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Filling gaps in learning tai chi

I've noticed that, while I received basics in beginning tai chi, much was skipped over. I entered mise-en-scene. I jumped into the middle of the stream. There was no actual "beginning." As a result, I've felt a gap in my learning progress. I think it was partly from a lack of organization in the presentation… Continue reading Filling gaps in learning tai chi

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A tale of a taiji student seeking secrets

George Xu told a story a few times about visiting his aging teacher in hopes of obtaining "secrets" from him. But his teacher never told him anything. Master Xu visited him often hoping for some insight, but his teacher passed away before he ever did. After he died he asked his teacher's wife what he… Continue reading A tale of a taiji student seeking secrets

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Tai Chi is a practice to understand two things

Tai chi is many things and one way to answer the question of what tai chi is to see it as a quest to understand two things. One—that Qi (life force, energy of life) moves. It moves all by itself. "Qi flows through," the master says. It flows through everything, everywhere. It is life force.… Continue reading Tai Chi is a practice to understand two things

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Tai chi is like sweeping a dusty floor

Doing tai chi is like sweeping a dusty floor. You don't want to miss any spots.

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A tai chi tip: Doing tai chi anywhere, anytime

Tai chi doesn’t have to be something you schedule to do. With a little knowledge you can practice a simple technique anywhere, anytime. Here’s one idea. Standing in Wuji . . . . or Being Like a Mountain One way to begin tai chi is simply by standing. For example, Wuji is the first posture… Continue reading A tai chi tip: Doing tai chi anywhere, anytime