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Healing Qigong In Texas

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Hi everyone, 

 

I am a long time lurker, and I greatly respect the information that can be found here in the forums. I was hoping you all could help me out.

 

I hoping to find a qigong teacher in Texas, preferably South Texas, that can help me heal physically, and eventually grow spiritually. I was looking at  this Longmen Pai school https://www.dragongatetaichiusa.com/ , since its affordable and seems to be a legitimate lineage. I currently practice Spring Forest Qigong, and I am not even sure if Longmen Pai would even be better. However, perhaps physically practicing with a teacher, in this case, is different. I don't know. 

 

I strongly suspect I have secondary cancer, spread from testicular cancer I had a decade ago, but I have been so debilitated for the last 3 years I am unable to work and thus pay for health insurance for any significant scans or tests. Additionally, I have been tested and diagnosed with HPA-axis dysfunction ( "adrenal fatigue"). At the very least, I hope to get functional enough to hold a job and get health insurance. 

 

Background:

I have been a long time student of buddhism and yoga, and have studied multiple schools, on and off, for the last 20 years. I have experimented with a number of qigong systems as well. Qigong seems to be one of the few practices that offer such significant healing, and Chunyi Lin's approach includes buddhism, which is why I currently practice it. Just for the record, I also practice a number of other interventions such as celibacy, dietary changes (tried them all), fasting, herbs/supplements, pranayama, get sunlight, media/dopamine fasting, and exercise. 

 

I would appreciate any insight or advice.

 

Thank you in advance =)

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Another charlatan wearing fancy clothes.

 

 Better learn from the real lineage:

 

http://www.kctaiji.com/links.aspx

 

San Antonio, Texas.

 

Even with the real thing you'll need decades of practice to understand this art. Effects are moderate medium term. Quicker effects with Xingyi and especially Ba Gua Quan.

 

Good luck! :)

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San Antonio link on that site appears to be defunct, sadly. I got excited for a moment, as San Antonio is not the internal arts hot-spot from my experience. 

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20 hours ago, Satyalok said:

San Antonio link on that site appears to be defunct, sadly. I got excited for a moment, as San Antonio is not the internal arts hot-spot from my experience. 

 

 

Try this other teachers as that one could have relocated elsewhere:

 

http://chenhuixian.org/San_Antonio_03-16.aspx

 

Never forget TJQ is an art that requires decades of practice as it works its way out very very slowly plus being extremely complex and subtle.

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Thank you all for the info. Yeah, I've searched more and there isn't much legit taijiquan in South Texas. That listed chen instructor, unfortunately passed away some years ago. There is some in the Houston area.

 

Other than that, it will have to be online instruction in Spring Forest Qigong or Flying Phoenix Chi Kung. I was hoping to find a teacher even in North Texas and visit like once or twice a year. Man, it seems Texas really repels this kind of stuff...

 

Thanks again everyone =). 

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You'll eventually have to find a real life teacher. Online only good to learn the external movement and that's pretty much it. The subtleties and depth will be missing.

 

How about the other Chen style teachers I listed later and belonging to that lineage?

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On 24/06/2022 at 4:00 PM, searcher7977 said:

Thank you all for the info. Yeah, I've searched more and there isn't much legit taijiquan in South Texas. That listed chen instructor, unfortunately passed away some years ago. There is some in the Houston area.

 

Other than that, it will have to be online instruction in Spring Forest Qigong or Flying Phoenix Chi Kung. I was hoping to find a teacher even in North Texas and visit like once or twice a year. Man, it seems Texas really repels this kind of stuff...

 

Thanks again everyone =). 

If you end up doing Flying Phoenix then eventually like Gerard said you should meet Sifu Terry in person, but that will be well after you complete all the videos. Until then the videos and zoom lessons should be sufficient.

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14 hours ago, Gerard said:

You'll eventually have to find a real life teacher. Online only good to learn the external movement and that's pretty much it. The subtleties and depth will be missing.

 

How about the other Chen style teachers I listed later and belonging to that lineage?

 

I would have to call, but all the workshops they have listed are from 2019. Some googlefu also tells me that lineage isn't in San Antonio anymore. There is another Chen Taijiquan lineage that seems a bit...weird: https://www.taichiwellnessspa.com/about-master-li-and-chen-style .

 

Other than that, in San Antonio, there is a traditional Yang teacher that seems to incorporate Fa Jin: https://www.goodspirit-taichi.com/ . I am a novice when it comes to these chinese internal arts, but this teacher seems legitimate as well. Would you mind taking a look Gerard? 

Otherwise, I would have to travel further to Austin or Houston for some Chen Taijiquan. 

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First. Not good. 

Second. No idea. You need to go in person and check it out.

 

Other options:

 

1. Start sending emails to the reps of the official lineage holders asking for any instructors in your area:

 

https://chenxiaowang.com/workshops/

 

The email address is a bit further down the page.

 

https://www.worldtaiji.com/index.php/contact-us

 

2. Learn online for free. There is one teacher that shows the form not only from the front view, which is rare even in commercial videos. It is Yang style but it doesn't matter it is still TJ and still helpful if in the future you manage to find a live teacher.

 

https://m.youtube.com/c/IanSinclairTaiChi/videos

 

Scroll down the page until you find the 24 Simplified Form which is the essence of the style.

 

Ian teaches the whole routine broken down into 24 individual clips, obviously.

 

This will get you started in no time.

 

Happy training :)

 

 

 

 

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