Chen Tai Chi Perth Online – Day 002

In this 2nd Chen Tai Chi Video that went LIVE on 5th Sept (Perth time GMT +8), I shared the Qigong exercise, silk reeling exercises and the Laojia YiLu Movement #1, Jin Gang Dao Dui. I always find that beginners find it challenging to Open and Close the Kua or the Hip joints. I will cover this in on our Day 005 when I did the Tai Chi Butt Lift.

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How to get your Peng Energy in Tai Chi fast?

In Tai Chi, there are Peng Energy and Peng technique. In Tai Chi you are expected to maintain Peng Energy through out the  routine, push hand and in all application. Imagine your body is a balloon, Peng Energy will be like the air that maintaining the balloon fully inflated, i.e. always expanding outward. The Peng Energy is the basis for the rest of the thirteen posture. (8 hand techniques, and 5 footwork). When your body is full of Peng energy, with your intend going upward, this is Peng Technique. Lu, is your intend going backward left or right. Ji is when your intend is going forward. An is your intend is going downward. Some even said that Tai Chi is Peng Energy fist.

In this video, I am sharing how to find your Peng Energy in less than 1 mintue:

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Four Self-Defense Tips (Just in Case …) By Mike Delaney

Most people will do whatever they can to steer far clear of situations that may take a violent turn. But sometimes, for some people, violent behavior erupts uninvited and unexpected. A quick ten minutes invested reading these four tips may save your life.

They are simple ideas, but not common. Since most people don’t plan to be attacked, these ideas don’t occur to them until they are remembering the event and thinking, “If only I had … “

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How do I know if I’m burning fat?

You are burning when your body is exercising within its aerobic range. You should be burning fat instead of carbohydrates after 20 minutes in your aerobic zone. Your muscles will continue to burn fat after both aerobic or anaerobic (muscle training) exercise. According to recent studies in regards to fat burning, a moderate intensity workout works best. If you are exercising at a heart rate equal to about 75% of max, your fat burning will be between 0.5 grams – 1.0 grams of fat per minute for a 45kg to 90kg(100 to 200) pound person respectively. Fat burning will increase by another 10% roughly after one hour of continuous exercise – for fit people. Those less fit will burn more sugar and less fat.