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Essence Tai Chi - the
Most Healthy Exercise
Chi includes four different styles - Chen, Wu, Sun and Yang style. Among them,
style is the most popular and the best for health improvement.
Tai Chi is a very gentle, relaxing exercise. Performing Tai Chi increases the metabolism,
improves breathing, and strengthens circulation. It then activates the cells in the deeper body, massages the
internal organs and relaxes the joints. The relaxation of joints, when performing Tai Chi, is beneficial to our torso and large joints.
From these positive benefits, it helps maintain health and has been known to
Tai Chi is the best
general purpose exercise for people of all ages, including children and the elderly.
Because it is so gentle, it can safely be practiced by everyone. Performing Tai Chi is
a pleasure. When one is totally relaxed during the practice of Tai Chi, it
is common to feel like swimming in water. During this state one is recharging
his/her energy battery. When one's battery is full of energy, the overall health
improves. Thus, the quality of life will improve.
Designed for today's hurried and
over-stressed working people, Master Liao's Essence Tai Chi, consisting of only fifteen
movements, is easy to learn and perform. It takes just four minutes to practice
and requires a mere 6'x6' flat space. Practiced daily, Essence Tai Chi provides relaxation in the morning and recharging of the body in the evening. If
achieving relaxation and gaining the Qi sensation requires less than four to
five minutes. If one desires to continue, one can simply repeat
Essence Tai Chi a few times.
Master Liao's private teaching is extremely
effective. Most of students can learn Essence Tai Chi in only 8 hours. From the
very first class, all students will learn how to walk better and feeling
stronger and balanced. With Master Liao's uniquely developed teaching system,
all Tai Chi students will
experience the strength of Tai Chi, which comes from both physical and mental
aspects. All students must pass their Tai Chi audition before their graduation
to ensure the level of their Tai Chi skills.
We offer the classes for Yang style
Essence Tai Chi by small private classes. Schedule is totally flexible. Please call 301-519-2346 for
If you do not have the eight hours
to learn our Essence Tai Chi yet, you may want to consider our Tai
Chi Dao Yin Qigong 12 movements DVD. From this DVD, you can learn this
simplified movements in one hour, yet you will enjoy most of the benefit
We have been honored to perform
Essence Tai Chi demonstration and celebrate Chinese New Year, 2007. Please see
detail at our press release. Our 2009 New Year
Tai Chi performance was reported
by Gazette newspaper.
You can see what our students
have to say:
Essence Tai Chi
very short time, less than a month in my case, I was able to learn,
memorize, and independently practice the entire 4-minute routine.
I am now in the very enjoyable process of refining my practice.
Minute Essence Tai Chi
|| I had a few classes
with various instructors however they never seemed to help me reach my
potential. Luckily I discovered Essence Tai Chi developed and taught by Owen
Liao. From my very first class I knew that Essence Tai Chi was the art that I
had been looking for.
|Essence Tai Chi
- Poetry in Action
Tai Chi requires assembling many elements to create the total 'picture'.
Attention must be paid to posture, shifts of physical balance, spatial
orientation, sequence, timing and the flow of movement. Informing everything is
increasing one's sensitivity to and ability to channel Chi. Truly, the end
result is poetry in action. This was increasingly evident to me as I viewed over
and over again the DVD which Owen has produced of his performance of this Tai
Chi form. I actually do not get tired of seeing it, as its internal poetry has
Tai Chi - Living Wisdom, Logical
Presentation of DVD and Book
||Now the organization of Essence Tai Chi alone would compel
me to take lessons, Yet, there is an even more compelling reason to learn
Essence Tai Chi. The translations of Essence Tai Chi are not of old
traditional text rather they are the teaching of Dr. Owen himself. Anyone
taking lessons will get a wonderful distillation of the years of practice
and knowledge that Dr. Owen brings to the lessons.
|Our Tai Chi Lessons with
||At our very first class, we
saw the benefits of Tai Chi. We
thought we had pretty good posture as Bob practices yoga, walks and I lift
weights, I do cardio exercises regularly and have a background in vocal
music and theatre. However, we
found out that our walking was all wrong!
