Eight Ways of
Walking Qigong

By

Michael P. Garofalo

June 1, 2006

 

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Eight Ways of Walking Qigong
The Eight Million Footsteps Qigong

 

While enjoying my regular walks, I also delight in doing a number of supplementary movements to relax, loosen up, 
stretch and energize various muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints in my body.  All the movements are done in 
a relaxed, easy going, soft, and non-aggressive manner.  As with all qigong methods, the specific breathing 
patterns, specific instructions for the use of the eyes, and specific visualization and imaginative exercises are 
coordinated with the movements.  The intent of these 13 Treasures is to contribute to your good health, improve
your chances for longevity, increase your vitality, engender a positive and creative mental attitude, help you attain 
inner calm and equanimity, and to point out a few spiritual and mystical pathways you might choose to follow. All 
of the exercises, drills, experiments, reflections, and techniques described below are collectively referred to as 
the Eight Ways of Walking Qigong program.      

These walking "Treasures," or useful physical-mental-spiritual walking activities, or walking energization practices 
are based upon my walking practices and my research into the topic over the past 50 years.  I began my active
and serious walking and hiking activities in 1961, studied philosophy as an undergraduate and graduate 
student, and began the study and practice of internal martial arts and qigong in 1986.  The Eight Ways of 
Walking Qigong program cannot lay claim to an ancient Eastern lineage, although you will find
many references within this introduction to methods for improving one's health and advancing one's spiritual
progress that are clearly grounded in ancient Western and Eastern psycho-spiritual and religious practices
that use walking at their heart.  

The central practice in this qigong method is walking.  Lots of walking.  Hours of walking.  All kinds of walking.
Walking slowly, walking a moderate pace, and walking quickly.  Walking in a straight line, walking in circles, 
walking sideways, walking backwards, and more walking.  So, if you enjoy walking, and most do who give it
an honest and serious try, you may find something of interest in the Eight Ways of  Walking Qigong.  


This exercise set is designed for use by intermediate Qigong and T'ai Chi Ch'uan practitioners.  Before you 
begin doing the Eight Ways of Walking Qigong program you should be able do the following three activities.  
First, you should be able to walk comfortably for up to 90 minutes with continuous effort at a moderate pace 
of 20 minutes per mile or less.  Second, you should have learned to do some type of qigong form and have 
practiced the form for over 100 days.  Third, you should be able to do one Taijiquan short form on your 
own, e.g., Beijing-Yang style 24Cheng Man-c'hing's Yang style 37,  Kan Gui-Xiang's Chen Style 36
or Chen Xiaowang's Chen style 19, or an equivalent portion of a longer form, etc.. 


May everyone benefit from our playful walking adventures.  May everyone find their measure of good health, 
growing well-being, contentment, inner calmness, and insights while engaged in some aspect of the 
Eight Ways of Walking Qigong program.   Let us begin - and step out for a long walk.    

 

 

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The Eight Ways Walking Qigong
The Eight Million Footsteps Qigong


1.  The Wise One Just Walks

2.  The Wise One Opens Her Eyes

 

 

 

 

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1.  The Wise One Just Walks  


Just walk!!  

Relax and let the legs, hips, and arms begin their natural  work.  Don't rush at first.  Ease into your pace.  Breathe 
deeply and in a natural manner.  Open your heart to the world around you.  Raise your spirits up to the sky and 
seek some Divine inspiration.  Let your feet settle deeply into this Great Earth that is your home, your sustainer, 
your place and path.  Make up your mind to enjoy and benefit from your walk this day.  

Is walking really a qigong movement form?  A qigong movement form requires attention, alertness to the 
surrounding environment, balance, physical efforts, regular breathing patterns, the coordinated use of bodily 
parts, visual scanning efforts, relaxation, erect posture, the use of will and intention, and an inner smile.
So does walking!  So seek in walking those elements that have drawn you into taijiquan and qigong.  
Are you energized by your walking?  Are you revitalized by your walking?  Are your taijiquan and qigong 
improved by your walking?   Is your breathing improved by your walking?  Is your mood improved by your
walking?  Are your spirits lifted by your walking?  Do you find some peace of mind from your walking?
While walking, do you sense the Qi, Prana, Ki, vital energies, or life force awakening, flowing, and growing
within your being?  Does walking integrate you with the world, expand your senses, make you whole? 

