Resources

Begin your Tai Chi journey by taking advantage of a selection of our free Tai Chi resources.

This is just a small sample of the wealth of material available to our students on our exclusive Community Site, which also offers access to free, daily live-streamed Qigong sessions and regular cultural and social events.

Articles and videos


Theory and Practice

Qigong and Relaxation

As the song goes, "What the world needs now, is Qigong, sweet Qigong…" No? Well, it should! For Qigong practice can be central to our wellbeing at this time. In this article a teacher goes into more depth about how to use Qigong to help us relax.

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Chinese Philosophy

The Origins of Qi

Qi is a word that we use every day in our training. In practice, it is at the heart of Qigong – which can simply mean the study of Qi. But it is a word that is often misunderstood and misused. In this article, we will start with the basics: the etymology and history of the character itself. Without knowing this, it is hard to fathom its relationship to Chinese culture, and to our study of the arts of Tai Chi and Qigong.

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Theory and Practice

Get more from home practice

The appearance of the coronavirus COVID-19 has sent shock waves through all our lives, affecting our jobs and our domestic and family lives, forcing us into new routines, and forcing us to face new anxieties and challenges.

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Tai Chi Inspiration

Rooftop Broadsword


Chinese Philosophy

Yin and Yang

Yin and yang are two fundamental principles at the basis of Chinese thought, and in particular Daoism. In the Western world, although the words yin and yang have become familiar, genuinely understanding what these principles mean requires a fundamental shift in ways of thinking about the world.

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