throat. Gaze down toward your cheeks. 6. Hold the pose for up to five minutes. 7. To release, support your back with your hands. Then, slowly roll down, one vertebra at a time, bending your knees if you need to.
Do you ever feel like you want to strengthen your body, hands, and armsπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘‹πŸ’ͺ . I learned Tai Chi Ball Qigong from Dr. Yang Jwing Ming, who you see here 😎 . Tai Chi ball is amazing for whole body health and wellness, AS WELL AS preparing your body for martial arts training πŸ€›πŸ‘ŠπŸ€œ . You want to see some Taiji Ball in action, right? I'll be posting some here for you to put into your practice ☯️☯️☯️
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Did you know that kids who practice martial arts are more confident and disciplined? ❀ . Outdoor practice today🌞, and trying out a simple hold release. Really working on coordination, balance, and developing confidence with this drill πŸ˜ŽπŸ–’ . Great job ladies πŸŒŸπŸ‘πŸŒŸ
Here's a Flashback Friday shot for you showing all 8 patterns of movement on the horizontal plane. Plenty of health, and martial benefits here β€πŸ‘ŠπŸ˜Ž . Sped up like this, I feel like I move my head around a bit too much though. ALWAYS something to work on and improve πŸ˜ƒ #Repost @evolutionwellnessarts (@get_repost ) ・・・ A small (sped up) sample of the joint mobility / qigong work I did this morning, focusing on 8 patterns of movement on the horizontal plane. An awesome set of exercises to teach the body how to move as a connected unit. Moving the waist, chest, and spine, while opening and closing the shoulders and #kua . All of this motion is generated from the ground and manifested in the movement of the arms πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ . . . #qigong #meditation #taichi #taijiquan #bodyweighttraining #ironbody #internalkungfu #horizontalplane #movement #move #body #patterns #movementpatterns #homeschoolnj #homeschoolers #yoga #shili
"It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It's what we do consistently" - Tony Robbins πŸ˜ƒβ€πŸ‘Š . Consistency and patience is your πŸ”‘πŸ”“ key to success, both on the training floor and in your daily lives. . Be consistent my friends 😎
Do you have arthritis in your hands? πŸ–‘πŸ’₯πŸ– . How about an injury? Or just tight ligaments and tendons? 😲 . Gentle waving of the fingers, hands, and wrists can help give you the relief and flexibility you're in need of, AND make your hands stronger in the process πŸ˜ƒ . Octopus qigong for everyone ❀
Just kicking it 😎😎 . Balance and coordination practice through the platform of a front kick πŸ‘£ . Proud of the hard work they did 🀠
Weapons play with my friend Jason. - Jason is a martial arts enthusiast like me, in particular with sword play. - We decided to share ideas and see how kung fu weapons training related to his style. - Internal Kung fu applies to ANY movement. - Whether it’s for golf, basketball, walking, doing the dishes.... whatever you are doing you can be training Kung fu. - The mastery of your β€œChi” enables more speed, power, agility and better reflexes. - Simply put you want to use as little force as possible by letting your muscular system release whilst moving. - Hope this helps πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ
Do you want immediate results in your training, OR are you able to deploy patience, and see the long game? πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘Š . The truth is, flashy always looms a whole lot cooler, HOWEVER, practicing repetition, postures, and drills are going to serve you in the long term πŸ–πŸ”₯πŸ‘‹ . Try standing in this posture for 5 minutes on each side, and tell me if you don't feel your body changing from the inside out 😲
Who says younger kids can't learn internal martial arts? 😎 . Can't say enough how proud I am of these two working on new things ❀ . This drill is important for them to develop good structure and alignment, and sensitivity of their partners movements and intention πŸ–πŸ‘ŠπŸ–‘πŸ’›
You know when you get up in the morning and you do that yawn stretch thing? 🌞🌞 . Well here's a section of the 8 Pieces of Brocade qigong set that will help you take that up a notch, and get your energy jumping πŸ”₯⚑😲 . Good Morning 😎😎❀
