Tai Chi Qigong 1


Prerequisites

None


About Tai Chi Qigong 1

Tai Chi Qigong 1 is a slow-moving, meditative, relaxed, short form. [AKA Alignment Form]

By doing the Tai Chi 1 form, you will be able to calm your mind, reduce your stress,
increase your energy levels, and improve your overall health.

Tai Chi 1 is a very grounded exercise.
By deepening your connection to the ground and learning to sense how your weight is distributed
between your feet, you will be able to feel the stability that is generated. This serves to increase
safety in your everyday life, as slip-and-fall accidents (especially among the elderly) are a
common cause of serious injury. Much of this is caused by improper distribution of weight.
So this creates the benefit of having better balance in our everyday lives. By learning to move
from one rooted position to another, this stability training will also translate to stability with
one's emotions. In our fast-paced world, with a lot of things calling to us, and many people
projecting negative emotions, it is crucial to be able to maintain stability and not have these
outside influences take you off-balance. In short, by deepening your relationship to the ground,
you will find more stability in your emotional body as well. Physically, the simple transfer
of weight from one rooted position to another will also serve to strengthen your bones, tendons,
and ligaments. Those concerned with effects of osteoporosis can reverse these effects
through regular practice of this Tai Chi form.

As you move from one rooted posture to another, you will do so a relaxed,
graceful, and flowing way. In so doing, it becomes a fluid dance that moves qi
throughout the body and makes you feel more alive. By activating this qi flow,
it can help to affect profound healings . . . physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.
In short, doing this Tai Chi form makes your whole body feel vibrant.

Unlike many other Tai Chi forms, the Tai Chi Qigong 1 form spirals both counter-clockwise
and clockwise, so it helps to balance both hemispheres of the brain. Yet, at the same time,
the Tai Chi 1 form does not take very long to do. It is a short, 13-movement form that one
can reasonably do in its entirety in only 7-10 minutes! In our fast-paced lives with little free time,
one can easily take a short 10-minute break, do the entire form, and feel rejuvenated immediately.
So one does not need to have a set "practice time" to be able to squeeze the form into your day.
Moreover, in this fashion, one can do the form almost anywhere because it does not up much space.
Oftentimes, even a hotel room--or a break room--will have the space you need.

People who have background or interest in the spiritual techniques can also
explore those aspects within the Tai Chi Qigong 1 form itself. One can connect into
the 5-element phases, Yin-yang polarity, the directional forces of the Earth,
higher level cosmic and universal forces, etc.


Lineage

Descendant Taught By During

Steven Sy

Marie Favorito
2009-2012

Marie Favorito

Master Mantak Chia
1984

Master Mantak Chia
Master P. Y. Tam (attributed) ???


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Last Revised 10/20/2017