Exploring Three Dantiens – 10/3/22

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 387 Great Session – Exploring Three Dantiens Boy, oh, boy! We had such a good session this morning. It was somewhat cloudy, but mild. Good Tai Chi weather. Let me share it with you. One of my old students, (Riggan is her...

Challenge – 9/26/22

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 386 Challenge This week in the park, it felt like the change of seasons. We started out in our usual place, an open field, and it started to drizzle. It has been so dry that it was welcome, but our usual solution to rain is to go...

Laughing and Crying – 9/19/22

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 386 Laughing and Crying The serious Tai Chi player views life in the terms of yin and yang. He is always seeking to understand how to find balance in life – not too much of this or that. Moderation in all things. Mother...

Allowing Change/New Schedule October – 9/12/22

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 385 Allowing Change Tai Chi and Chi Kung have been used for a long time to aid an individual in his or her quest for physical, mental, and spiritual growth. We practice and hope for positive results. We feel better after practice...

Dumb Waiter – 9/5/22

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 384 Dumb Waiter and Elevator I was so fortunate to have been born and raised in San Francisco in the 1940’s, 50’s, and 60’s. San Francisco was the home to so many liberal and future looking ideas, not the least...

Bowl of Soup Meditation – 8/29/22

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 383 Bowl of Soup Meditation It has been so glorious – weather wise – here in Port Townsend. The Park is the perfect place to play Tai Chi. This is 42 years we’ve been coming here. This last Wednesday, we did a moving...

The Bully – 8/22/22

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 382 Bully When I was in my first year of high school, my friend from across the street and I would walk to and from school, about two miles. Our route took us through an area we never used to go to before this. We soon discovered,...

Workshop Lesson/Special Book Offer – 8/15/22

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 381 Workshop Lesson There was a poster up on the bulletin board at the Food Co-op advertising a free Tai Chi workshop scheduled for Memorial Day weekend. Kan and Li, both long time students, decided it would be worth the effort,...

More On Kan and Li – 8/8/22

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 380 More on Kan and Li Kan and Li decided to cook dinner together. They agreed on rice and veggies. “Let’s cook up a pot of rice, and while that is cooking, we can prep up the veggies,” suggested Li. Kan put two cups of...

Kan and Li – 8/1/22

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 379 Kan and Li One of Tai Chi’s guiding principles is the idea of balance – always balance for me and never balance for the opponent. One of the terms to describe this balance so it can be more easily understood is Kan...