Category Archives: yoga

London Workshop – Internal Essentials

Fansong Gong and Standing Meditation are the fundamental building blocks for good training in Internal Arts – I’ve previously written a number of articles about their many merits, both for those interested in IMA and anyone into any kind of … Continue reading

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Why Tai Chi?

When someone asks me what Internal Arts training can do for them I usually have to pause before I give an answer; there are just so many potential benefits that it would take quite some time for me to outline … Continue reading

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The Art of Standing Still – Part 1

As a family we love walking. We are fortunate to live in the heart of the South Downs National Park and as such there are many varied and beautiful routes that stem right from our doorstep. It is common on … Continue reading

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The Art of Standing Still – Part 2

A diffuse awareness of everything In my garden there is a wonderful vantage point where I can see almost everything contained within it. If I stay there for a while and watch quietly it is possible to rest into a certain … Continue reading

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Tai Chi, Fascia & Biotensegrity

I have always had a deep passion for nature and in particular I am consistently fascinated at how all of Earth’s inhabitants, from the tiniest of bacteria to the biggest of mammals, are inextricably linked through one vast ecological web. … Continue reading

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Squeeze in some Squatting

First published in ‘Tai Chi Chuan and Oriental Arts’ magazine Spring 2014 Over the years I have had the pleasure of meeting and teaching many different people from all sorts of walks of life. From teenagers to 90 year olds, … Continue reading

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Paying Attention: The Power of Perception

first published in the 2013 spring/summer edition of Tai Chi and Oriental Arts Magazine If you took footage of a sportsperson engaging in their chosen pursuit and slowed it right down you would immediately be able to see much more … Continue reading

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