Cloud Hands

T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong

 

Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan
Instructional Program
Index


Michael P. Garofalo
Valley Spirit Taijiquan Instructor

 

November 1, 2004

 

 

The Standing Bear
Beginning Program
Level 1
Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo


Beginning Class, Level 1,  Advertising Flyer Example

The Standing Bear Program Handout

Qualifications of the Instructor, Michael P. Garofalo

Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan Club

The Bear: Five Animal Frolics

The Bear Frolic Handout

Five Animal Frolics Overview

Eight Treasures Qigong Overview

Eight Treasures Qigong Handout

Tai Chi Walking

Grasping the Sparrow's Tail Drill

Grasping the Sparrow's Tail Drill Handout

Push Hands Introduction

24 Form, Yang Style Short Form Overview

24 Form Resources Handout

24 Form List of Movements

Standing Meditation: Wuji

Standing Meditation Handout

Comparisons With Hatha Yoga

Meditation: Entering Tranquillity

Instructional Resources

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Questions and Answers: Level 1

Standing Bear, Level 1 Certification Requirements

The Standing Bear Certificate - Example

 


 

 

 

 

The Hidden Tiger
Beginning Program
Level 2
Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo

 

Beginning Program, Level 2,  Advertising Flyer Example

The Hidden Tiger Program Handout

Qualifications of the Instructor, Michael P. Garofalo

Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan Club

The Tiger: Five Animal Frolic

The Tiger Frolic Handout

Five Animal Frolics Overview

Silk Reeling Taijiquan Drills, Part 1

Silk Reeling Taijiquan Drills Handouts, Part 1

Tai Chi Walking

Thirteen Treasures Walking Qigong

Thirteen Treasures Walking Qigong Handout

Relaxation: Sung

Push Hands: Rooting

Yang Style T'ai Chi Ch'uan Long Form, 108 Movements, Overview

Yang Style Taijiquan Long 108 Form Handouts

Yang Style T'ai Chi Ch'uan Thirteen Powers

Standing Like A Tree Qigong and Meditation

Meditation: Listening and Silence

Instructional Resources

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Questions and Answers: Level 2

Hidden Tiger, Level 2, Certification Requirements

The Hidden Tiger Certificate - Example

 

 


 

 

 

The Soaring Crane
Intermediate Program
Level 3

 

Discuss with Instructor

Intermediate Program, Level 3,  Advertising Flyer Example

The Soaring Crane Program Handout

Qualifications of the Instructor, Michael P. Garofalo

Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan Club

The Soaring Crane Animal Frolic

The Soaring Crane Frolic Handout

Five Animal Frolics Overview

Wild Goose (Dayan) Qigong Overview

Wild Goose Qigong Handout

Silk Reeling Taijiquan Drills, Part 2

Silk Reeling Taijiquan Drills Handouts, Part 2

Sun Style T'ai Chi Ch'uan Competition Form (73 Movements)

Tai Chi Walking

Relaxation: Sung

Push Hands: Changing Hands

Meditation: Philosophical Reflections

Instructional Resources

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Questions and Answers: Level 3

Soaring Crane, Level 3, Certification Requirements

The Soaring Crane Certificate - Example

 


 

 

 

 

 

The Dashing Deer
Intermediate Program
Level 4

 

Discuss with Instructor

Intermediate Program, Level 4,  Advertising Flyer Example

The Dashing Deer Program Handout

Qualifications of the Instructor, Michael P. Garofalo

Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan Club

The Dashing Deer Animal Frolic

The Dashing Deer Frolic Handout

Five Animal Frolics Overview

Temple Qigong Overview

Temple Qigong Handout

32 Sword Form Overview

32 Sword Form Handout

Silk Reeling Taijiquan Drills, Part 3

Silk Reeling Taijiquan Drills Handouts, Part 3

Tai Chi Walking

Qigong and Yoga

Push Hands: Competition

Meditation: The Arts and Mindfulness

Instructional Resources

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Questions and Answers: Level 4

Dashing Deer, Level 4, Certification Requirements

The Dashing Deer Certificate - Example

 

 


 

 

 

The Clever Monkey
Intermediate Program
Level 5

 

Discuss with Instructor

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Cloud Hands - Yun Shou

Waving Hands Like Clouds Homepage

 

 

 

Michael P. Garofalo's E-Mail

 

Valley Spirit Tai Chi Chuan Club

 


Red Bluff, Tehama County, North Sacramento Valley, Northern California, U.S.A.
Cities in the area: Oroville, Paradise, Durham, Chico, Hamilton City, Orland, Corning,
Rancho Tehama, Los Molinos, Tehama, Gerber, Manton, Cottonwood, 
Anderson, Shasta Lake, Palo Cedro, and Redding, CA

 

 

Disclaimer

 

 

Michael P. Garofalo, 2004 All Rights Reserved

 

 

