Cloud Hands
The Gentle Mind-Body Arts of Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung


T'ai Chi Walking

Indexed and Compiled by
Michael P. Garofalo

December 12, 2006



Exercises     Links     Bibliography     Quotations

Walking Meditation      Bagua Qigong

The Ways of Walking




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Tai Chi Chuan Walking Exercises and Drills



1.   Thirteen Treasures Walking Chi Kung

An exercise set by Michael P. Garofalo.  Incorporates brisk walking with many of the 
Eight Section Brocade Qigong set exercises modified for a walking style.  Includes
Taoist breathing patterns, controlled looking, and stretching exercises.  Suitable for 
intermediate Taijiquan and Qigong students who can easily walk for 90 minutes. 



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2.  Walking Forward and Walking Backward

Walk slowly forward eight steps.
When you lift your leg up the arm on the same side as that leg should rise up.
     Right leg up and right arm up.
     Left leg up and left arm up.
Lift your heel, then knee, then foot as high as you can, but keep your balance.
     Your foot might be one inch or 12 inches above the floor, depending upon 
     your ability and physical condition.  Don't strain - go easy.  
Keep your body upright, head up, and relax.
As you lift a leg up, your weight should be in the opposite leg with the knee bent.
As you place your foot down place your heel down first.
     Step out only as far from the other foot as necessary while keeping the
     weight on the opposite leg.  Don't overstep.  
Step gingerly, carefully, gently, and with caution.  Walk like a cat.  
Transfer weigh to the front leg and roll onto the ball then toes.
Lift your back heel, then knee, then toes.  Move the leg to the front.  

Walk slowly backward ten steps.
When you lift your leg up and back, the arm on the same side as that leg should move back.  
     Right leg up and back, and right arm back.  
     Left leg up and back, and left arm back.  
Lift your toe, then knee, then heel.
Lift your leg as high as you can, but keep your balance.
Keep your body upright, head up, and relax.  
As you lift a leg up, your weight should be in the opposite leg with the knee bent.
As you place your foot back and down place your toe down first.
Keep your feet apart and your foot to the side.  Don't cross your feet. 
Step gingerly, carefully, gently, and with caution.  Step like a cat.
Transfer weigh to the back leg and roll onto the ball then heel

Repeat the exercise numerous times.
Concentrate on some aspect each time: balance, heel placed first when stepping
forward, same arm as leg, knee as high as possible, walking slowly, shifting weight
from side to side (empty-full), enjoying learning something new to do with your body
like a young child, smiling, breathing naturally but fully, retreating safely, gracefulness,
martial implications, etc.

From the Valley Spirit Tai Chi Chuan Journal: May 28, 2003

Advancing Steps - Jin

Retreating Steps -Tui





3.  Guo Lin Walking Qigong


Anticancer Qigong Therapy Healing Walk ("Wind Healing Walk")  Includes photo.  8K

Chinese Walking Cancer Healing Qigong.   AlterHealth Qigong, NYC.  "Cancer
Qigong Manual."  

Complementary and Alternative Healing University

The Detailed Outline of Guo Lin Qigong
.   By Joe Hing Kwok Chu.  27K  

The Essence of Internal Martial Arts
: Esoteric Fighting Techniques and Healing Methods.
By Jerry Alan Johnson.  Pacific Grove, California, Ching Lien Healing Arts Center, 1994.
Appendix, glossary, 316 pages. ISBN: 1885246005.  MGC.  

The Healer Within:Using Traditional Chinese Techniques to Release Your Body's
Own Medicine.  By Roger Jahnke.  San Francisco, Harper, 1999.   288 pages.
ISBN: 0062514776.

The Healing Promise of Qi
: Creating Extraordinary Wellness Through Qigong and Tai Chi.
By Roger Jahnke, O.M.D..  Chicago, Contemporary Books, 2002.   Index, notes, extensive
recommended reading list, 316 pages.  ISBN: 0809295288.

Health Sects in China

The International Qigong Foundation for Social Oncology

Guo Lin Qigong Outline

Guo Lin Walking Qigong

New Developments in Qigong Therapy

Walking Qigong    Developed in 1960 by Master Guo Lin.  Taught for the Peaceful 
Dragon in Virginia by Kup Kup Fu.  

