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Move With Tanggao on Zoom

Series A: Move from the Core

- Practice and Explore


Develop core strength and mobility while enhancing the circulation of energy and awareness. Improve your movement, gestures, and body expression through 12+ sets of natural core movements!


When to Join:



9 Am Los Angeles(6 PM London)

Drop-in: $12 




About Core Movement

The core, located in the abdominal region, is our moving and instinctive brain, just like our feeling or emotional brain is located in the chest and our thinking brain is located in the head.


The core movement naturally occurs in all animals and children but often lost in adults of our age. When we start to move from the core, we have come to the driver seat (rather than pushing the car from behind). The whole body participates in such movement with harmony, efficiency, and ease.


Core initiated movement also addresses and answers perhaps an even more important issue other than core strength and stability: the core mobility, and gives the abdominal area much-needed circulation and massage, and most of all, it allows the diaphragm to move freely.


This video shows fragments of core initiated movement Inspired by the teaching and practice of Yoga Synergy as well as movement disciplines from East and West.



New course starting June 12


A series of 12 classes (60mins each) focused on core movement

A systematical approach to Core Movement from its simple to complex forms


This course includes a series of 12 classes focus on core movement.


Classes are conducted online via Zoom once a week and each class will be recorded and made available for later reviewing for a period of two weeks.




About the Course:


What is core movement and why one should move from the core?

  1. The core is the seat of the moving brain therefore the core-initiated movement allows for more efficient and optimal circulation of energy.

  2. Core movement indicates not only the engagement and activation of the core but also the mobility and relaxation of the core. Such movement provides a continuous interplay between tension and relaxation in the abdominal region and helps to improve the digestive, reproductive and immune functions.

  3. Core movement brings unity to the movement and allows each body part to play its proper role during the movement hence brings a sense of unity to the physical body as a whole.

  4. Encouraging active movement: when the movement is initiated from the core it is active even when it has extended to the limbs.   This active movement naturally counters the pull of gravity, therefore, builds strength and flexibility in a safe and natural way and develop inner awareness in movement

  5. Core movement moves in a curvy rather than linear fashion. Linear body movement usually results in moving back and forth or in a zigzag manner which is not efficient in terms of energy flow while curvy movement creates circular, figure 8(infinity) and spiral patterns which is more efficient, and such patterns can be easily observed in terrestrial as well celestial events.

  6. Core movement is assisted and enhanced through the associative joint movement and together they perform “body scanning and sensing” in motion and provide the least obstructive flow of energy inside the body.  The interplay of expansion and contraction of the trunk quietly dictate one’s breathing.  Such constant attention and awareness contribute to the integration of one’s mental, energetic, and physical bodies.

  7. Core movement is the foundation of all good movement whether it is your daily required movement or any type of fitness exercise, sport, or performing arts.  Core movement is the body’s most natural movement which can be observed in animals as well as young children.  Natural core movement gives the impression of harmony and beauty without intending to do so.



What You Will Learn:

  1. Natural breathing: Natural breathing is a manifestation of a physiological state that is in a mode of relaxation, rejuvenation.  In such a mode the body is doing its job in digesting food, recovering from fatigue, and healing from diseases.  It is our most natural way of breathing but generally lost in most adults in our modern age.

  2. Natural breathing is initiated by the diaphragm which causes the expansion of the abdomen.  There are many benefits of diaphragmatic breathing, it sends a message to our nervous system and brings relaxation.  Furthermore, the expansion and contraction of the abdomen dictated by natural breathing indicate core mobility as well as a relaxed belly which encourages blood circulation in the region.

  3. How natural breathing creates expansion and contraction in the abdominal region and emerges as the most fundamental core movement.

  4. How such a basic core movement awakens the lower trunk and creates forward, backward, and sideways bending.

  5. How the basic core movement travels and ripples outward to its neighboring joint complexes: upwards to the spine, shoulders, and arms and downwards to the hips and legs.  Through the control of expansion and contraction in different parts of the trunk, we can direct the circulation of energy to the needed areas.

  6. Spinal movement: spinal movement is the most significant expression of core movement.  Learn to move the spine in its eight purest forms: shortening and lengthening, flexion and extension, lateral extensions on the right and left sides, axial rotation to the right and left sides, mobilized the entire trunk.

  7. An oriental approach to core movement: Master Yang’s Calligraphy Health

  8. Move with the Infinity: Figure 8

  9. Finite and infinite: Understand the movement from the nine joint complexes in the body with each of their prescribed movement as well as their relationship with each other.  And how to initiate these movements from the core in their symmetrical and asymmetrical forms.

  10. Concepts and movements: utilizing the right and left parts of the brain.

  11. Complexed core movement: double figure 8 and spirals.

  12. Out of the mat and into space.

  13. Variation and improvisation of core movement

  14. Tie it together: Build your own practice


When to Join:

The course starts on Wednesday (June 16)

Every Wednesday (for 12 weeks) at

9:00 am (Los Angeles)

6:00 pm (London)

What You'll Receive:

For $144 you will get the entire course (12 online classes via Zoom)

and an additional two weeks of access to the class recording.




Series B: From Core movement to Vinyasa Practice

- The art of movement and rest












Learn to use core movement to enter and exit yoga postures. 

Make transitions between postures smooth and undisrupted. Create micro-movement to deepen the posture without over-tensing and over-stretching.


Inspired by the teaching and practice of Yoga Synergy as well as movement disciplines from East and West. 

Launching soon! 

Please contact Tanggao for more information and updates.







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