Alphabetical Index to the Cloud Hands Website

Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Waving Hands Like Clouds: Taijiquan and Qigong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alphabetical Subject Index

 

Cloud Hands Website
   
Taijiquan, Qigong, Taoism, Classics, Weapons: Sword and Staff


Fitness and Well Being Website

      Gardening, Meditation, Walking, Yoga, Strength Training,
      Fitness for Older Persons, Aerobics, Relaxation  


The Spirit of Gardening

   
2,700 Quotes Arranged by 130 Topics, History, Guides,
     Psycho-Spiritual Aspects of Gardening 



Web Guides, Bibliographies, Links, Directories, Quotes, Notes

 


Alphabetical Subject Index

 

Aging Well   

Alphabetical Subject Index to the Cloud Hands Website   

Ancient Goddesses - Quotations, Poems, Sayings, Prayers, Songs

Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi): Tiger, Bear, Crane, Deer, and Monkey

Arthritis Therapy - Exercise: T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Chi Kung      

Bear, Standing Bear, Level 1 Ranking, Valley Spirit Taijiquan

The Bear: The Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi)    

Bibliography - Ch'i Kung

Bibliography - Taijiquan

Breathing and Taijiquan     

Breathing and Yoga    

Breathwork

Buddhism and Martial Arts    

Buddhist Ethics

California (Northern) T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory: Instructors, Schools, Information

Charkas (Energy Centers of the Subtle Body)

Chan Ssu Chin - Silk Reeling    

Cheng Man-Ch'ing  (1901-1975)    

Chen Style T'ai Chi Ch'uan     

Ch'i - Breathwork

Ch'i or Qi

Ch'i Kung: Bibliography and Links    

Ch'i Kung Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo in Red Bluff, California

Ch'i or Qi and Taijiquan     

Classes, Valley Spirit Taijiquan, Instructional Program

Classics of T'ai Chi Ch'uan     

Cloud Hands: T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Ch'i Kung     

Cloud Hands T'ai Chi Ch'uan Journal     

Cold Mountain Poets: Wanderers, Mystics, and Sages     

Confucius (K'ung Fu-tzu)  (551 - 479 BCE)   

Crane, Soaring Crane, Intermediate Program, Level 3, Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Cuttings: Short Poems by Michael P. Garofalo  

Cuttings: Above the Fog  

Dance and Taijiquan       

Dayan - Wild Goose Qigong

The Deer: The Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi)    

Diabetes Therapy - Exercise: Taijiquan and Qigong   

Disclaimer of the Cloud Hands Website  

Eight Section Brocade Ch'i Kung       

Eight Silken Treasures Qigong    

Eight Trigrams and Taijiquan          

Embrace the One - Zhan Zhuang - Standing Like A Tree

Emptiness in Full Bloom    

Entering Tranquility (Ru Jing) Meditation      

Exercise - Diabetes Therapy - Taijiquan and Qigong   

Feedback, Kudos and Reviews for the Cloud Hand's Website     

Fitness and Well Being    

Fitness for Older Persons     

Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi): Tiger, Bear, Crane, Deer, and Monkey

Five Precepts of Buddhism     

Five Elements (Wu-Xing) and Taijiquan   

Five Stepping Movements of Taijiquan    

Flowers

Flowers in the Sky     

Gardening: Quotes, Poems, History, Sayings

The Four Gates: Grasping the Sparrow's Tail    

Michael P. Garofalo's Biography

Michael P. Garofalo's T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Practice    

The Goddess - Quotations, Poems, Sayings, Prayers, Songs    

Grasping the Sparrow's Tail

Green Way Research

Green Way Research - Taijiquan and Qigong        

Gu Shen Taijiquan Journal     

Gu Shen (Valley Spirit) Taijiquan Instructional Program

Haiku and Short Poems     

Hatha Yoga

Health and Fitness - T'ai Chi Ch'uan    

Hidden Tiger, Beginning Program, Level 2, Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Instructional Program, Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan    

Kriya Yoga    

Kundalini (Coiled Serpent) Energy

Kwang Ping Taijiquan of Kuo Lien Ying     

Links and Bibliography: Qigong    

Links and Bibliography: Taijiquan       

Long Form 108 Yang Style Taijiquan     

Master Chang San-Feng  (circa 1350)       

Master Cheng Man-Ch'ing  (1901 - 1975)    

Master Han Shan  (circa 750)    

Master Kuo Lien Ying     

Master Sun Lu-Tang   

Mastery, Self Control, Self Mastery, Choices, Will Power, Strength of Character

Meditation - General

Meditation and Breathing

Meditation and Walking    

Meditation Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo in Red Bluff, California        

Meditation Methods and Techniques  

Meditation Quotations    

Meditation - Standing Like A Tree  

Meditation - Wu Ji - The Edge of Emptiness  

Michael P. Garofalo's T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Practice    

Minding the Breath

Months of the Year: Quotes, Poems, Links     

Moving Hands Like Clouds:  T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong    

