Meditation - Take Control of Your Life!

Tara Brayshaw - Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Meditation - Take Control of Your Life!
"THE BEST WAY TO GET STARTED IS TO QUIT TALKING AND BEGIN DOING" - Walt Disney  It’s 30 degrees in Melbourne and in a room overlooking the leafy garden of Linden Gallery, a JinLi class chill out and tune in. As they relax, they send their brain on a high intensity workout.   With every breath they focus attention, increase concentration, develop sensory awareness. In effect, they are growing and strengthening their neural pathways, or brain training.   How do ...  read more

Tai Chi Dreams – Music Specifically Designed to work with Practitioners’ Mind and Qi Flow

Tara Brayshaw - Friday, December 02, 2016
Tai Chi Dreams – Music Specifically Designed to work with Practitioners’ Mind and Qi Flow
JinLi is proud to announce the launch of an incredible new music album specifically designed for Tai Chi practice – “TAI CHI DREAMS”. Tai Chi Dreams was created by musician and composer, Alf Klimek who composed the music tracks based upon classical, warm harmonic instruments utilizing White Noise in the form of natural sounds to assist in their calming nature. Whilst Tai Chi practice is precise in its structure and form, its movements also need to have a natural and ...  read more

Why JinLi Wushu-Tai Chi Actively Supports Victorian Seniors Week

Tara Brayshaw - Friday, October 14, 2016
Why JinLi Wushu-Tai Chi Actively Supports Victorian Seniors Week
Every year, JinLi Wushu-Tai Chi actively supports Victorian Seniors week to ensure as many senior Australians are exposed to the health benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong as possible. Tai Chi and Qigong have been practiced in China for centuries but it is only in the last 25 years or so that the West is finally recognising the incredible health-giving properties of these practices. Here is a short list of the scientifically acknowledged benefits: 1. Reduces blood pressure 2. Relieves ...  read more

18th WTQA Wushu Taiji And Qigong Competition 2016 – JinLi Amazing On and Off the Floor!

Tara Brayshaw - Thursday, September 01, 2016
18th WTQA Wushu Taiji And Qigong Competition 2016 – JinLi Amazing On and Off the Floor!
The JinLi family were out in force for the 18th WTQA Wushu Taiji and Qigong Competition on 28th August 2016 at Monash University Clayton Campus. It didn’t matter whether the competition needed volunteers, supporters, competitors or judges, JinLi stepped up to make sure everyone had a great time celebrating all that is wushu. The JinLi Team got a chance to meet up with friends they made last year, learn about new styles and weapons, but best of all, competitors got ...  read more

The Health Qigong Duan Wei System – Why and How?

Tara Brayshaw - Thursday, August 04, 2016
The Health Qigong Duan Wei System – Why and How?
Many people question the need for an International Duan Wei (Grading) System for Health Qigong. “Isn’t Health Qigong about the physical and mental health of its practitioners?” they ask. The Chinese Health Qigong Association would most definitely agree that the whole focus of Health Qigong is on wellness, but who is teaching it and are they suitably trained to teach to an internationally recognised standard? The Chinese Health Qigong Association (CHQA) was initiated with the support and endorsement of the ...  read more

Master Hong Wei Guo Shares his Knowledge with JinLi Students

Tara Brayshaw - Friday, July 22, 2016
Master Hong Wei Guo Shares his Knowledge with JinLi Students
We were extremely excited and honoured to welcome Master Hong Wei Guo to our East St Kilda class recently where he gave the students a taste of training in the Hong Style of Taijiquan. Hong Style Taijiquan is named after its founder Grandmaster Hong Junsheng, a 10th generation practitioner of Chen style taijiquan. Grandmaster Hong considered Master Hong Wei Guo as his adopted grandson as well as a disciple, so Master Hong spends the majority of his time travelling around ...  read more

JinLi at 1st Oceania Health Qigong Instructor Training Course

Tara Brayshaw - Thursday, July 14, 2016
JinLi at 1st Oceania Health Qigong Instructor Training Course
JinLi was honoured and privileged to have 6 members attend the 1st Oceania Health Qigong Instructor Training Course held in Melbourne recently. It was the first time this course was conducted outside of China and was run by Health Qigong Australia and TCA in conjunction with the International Health Qigong Federation. The course was conducted by the world’s leading exponent of health qigong, Professor Xiaojun Wang of Beijing Sport University, with Professor Hua Hua of Wuhan Sport Institute and Professor ...  read more

Using Mathematical Principles to Understand the Concept of Fluid Motion in Taijiquan

Tara Brayshaw - Sunday, June 26, 2016
Using Mathematical Principles to Understand the Concept of Fluid Motion in Taijiquan
A lot of Taiji practitioners in their early learning find it extremely difficult to understand or utilize the concept of fluidity of movement. This is especially so when faced with the transition from one movement to the next and how to give the movement finality, while still appearing to be in motion. From a mathematical perspective, if something is moving at a constant rate we refer to this as a steady velocity. This is what a cruise control on a ...  read more

What is Qigong?

Tara Brayshaw - Monday, June 13, 2016
What is Qigong?
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health practice dating back 3000 years that aligns the breath and physical activity to promote mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. It includes aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Martial Arts but its main emphasis is on preventing illness. A literal translation of the term Qigong is “breath work”. The Chinese character Qi meaning air or breath is the energy that circulates within the body. Gong means work or self-discipline. Gong is the term used ...  read more

What is Tai Chi?

Tara Brayshaw - Monday, June 13, 2016
What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi (Taijiquan in Chinese meaning “Supreme Ultimate Fist”) is literally an internal Chinese Martial Art that has been practiced in China for both its self-defence training and health benefits since the 16th Century. Although it is a branch of the Chinese Martial Arts (Wushu), today it is predominately practiced for wellbeing including the prevention or improvement of illness and disease, and the stresses and strains of modern living. Taijiquan training usually involves several elements including Neigong (內功; breathing exercises, ...  read more

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