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Root and Branches 5 Element Qi Gong

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This course is a fully integrated approach to T'ai Chi bringing together the form and the Five Element system of medicine. These traditions spring from the same understanding of nature and natural cycles, and compliment each other precisely. Roots and Branches is practiced to strengthen and heal the body, clarify the mind and inspire the spirit.


By integrating T’ai Chi principle, breath and focus with awareness of the Five Elements, this work generates, circulates and unblocks Qi (vital energy) allowing it to nourish us at the very deepest level.

Roots and Branches is unique in its wide reach. It is an excellent introduction to the principles of T’ai Chi, can be a vital tool for any rehabilitation, and develops the advanced student’s understanding of the Elemental nature of T’ai Chi.