Taiji Qigong is an exercise system, consisting of 18 exercises, created by master Zhou Yi under the auspices of his teacher Wu Tunan, aimed to improve health and to provide better understanding of Taijiquan principles.
These exercises allow to develop flexibility, joint mobility, motor coordination and lightness in movements; prevent muscular-skeletal disorders.
About master Zhou Yi
He was born in 1924 in Harbin. He graduated from the Beijing Foreign Languages Institute in 1951, when he developed a peptic ulcer. He got operated in 1963 and 2/3 of his stomach was removed. His health was weakening drastically: his liver and spleen got enlarged, kidney function declined.
He developed neurasthenia and hypertonia (being a dystrophic he had pressure up to 230/150 mm Hg) Zhou Yi was losing energy from day to day. His legs became swollen, it was hard for him even to move, being 40 years old he looked like an old man.
That’s when he started practicing traditional health oriented exercises of Qigong and Taijiquan. Already after 3 months of training he felt much better.
His energy and his spirits got back to him – the healing process began. And his interest in the ancient techniques rose. Later one of his friends introduced him to the famous master Wu Tunan, who became his teacher for more than 20 years. In the course of his further training all his illnesses disappeared.
We are sincerely grateful to have the chance to know and to be inspired by our friend and guide – a professor, leading research scientist of the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the research scientist of the International Association of I-Ching Studies, Andrey Olegovich Milyanyuk, who is the only Master Zhou Yi’s student in Russia.