tai chi

Something to make it a good day

I've seen part of this before, but here is the whole TEDx presentation. Very beautiful. Share with a loved one, a stranger, or whomever. https://youtu.be/gXDMoiEkyuQ

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Chinese martial arts, philosophy of tai chi, tai chi

Ling Cong Shen Shi Men of Master Xu

Ling Cong Shen Shi Men of Master Xu Master George Xu told me that he has developed a system of taijiquan that he described in the following ways: light and agile, empty and indirect, spiritual potential system. This is distinct from theories that he has elucidated over the years. The system, or "men," contains at… Continue reading Ling Cong Shen Shi Men of Master Xu

health and well being, philosophy of tai chi, tai chi, wellness

Tai Chi and Social Wellness

I find that the wellness-coaching certification course that I'm currently taking complements tai chi practice in several ways. One thing that merges with my long-held thoughts on tai chi is how social connections can help make you healthier. Group tai chi is a social interaction and it's so powerful because people are getting together and… Continue reading Tai Chi and Social Wellness

tai chi, Tai Chi Classes, tai chi school

Master George Xu Introduces “Ling Cong Shen Si Men”: A universal martial arts system

In his Annual Weekend Workshop to Cortez, Colorado July 15-17, Master George Xu introduced his system he entitles "Ling Cong Shen Si Men" (Light, Agile, Empty, Spiritual, Invisible, Indirect Potential System). He describes it in a July 15th lecture in Cortez, Colorado that will be made available on streaming video at mastersfromchina.com. We first heard… Continue reading Master George Xu Introduces “Ling Cong Shen Si Men”: A universal martial arts system

mind-body, mindful meditation

Taiji and Suzuki Roshi’s Zen Mind

I do tai chi as a way to not do other things that disrupt and cause stress. Practice is a meditation through which I may understand the nature of this moving meditation. When I began taiji, I had not yet explored sitting meditation; nor even moving meditation. I viewed taiji as an exercise that I… Continue reading Taiji and Suzuki Roshi’s Zen Mind

health and well being, mind-body exercise, philosophy of tai chi, wellness

Fitness calculator

I found an interesting website with a free fitness calculator at http://www.ntnu.edu/cerg/vo2max. The Norweigan University of Science and Technology's Cardiac Exercise Research Group (CERG) developed it. Try it and let me know what you think. I'm interested in how I might use it in tai chi practice as a measure of change over time. Enjoy.

Chinese martial arts, health and well being, philosophy of tai chi, tai chi, taijiquan

Two taiji concepts for a lifetime of practice

Talk to any master practitioners of tai chi and they will tell you that zhong ding and dantian are the two most important concepts in tai chi and Chinese internal martial arts. They are also the most basic. They are the two things you will work on for as long as you do tai chi.… Continue reading Two taiji concepts for a lifetime of practice