Do you find yourself getting warmer throughout the day? πŸ”₯ . How about when you're training? Obviously, now that the summer sweaty season is upon us, your body is you g to be feeling the effects of it πŸ˜“πŸ˜“ . So what's the solution you ask? Drink water of course πŸ’§πŸ’§πŸ’§ . Staying hydrated is super important, especially this time of year when we're outdoors playing, or training and not realizing that we're losing fluids more rapidly 😲😲😲😲😲 . So keep a water bottle with you, keep the caffeine to a minimum, and stay away from sugary drinks, and you'll be A OK 😎😎
Let me tell you about these two amazing kids πŸ”₯ . They are focused, disciplined, and love to have fun when they train 😁😁 . It amazes me how much younger kids can learn and take to. They're sponges I tell ya πŸ–’πŸ–’ . I'm looking forward to seeing them progress in their training. Well done girls! We'll done! πŸ‘Šβš‘πŸ’ͺ⚑
Check it out! Part 5 is up on my YouTube channel~Tai Chi Viking. Recorded and edited by Siim Teppand. Music from epidemic sound~plastic dragon. #taichichuan #larvik #hvittensand #norway #viking #drone #taijiquan #taiji #yinyang #internalkungfu #youtube #epidemicsound #movingmeditation #cinematic #mindbody #internalarts #practicaltaichichuan #practicaltaijiquan #djimavicair
Slow is smooth and smooth is fast 😎😎😎 . Working sai high, middle, low drill to improve coordination, dexterity, and grip πŸ–‘πŸ–
What have you participated in I. Your life that has taught you the most about yourself? πŸ˜ŽπŸ’š . For me, there are 2. My time in the Marine Corps, and training in martial arts πŸ‘ŠπŸ”₯ . Now, to be totally transparent, as enlightening a my time in the Marines was, being a fixture in the dojo since I was a little kid prepared me for the military experience 😲😲 . Perseverance, self discipline, respect, and confidence were all instilled in me by my martial arts teachers β€πŸ’œπŸ’› . This is why I'm so passionate about martial arts being taught to kids. I firmly believe it gives your child a leg up in the life skills that truly determine how people will navigate the trials and tribulations that we all encounter from time to time πŸ–βš‘πŸ–‘
Walk softly but carry a big stick 😎πŸ”₯
Ever wanted to stretch your spine and strengthen your legs at the same time?? 😎😎 . Well if you do, then work this posture, appropriately named Twisting Dragon πŸ‰πŸ‰ . I'll be honest, this one holds a special place for me. As the proud owner of a partial knee replacement, and 11 surgeries total, this posture allows me to work on my legs without beating the tar out of my knee joints 😲πŸ’₯ . Try it out for a few minutes on each side, and feel how much your legs benefit from the training πŸ”₯
Do you even Internal Kung Fu bro?😎 . Cognitive brain function, muscle strength, immune support, joint pain relief, and overall well being to top it off 😲πŸ”₯πŸ’š . Internal martial arts training programs like iliqchuan, yiquan, taijiquan, baguazhang, and xingyiquan allow you to foster health, longevity, as well as a complete martial art for personal protection β€πŸ‘ŠπŸ’ͺ❀ . I'm here to Help you 🌞🌞
Having a little fun with the 6 foot staff, workimg on hand strength, and loosening the spine, waist, and shoulders πŸ”₯πŸ–’πŸ˜Ž . Obviously, there are many martial arts applications within weapons training, so you could grab a partner to work the strike and block combos 🀠
There's ALWAYS going to be something that could get in the way. There's NEVER a "perfect" time or circumstance 😲😲 . Just start now πŸ”₯πŸ”₯....... . Don't have the right shoes to train? So what! ⚑⚑ . OH, you'll start when you lose 5 more pounds? Change your thinking and start NOW πŸ’₯πŸ’₯ . Too tired? Too broke? Too weak? Too uncoordinated? Too busy? Too distracted? 2 left feet πŸ‘£πŸ‘£ . I'm here to Help You! I want to help you succeed in achieving better health and wellness through martial arts and qigong training β€πŸ‘ŠπŸ”₯ . Today is the day! Let's talk NOW 🌞😎πŸ”₯
Nothing super fancy, just some dexterity, and range of motion work with the sai πŸ˜ŽπŸ’™
THIS! So very much This! ⚑⚑⚑ . @shifuwangbo for the win 😎
