Thermometer – 9/20/21

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip #334 Thermometer The thermometer offers a good analogy for how chi affects the body. Let me explain. When it is cold outside, the mercury (or whatever fills your thermometer) is compressed into the lower level of the glass tube. In...

Learning – 9/13/21

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip #334 Learning How often have you heard the expression -”Learn from your mistakes”? It is a well accepted idea. I’m afraid I have to disagree. Let me explain. When one wants to “learn” something, what does that person do? He or...

Sensing With Hands – 9/6/21

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip #332 Sensing with Hands In Tai Chi, the hands are our connection from our mind to someone or something else. It is important to develop sensitivity, and for the form, a sense of reality. Usually in classes, we work with partners to...

Tai Chi Birds/New Class – 8/30/21

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip #332 Tai Chi Birds When you are a student of wonder, lessons are everywhere. Most afternoons, I sit on the top of an outbuilding, read, write, and enjoy the complete privacy of my back yard. I usually go about the same time in the...

San Bao – Three Treasures – 8/23/21

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip #331 San Bao – Three Treasures I talk a lot about the Three Treasures – Jing, Qi, and Shen. Tai Chi practice is fundamentally based on the concept of refining energy – of converting Jing to Qi and Qi to Shen. The Three Treasures is...