Way of Walking: Eastern Strategies for Vitality, Longevity, and Peace of Mind.  By Jacques
Moramarco, O.M.D., L. Ac., with Rick Benzel.  Chapter 5, The Immune Power Walks for
Sustained Health and Healing, pp. 97-120.  

"Walking Qi Gong was founded by a Chinese woman named Guo Lin (1906-1984). In 1949 
she was diagnosed with uterine cancer and had surgery to remove it. In 1960 she had a 
reoccurrence and found it had metastasized to her bladder. Another operation was done
to remove the cancerous portion of the bladder. Again she had relapsed and was given 
only 6 months to live. Not willing to give up her fight, she recalled the qi gong her grandfather 
had taught her as a child. She researched and practiced, but did not feel much results. She 
did more research of the ancient writings and then developed her own practice schedule - 
two hours everyday and in six months her cancer had subsided. From her experience she 
believed that this qi gong could help others to have more success in their fight against 
disease and illness. So in 1970 she began giving lessons in what she called New 
Qi Gong Therapy. She combined both movement and meditative (quiet) qi gong."
Guo Lin Walking Qigong


"The Guo Lin Qigong is something I researched for my brown sash project.  I had been 
a oncology volunteer for 12 years in So. CA and wanted to combine all the training I had 
had to work with cancer patients with my new interest in Tai Chi.  Guo Lin Qigong is the 
standard prescribed complementary treatment in China for cancer and millions of people 
have practiced it.  The most important component is the breathing pattern.  It is called 
"xi, xi, hu"  (pronounced "she, she, who")  or  "in, in, out breathing."  It is done in
conjunction with a slow stylized walking in a state of deep relaxation or meditation. 
You do two half steps with one foot on the two inhales and a full step with the other foot 
on the exhale.  One hand is in front of the dan tian and the other at the gate of life.  The 
arms move in a pendulum type motion, front to back in coordination with the opposite 
foot.  I'm sure there are many versions, but this is the one I learned from a Chinese
Medical Qigong Master in San Francisco."
-  Theresa Kirke, Tai Chi Chuan Teacher, Ft. Bragg, CA, e-mail 20 June 2003
    [Thanks to Ms. Kirke for her suggestions about books and links regarding Guo LIn


"How chi gong achieves healing effects is not fully understood, though several mechanisms 
of action have been proposed. From the standpoint of traditional Chinese medicine, chi gong 
energizes the body's vital forces, balances yin and yang, strengthens blood circulation, and 
improves the patient's emotional and mental states. From the viewpoint of Western medicine, 
chi gong increases the absorption and utilization of oxygen from the blood, as does yoga. 
Nobel Prize-winner Otto Warburg found that oxygen deficiency is typical of cancer cells and 
that when the body is rich in oxygen, cancer cells die. Practicing chi gong exercises has a 
positive effect on certain enzymes that play key roles in the body's maintenance of health 
and in phosphorylation, a basic biochemical process that supplies the energy necessary 
for cell work.  Phosphorylation is central to oxygen provision for all of the body's cells 
and is vitally important to immune response."
-   Richard Walters, Chinese Medicine and Cancer  92K



"It is difficult to evaluate how walking Qigong contributes to Ms.Zhang’s [a Lupus patient] 
eventual health. With a proper lead, human body has a strong natural tendency to repair the 
damage.  Walking Qigong may be such a lead.  Qigong readjusts the mind, the body, and 
the breathing.  The peace of mind, the strong motive and faith to get well, combined with all 
the benefits from this holistic exercise, promote the body’s neuroendocrine systems to adapt 
to the new mental and physical changes, which in turn triggers the immune system to function 
at higher and more competent levels. The end result is increased resistance to fight off 
Guolin Qigong, translated by Edward Zheng






4.  Daizong's Magic Walking Technique

Dai Zong was a Taoist master who lived during the Song Dynasty (960-1279).  He
was nicknamed the "Swift Footed Master."  He was described as a man who
could racewalk about 100 kilometers in eight hours.  
[100 kilometers = 200 li  =  60 miles]
Chang San-feng, a talk and energetic Taoist, was also a "legendary" racewalker.

