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perspective

I’ve heard that Master Jou Tsung Hwa taught a qigong that involved making yourself as big as possible – expanding the arms, spine, legs, vision, hearing, breath, consciousness, etc…and then contracting as small as possible. It’s quite a fun...

furiousness

Yesterday we had the wonderful opportunity to do some tai chi work with a handful of women from the Flat Track Furies. Some sticking, some kao jin*, some hip & waist work, some joint range practice…and a lot of laughter. They’re a great group of...

San Francisco

I got to spend last week wandering around San Francisco while heather was attending a non-profit technology conference. One of the highlights was meeting up with long time tai chi player Valerie Barntsen for some push hands in St. Mary’s park. And a wonderful...

Monkeys are in…

After a long wait, our White Monkey Holding Peach order is finally here. Thanks to Ma’am at TastePadThai.com for shepherding it through US customs. If you’re not familiar with this particular balm, my Thai medicine teacher (Nephyr) introduced me to it a...

Cold & Flu Cupping

My introduction to cupping was pretty dramatic. I had a horrible case of the flu, and called to cancel an acupuncture appintment. Rachel (Rachel Rubin, Emerald Acupuncture Center) had me come in anyway – and quickly decided that cupping was in order. I had no...

8 part breath cycle

Beginning Breathwork Mini-Workshop Wednesday November 16, 5:30 Р7:30 pm Space is limited Рemail Jim to register Breathing is one of the few automatic actions in the body that we can consciously engage in. One of the wonderful things about breathwork is...