There is nothing special about walking, and at the same time everything special about this natural, healthful,
pleasing, and essential activity.  Be thankful for this ability, and step out and on and on.  

Enjoy the sights and sounds of your outdoor walking environment.  Enjoy the views of the sky!   Look up at the 
heavens, the clouds, the sun, the moon, the mountains, the trees, the  birds.  Reflect on All that is Above.  Enjoy the
views of the earth!  Soak up the energy from the trees, shrubs, and grasses?  Relate to your human surroundings:
houses, roads, animals, sidewalks, and other human beings.  Reflect on All that is Below.    

Throughout your walk you should try to feel shoong - relaxed, light, agile, supple, open, balanced, and energized.  
Walk softly!  You should leave your troubled mind and turbulent emotions back at work or home, and walk with a 
calm, tranquil, and attentive consciousness.  Cultivate a delicacy of spirit.  Maintain some awareness of the 
sensations, feelings, and state of your body.  Enjoy the world with all your senses.  Seek to maintain a gracefulness 
in your movements, and seeking for grace from Above and Below to allow your spirits to soar.  

 

I recommend you walk outdoors rather than on an indoor track or on a treadmill walking machine.  Nevertheless,
walking indoors has definite advantages during some weather conditions or environmental circumstances, and 
walking indoors is better than not walking.    

Pay attention while walking and be safe.  Be alert to any hazardous conditions in your walking environment.  
Avoid dangerous situations while walking.  Avoid vehicular traffic if possible. Avoid tripping hazards.  Be Aware!!! 

Little more needs to be said other than "begin" or "do it" or "make up your mind to take a walk, and walk."  

 

 

Scores of books and thousands of articles have been written about the art, science, benefits, playfulness, 
adventures, philosophy, and joy of walking.  I recommend that taijiquan or qigong practitioners read the following
three books about walking:  


Tai Chi Walking: A Low-Impact Path to Better Health
.  By Robert Chuckrow, Phd.  Boston, Yang's Martial
Arts Association, 2002.  Index, 138 pages, 40 illustrations.  ISBN:  188696923x.   Mr.Chuckrow was a student 
of Professor Chen Man-ching, and is a long-time Yang style taijiquan practitioner.  


Way of Walking: Eastern Strategies for Vitality, Longevity, and Peace of Mind
.  By Jacques Moramarco, 
O.M.D., L. Ac., with Rick Benzel.  Chicago, McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Books, 2000.  Resources, 213 pages. 
ISBN: 0809225867. 


The Spirited Walker: Fitness Walking for Clarity, Balance and Spiritual Connection
.  By Carolyn S. Kortge.  
Harper San Francisco, 1998.  272 pages.  ISBN: 0060647361. 


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2.  The Wise One Opens Her Eyes


As you maintain your normal walking pace and practice outlined in Treasure 1, begin
to experiment with the use of your head, and eyes, and vision as you continue to walk.  

Experiment 1)   As you maintain your steady walking pace, and in a safe manner, begin by turning your
head to the right as far as comfortable and look down and to the back.  Pick some point on the ground and 
stare at that point.  As you walk forward use you eyes to stare at the point you have chosen.  Your eyes will
move to the far right as you move forward.  When the reference point moves out of the line of sight, turn your
head and look forward.   Repeat the movement to the left side.  Inhale when the head looks forward, and 
exhale as your head turns to the side.  Don't strain the neck or eyes.  Repeat the movement of looking
back and down 3 to 6 times on each side.  What feelings do you have while looking backward and 
walking forward at the same time?    

Experiment 2)  Tuck your chin down towards your neck.  Don't strain.  Look at the ground around your feet
and a few steps ahead.  Then, lift your head up and look straight ahead.  Move your head down and then
up for 3 to 6 repetitions. Move slowly.  Move gently.  Exhale as you relax and lower your head, inhale as 
you relax and raise your head.  Don't bend your head backwards.  What happens when you look straight
head, and what happens when you look down?  

