Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Pelvic Floor: Source of Energy and Misunderstanding (video)

Discussion of the pelvic floor usually comes up in connection with pregnancy and childbirth or if you have problems with incontinence. But otherwise, it is rarely mentioned. Similarly, in most Taijiquan and Qigong training, the pelvic floor is rarely mentioned. Yet it is precisely these muscle layers that can help our training enormously if we know how to use them. But how?

The Federal Association of Taijiquan and Qigong of Germany is releasing a new video which interviews three experts who share their experiences and insights to help you deepen your understanding of how to develop and use the pelvic floor.

The premier of this video took place on Saturday, April 17 at 1:00pm Eastern Standard Time (USA) which is 7:00pm Central European Summer Time (Europe). The movie premier lasts about 35 minutes and was followed by a 30-minute Zoom discussion with the featured experts.

Featured experts include:

  • Gesa Ott, pelvic floor trainer and Shiatsu therapist (Germany)
  • Michael Buhr, author of the book "Secrets of the Pelvis for Martial Arts" (USA)
  • Renu Li, senior trainer for Tao Yoga and developer of the Yintao Program for Women (Germany)

The premier can be accessed at:  


A separate video where you can meet the experts can be accessed at:

Many of us here in the USA don’t often get an opportunity to hear what our European counterparts are doing and this topic promises to be most insightful!

I encourage all of you to attend and be sure to comment in the live chat section during the premier!

See you there!

* This premier is part of the ongoing “Treasures of Knowledge” (TOK) series which is sponsored by the Federal Association of Taijiquan and Qigong of Germany. The purpose of this TOK series is to highlight and share the knowledge and experience of a wide range of teachers and thus promote international networking among Taiji and Qigong practitioners. This particular video was produced by Martin Neumann, Sonja Blank, Sascha Behrens and Urte Zahn.