Want to improve your movement? Who doesn't, right? 😁 . Your body only moves in 3 ways, across 3 planes. This is one of the solo practices for movement within the horizontal plane πŸ–’ . It may not look like much, however balance, power projection ⚑, spiraling up through the legs, opening and closing of shoulders and hips, and a bunch of other things that become more evident when you have a partner practicing with you ❀πŸ”₯ . Try it and have fun with it. Happy training 🌞
Tai Chi Tuesday 😊 tai chi dao practise first today #taichi #taichichuan #wustyle #taichidao #urbanwarrior #internalkungfu #training
IF YOU WANT TO BE INSPIRED..... . Watch this to see an amazing example of courage and strength. Truly an inspiration ❀ . This is why I believe martial arts training is so powerful πŸ‘Š Not because of fighting, but because of the strength of mind that could be attained ⚑⚑⚑ . #Repost @_laurenrosee (@get_repost ) ・・・ After not being in physical therapy for so long it feels so good to be back in the gym. Something as simple as standing takes so much effort when it used to come so natural i wouldn’t even have to give it a second thought. I’ve used these leg braces more in the past month than i have in the last year that I’ve had them. It’s still messy but there’s a start to everything and there’s always room for improvement Exercise truly is medicine. Being able to move, exercise, and be healthy is such a blessing. Love the process and be grateful for every step along the way. It’s a slow process but quitting won’t speed it up. You have to believe in what you pray forπŸ’› @buffnessss #adaptandovercome #sci #spinalcordinjury @gymsharkwomen
Now that the warm weather is in full swing, attention on your heart health should be front and center β€πŸ’›πŸ’œπŸ’šπŸ’™ . Swinging your arms has been proven to be directly correlated to a healthy heart. Just ask cardiologist Stephen Sinatra 😎 . Here's a arm swing template for you to follow. It covers all 3 planes of movement so your body will get the full benefit of the exercises πŸ–’πŸ”₯πŸ’ͺ
Something to make you smile and get you moving on this Monday morning 🌞 . Now who's ready to go train ❀πŸ’ͺπŸ‘Šβ€ #Repost @xueyuan_kungfu (@get_repost )
What do you do when something is a pain in the neck? 😲😲 . Well, you should move of course 😎😎😎 . This short clip shows a few options for getting rid of a stiff neck πŸ–’β€ . So have fun with it. Move and enjoy 🀑
New video on my YouTube channel~Tai Chi Viking. Recorded and edited by Siim Teppand. Music from epidemic sound~plastic dragon #yinyang #internalkungfu #youtube #movingmeditation #cinematic #mindbody #internalarts #taichichuan #practicaltaichichuan #practicaltaijiquan #movingmeditation #larvik #norway #taichi #djimavicair #drone
New video on my YouTube channel~Tai Chi Viking. Recorded & edited by Siim Teppand. Music from epidemic sound~plastic dragon. #taichichuan #larvik #taichiviking #djimavicair #norway #viking #yinyang #internalkungfu #youtube #movingmeditation #cinematic #mindbody #internalarts #practicaltaichichuan #practicaltaijiquan
Have you ever had that feeling of something being not quite complete?? . Well I have fantastic news for You! This is the final piece to the puzzle for the Summer Qigong set πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸŒž . This last exercise Wil give you a nice feeling throughout your entire body that will help you wind down from the previous 8 exercises ❀❀ . Remember that your heart health πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’œπŸ’› is the focal point of the entire set of movements. Make your exhalation longer than your inhale πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯
MOVE YOUR ARMS..... . AND a few other body parts as wellπŸ”₯ . Try this exercise to loosen your shoulders, chest and spine. πŸ™Œ . If you really want to get crazy, reverse the direction 🀠🀠🀠
Ahhhhh....Just breathe ☺☺ . Inhale on the way up⬆, and exhale on the way down ⬇ . The 8th movement of the Summer Qigong set is the 2nd to last piece and is a nice recovery exercise for you to regulate your body after doing the first 7 sections 🀠 . Somewhere around 12 -15 reps will give you what you need πŸ–’β€ .