Experiment 3)  Allow your head to gently fall to the right side, and your right ear to move towards your right shoulder.
Lift your shoulder a bit to meet your head.  Be gentle, relax and move slowly.  Then, slowly move your head back 
up to the center, head up, looking straight forward.   Do the same movement to the left side - moving your left
ear down and trying to touch your left ear to your right shoulder.  Be gentle, relax and move slowly.  Repeat 3 to 
6 times.  Look straight ahead during all the movements.  Exhale as you allow your head to tilt to the side, 
and inhale as your head moves back up to the center and upright position.  What do you see?  What happens?  

Experiment 4)  Allow your head to turn slightly to the right, your neck to bend down, and your eyes to look towards
your right armpit.  Then, slowly and gently move your head back up to center and look forward into the distance.
Repeat this movement to the left side, look down at your left armpit, and then return your head to center.  Exhale
as you bend your neck and turn your head down, and inhale as you bring your head back up to center.  Repeat
the movement 3 to 6 repetitions.  

Experiment 5)  Relax and walk "naturally."  Observe how you hold your head, what you look at, and how your eyes
and head move as you walk naturally?  What do you look at as you walk?  How long can you close your eyes and 
walk, and how do you feel?  How does it feel to walk with your glasses on or with your glasses off?  

Experiment 6)  Observe how you react to other pedestrians or other animals walking about.  At what distance
are you reacting to other walkers or animals?  How to you feel as they come closer?  

 

As you continue to walk forward at a steady and determined pace, reflect on the following:

Reflection 1:  Think of a qigong form you practice.  How do you use your head, eyes and vision in some of the 
movement forms or postures of that qigong set?   Do your eyes focus on a particular point during the particular 
movement or posture, take a wide angle vision, or just wander?  What are your eyes focused on in "Picking Up
the Moon from the Bottom of the Sea" in the Yang Taijiquan form?  How do your eyes move while doing 
"Pressing Heaven with Two Hands" in the Eight Section Brocade qigong form?  

Reflection 2:  Is the world you gaze at "the world" or "your world"?   To what extent is anything you see independently
real or inter-subjectively real?  How do you "see" things?  Can you change your "point of view."   Isamu Noguchi once 
suggested that "We are a landscape of all we have seen."  How do you "view" various matters?  What is your 
"perspective?"  Is seeing believing, and/or do you believe in states of being that you cannot see?  Think about the
many ways in which vision is used as a metaphor, and its domination of our sensory and psychological consciousness.  
The Catholic philosopher, Teilhard De Chardin, once said "The whole of life lies in the verb seeing."

Reflection 3:  Do some reading about the vision systems of various animals.  How and what do they see?  Can they
see in color, are they nearsighted or farsighted, what is their angle of vision?  What kind of visual consciousness does
an owl possess?  How does moving and acting affect one's vision?  Heinz von Foerster, a system's theorist,  once 
observed that "If you desire to see, learn how to act." 

 

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Above the Fog  -  Zen Poems   

Aging Well   

Alphabetical Subject Index to the Cloud Hands Website   

Ancient Goddesses - Quotations, Poems, Sayings, Prayers, Songs

Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi): Tiger, Bear, Crane, Deer, and Monkey

Arthritis Therapy - Exercise: T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Chi Kung      

Bagua Zhang (Eight Trigrams Boxing)    

Bear, Standing Bear, Level 1 Ranking, Valley Spirit Taijiquan

The Bear: The Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi)    

Bibliography - Ch'i Kung

Bibliography - Taijiquan     

Bicycling in Northern California    

Bird - Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi)  

Blog - Cloud Hands: Taijiquan and Qigong by Michael P. Garofalo  

Blog - Green Way by Michael P. Garofalo

Blog - Valley Spirit Journal by Michael P. Garofalo     

Book of Changes (I Ching) and Qigong (Dao-yin)

Blog: Green Way

Breathing and Taijiquan     

Breathing and Yoga    

Breathing Practices: Bibliography, Links, Resources, Quotes    

Breathwork   

Broadsword (Dao, Saber)

Buddhism and Martial Arts    

Buddhism - Tibetan: Shambhala Warriorship, Tantra, Yoga

Buddhist Ethics

California (Northern) T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory: Instructors, Schools, Information

Charkas (Energy Centers of the Subtle Body)

Chan Ssu Chin - Silk Reeling    

Cheng Man-Ch'ing  (1901-1975)    

