Adapt Form to Environment – 6/1/20

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 268 Adapt form to environment An important lesson I learned in my Tai Chi practice is to adapt my form to the environment. I learned not to get stuck doing moves in places that might cause structural problems to the body just...

Sinking Elbows Exercise – 5/25/20

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 267 Tai Chi to Ward Off Loneliness In these times of stay home and social distancing, community is so important for one’s sanity and well being. The feeling of loneliness can break one’s heart. For the last three...

Music and Acting/ Long Form Names – 5/18/20

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 266 Music and Acting Music and acting have a lot in common with Tai Chi. In music, there are notes and tunes written down, very specifically. In acting, there are lines written. In both cases, the artist must play or say what the...

Unique Hand Movements – 5/11/20

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 265 Unique Hands Of Tai Chi Chuan Last week I talked a bit about some of the ways we change feet. Today I want to talk about the hands, and specifically about the difference between the Striking Hand, and the Pushing Hand. Some...

What and Why – 5/4/20

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 264 What and Why Tai Chi is many things to many people. One of the main benefits of study and practice of this art is the unity of mind and body. Every instructor I have met has a slightly different approach to what Tai Chi is,...
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