Tai Chi is Like Champagne – 11/16/20

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 292 Tai Chi is Like Champagne I am writing this after a wonderful morning of practice. We feel so fortunate to live in Port Townsend, a truly benign weather place. We have been meeting in the park, four times a week, and have been...

Always Peng – 11/9/20

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 291 Always Peng    As we all know, Tai Chi Chuan is based on the Daoist theory of yin and yang. These terms do not describe two different things – just two sides of the same coin. Actions such as gather (yin) and release (yang);...

Pro and Con – 11/2/20

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 290 Pro and Con    I get many comments about my modification of the traditional Yang Form, some pro and some con. Most cons have to do with the idea that Yang Lu Chan made up the form in a certain way and we should try our best to...

Standing Meditation – 10/26/20

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 289 Standing Meditation There is no human activity that I can think of that is not improved by sharpening one’s mind focus. This is the main goal of meditation. Most meditation techniques involve sitting with legs crossed,...

Tai Chi Practice Problem – 10/19/20

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 288 A Tai Chi Practice Problem This is a question send to me this week. I think it is a problem that many students face. “How should I divide up my time if I want to strengthen the body with warm up exercises, read about tai chi,...
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