Qigong is rooted in Classical Chinese Medicine. Meditative and dynamic exercises should ensure the flow of Chi in the body and strengthen the self-healing powers.
Tai Chi is originated from the martial arts and uses the same principles as Qigong, but the orientation is more outward. Roughly simplified, Tai Chi is an orderly sequence of Qigong exercises, but with a different orientation.
Our body chemistry is stable when our body is permeable. The 12 meridians and the 8 vessels used in the accupuncture to transport and store our life force Chi. Tensions and blockages hinder the flow of Chi, causing less performance in our system. A variety of Qigong exercises and soft martial arts practices can harmonize or eliminate such disabilities. Most of the Outer Martial Art styles, such as Kung Fu, Tae-kwon-do, Judo, Karate, Muay Thai work mainly with physical strength and speed.
The Inner Martial Arts seem to convey the opposite, smooth flow, relaxation and meditation. The view seems to be more inward, focusing on the opening of the joints and the free flow of Chi in and around the body.
At the beginning there is the building up of rooting and the development of our Iron Shirt prepare our physical body to absorb and store spiritual energies. Stretching and working with the dragon's breath, reactivating our stem cells, stimulating our glands are trained with and through practices such as Tao Yin, Tan Tien Chi Kung, Iron Shirt Chi Kung and various Qigong and Tai Chi levels. With these Internal Martial Arts, we prepare ourself for the advanced practices to explore our Inner Alchemy - dynamic meditation !
The UHT Internal Martial Arts has various levels:
UHT Iron Shirt I – II – III
UHT Tan Tien Chi Kung
UHT Tai Chi Chi Kung I – II – III – IV
UHT Tao Yin
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