Raindrop and Sam – 8/10/20

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 278 Raindrop When I returned to San Francisco from Afghanistan in 1971, I got a job in one of the first natural food stores in the US – Stanyan Street Natural Foods. My job was to make fresh juice and have it ready before the...

The Breathing Box – 8/3/20

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 277 The Breathing Box There is something I’m sure we can all agree upon – breath is life. There are perhaps hundreds, if not thousands, of qigong or breathing exercises connected to our Tai Chi practice. When students asked...

Tai Chi on Buddha’s Head – 7/27/20

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 276 Tai Chi on Buddha’s Head In 1970, after a couple of years of Tai Chi study, and an interest in Yoga/meditation, I decided to head to India. (As an aside, my flights to London from San Francisco, and back from Amsterdam...

High to Low/Essential Element – 7/20/20

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 275 High to Low I have been sharing lately about my thoughts about how energy moves from areas of high concentration to areas of less concentration. When doing the form, we put most of the weight on one leg or the other making it...

Energy Circuits in the Body – 7/13/20

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 274 Energy Circuits in the Body All spiritual meditative practices use the same method for achieving the highest levels of unity with the life force – that of moving energy from the gross to the refined, from heavy to light, from...
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