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A simple memory aid to help learn tai chi

People attend my classes to learn tai chi but they are also learning to improve memory. My job is to help them remember. Tai chi is both easy and complex at the same time. Most moves are easy to do, but remembering form sequences, or even single basic moves, is often more difficult. Most learners… Continue reading A simple memory aid to help learn tai chi

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mindful meditation, Qigong, Tai chi

In taiji, a mind once expanded enters new inner landscapes

"A mind once expanded with knowledge cannot return to its former way of thinking." I forget where this quote originated. Maybe Albert Einstein. But it applies to taiji. Expanding one's perception is the core of taiji practice. It's not about "thinking" however, which is chatter to one's self. If anything, taiji is about visualizing new… Continue reading In taiji, a mind once expanded enters new inner landscapes

How to do tai chi, philosophy of tai chi, Tai chi, tai chi school news

Two advanced tai chi techniques to improve balance and more

Many tai chi practitioners lack central equilibrium, or “zhong ding” in their posture while they move. Many people, even teachers, don’t even know about it. But it’s important for so many things. For example, improving your zhong ding will improve your balance. Also, to advance your tai chi practice and experience the ultimate benefits of… Continue reading Two advanced tai chi techniques to improve balance and more

chinese internal martial arts, Tai chi, taijiquan

Recognizing the “internal” in Internal Martial Arts

Even though tai chi is an "internal" martial art many people don’t yet grasp the “internal.” The only way to truly know it is to experience it firsthand through practice. It’s a mind-body-energy synthesis that energizes you everywhere. Something to get excited about. You can witness internal energy moving in someone even though you don’t… Continue reading Recognizing the “internal” in Internal Martial Arts