"While walking, look into the distance 10-15 meters ahead and listen to your own
breathing.  First inhale fast twice fo one or two steps, then exhale deeply and 
slowly for 3 to 4 steps or even for 5 to 6 steps.  Be sure that the mind is in a state
of tranquility and the thought concentrated on the "past of vitality," so as to "enter
tranquility."  This is in fact an indirect stimulus to the brain, and acts as a shield
against outside interference, helps acquire the ability to concentrate the 
thought and produce vigor the moment the body moves."  

"Daizong's Magic Walking Technique and Qigong."   By Lan Blan.  Internal Arts,
Vol. 3, No. 6, November, 1988, p. 38.  







T'ai Chi Walking

Bibliography, Links and Resources



Walking is the great adventure, the first meditation, 
a practice of heartiness and soul primary to humankind. 
Walking is the exact balance between spirit and humility.
-   Gary Snyder,  The Practice of the Wild



ACE Personal Trainer Manual.  The Ultimate Resource for Fitness Professionals.
By the American Council on Exercise.  3rd Edition.  Edited by Cedric X. Bryant
and Daniel J. Green.  San Diego, California, American Council on Exercise, 1996,
2003.  Index, 589 pages.  ISBN: 1890720143.  MGC. 

Alphabetical Index to the Cloud Hands Website

American Volkssport Association - The Spirit of Walking

Anatomy of Movement.   By Blandine Calais-Germain.   Seattle, Washington, 
Eastland Press, 1985, 1993.  Translated from the French by Nicole Commarmond.
Index, 289 pages.  ISBN: 0939616173.  MGC. 

Aphorisms, Quotations, Quips, Wisdom - Walking

Ba Gua Zhang
:  Links, bibliography, quotes, and notes.  Circle walking internal 
martial arts.  

The Benefits of Walking Meditation
.   By Sayadaw U. Silananda.  Buddhist
Publication Society, 1995.  22K. 

Breathing Practices:  Taijiquan, Qigong, and Yoga

Breathwalk: Breathing Your Way to a Revitalized Body, Mind, and Spirit
Broadway Books, 2000.   256 pages.  ISBN: 0767904931.   Guru Charan's 

Canes, Walking Sticks, Staffs, Poles

Case Studies of Walking Qigong on Chronic Diseases.   5K.

The Complete Guide to Walking for Health, Weight Loss, and Fitness.   By Mark Fenton.
Lyons Press, 2001.  288 pages.  ISBN: 1585741906.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Walking for Health.  By Erika Peters.  Indianapolis,
Indiana, Alpha Books, Pearson Education Company, 2001.  Index,
293 pages.  ISBN: 0028640020.  MGC.

The Complete Walker III: The Joys and Techniques of Hiking and Backpacking.  By Colin 
Fletcher.  Illustrations by Vanna Prince.  Third Edition, Revised, Enlarged and Updated.  
New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1968, 1984.  Index, 668 pages.  ISBN: 0394519620.  MGC.  

Cross-Training for Dummies.  By Tony Ryan and Martica K. Heaner.   Foster City,
California, IDB Books, 2000.   Index, appendices, 350 pages.  ISBN: 0764552376.   

Dancing and Taijiquan

"Daizong's Magic Walking Technique and Qigong."   By Lan Blan.  Internal Arts,
Vol. 3, No. 6, November, 1988, p. 38. 

The Dayhiker's Handbook: An All-Terrain, All-Season Guide.   By John Long and 
Michael Hodgson.  Camden, Maine, Ragged Mountain Press, 1996.  Index, 
appencices, 216 pages.  ISBN: 0070291462.  MGC.  An excellent guide to preparing 
for and enjoying long day walks in the desert, mountains, jungles, canyons and 
streams, in the forest and along the coast.  Practical tips and useful advice.

Diabetes - Exercise Therapy: Taijiquan and Qigong     

A Discussion of Posture and Kinhin - A Somatic Practitioner's Perspective.
By Hokaku Jeffrey Maitland.  11K

Earthwalks for Body and Spirit.  By James Endredy and Victor Sanchez.  Inner
Traditions International, 2002.  200 pages.  ISBN: 1879181789.   

