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Guides, Bibliographies, Links, Resources, Lessons, Research, Instructions, Reflections
Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Red Bluff, California

Valley Spirit Qigong (Chi Kung)

      Michael P. Garofalo



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Standard Simplified 24 T'ai Chi Ch'uan Form (Yang Style)


Yang Style Taijiquan - Traditional 108 Long Form


Chen Style Taijiquan Short 18 Form by Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei


Taiji Cane, Tai Chi Walking Stick


Cane and Short Staff Weapon Practices


Eight Section Brocade Qigong


Animal Frolics Qigong




Sun Style Taijiquan International Competition 73 Form


Cheng Man-ch'ing's 37 Yang Style of Taijiquan


Standard Simplified 32 Movements Sword (Jian) Tai Chi Form


Chen Style Taijiquan Old Frame First Form Lao Jia Yi Lu


Relaxed, Alert, Calm (Sung)


Centered, Rooted, Balanced


Pleasures, Contentment, Tranquility


The Five Senses


Somaesthetics, Body-Mind Theory and Practices


Standing Meditation Practices


Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu


Valley Spirit Chi Kung


Dragon Qigong


Tai Chi and Arthritis Relief


Magic Pearl Qigong


Qigong, Chi Kung, Dao-Yin, Yangsheng Gong


Mike Garofalo's Tai Chi Classes


Study with Mike Garofalo


Valley Spirit Taijiquan




The Spirit of Gardening


Yang Style of Taijiquan


Chen Style of Taijiquan


Sun Style of Taijiquan


Alphabetical Subject Index to the Cloud Hands Website


Broadsword (Dao):  Chen Taijiquan 23 Movement Form


Short Staff Weapons


How to Live a Good Life


Tai Chi Ball, Ball Qigong, Medicine Ball


Daodejing of Laozi


Dharmapada Sutra: Buddhist Proverbs


Alphabetical Subject Index to this Website


Five Animal Frolics Chi Kung Exercises


An Old Philosopher's Notebooks


The Ways of Walking


Valley Spirit Center Taijiquan


Double-Edged Straight Sword (Jian, Chien, Gim)


Classical Yang T'ai Chi Ch'uan Sword (Jian) 55 Movement Form


Alphabetical Index for Green Way Research


Chen Taijiquan Sword (Jian) 49 Movement Form


Grandmaster Sun Lu-Tang (1861-1933)


Sun Lu Tang's Style of Internal Martial Arts


Tai Chi Fan (Shan)


Sword and Broadsword Techniques


Broadsword (Dao) Saber, Single-Edged Sword


Broadsword (Dao):  Yang Taijiquan


Master Chang San-Feng


Taijiquan Glossary


Subject Index for the Cloud Hands Website


Chen Style Taijiquan Cannon Fist Form, Old Frame Second Form Laojia Erlu


Qigong, Chi Kung, and Nourshing Life Practices


Five Elements Qigong


Swinging Hands (Bai Bi Yun Dong)


Qigong: Bibliography, Links, Resources


Ba Gua Zhang (Pa Kua Chang) - Eight Trigrams Boxing


Hsing I Ch'uan (Xing Yi Quan)


Eight Trigrams of the I Ching (Book of Changes)


Yi Jin Jing Qigong (Muscle-Tendon Changing Qigong)


Push Hands - T'ui Shou


Valley Spirit Center


Qigong Ruler


Fan (Shan) Dance, Tai Chi Fan


Taijiquan: Links and Bibliography


Northern California, Oregon, and Washington 
T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory:
Instructors, Schools, Workshops


Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi)


Silk Reeling, Spiral and Twisting Energy, Circles


Wild Goose (Dayan) Qigong


I Ching (Trigrams) and Qigong


The Four Gates
Grasping the Sparrow's Tail: Ward Off, Roll Back, Press, Push
Stress Reduction Techniques
Classroom Lesson Plan for 5th or 6th Grade Students


Thirteen Postures: 8 Gates and 5 Steps


Alphabetical Subject Index for the Cloud Hands Website


Lifestyle Advice for Wise Persons


Temple Qigong


Wuji Qigong


Short Staff Martial Arts - Jo Do


Zhan Zhuang (Standing Like a Tree)


Ripening Peaches: Taoist Studies and Practices


Breathing and Taijiquan


Walking and Taijiquan


One Old Daoist Druid's Final Journey


Eight Ways of Walking Qigong


Tai Chi for Arthritis


Tai Chi for Diabetes


Fitness, Vitality and Good Health


Taoist Perspectives: Qigong, Arts, Mysticism, Alchemy


Wudang Qigong and Tai Chi


Shaolin Buddhist Qigong


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My Personal Practice


Zen Poetry


Alphabetical Index for the Cloud Hands Website


Confucius (K'ung Fu-tzu)


Master Han Shan

Haiku and Short Poems


The Spirit of Gardening

Tai Chi Ruler


Poems by Michael P. Garofalo


Hatha Yoga



Valley Spirit Qigong




Index for the Cloud Hands Website







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Valley Spirit Center
Red Bluff, California





Last Modified or Updated on March 14, 2016.

Green Way Research, Valley Spirit Taijiquan, Red Bluff, California, 2001-2016

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Vacation and Learn in Beautiful Red Bluff, California

Beginning T'ai Chi Ch'uan Options:  Yang 24, Chen 18, Sun 24, Cane 18

Beginning Chi Kung (Qigong) Options: Five Animal Frolics, Eight Brocades , Daoist Temple, Magic PearlYoga

Valley Spirit Center

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Lectures, Private Lessons, Classes, Consulting, Workshops, Questions and Answers

Reasonable Hourly Rates

Instructor:  Michael P. Garofalo, M.S.

Excellent Recreational Opportunities for Persons of All Ages in the North Sacramento Valley
The Perfect Weekend Getaway for You, Friends and Family
Beautiful Scenery, Pleasant Weather, and Clear Skies for the Outdoor Enthusiast
Activities: Sight Seeing, Bicycling, Walking, Shopping, Spas, Reading, Relaxing, Internal Arts Studies
The Valley Spirit Center includes extensive gardens for Tai Chi practice and a Sacred Circle
A Full Array of Services and Excellent and Reasonably Priced Accommodations in Redding or Red Bluff

Contact Mike: Email or Phone or Text Message 530-200-3546

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Pulling Onions










Photographs around the Valley Spirit Center near the City of Red Bluff

in the North Sacramento Valley Area, California


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