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Cultivate Senstivity with Tai Chi and Qigong

Tai chi cultivates sensitivity to subtle changes in your body and beyond. You may not be very sensitive at first, but with a little effort to pay attention, the moves themselves will offer up very satisfying results. Surprisingly pleasant results arise as our minds open up to new perceptions of what is achievable by practicing… Continue reading Cultivate Senstivity with Tai Chi and Qigong

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Add a little yin-yang in your dantian and get more out of your tai chi practice

I’ve practiced Chinese Internal Martial Arts with Master George Xu for 16 years and I’ve learned things from him that I’m sure I would not have learned anywhere else. What has impressed me most over time is how his teaching evolves and how positively that has influenced my understanding. So much so that I have… Continue reading Add a little yin-yang in your dantian and get more out of your tai chi practice

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Yin-Yang Universal Principle, My Teacher’s View

In the latest tai chi video that Susan A. Matthews and I produced, my teacher Master George Xu talks about what he calls "universal yin yang," the irreducible principle found everywhere. Wherever you examine how a thing works you will find yin-yang. This is a mystery for even those who accept the notion. You can't… Continue reading Yin-Yang Universal Principle, My Teacher’s View

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Tai chi and your comfort zone

I would say that many people who have never done tai chi feel uncomfortable giving it a try because they are not sure what it is all about. When you are in this frame of mind, I encourage you to suspend judgment and go to a class. You might be surprised. Many of us are… Continue reading Tai chi and your comfort zone

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The trick to doing tai chi is…

There is a trick to doing taiji, a simple one really; yet most people apply it only after struggling to get it in the beginning. But it is crucial to master this trick in order to get the most benefit out of doing taiji. The trick is … to focus the mind on a single… Continue reading The trick to doing tai chi is…