"Efficacy of Tai Chi, Brisk Walking, Meditation and Reading in Reducing Mental and
Emotional Stress."  By Jin P.  Department of Psychology, La Trobe University, Bundoora,
Victoria, Australia.  Psychosomatic Research. 1992 May;36(4):361-70.  Abstract

Eight Section Brocade Chi Kung.   By Michael P. Garofalo.   180K+.  A walking version of
this form is also described.     

Empowerment Through Tai Chi Walking Meditation.   Jennie Bev.  

Exploring the Labyrinth: A Guide for Healing and Spiritual Growth.  By Melissa
Gayle West.   Broadway Books, 2000.  224 pages.  ISBN: 0767903560.

Feet First   

Fitness and Well Being

Fitness Walking Links   

Five Steps - Five Directions  

Five Steps: Meditative Sensation Walking.  By Paul Crompton.  Midpoint Trade Books,
1999.   80 pages.  ISBN: 187425060X.

Gardens - Walking

Great Walking Quotations

A Guide to Walking Meditation.   By Thich Nhat Hanh.  12K

Guo Lin Walking Qigong.  Used in therapy for cancer patients.  Taught by 
Theresa Kirke in Ft. Bragg, CA.   

Gu Shen Taijiquan.  Valley Spirit Tai Chi Chuan.  A journal with reflections, notes, 
suggestions, references, questions and answers, links and quotations about 
Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung.   By Michael P. Garofalo.

The Healing Labyrinth: Finding Your Path to Inner Peace.  By Helen Raphael Sands
and Robert Ferre.  Barrons Educational Series, 2001.  112 pages.  
ISBN: 0764153250.  

Health - Fitness Links - Google

Hiking Links - Google  

"Imagery for Taiji Stance and Stepping."  By Martin Mellish.  Found in the magazine:
Qi: The Journal of Tranditional Eastern Health and Fitness
, Volume 16, No. 1,
Spring, 2006, pp. 44-49.   

Kinhin Instructions.   From Burning House Zendo.

Kinhin - Zen Walking Meditation    4K

Kinhin:  "經行 (jap.: "kinhin" or "kyōgyō", chin.: jingxing) walking meditation is practiced between 
long periods of zazen. Practitioners walk clockwise around a room while holding their hands in 
(left fist closed, while the right hand grasps the left fist). During walking meditation each 
step is taken after each full breath. The word kinhin means 'to go straight'. The beginning of 
kinhin is announced by ringing the bell twice (kinhinsho). The end of kinhin is announced 
by ringing the bell once (chukaisho)."
Wikipedia Encyclopedia    

Labyrinths From the Outside In: Walking to Spiritual Insight.   By Donna Schaper and
Carole Ann Camp.   Skylight Paths Press, 2000.   176 pages.  ISBN: 1893361187.

Living the Labyrinth: 101 Paths to a Deeper Connection with the Sacred.  By
Jill Kimberly Hartwell Geoffrion.  Pilgrim Press, 2000.  104 pages.  ISBN: 0829813721.

Living Streets  

The Long Road Turns to Joy: A Guide to Walking Meditation.   By Thich Nhat Hanh.
Parallax Press, 1996.   Revised edition.  74 pages.  ISBN: 093807783X.

The Magic of Labyrinths: Following Your Path, Finding Your Center.   By Liz Simpson.
Thorsons Publications, 2002.   176 pages.  ISBN: 0007120478.

The Man Who Walked Around the World  

Meditation: Links, Bibliography, Notes, Quotes   

Meditation While Walking: Links, Quotes, Resources, Quotations, Notes

Pa Kua Chang:  Bibliography, Links, Quotes, Notes.  Circle walking internal martial arts.  

Li = a Chinese measure of distance

500 li  =  250 kilometers  =  150 miles
200 li  =  100 kilometers  =    60 miles
100 li  =  50 kilometers    =    30 miles

Pa Kua Chang: Eight Trigram Internal Martial Arts.   Circle Walking forms.   

Praying the Labyrinth: A Journal for Spiritual Exploration.   By Jill Kimberly Hartwell
Geoffrion and Lauren Artess.  Pilgrim Press, 1999.  128 pages. ISBN: 0829813438.

