“Peace of mind and a comfortable body.”-Dharma-Zen chi kung exercise for you

Posted by on Feb 18, 2017 in Calgary, Chi Kung, General, Uncategorized | No Comments

Danny designs Chi Kung forms with modern people in mind. He uses Shaolin forms, Taoist forms, martial arts movements and movements of his own creation, to create chi kung sets. These routines, when practiced daily and properly, are really good for your overall health. Proper breathing and body movements are emphasized while promoting coordination, energy […]

A Tai Chi Weekend in The Rocky Mountains!

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Calgary, Chi Kung, Meditation, Philosophy, Retreat, Tai Chi, Tea | No Comments

Danny will be hosting another Rocky Mountain Tai Chi retreat at the Cross River Wilderness Centre!  Enjoy fresh air, a wood fire hot tub, nature and Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Meditation and camp fires!  Click here for more info!  

2015 Dharma-Zen Tai Chi & Qi Gong Workshop & Retreat

Tai Chi & Chi Kung Retreats at  CrossRiver Wilderness Centre Date: June 26~28 2015   http://www.crossriver.ca/dharmazentaichiqigongbuddhismretreat.asp

Tai Chi with Dharma Chi Kung at Mount Royal Universirty

Posted by on Aug 29, 2013 in Calgary, Chi Kung, Tai Chi | 2 Comments

Tai Chi with Dharma Chi Kung Register:   https://onlineca.activecommunities.com/mountroyal/Activities/ActivitiesDetails.asp?aid=9740 http://www.mtroyal.ca/wcm/groups/public/documents/pdf/danny.pdf Chi Kung means energy work and is an effective and enjoyable way to improve flexibility, balance, coordination and relaxation. Dharma Chi Kung helps muscles and tendons become stronger, more relaxed and flexible. Tai Chi and Dharma Chi Kung can be practiced by people of all ages […]

Dharma-Zen Tai Chi Retreat at CrossRiver Wilderness Centre

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Blog, Calgary, Chi Kung, Tai Chi | No Comments

To Sign Up, Click Here:  http://www.crossriver.ca/dharmazentaichiqigongbuddhismretreat.asp Date: August 23-25, 2013 Retreat Itinerary Day 1: Arrive at CrossRiver Wilderness Centre by 5:00 p.m. After preliminary introductions with staff and facilitators, you will have the opportunity to discuss more about the coming weekend experiences, settle in to your cabin and the Wilderness Centre, and relax and enjoy […]

Breathing In Buddhist Meditation

Posted by on Dec 3, 2009 in Calgary, Meditation, Philosophy | 3 Comments

Recently, Yoga and meditation have become very popular in the West. Many people take meditation courses or practice it at home. Most people know that breathing is very important in meditation. Many are taught to breathe down into their lower abdomen, or Dan-Tian. This kind of practice helps to massage the internal organs, but it […]

Iron Shirt Chi Kung Mobile Video

Posted by on Oct 26, 2009 in Calgary, Chi Kung | No Comments

Master Danny Lai demonstrating Iron Shirt Chi Kung at the Cross River Wilderness Center. This version has some footage from a second camera and can be viewed on iPhones.

Peace of Mind Then Chi(Qi) Will Be in Harmony “Sing Pin Chi(Qi) He”

In my last note, called “Press Acupuncture Points to Help Decrease High Blood Pressure”, I mentioned how a calm mind can help decrease high blood pressure. If you care to search, you can find many Western medical studies that agree with this. I.e. Hypertension in older adults and the role of positive emotions” U of […]

Take it to the Octagon

Posted by on Sep 25, 2009 in Austin, Calgary, General, Philosophy, Tai Chi | 3 Comments

YouTube has a lot of great martial arts videos these days. And it’s interesting to see all of the “I’d like to see that guy in the octagon” comments. Or, “you have to wonder how’d they do in a UFC bout”. I think we are losing track of the many different reasons people decide to […]

Tai Chi Retreat

Danny had the last of his Cross River Wilderness Centre Tai Chi Retreats last weekend.  What a beautiful place.  The Centre is entirely off-grid.  They use solar and hydro power.  Propane appliances.  They have beautiful cabins with attached bathrooms or you can stay in a teepee.  I, trying to get as close to nature as […]