Tip on starting your tai chi practice

They say that practicing at “same time, same place” everyday is best, but I say anywhere, anytime is superior. This is because fluidity is a key strength of your practice. It is an achievement that you reach through practice. Might Read More …

The Spinning Top Approach

When it comes to how to move, starting off for a beginner can be compared to a spinning top. Many beginners start moving similarly to where a spinning top is slowing down and begins to wobble off its axis. Some Read More …

THE CLOCK

We live by the clock. You might say we’re slaves to it. A lot of our discordant feelings are due to our yearning to be free from the clock. That’s one reason why we do tai chi—to get away from Read More …

A simple trick for learning tai chi

As with many things in life there is a trick to doing tai chi. Knowing this makes learning easier, quicker, and more fulfilling. This trick, which really isn’t a trick as much as a rather useful technique, is to remember Read More …

Looking for solutions rather than process?

One problem we run into—and often don’t realize—is that we’re looking for solutions, rather than engaging in the process of learning. We’re leaping ahead of ourselves. Tai chi and Qigong are processes that offer powerful opportunities to learn without worrying Read More …

Overcoming resistance to learning

Build and strengthen your memory of tai chi through regular, sustained practice. Part of your practice is trying to remember a move or sequence of moves despite whether you actually do recall exactly what they or even how to do Read More …

Breath, energy and movement

In qigong and tai chi, especially if you are a beginner, you can get good results by coordinating breath with movement. For example, you can inhale or exhale while your arms expand out or draw in as you time the Read More …