064 – Miranda Maher of Tiger Heart Tao – Coming Home to your Body

Miranda Maher

Tao Arts & Qi Healing…

Miranda Maher Miranda Maher, Founder of Tiger Heart Tao, joins corresponding host Jessica Brodkin (Love and Light Reiki) in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • Maher’s first exposure to spirit when she wandered into a lecture a friend dragged her to see David Allen
  • Learning to think and feel and experience reality
  • Maher’s decades in Buddhism without discipline
  • How she had to learn how had to grow beyond emotional reactions to things, which was prior out of reach for her
  • Maher’s body is getting older, martial arts in family so pursuing that seemed obvious
  • Taoism emotions are energy, work with them, accept them, make use of them
  • Raising and purifying energy (Qi), it can manifest as kindness
  • Tai Chi only 300 years old, type of Qigong, skill with life force energy and with breath
  • Energy pathways through the body, meridians and vessels
  • Microcosmic orbit, energy centers connected to chakras
  • Buddhism and Eastern religions and spirituality are on the rise
  • Why Taoism stands out
  • “The I Ching”, looking into the future hexagram
  • Many people come to Qigong from yoga and martial arts
  • Spend time with yin and cultivate it
  • Not valuing yin
  • Healing is not instantaneous
  • Ovarian and vaginal kung fu
  • A woman’s sexual energy, collection of practices, addresses hormonal imbalance, aging, emotions, sexual pleasure, confidence, boundaries, centeredness
  • Helps in creativity
  • Seminal Kung Fu
  • The Ovarian Palace
  • The problem of opening your third eye without proper grounding
  • Having a maternal relationship with students, and the NY need for the sense of “new” has impacted the ay classes and teaching are undertaken
  • Being a retired Ninja
  • Ninjutsu
  • How spirituality has informed Maher’s art

027 – Sherry Zhang of Tai Chi Solution – Harmony in Slow Motion

Martial arts and your best self…

Sherry Zhang, Founder of Tai Chi Solution and a Wushu Master (profile), joins Julie Chan for a conversation about Tai Chi, wushu, Qi Gong and the impact of martial arts, along with a demonstration. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios, powered by Sennheiser.

Starting at six years old, counterbalance, and slow motion

Zhang discusses meeting Chan at Bamboo Moves in Queens, how she started martial arts at six years old in spite of a passion for dance, internal vs. external martial arts, how Tai Chi is slow and deliberate movements, slow breathing, health aspects, looking for counterbalance, and using opposite elements. She shares information on the focus of slow motion as a great benefit for health and how it helps relax.

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