Nice group shot of Grandmaster Ip Man and his students in the 60s in Hong Kong!
Imagine your spine is responsible for sending nerve impulses throughout your entire body 😲πŸ”₯ . OH YEAH...it is 😁😁😁 . Think of it kinda like a water hose...If it's crimped, the waterπŸ’§πŸ’§πŸ’§ doesn't flow smoothly πŸ˜ƒ . Same goes for your internal energy / nerve impulse ⚑⚑⚑⚑ . So this 7th movement of the Summer Qigong set is going to target this very function and leave you feeling more energetic and balanced 🌞🌞🌞
"Everyrhing comes down to training of the skeleton, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and tissue, up to the skin" - GM Sam Chin πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ . True internal training from the inside out ☺❀
In this photos Chu Shong Tin was helping me expand my wrist joint while under pressure. Once a joint is mindfully decompressed or expanded it is able to take enormous amount of pressure without tensing up or compressing. - Some people that have not experienced this believe that you need to tense up the wrist to protect it from damage when you punch. Bruce Lee thought in this way... - However once your experience the feeling in one joint you experientially understand the possibility of retaining relaxation while under pressure.
Are you feeling a little sluggish after the holiday weekend? 😲😎 . Try this movement to wake your body up, and raise your energy level πŸ”₯πŸ’₯πŸ”₯πŸ’₯πŸ”₯πŸ’₯ . Part 5 of the Summer Qigong set is just what you need this morning to get back into the swing of things πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ƒπŸ‘ŒπŸŒž
Do you ever feel like the tin man from The Wizard of Oz when he was rusted out and immobile?😲 . Try this super effective exercise, to oil up your lower back, hips, waist, and spine AND FEEL your mobility return like magic 🌞🌞 . Work within your range of motion, and use your breath to relax into a deeper movement πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ . Piece number 4 of the Summer Qigong set is called Immortal Pushes the Stone Tablet, and will Set your frozen joint FREE πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ
Your thoughts have immense power over not only your mindset, but your health as well πŸ”₯ . Your personality will definitely have a profound impact on your personal reality 😎😎 . Guard your heart (thoughts) for it is the wellspring of your life β€πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’œ . #Repost @awaken_healers (@get_repost ) ・・・ Protect your Think box. The subconscious will give birth to any idea you entertain. @awaken_healers
It was a long and hot day but very proud of my students. First time competition and already winners. #guoshucup #internalkungfu #proud #passingiton
GOT ALLERGIES? Who wants to breathe better? πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘ . Try this now ! It's called "Pulling the Bow" 🏹🏹🏹🏹🏹 . The 3rd piece of the Summer Qigong set helps open the chest to breathe better, as well as help immensely with heart health β€πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’šπŸ’› . Start with 10 or so reps of each part of the exercises as shown. Take your time, and draw your attention to your breathing 🌬🌬
Row, row, row your boat 🚣 . The second piece of the Summer Qigong set is called Forward and Backward Rowing 🌞🌞 . 12 to 24 reps in each direction should do the trick πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ . Apply the same breathing as noted from the 1st piece in yesterday's post. Check it out now if you have to catch up ❀
Real Kung Fu enables us to produce enormous power from a short distance. This is where the concept of one-inch punch came from, however unfortunately many misunderstand this and just push the person away. This is why I demonstrate this ability with kicks because it's not easy to push with this type of kick if the leg is in the air! You can watch the full video on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/Stc7D5LTuYk
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