Live Life with the 70% Rule

Live Life with the 70% Rule

In the practice of Qigong / T’ai Chi, I remind students to use the 70% rule. Seventy-percent extension when extending their arms, 70% when stretching, when moving their legs into bow-stance [70% front leg, 30% back leg], a 70% effort. My Sifu explains that T’ai Chi is...
Flowing Between Ease and Effort

Flowing Between Ease and Effort

Our society is big on being productive … going the extra mile … giving 110% effort … doing more than what’s “expected” whether that’s at work, in a team sport, getting good grades, or simply being in a relationship with another person. I don’t know about you, but just...
A Special Group of Women

A Special Group of Women

This past Sunday, instead of teaching my weekly Qigong class, I had the opportunity to volunteer my time sharing Qigong with eight wonderful ladies. They were attending a retreat in Park City, Utah with the Image Reborn Foundation. The Foundation provides no-cost...
Alignment and then…

Alignment and then…

I have been pondering this concept of alignment the past few months. Sharing it with students in class, reminding them to find their center alignment first within their body before they move into the next posture. When we find our alignment physically it makes it...
Letting Go and Relaxing…

Letting Go and Relaxing…

Infinite Onions of Life   AWE … the infinite onions of life … letting go and relaxing. Last weekend, I had the opportunity to participate in a 3-day silent retreat, our compassionate hosts were Vicki Overfelt, founder of Mindfulness Utah and Scott Moore....

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