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Integrating new movement to internalize it

Taiji is about moving differently. To move in a new way requires a fresh perspective. Start with gaining clarity of a habituated movement pattern. Habitual patterns are most difficult to see because they become “transparent” or invisible to us over time. So train your mind’s ability to focus and concentrate on the move. The eventual… Continue reading Integrating new movement to internalize it

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Article: Tai Chi helps with depression

"Tai chi significantly reduces depression symptoms in Chinese-Americans" Published May 25, 2017 The tai chi intervention involved twice weekly sessions for 12 weeks, in which participants were taught and practiced basic traditional tai chi movements. They were asked to practice at home three times a week and to document their practice. I've always believed that… Continue reading Article: Tai Chi helps with depression

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Tai Chi movement, qi and yin-yang equilibrium

The word Qi (pronounced “chee”) in Chinese refers to vital energy and is found everywhere in nature. The Chinese refer to Heaven Qi, Earth Qi, and Human Qi. In learning tai chi, when we talk about Qi, we often talk about Yin and Yang— two opposing, but complementary, forces that are seen in endless variations.… Continue reading Tai Chi movement, qi and yin-yang equilibrium

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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

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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