$10.00 per month
Beginner/Level 1
Beginner/Level 1

Rental: $15.00 / 7 days

Purchase: $25.00

Total Duration: 1:45:19

Videos: 7

Calming Circles (8 min)

The circle is one of the most important concepts in taichi. The circle represents calmness, the feeling of having no edges, and the eternal feeling of the flow of life. In this short lesson, you will learn to use your center to create circles with your upper body, while feeling the continuous weight shifting of your lower body. This exercise works to harmonize the mind, body and spriit, and is especially beneficial in harmonizing the blood pressure. (8 minutes)

Happy Joints (10 min)

TaiChi has been well known to increase joint mobility, strength, flexibility and balance. Combined with breath-work ,and energy work, the exercises help loosen your muscles and joints, while the gentle rhythmic weight shifting pump energy thought out the whole body creating optimal circulation. The lesson begins with simple breath-work, then goes on to teach exercises which gently turn and massage the joints. A very unique TaiChi technique called 'coiling" will be introduced at the end of the lesson. (10 minutes)

Happy Lungs (10 min)

Mindful breath-work is conscious awareness of your breath, which has been practiced for thousands of years. It is a therapeutic tool for major transformation and healing. Breath-work often helps in building self awareness and focus as well. The two breathing techniques introduced in this lesson help improve lung function, as well as enhancing the immune system, decreasing anxiety and reducing symptoms of depressions. (10 minutes)

Patting for Tension Relief (14 min)

This lesson introduces two different patting exercises to help promote energy flow. Patting is a self healing technique used to unblock energy pathways. In addition, two wonderful animal exercises "Monkey Hands Turtle Back " and "The Wise Owl Turns His Head" - will be taught. The Monkey Hand Turtle Back helps open up the vertebraes to help relieve tension and the Wise Owl exercise helps straighten the spine and promote better qi flow to the head, neck and brain. (14 minutes)

Cultivating Intention+Power (17 min)

Intention is the power of your mind. In order to create action, one must first have intention, then combine the intention with your energy, which in turn results in action. In this lesson, you will learn how to cultivate your intention through an ancient exercise called Bow and Arrow. In addition, you will learn a technique called "Crossing Hands" which helps to cultivate and build power within yourself. (17 minutes)

Level 1 Form: Essence of TaiChi (22 min)

This is a lesson of the beginner level form "Essence of TaiChi". You will learn the basic techniques: preparation, taichi beginning, wave hand like clouds, grasp the birds tail, single whip and crossing hands. You will also be lead through the entire form at the beginning of the lesson, and also at the end. This video lesson will be a great supplement to those taking live or ZOOM classes with Leda, or those who are simply interested in learning a beginner level taichi routine. (22 minutes)

Beginner TaiChi Lesson Sample 1(25 min)

In this 25 minute class, you will be lead through a a series of flowing qi gong, breath-work, joint turning, and taichi movements ending with a practice of a short TaiChi sentence. Two TaiChi techniques: Calm Circle/Wave Hands Like Clouds and Crossing Hands with be reviewed in this TaiChi Flow class.