Category: Health Qigong

Free Chicago Qigong Class

Free Chicago Qigong Class If you’re looking for a free Chicago qigong class then this is perfect. Due to the partnership between the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine – Chicago  and Focus Tai Chi, we are able to continue to offer these classes to the public for free. Find us on meetup.com! …

Iron Palm

Whether you are doing kung fu or taiji as a martial art or for health you should think about doing some iron palm training. Doing this training properly will not only accomplish the obvious thing of making your hands stronger for striking things but it can also help to densify …

World Tai Chi Day in Chicago

World Tai Chi Day in Chicago Focus Tai Chi and The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) are happy to announce a public event we’re calling World Tai Chi Day 2016. If you want to learn some tai chi or qigong then you should plan to spend World Tai Chi …

Does Tai Chi Give You Energy?

Have you ever asked yourself does tai chi give you energy? Simply put, the practice of tai chi cultivates your qi. Qi (pronounced chee) is the Chinese word for the energy running through our bodies. It is this energy that carries the blood through our veins and brings nourishment to …

Tai Chi Relieves Stress

What do Will Smith, Oprah, the chief technology officer of Twitter, and the CEO of AOL have in common? Aside from the fact that they all lead highly productive but stressful lives? They all practice tai chi (pronounced tie-chee) because tai chi relieves stress so they can continue to enjoy …

Tai Chi Cures Diseases

Did you know that tai chi (pronounced tie-chee) has its origins in the healing arts? In ancient China, rich families would take great care to guard their secret exercises for martial arts as well as meditations for health and longevity, some of which we know today as qigong (pronounced chee-gung). …

Is it Tai Chi or Taiji?

          Many things about translating and interpreting Chinese culture have been a challenge for a while so I want to just answer the question “is it tai chi or taiji?” in this article.   What is commonly referred to as tai chi (pronounced tie-chee) in Western …

What Is Qigong?

More people today are asking what is qigong? After studying and practicing for many years, I will offer my perspective. Qigong (pronounced chee-gung) is an ancient Chinese art that encompasses a vast array of mind, body, and breath exercises, many of them over 3000 years old. Qigong exercises focus energy, …

How to Choose a Tai Chi Teacher

I hope by now you have decided to try tai chi (pronounced tie-chee and also known as taiji) or the breath–energy healing art of qigong (pronounced chee-gung) for yourself. Now your only challenge is finding good instruction. There are many other options, such as DVDs and videos on Youtube, but …