What will I learn from Bodymind Healing Tai Chi/Qigong?

  1. You’ll expand your understanding of Tai Chi Chuan (Taiji Quan) with associations from wider cross cultural wisdom traditions.
  2. You’ll be inspired by creative and Imaginal interpretations of movements.
  3. You’ll discover how each movement has Four Purposes: Self-healing, Spiritual Unfoldment, Self-defense, and Changing your Life Stance Psychologically.

For a deeper look into my work with psychotherapy please see our companion site: www.bodymindhealing.com.

New: Integrating Psychological Methods & Tai Chi/Qigong: A Holistic Approach to Healing, American Tai Chi &Qigong Association, Feb. 23, 2024.

Shouxing: Taoist God of Longevity


Tai Chi Push:

Watch this video clip about the Four Dimensions of Purpose of the first Tai Chi movement, “Commencement.”  Learn a Tai Chi method for reversing your sympathetic nervous system reactivity when…
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Esalen Institute Workshop- Crane Flying Qigong for Tonifying the Lung Meridian.

“The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi” (Wayne & Fuerst, 1991) says: “regular practice leads to more vigor and flexibility, better balance and mobility, and a sense of well-being. Cutting-edge research from Harvard Medical School also supports the long-standing claims that Tai Chi also has a beneficial impact on the health of the heart, bones, nerves and muscles, immune system, and the mind.”

An Educational, Integral Healing, and Training Program in Tai Chi Chuan & Qigong

Tai Chi Chuan:
Four Dimensions of Purpose

The best way to approach this program is by following the Experience Pathway in 5 steps shown below. Begin your bodymind healing journey here, and you’ll discover time-tested tools for self-healing and energy cultivation.

Introduction Video: Bodymind Healing Tai Chi Chuan
Video: Shamanic and Mythic Origins of Tai Chi Chuan

An imaginal teaching story on the origins of Tai Chi Chuan.

Video: Long Form of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan

This is un-interrupted run through of all of the movements you will learn in the educational series below.

A 19 Video Series: Tai Chi Chuan

Classical Yang Style Tai Chi Long Form is taught as a tradition of “postural initiation” (Mayer 2009, 2012), into the 4 dimensions of purpose. Each class begins with a Qigong warmup and then new movements enriched with: healing practices, cross-cultural teaching stories, two-person self-defense applications, and invocations about how to change your psychological life-stance.

The Extended Short Form Qigong video perfectly complements the Tai Chi videos. Watch it before, during, or after the above videos. Some students prefer to put their training emphasis on this Qigong set versus the Tai Chi training, or find their unique preferences of how and when to combine the Qigong and Tai Chi traditions.


Saturday Morning Zoom Tai Chi / Qigong Classes for Troubled Times

Each Saturday we’ll focus on one or two Tai Chi movements as well as immune enhancing, resiliency building (wei chi), parasympathetic nervous system enhancing elements from Bodymind Healing Qigong.

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Self Healing

Learn self-healing methods for your health issues: anxiety, chronic pain, hypertension, insomnia,  trauma, etc. Dr Michael  has developed  an integral, complementary approach, which can be integrated with your doctors and health team.

The Path of the Reluctant Metaphysician: Stories and Practices for Troubled Times
  • Ben Franklin Award, from the Independent Book Publisher’s Association, Silver Medal in the Body, Mind & Spirit category. 
  • New England Book Festival, honorable mention in the Spiritual Books category.
Chronic Pain

Qi Magazine: The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health, 1996.

Tai Chi Ruler Qigong: Adapted by Dr. Michael Mayer to be an East-West healing method by incorporating this healing visualization process. If you would like to purchase the entire 8 sets of Bodymind Healing Qigong Extended Short Form, click here.