Chen Style T'ai Chi Ch'uan     

Ch'i - Breathwork  

Chih - Taiji Ruler

Ch'i or Qi

Ch'i Kung: Bibliography and Links    

Chi Kung Blog  

Chi Kung for Seniors

Ch'i Kung Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo in Red Bluff, California   

Chi Kung: Valley Spirit Center     Red Bluff, California

Chinese Massage

Ch'i or Qi and Taijiquan     

Circle Walking - Bagua Zhang (Eight Trigrams Boxing)    

Classes, Valley Spirit Taijiquan, Instructional Program

Classics of T'ai Chi Ch'uan     

Cloud Hands Blog  

Cloud Hands Blog RSS Feed

Cloud Hands: T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Ch'i Kung     

Cloud Hands T'ai Chi Ch'uan Journal     

Cold Mountain: Han Shan

Comments and Notes on the Yang Style Taijiquan     

Concrete and Visual Poetry     

Confucius (K'ung Fu-tzu)  (551 - 479 BCE)    

Contemplation

Crane - Bird - Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi)

Crane, Soaring Crane, Intermediate Program, Level 3, Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan   

Cuttings: Short Poems by Michael P. Garofalo  

Cuttings: Above the Fog  

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Dao (Saber, Broadsword)

Dao-yin (Qigong, Chi Kung)

Dayan - Wild Goose Qigong

The Deer: The Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi)    

Diabetes Therapy - Exercise: Taijiquan and Qigong   

Direction of Movements in Taijiquan and Qigong

Disclaimer of the Cloud Hands Website  

Eight Animals Qigong

Eight Ox Herding Songs -  A Ch'an/Zen Parable

Eight Rivers Qigong

Eight Section Brocade Ch'i Kung       

Eight Silken Treasures Qigong    

Eight Trigrams Boxing (Bagua Zhang, Pa Kua Quan)    

Eight Trigrams of the I Ching

Eight Trigrams and Taijiquan          

Eight Ways of Walking Qigong       

Embrace the One - Zhan Zhuang - Standing Like A Tree

Emptiness in Full Bloom    

Energy - Quotations    

Entering Tranquility (Ru Jing) Meditation      

Exercise - Diabetes Therapy - Taijiquan and Qigong   

Feedback, Kudos and Reviews for the Cloud Hand's Website     

Fitness and Well Being    

Fitness for Older Persons     

Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi): Tiger, Bear, Crane, Deer, and Monkey

Five Precepts of Buddhism     

Five Elements (Wu-Xing) and Taijiquan   

Five Stepping Movements of Taijiquan    

Flexibility and Stretching     

Five Elements (Air, Earth, Fire, Water, Metal)

Flowers

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Gardening: Quotes, Poems, History, Sayings

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The Four Gates: Grasping the Sparrow's Tail    

Michael P. Garofalo's Biography

Michael P. Garofalo's T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Practice    

Glossary of Taijiquan Terms in English and Chinese (Pinyin)

The Goddess - Quotations, Poems, Sayings, Prayers, Songs    

Goose - Bird - Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi)  

Goose - Wild Goose Qigong             

Grasping the Sparrow's Tail       

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Gu Shen (Valley Spirit) Taijiquan Instructional Program

Haiku and Short Poems     

Han Shan

Hatha Yoga

Health and Fitness - T'ai Chi Ch'uan    

Hexagrams and Trigrams of the I Ching (Book of Changes)

Hidden Tiger, Beginning Program, Level 2, Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan   

Hsing Yi Chuan   

I Ching (Book of Changes) and Taijiquan and Qigong

Index to the Cloud Hands Website   

Indoor Cycling, Stationary Bicycling, Spinning   

Instructional Program, Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan    

Journal - Valley Spirit Journal by Michael P. Garofalo   

Kinhin -  Walking Meditation    

Kriya Yoga    

Kudos for the Cloud Hands Website

Kundalini (Coiled Serpent) Energy

Kwang Ping Taijiquan of Kuo Lien Ying     

Labyrinths and Mazes   

Learning and Teaching Taijiquan, Qigong and Yoga

Links and Bibliography: Qigong    

Links and Bibliography: Taijiquan       

Long Form 108 Yang Style Taijiquan     

Martial Arts - Virtures

Massage  

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Master Chang San-Feng  (circa 1350)       

Master Cheng Man-Ch'ing  (1901 - 1975)    