Prevention's Complete Book of Walking:  Everything You Need to Know to Walk Your Way to 
Better Health.   Edited by Maggie Spilner and Elaine Ward.   Rodale Press, 2000.   292 pages.
ISBN: 1579542360.  

Qigong: The New Way to Walk Away Diabetes

Quotations on Walking

Quotations, Quips, Wisdom - Walking

The Quote Garden - Walking   

The Rambler's Association   


Self-Defense with a Walking Stick
.   By E. W. Barton-Wright.  1901.   50K.  Illustrations and

Short Staff and Cane: Walking, Martial Arts, Taijiquan

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

Sun Style of Taijiquan (Quick Steps Form)  

T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Walking   Links, quotations, notes.  

Tai Chi Chuan: A Slow Dance for Health
.  By John Cheng, MD.   "The Physician and 
Sports Medicine", Volume 27, No. 6, June, 1999.  Excellent advice for older persons about
walking and Tai Chi Chuan.  

Tai Chi Chuan Walking Stick.   Kung Fu magazine, August 1996.  The walking stick forms are 
part of the Tchoung style of t'ai-chi ch'uan, developed by Grandmaster Tchoung Ta-tchen.
Sifu Kurland teaches this form.

Tai Chi for Longevity and Health.   International Association for Mind-Body Professionals.




I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.
-   G. M. Trevelyan



Tai Chi Walking
.   A Low-IMpact Path to Better Health.  By Robert Chuckrow, Phd.  
Boston, YMAA, 2002.  Index, 138 pages, 40 illustrations.  ISBN:  188696923x.   
Read review and listen to recordings.   MGC.  

Tai Chi Walking   20Kb.  

Technique in Walking Meditation.   Insight Meditation Online.  9K.  

Thirteen Treasures Walking Qigong.  By Michael P. Garofalo.  40Kb.

Thirteen Postures of Taijiquan: 8 Gates and 5 Directions

Valley Spirit Tai Chi Chuan Club.   Red Bluff, California.  

Vipassana Walking Meditation  3K

Walk21   Organization for walking initiatives.  

Walking.   By Henry David Thoreau.  1862.  

Walking: A Complete Guide to the Complete Exercise.   By Casey Meyers.   
Random House Paperbacks, 1992.  336 pages.  ISBN: 0679737774.

Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Tool.
By Lauren Artress.  Riverhead Books, 1996.  201 pages.  ISBN: 1573225479.

Walking for Health

Walking - Gardening

Walking Kung: Breathing for Health.   By Sheng Keng Yun.  Red Wheel/Weiser, 1997.  
160 pages.  ISBN: 087728895X.  

Walking: Links, Bibliography, Quotes, Resources, Notes  Indexed by Michael Garofalo.

Walking Links - About.Com

Walking Links - Google  





If you want to know if your brain is flabby, feel your legs.
-  Bruce Barton




Walking Magazine's The Complete Guide to Walking for Health, Weight Loss, and Fitness.   
By Mark Fenton.  New York, Lyons Press, 2001.  Index, resource lists, 
261 pages.   ISBN: 1585741906.  

Walking Meditation: Links, Quotes, Resources, Quotations, Notes

Walking Meditation   Dharma Talk by David Bennett.  16K.  

Walking Meditation.   By Nancy J. Napier.   Meditation exercises and experiences. 25Kb.

Walking Meditation  By Sayadaw U. Pandita, abbot of Panditarama Monastery and 
Meditation Center in Rangoon, Burma.   51K.  

Walking Meditation.  The Center for Contempletative Mind in Society. 28Kb.

Walking Meditation.   By Choalayna.  10Kb.  

Walking Meditation.   James H. Stout.   12Kb.

Walking Meditation.  By Matthew Flickstein.   Includes illustrations.   26Kb.  

Walking Meditation - An Introduction.  12K.  Includes a audio CD with instructions.  

Walking Meditation in the Thai Forest Tradition.   By Ajahn Nyanadhammo.  38Kb.

Walking Meditation on Retreat.  By Karen Burnett.   15Kb.  

