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Tian Gan Nei Gong Class – September 25, 2013

These traditional exercises are used by Ba Gua and Xing Yi practitioners to develop torsional power that is connected directly to the spine and legs, forming the basis of the so-called “silk reeling energy.” The Tian Gan exercises can be useful to practitioners of other martial arts such as Jiu-jitsu, Aikido and Filipino styles, which employ similar circular and spiral forces to generate power. They can also help enthusiasts of sports like tennis and golf which similarly rely on circular, spiral forces. The Tian Gan exercises also function as a powerful health preservation practice because they literally “wring out” the spine, freeing up restrictions and blockages.

featured tiangan Tian Gan (Heavenly Stem) Nei Gong

The Tian Gan or “Heavenly Stem” is essentially the central longitudinal axis or stem that passes through the body. It begins at the perineum and goes through the spine passing through the brain and out through the top of the head. This axis must be free of restrictions of the qi (breath/vital force) to circulate properly through the meridians and for micro-circulation to properly supply the brain and spinal column with qi and blood. When this axis is free of restriction, the two key central meridians of the body, Renmo and Dumo are opened and free-flowing,which in turn stimulates and frees-up circulation in all the other meridians of the body.

This class will meet eight Tuesday evenings beginning April 10th.

  • Dates: Sept 25, Oct 2, Oct 9, Oct 16, Oct 23, Oct 30, Nov 6, Nov 13, Nov 20
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Location: 1727 Broadway, 2nd Floor (Entrance on West 55th St)
  • Fee: $250
  • Instructors: Adam Wasserman and Marcus DeGrazia
  • Registration: For more information or to register online visit Two Tiger Acupuncture