Master Han Shan  (circa 750)    

Master Kuo Lien Ying   (1895-1984)     

Master Sun Lu-Tang  (1861-1932)   

Master Yang Cheng-Fu  (1883-1936)   

Mastery, Self Control, Self Mastery, Choices, Will Power, Strength of Character

Meditation - General

Meditation and Breathing

Meditation and Walking    

Meditation Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo in Red Bluff, California        

Meditation Methods and Techniques  

Meditation Quotations    

Meditation - Standing Like A Tree  

Meditation - Standing - General

Meditation - Wu Ji - The Edge of Emptiness     

Michael P. Garofalo - Brief Biography        

Michael P. Garofalo - Internal Martial Arts Practice History      

Michael P. Garofalo - Resume     

Michael P. Garofalo -  T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Practice    

Minding the Breath

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Mountain Biking in Northern California    

Movement Direction Instructions for Taijiquan and Qigong Forms

Moving Hands Like Clouds:  T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong    

Northern California Taijiquan and Qigong News in Cloud Hands Blog  

Northern California T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory: Instructors, Schools, Information  

Northwestern U.S. Tajiquan and Qigong News in Cloud Hands Blog  

Notes and Comments on the Yang Style Taijiquan     

Nature Mysticism   

Nine Movement Temple Ch'i Kung Exercise Set

Oak Tree in the Courtyard    

Old Cloud Hands Website

Older Persons Exercise and Wellness Programs   

Oregon T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory: Instructors, Schools, Information   

Original Cloud Hands URL    

Original Waving Hands Like Clouds URL    

Pa Kua Chang (Eight Trigrams Boxing)       

Photography - Valley Spirit Photography Gallery    

Pilates: Links, Bibliography, Resources, Quotes, Notes

Pranayama: Breathing Techniques from Yoga     

Private Instruction by Michael P. Garofalo, Instructional Programs

Pulling Onions: The Quips and Maxims of a Gardener

Push Hands - T'ui Shou   

Qigong: Bibliography and Links    

Qigong Blog  

Qigong - Breathwork

Qigong, Ch'i Kung - Chinese Mind-Body Exercises    

Qigong for Seniors

Qigong Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo in Red Bluff, California       

Qigong: Valley Spirit Center 

Qigong-Yoga Exercise Cycle

Qigong Ruler - Taiji Chih

Qigong Walking      

Qi or Ch'i and Taijiquan   

Questions and Answers in Cloud Hands Blog    

Raja Yoga    

Red Bluff, California, Qigong Classes

Red Bluff, California, Yoga Classes   

Red Bluff, California: Valley Spirit Center 

Red Bluff, Valley Spirit Taijiquan Instructional Program    

Reiki (Ushi Shiki Ryoho) - Karen Garofalo, Reiki Practitioner    

Reiki: Valley Spirit Center    Red Bluff, California

Relaxation and Taijiquan     

Resolve, Will. Willpower, Self Control, Self Discipline   

Resume of Michael P. Garofalo

Reviews of the Cloud Hand's Website     

Riding the Ox - A Zen Parable   

Royal (Raja) Yoga

RSS Feed for the Cloud Hands Blog

Ruler - T'ai Chi   

Saber (Dao, Broadsword)

Self Control, Self Mastery, Choices, Will Power    

Self-Massage

Senior Citizens Fitness Programs  

Senior Fitness - Red Bluff, CA

Sensing Hands: Push Hands - T'ui Shou   

Shambhala Warriorship: Tibetan Buddhism    

Shoong, Sung, Song  - Loose, Relaxed, Open, Yielding, Responsive     

Short Form, Yang Style, Beijing Simplified 24

Silk Reeling    

Simplified 24 From, Yang Style       

Soaring Crane, Intermediate Program, Level 3, Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Soulful Gardening

Speaking to the Spirit Meditation

The Spirit of Gardening    

Staff Weapons: Jo, Bo, Can, Staff, Spear    

Standing Bear, Level 1 Ranking, Valley Spirit Taijiquan

Standing Like A Tree - Zhan Zhuang

Standing Meditation (Wu Ji)   