Walking - Poems by Peter Finch     

Walking Poems by Shelia Peters

Walking - Poems, Quotes, Sayings for Gardeners

Walking Qigong
    Developed in 1960 by Master Guo Lin.  Taught for the Peaceful Dragon in
Virginia by Kup Kup Fu.  

Walking - Quotations, Quips, Wisdom   Compiled by Michael Garofalo.  

Walking - Poems, Quotes, Sayings for Gardeners

The Walking Site - A Resource for Walkers

Walking Staff: Short staff, bo, jo, cane, pole.  

The Walker's Warehouse    

The Walking Site   

The Walking Stick: Hiking and Walking - Sticks, Poles and Staff

Walking Sticks: Catalog and Links    The Sei Do Kai Catalog.  

Walking, Strolling and Sauntering.   Quotes, Poems, Quips, Links, Bibliography




T'ai Chi Ch'uan should be renamed "Thigh Chi."
-  Michael P. Garofalo, Thigh Chi



Walking the Labyrinth  5K   

Walking Well with the Alexander Technique.   By Charles J. Stein.

Walking Yoga: Incorporate Yoga Principles into Dynamic Walking Routines for
Physical Health, Mental Peace and Spiritual Enrichment.  By Ila Sarley and 
Garrett Sarley.  New York, Rireside Books, 2002.  Index, 210 pages.
ISBN: 0743421973.

Walking Yourself Well   

Wanderlust: A History of Walking.   By Rebecca Solnit.  New York, Penguin Group,
2000.  Notes, index, 324 pages.  ISBN: 0670882097.  


"The rhythm of walking generates a kind of rhythm of thinking, and
the passage through a landscape echoes or stimulates the passage
through a series of thoughts.  The creates an odd consonance between
internal and external passage, one that suggests that the mind is 
also a landscape of sorts and that walking is one way to traverse it.
A new thought often seems like a feature of the landscape that was 
there all along, as though thinking were traveling rather than making."
- Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking, p. 5.


Warrior Walking: A Guide to Walking as Exercise, Meditation and Self Defense.
By Josh Holzer.  Unique Publications, 2000.  148 pages.  ISBN: 1892515253.  MGC.  

The Way of the Labyrinth: A Powerful Meditation for Everyday Life.  By Helen Curry
and Jean Houston.   Penguin USA, 2000.   255 pages.  ISBN: 014019617X.

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

Yin, Yang and Tai Chi Chuan   Includes notes on Zen walking.  7K.  


Zen Walking.   By Jan Haag.  7K.






Grandmaster Yang Cheng Fu described in his book, “The Practice of Taijiquan”, that “the two legs be differentiated
into yin and yang, and should raise and lower as if walking like a cat”.

"The Taiji Classics state that “if the hands advance three percent, then the legs advance seven percent”. This demonstrates the importance
of stance work and stepping in Taijiquan. There is also a saying which says that if one can perform a proper “Taiji Cat Walk”, it does
not necessarily mean one’s Taijiquan is good, but in order to be very good at Taijiquan, one must have a proper “Taiji Cat Walk”. The
legs move slowly and evenly under the control of the waist and spine while performing the “Taiji Cat Walk”. Close to half of the largest
muscles groups found within the body are below the waist and abdomen. The “Taiji Cat Walk” will allow all the muscles, ligaments, joints,
etc. to obtain maximum range of exercise with the least amount of resistance. The action which occurs in the legs is similar to the motion of
twisting (draining) a wet towel. All of the fibers within the towel (legs) will receive varying degrees of twisting and pressure."
Tai Chi Chuan Journal, Volume 4, Number 3, Summer 2003, "Walk Like a Cat" by Greta Hill.










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Fitness and Well Being

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Alphabetical Subject Index


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

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

The Bear: The Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi)

Breathing and Taijiquan     

Breathing and Yoga

Buddhism and Martial Arts

Chan Ssu Chin - Silk Reeling    

Cheng Man-Ch'ing  (1901-1975)    

