ARTICLE: Efforts to teach tai chi to pre-schoolers

Interezting motivation for teaching tai chi to kids, but who knows. It could lead to great things. According to [Deb] Hanney, WACOG [Western Arizona Council of Governments] applied for a grant to extend hours for its Head Start-affiliated childcare facilities, but the grant required a mandatory nap or rest time. A compromise was reached in […]

Learning tai chi is like learning a language

It seems so obvious Tai chi is like language Learning it is like learning to speak in a new idiom Like music It’s like learning to play an instrument Your body is the instrument It’s not an unknown language, because you use your senses to learn. You listen, see, feel, touch, engaging the whole being

We learn when new info presents itself

It’s not a sense of urgency, but rather a sense of need that establishes the pace of learning in tai chi. It takes time and patience. When you need something, it comes only as fast as it is possible …. often slower than we wish. We just have to go that speed as possibilities become […]

Forwarded Article: Stepping outside of your comfort zone

By making minor, but meaningful “tweaks” in how we act, we can decrease stress and increase confidence. Tai chi helps a lot of people to be more confident in a number of ways and this article relates to that. One key to it is that it works better if you consciously intend to develop greater […]

Slow movements of taiji and qigong

We move slowly in tai chi. Why so slow depends on the practitioner. A beginner goes slow because that is how they develop control and take time to listen to their inner being and realize that slow movements result from moving more artfully. At first you can measure your activity by moving slowly. Later you […]