Mohawk Valley Tai Chi & Qigong

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“Maintaining order, rather than correcting disorder, is the ultimate principle of wisdom. To cure a disease after it has appeared is to practice mediocre medicine. To heal a disease before it appears is to practice Superior Medicine.” ~ The Nei Jing 2nd century BC.

If you were to invest one hour per week, (cost @ living wage = $33.00 hr.) coupled with a 20 min. practice per day (without exception) and thereby guarantee graceful aging -free of dis-ease, loss of faculties or strength and flexibility, and active healthy sexual function and vitality for life…

would you invest?

Please keep in mind, Tai Chi is a “high” form of Qigong,  in form it is 108 moves linked together into something that looks like slow dancing. It is practiced by more than 2 billion people every day!

Qigong is more like mindfulness in motion, action meditation, mindful movement, dynamic meditation, meditation in motion, etc.  This is the radical breakthrough of qigong. The intentful integration of body focus and movement, purposeful breath awareness, and meditation optimize what Norman Cousins called the “healing system,” which is the integrated function of all body–mind systems— including the nervous, endocrine, immune, circulatory, and digestive systems with the psyche ~ called “Soul” in the original translations.

The practices are integrated so that, from the beginning, it is very easy, accessible, and fun with gentle progress toward deeper practice states and more subtle levels of healing. The gentle body–mind practices of qigong and t’ai chi can be implemented by anyone, even those in wheelchairs or hospital beds. No matter what disease one has, what medicine one takes, or what sort of physician is managing the case, mindful and relaxed body movement with breath practice and a focus on present-moment awareness make medicine within.


The Three Treasures of cultivation (or the three levels or stages) start at *body healing, progress to *longevity and vitality enhancement (which science has discovered is largely related to the state of the heart and mind), and, ultimately, evolve to sustained awareness of one’s eternal nature. This is spiritual realization, the highest form of personal integration, also called “healing,” which was held in high esteem in China even by politicians and military leaders,  –called “immortality” by the ancients because it implies that the life of our eternal self is boundless—immortal.

 Sat. 10:15 am – Noon 730 Broadway  –across from City Hall,   Utica, NY

Note: Sometimes Church is in use. Always text or call before class to be sure. We have back up space. 

Qigong (chee kung) integrates what Chinese medicine calls the Three Treasures —Body-mind + Emotions + Spirit (Jing, Qi and Shen in Chinese). The T’ai Chi’ Kung integral model I teach integrates ancient qi sciences with contemporary physiologic and quantum sciences. Studies are current.

Guidance by Dae Anderson 315~542~6261


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The Deep Relaxed Breath

2/3/18 Class notes: All Movement is Centered in the breath, therefore, we must breath deeply and completely. This is the first of 8 types of breathing. PRACTICE! Four times daily for health intervention is recommended often. Five to ten minutes each session. Here’s the long and short of it. The LONG answer

Notes: Sat. Nov. 18, Class Is Standing Meditation & Tai Chi the same?

To practise Standing Qigong is to practise what you should aim to feel in every moving tai chi posture. What you’re intending to achieve with standing qigong isn’t exclusive to qigong, it’s part and parcel of tai chi. The problem with tai chi, of course, is that you’re moving, which makes it very difficult to […] … Continue reading Notes: Sat. Nov. 18, Class Is Standing Meditation & Tai Chi the same?

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