Chen Style T'ai Chi Ch'uan     

Ch'i Kung: Bibliography and Links    

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

Ch'i or Qi and Taijiquan     

Classics of T'ai Chi Ch'uan     

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

Cloud Hands T'ai Chi Ch'uan Journal     

Cold Mountain Poets: Wanderers, Mystics, and Sages     

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

Cuttings: Short Poems by Michael P. Garofalo  

Cuttings: Above the Fog  

Dance and Taijiquan       

Diabetes Therapy - Exercise: Taijiquan and Qigong   

Disclaimer of the Cloud Hands Website  

Eight Section Brocade Ch'i Kung       

Eight Silken Treasures Qigong    

Eight Trigrams and Taijiquan          

Embrace the One - Zhan Zhuang - Standing Like A Tree

Emptiness in Full Bloom    

Entering Tranquility (Ru Jing) Meditation

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 Wu-Xing Elements and Taijiquan   

Five Stepping Movements of Taijiquan

Flowers in the Sky

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

Grasping the Sparrow's Tail

Green Way Research

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Gu Shen Taijiquan Journal     

Haiku and Short Poems     

Hatha Yoga

Health and Fitness - T'ai Chi Ch'uan    

Kriya Yoga

Kwang Ping Taijiquan of Kuo Lien Ying     

Links and Bibliography: Qigong    

Links and Bibliography: Taijiquan       

Long Form 108 Yang Style Taijiquan     

Master Chang San-Feng  (circa 1350)       

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

Master Han Shan  (circa 750)    

Master Kuo Lien Ying     

Master Sun Lu-Tang   

Meditation - General

Meditation and Breathing

Meditation and Walking    

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

Meditation Methods and Techniques  

Meditation Quotations

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

Minding the Breath

Months of the Year: Quotes, Poems, Links     

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

Nature Mysticism   

Oak Tree in the Courtyard

Pranayama: Breathing Techniques from Yoga     

Push Hands - T'ui Shou   

Qigong: Bibliography and Links    

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

Qigong Walking      

Qi or Ch'i and Taijiquan     

Raja Yoga

Relaxation and Taijiquan  

Senior Citizens Fitness Programs

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

Short Form, Yang Style, Beijing Simplified 24

Silk Reeling    

Simplified 24 From, Yang Style       

Speaking to the Spirit Meditation

The Spirit of Gardening    

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

Standing Like A Tree - Zhan Zhuang

Standing Meditation (Wu Ji)

Sticking Hands - T'ui Shou   

Strength Training

Sun Lu-Tang   

Sun Style T'ai Chi Ch'uan     

Swordsmanship and T'ai Chi Ch'uan     

Tai Chi Classics      

Tai Chi for Arthritis

Tai Chi for Diabetes

T'ai Chi Ch'uan: Bibliography and Links     

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

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

Tai Chi: Links and Bibliography      

Tai Chi Staff     

Tai Chi Sword (Jian)     

Taijiquan: Bibliography and Links      

Taijiquan Classics      

Taijiquan For Good Health, Fitness and Vitality         

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

Taijiquan Jian (Sword)     

Tantric Yoga

Taoism, Nature Mysticism, Alchemy      

Temple Qigong     

Thirteen Postures: 8 Gates and 5 Steps                  

Thirteen Treasures Walking Qigong       

The 300 Missing Poems of Han Shan      

Tree Qigong - Zhan Zhuang - Standing Like A Tree   

Trees - Quotations, Poems, Lore, Wisdom  

24 From, Yang Style, Standard       

Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan Club        

Valley Spirit Taijiquan Journal     

Vitality, Health and Qigong   

Walking - General Fitness Exercise

Walking and Taijiquan     

Walking - Quotations

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

Wu Ji - Standing Meditation

Yang Style Taijiquan Long Form 108 Movements     

Yang Style Taijiquan Short Form 24 Movements       

Yin-Yang Sensitivity Training: Sticking Hands - T'ui Shou   


Yoga-Taiji Index

Zhan Zhuang - Standing Like A Tree

Zen Poetry          




Valley Spirit Tai Chi Chuan Club

Red Bluff, Tehama County, North Sacramento Valley, Northern Central California, U.S.A.
Cities in the area: Oroville, Paradise, Durham, Chico, Hamilton City, Orland, Willows, Corning,
Rancho Tehama, Los Molinos, Tehama, Proberta, Gerber, Manton, Cottonwood,
Anderson, Shasta Lake, Palo Cedro, and Redding, CA, California.


April 6, 2004


Green Way Research