By the end of the first session, we felt we were on our way to
|Tai Chi and
|| One of my friends is quite a thorough researcher and brought us
many options for Tai Chi instructions but advising us after her initial
conversation with Dr. Liao to go with him. And the journey began.
|Tai Chi Benefits Stage Performance
far as on stage, I have noticed I don’t worry as much about my part, or
about forgetting my lines. That’s the biggest thing I have
|Tai Chi Use All
Muscles and Joints, Aesthetically It Is Beautiful
||As a retired nurse I am very impressed with Tai Chi. All the
muscles and joints are used. Balance is challenged and improved. The mind
is focused naturally as you concentrate on the movements. Aesthetically it
is beautiful and graceful and puts you in a very relaxed state. Tai Chi
and Qigong will be a daily practice for my entire life.
|Essence Tai Chi - On Walking
Tai Chi, like practicing Zen, can also be said to involve a learning process.
When the deepest level of learning has its roots in what could be called, for
want of a better term ‘the experiential’, it is perhaps inevitable that it
will take place in stages, or, traveling underground in some hidden stream of
practice, develop unawares, until it courses into view by catching the attention
of the practitioner through a kind of embodiment.
Owen his Lessons Approach - an "Eye opener"
This was my
first time with Master Owen, and it was reflective of ages of experience
and tradition in Tai Chi and Healing exercises.
basically taught how to pay attention to the motion of my body as I move,
and this was an "eye opener". I felt energized and alert.
Essence Tai Chi Has Been Transforming
||Our experience of learning Master Owen's Essence Tai Chi has
been transforming. First, the Essence Tai Chi is as effective as the much
longer forms that many learn. For us, these longer forms are not practical
to perform each day. With Essence Tai Chi, we have completed the form - as
much as we have learned, each day. This is the most important point. Since
we have completed the teaching, performing Essence Tai Chi is immediately
affirming beyond the required 4 minute interval. Thus, the effect of the
form developed by Master Owen is equal to the longer form yet fits into a
work week of 9-10 hour days.
Both of us learned the form and the most pleasant classes were filled
with insight and humor.
If you like our Essence Tai Chi, but you are
restricted by your time, distance, mobility or finance, please try to learn our
Tai Chi Dao Yin Qigong 12 Movements. It
is really easy to learn. You can learn it in an hour. It is an easy starting
point for Tai Chi.
If you are far from our office, you
can purchase the Essence Tai Chi book and DVD from our online
store. The book is available in both English and Chinese. Below are
Additional Tai Chi resources:
Chi for Health Purposes - National Center for Complementary and
Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
management via Tai Chi training - health increased, stress decreased
during Tai Chi practice, concluded by a research in Nov. 2007
Chi Boosts Immunity to Shingles Virus in Older Adults - National Center
for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, April 6, 2007
Chi for Older People Reduces Falls - National Institute on Aging, NIH, May
Chi May Combat Senior's Fear of Falling - The American Academy of Physical
Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)
Care of Your Hip via Tai Chi - The American Physical Therapy Association
Chi - journal citations - PubMed, National Library of Medicine & NIH
of tai chi in patients with chronic heart failure - American Journal of
Chi seems tailor-made for easing sore joints and muscles - Arthritis Foundation Information
Healing Center provides Qigong
Gu healing, Holistic
Weight Loss, Distance
Chi in Gaithersburg, Rockville, Potomac, and Germantown in Montgomery
county, Maryland, and the whole Washington DC area.
Center is located near the Old Towne Gaithersburg. Our
office is only about 1 mile north to Rockville; 12 miles north to
Bethesda, Silver Spring and Wheaton; 4 miles south to Germantwon and 6
miles east to Potomac. Gaithersburg
is at the center of Montgomery
county, Maryland. Montgomery County is a suburban county located in
the state of Maryland, north of Washington DC.
surrounded by Rockville, Takoma Park, Barnesville, Bethesda, Brookeville,
Chevy Chase, Darnestown, Germantown, Glen Echo, Kensington, Kentlands,
Montgomery Village, North Potomac, Potomac, Silver Spring, Wheaton, etc.
If you are interested in joining
our Essence Tai Chi class, please visit, call 301-519-2346 or email Master
Liao at .