Taijiquan Immersion at Kripalu, December 9-11

I’m very excited about a weekend course I’ll be giving next month at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Fitness in Lenox, MA next month. It’s called Taijiquan Immersion and it’s for anyone who would like to really feel internal power easily and dependably and would like a short form to develop it. For decades, I have been showing people how to get the most out a taijiquan form that they know or are studying. What is different here is that I’ll also be teaching a short, powerful form called Yang Chengfu’s Thirteen Original Postures. I learned it from Master Yang Fukui,… Read More

The Five Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation

This video was made over twenty years ago as part of the Amrita Rejuvenation set. I published that to YouTube with the Tibetans excluded. I post it here as its own thing. This is a digital rendering of a tape, and it holds up pretty well, considering. The Five Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation resurfaced for me recently when I recommended them to a client. I had forgotten how powerful they are and have included the set in my daily workout. How powerful? Let’s just say less is more. The mistake I always made was to do “one more.” Now I… Read More

The Roots of Pointing

A question I often get when showing people how to enhance energetic coherence by pointing is, “Why is it the index finger?” The short answer is, “Because it works.” I’ve tested using other fingers with hundreds of people and the index finger is the only one that does the job reliably. The inspiration came from two sources. First, in taijiquan sword forms, the hand not holding the sword is often in a shape called “the secret sword hand.” The index and middle fingers are pointed forward and the ring and little fingers are curled under the thumb. I dutifully did… Read More

Tai Chi Alchemy in Sedona- September 16-18!

Sedona Drone Footage from BumbleMedia on Vimeo. It’s hard to believe, but our 22nd Tai Chi Alchemy in Sedona is just around the corner! September 16-18. Yes, there is still time to register, but please let me know soon. They need to prepare for us, so we want to give them time. I have some exciting new stuff to share this year, guaranteed to deepen your practice—whatever it might be. It’s a quick, dependable way to plug into the Big Qi, and it has taken my own martial arts, meditation, and healing to new levels. It’s something your can do… Read More

Steel Bar Wrapped in Cotton

Poet Linda Addison recently thanked me for introducing her to Bone Breathing. Years ago she was diagnosed with osteopenia, a condition where bone mineral density is lower than normal. It is sometimes a precursor to osteoporosis. a serious loss of bone mass that makes bones highly susceptible to breakage. She credits Bone Breathing and taijiquan with a correction of her her current state of good bone health. She is not alone. May others have experienced profound improvement in bone density. One of the promises of taijiquan is to develop bones that are like “steel bars wrapped in cotton.” Muscular tension is… Read More