East vs West Bodies – 12/06/21

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip #345 East vs. West Bodies    I want to share with you a look at the Tai Chi body and compare it to the more traditional Western view of beauty and function.    The Western ideal for a man is sometimes represented by Hercules. Huge,...

Philosophical Evolution – 11/29/21

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip #344 Philosophical Evolution Tai Chi Chuan developed in China over the course of thousands of years. First there were the mystical seeking exercises of the Daoists, who developed the idea that the body is the temple of the soul. If...

Destination – 11/22/21

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip #343 Destination One of my students was having great difficulty with the idea of moving energy internally. She had thought she had to trace the exact line or path of energy from the floor to the Dan Tien, and from there to her palm,...

Rest/Working with a Partner – 11/15/21

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip #342 Importance of Rest It is a fact that every action of our body requires energy. Our basal metabolic rate is the base amount of energy our bodies require to exist. When we do work, a chemical reaction occurs using stored energy...

Tai Chi Chuan Instructors – 11/8/21

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip #341 Someone recently emailed me to make a comment on this Tip which was published on 7/9/18. I think it is worth a re-read. Enjoy. Tai Chi Instructors I, modestly, admit to being one of the longest serving full time Tai Chi...