Northern California T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory: Instructors, Schools, Information

Nature Mysticism   

Nine Movement Temple Ch'i Kung Exercise Set

Oak Tree in the Courtyard    

Older Persons Exercise and Well Being Programs   

Oregon T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory: Instructors, Schools, Information   

Original Cloud Hands URL    

Original Waving Hands Like Clouds URL

Pranayama: Breathing Techniques from Yoga     

Private Instruction by Michael P. Garofalo, Instructional Programs

Push Hands - T'ui Shou   

Qigong: Bibliography and Links    

Qigong - Breathwork

Qigong Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo in Red Bluff, California        

Qigong Walking      

Qi or Ch'i and Taijiquan     

Raja Yoga

Red Bluff, Valley Spirit Taijiquan Instructional Program

Relaxation and Taijiquan     

Reviews of the Cloud Hand's Website     

Self Control, Self Mastery, Choices, Will Power

Senior Citizens Fitness Programs  

Sensing Hands: Push Hands - T'ui Shou   

Shoong, Sung, Song  - Loose, Relaxed, Open, Yielding, Responsive     

Short Form, Yang Style, Beijing Simplified 24

Silk Reeling    

Simplified 24 From, Yang Style       

Soaring Crane, Intermediate Program, Level 3, Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Soulful Gardening

Speaking to the Spirit Meditation

The Spirit of Gardening    

Staff Weapons: Jo, Bo, Can, Staff, Spear    

Standing Bear, Level 1 Ranking, Valley Spirit Taijiquan

Standing Like A Tree - Zhan Zhuang

Standing Meditation (Wu Ji)

Sticking Hands - T'ui Shou   

Strength Training    

Subject Index to the Cloud Hands Website

Sun Lu-Tang   

Sun Style T'ai Chi Ch'uan     

Swordsmanship and T'ai Chi Ch'uan     

T'ai Ch'i Classics      

Tai Chi for Arthritis

Tai Chi for Diabetes

T'ai Chi Ch'uan: Bibliography and Links     

T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory: Instructors, Schools, Information, Workshops      
Northern California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo in Red Bluff, California        

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Short Form, Beijing Simplified 24, Yang Style     

T'ai Chi Ch'uan: Links and Bibliography      

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Staff     

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Sword (Jian)     

Taijiquan: Bibliography and Links      

Taijiquan - Breathwork

Taijiquan Classics      

Taijiquan For Good Health, Fitness and Vitality         

Taijiquan Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo in Red Bluff, California        

Taijiquan Jian (Sword)     

Tantric Yoga

Taoism, Nature Mysticism, Alchemy      

Temple Qigong - A Nine Movement Exercise Set     

Thirteen Postures: 8 Gates and 5 Steps                  

Thirteen Treasures Walking Qigong       

The 300 Missing Poems of Han Shan      

The Tiger: The Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi)    

Tiger, Hidden Tiger, Beginning Program, Level 2, Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Tree Qigong - Zhan Zhuang - Standing Like A Tree   

Trees - Quotations, Poems, Lore, Wisdom  

24 From, Yang Style, Standard       

Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan Club        

Valley Spirit Taijiquan Journal     

Valley Spirit Taijiquan Instructional Program

Vancouver, B.C., T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory: Instructors, Schools

Vitality, Health and Qigong   

Walking - General Fitness Exercise

Walking and Taijiquan     

Walking - Quotations     

Washington T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory: Instructors, Schools, Information 

Waving Hands Like Clouds:  T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong    

Wild Goose Qigong

Will Power, Self Control, Self Mastery, Choices, Strength of Character

Wu Ji - Standing Meditation

Yang Style Taijiquan Long Form 108 Movements     

Yang Style Taijiquan Short Form 24 Movements       

Yin-Yang Sensitivity Training: Sticking Hands - T'ui Shou   

Yoga   

Yoga - Breathwork

Yoga - Hatha   

Yoga - Kriya

Yoga -Tantric

Yoga-Taiji Index

Zhan Zhuang - Standing Like A Tree

Zen Poetry       

Zen Buddhist Quotations   

 

 

Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan Club


Red Bluff, Tehama County, North Sacramento Valley, Northern California, U.S.A.
Cities in the area: Oroville, Paradise, Durham, Chico, Hamilton City, Orland, Willows, 
Corning, Rancho Tehama, Los Molinos, Tehama, Proberta, Gerber, Manton, Cottonwood,
Anderson, Shasta Lake, Palo Cedro, Igo, Ono, Redding, Shasta, Dunsmuir,
Shingletown, Burney, Mt. Shasta City, Weaverville, Yreka, Williams, Colusa,
Chester, Susanville, Weed, Gridley, Marysville, Yuba City, CA, California.

 

May 18, 2004

 

Green Way Research   

Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Cloud Hands: T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Ch'i Kung