Yin and Yang in Taiji

Yin and Yang in Taiji by Eric Borreson Here is a great short article by Eric Borreson detailing the interconnection between Yin and Yang and how to incorporate it into your Tai Chi Practice.  Read this article to learn some great Yin Yang principles.  I have also included a video on Yin Yang theory to […]

Is Tai Chi in America Weak?

Powerful Demonstration of Tai Chi in America [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpdOHVPI2iY[/youtube] Most Tai Chi practiced in America is very weak, not at all like the art that was created 350 years ago by the Chen family in China. Recently, I read an Internet article listing 10 concepts you need to know to practice Tai Chi, but the teacher […]

The Miracle of Self-Healing

SELF-HEALING The Miracle of Self-Initiated Healing adapted from The Healer Within by Roger Jahnke, OMD In the amazing universe of Mind-Body Practice and Energy-Based Healing methodologies, there is one very profound bit of information that turns on our sense of the possibilities: The human – spirit-mind-body – is naturally enabled to heal and even flourish […]

Tao Te Ching

If you want to become whole, let yourself be partial. If you want to become straight, let yourself be crooked. If you want to become full, let yourself be empty. If you want to be reborn, let yourself die. If you want to be given everything, give everything up. Tao Te Ching   [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPfh-isxqqU[/youtube] Tao […]

The 7th Pillar for Supporting your Tai Chi Form

Focus We have arrived at the 7th pillar that is needed to support a powerful mind-body practice, such as doing a Tai Chi form.  I hope that you have found the previous 6 pillars to be informative and that you have gained some small insight into the basic principles behind making a Tai Chi form, […]

The Fourth Pillar for Supporting your Mind-Body Practice

Center The fourth pillar for supporting a meaningful mind-body practice is “center”.  Physically it is important to make sure you are centered in your stance.  If you do not have regular contact with an instructor who can point out imbalances, it is a good idea to assess your posture in a mirror from time-to-time.  This […]

The Third Pillar for supporting a Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation Practice

Tranquil The third concept to keep in mind for developing a deeply powerful Tai Chi, Qigong, or meditation practice is “tranquil”. The defintion of “tranquil” according to Merriam Webster is a : free from agitation of mind or spirit <a tranquil self-assurance> b : free from disturbance or turmoil <a tranquil scene> : unvarying in […]

The First Pillar for a Successful Tai Chi or Qigong Practice

UPRIGHT The first concept to keep in mind for establishing and maintaining a deep Tai Chi or Qigong practice is “upright”. Upright actually has two meanings as it applies to the establishment of a powerful and meaningful Tai Chi or Qigong practice. The first and simplest meaning pertains to the posture that should be established […]

Nine Pillars for a Successful Qigong or Tai Chi Practice

Over the next nine days I will be discussing what I feel are nine key concepts to keep in mind for establishing a deep and meaningful Qigong or Tai Chi practice.  I like to think of these concepts as the “9 Pillars” as each one is necessary in order to provide the support necessary to […]

You have the answer

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. – Lao Tzu ?