Standing Meditation - General

Sticking Hands - T'ui Shou   

Stork - Bird - Five Animal Frolics

Strength Training    

Stretching and Flexibility

Subject Index to the Cloud Hands Website

Sun Lu-Tang's (1861-1933) Biography   

Sun Lu-Tang (1861-1933): Baguaquan, Hsingyiquan, and Taijiquan Grandmaster

Sun Style Baguaquan     

Sun Style Hsingyiquan   

Sun Style Qigong   

Sun Style Sword

Sun Style Taijiquan     

Swordsmanship and T'ai Chi Ch'uan     

T'ai Chi Chuan Blog  

T'ai Ch'i Classics      

Tai Chi for Arthritis

Tai Chi for Diabetes   

Tai Chi for Seniors

T'ai Chi Ch'uan: Bibliography and Links     

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

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo in Red Bluff, California      

T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Red Bluff, CA  

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Short Form, Beijing Simplified 24, Yang Style     

T'ai Chi Ch'uan: Links and Bibliography      

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Staff     

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Sword (Jian)     

T'ai Chi Ch'uan: Valley Spirit Center     Red Bluff, California

T'ai Chi Ruler - Chih

Taijiquan: Bibliography and Links  

Taijiquan Blog  

Taijiquan - Breathwork

Taijiquan Classics      

Taijiquan For Good Health, Fitness and Vitality         

Taijiquan Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo in Red Bluff, California        

Taijiquan Jian (Sword)     

Taijiquan: Valley Spirit Center    Red Bluff, California

Taming the Ox - A Zen Allegory or Parable     

Tantric Yoga   

Tantric Buddhism: Shambhala Warriorship, Yoga

Taoism, Nature Mysticism, Alchemy      

Teaching and Learning Taijiquan, Qigong and Yoga

Temple Qigong - A Nine Movement Exercise Set     

Thirteen Postures: 8 Gates and 5 Steps                  

The 300 Missing Poems of Han Shan      

Tibetan Buddhism: Shambhala Warriorship, Yoga, Tantra

The Tiger: The Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi)    

Tiger, Hidden Tiger, Beginning Program, Level 2, Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Tree Qigong - Zhan Zhuang - Standing Like A Tree   

Trees - Quotations, Poems, Lore, Wisdom  

Trees - Lore, Magick, Myths, Magick    

Trigrams and Hexagrams of the I Ching (Book of Changes)

24 From, Yang Style, Standard       

Valley Spirit Center    Red Bluff, California

Valley Spirit Fitness and Well Being Website   

Valley Spirit Idea

Valley Spirit Journal by Michael P. Garofalo (May 2003-July 2005)     

Valley Spirit Journal by Michael P. Garofalo (August 2005- )     

Valley Spirit Labyrinths  

Valley Spirit Photography Gallery - Old      

Valley Spirit Photography Gallery - New - Coppermine      

Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan Club        

Valley Spirit Taijiquan Instructional Program    

Valley Spirit - Green Way Blog       

Valley Spirit Taijiquan and Qigong Journal (5/2003-7/2005) by Michael P. Garofalo       

Valley Spirit Taijiquan and Qigong Journal (8/2005-) by Michael P. Garofalo       

Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Qigong, and Yoga    

Valley Spirit - Tao Te Ching

Vancouver, B.C., T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory: Instructors, Schools     

Virtues in the Martial Arts

Vitality, Health and Qigong   

Walking and Labyrinths

Walking and Taijiquan     

Walking - Eight Ways of Walking Qigong       

Walking - General Fitness Exercise   

Walking Meditation

Walking - Quotations   

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Red Bluff, Tehama County, North Sacramento Valley, Northern California, U.S.A.
Cities and small towns in the area: Oroville, Paradise, Durham, Chico, Hamilton City,
Corning, Rancho Tehama, Los Molinos, Vina, Tehama, Proberta, Gerber, 
Manton, Cottonwood, Olinda, Cloverdale, Dairyville, Bend, Centerville, Summit City
Anderson, Shasta Lake, Palo Cedro, Igo, Ono, Redding, Shasta, Colusa, Willows,
Richfield, Fall River, Montgomery Creek, Alturas, McCloud, Dunsmuir, Yreka, Happy Camp,
Shingletown, Burney, Mt. Shasta City, Weaverville, Williams, Chester, Orland,
Susanville, Weed, Gridley, Marysville, Yuba City, NorCalifia, CA, California.

 

 

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