Words, Pictures, Video – 8/28/17

Words, pictures, and video There are three ways to teach Tai Chi and Chi Kung (Qigong) from a distance – words, pictures, and video. What I am trying to do with these weekly training tips is to use words to share with you my experience with Tai Chi so that you might...

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Unique Hands of Tai Chi – 8/21/17

Unique Hands of Tai Chi Chuan I was checking on the progress of the redo of my web site, and went to the Featured Articles section. I haven't looked at this or the other articles for a while, and was impressed with how detailed and clear the article on Unique Hands of...

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More on Mindful Bouncing – 8/14/17

More on Mindful Bouncing As I said last week, bouncing in Tai Chi practice can be helpful for many reasons. I got some good questions from email readers, so I will try to clarify this some more. When I refer to mindful bouncing I am focusing on the lower body – the...

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Mindful Bouncing – 8/7/17

Friday Practice – Yin and Yang Here in the Northwest, we have been experiencing record heat combined with very hazy conditions due to many forest fires north of us in British Columbia. The early morning practice time makes it comfortable to play Tai Chi, plus we...

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Water – 7/31/17

Water Water is the mother of all things, while fire is the father. Water is nourishing and supportive, and represents humility, as water always seeks to move toward the lowest level. Water is powerful in a very feminine way in that it is persistent and adaptable (...

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The Three D’s – 7/24/17

The Three D's Every once and a while, I read a fiction book that contains something unrelated to Tai Chi that helps clarify my thinking on teaching this wonderful art. This week, my wife Dana and I went for a couple of days to a close by, small town called Langley. To...

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Thoughts on Violence – 7/17/17

Thoughts on Violence I shared this some time ago and feel it is important in today's world. Here we go again. War in the Middle East. Russia, Iran, and North Korea all warn of nuclear war with the U.S. Many in our government say we should strike first or we in the...

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Empty/Full and Stance Progression – 7/10/17

Crows Again and Empty/Full Beautiful morning. Went to Chetzemoka for an early morning practice. Sun up, barely. I was the only person in the park at this time. So lovely. I went over to the bluff and looked at the Straits. The tide was way out. Must be one of the...

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Seeds of Greatness – 7/3/17

Seeds of Greatness Thich Nhat Hanh, in his lovely book Peace is Every Step, talks about consciousness existing on two levels: as seeds and as manifestations of those seeds. Let me share this idea with you and how it applies to the Internal Arts. When we are born, we...

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Perfect Days – 6/28/17

Perfect Days We here in the Pacific Northwest have been experiencing a heat wave – into the 90's in Seattle - while we in Port Townsend are in the mid to lower 70's. Perfect weather to play Tai Chi in the Park. Lots of boats sailing in the waters right in front of us,...

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