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 or we wouldn’t continue to practice. I have found a way that helps people to become aware of changes to the body/mind and lock them in so they become a permanent change. It is simple, and I guarantee that if you do this, you will gain the changes you are looking for.

When you have finished your practice, whether it is Tai Chi or Chi Kung, you need to set aside a few moments to stand quietly, close your eyes, breathe naturally, and say this to yourself:

“Let go of the past. (Pause) Let go of thinking about yourself as you used to be. (Pause) This feeling right now is all there is. The rest is in the past, and you can let it go. (Pause) This feeing right now is all there is, and you can let it go. (Pause) Don’t look for things that were in your body in the past. Don’t expect them. Don’t try to find them. Just keep letting go. (Pause) This feeling right now, is all there is, so keep letting go.”

Simple. Try it out. Take your time, and let your body/mind feel and experience who you are RIGHT NOW. That way you can always grow and change. Don’t get stuck in the past. You are not the same person who started the practice session. Believe change is possible.

New Schedule October

October is usually a beautiful month, weather wise, in Port Townsend. Yes, it does get cooler, and we start to get a bit of moisture, yet it can be really lovely. If there is a light rain we will be in the Gazebo. So starting Oct. 1, we will be making a couple of changes to our regular, weekly schedule. Here goes:

Monday 9 to 10 AM – Stick Qigong

Monday 10 to 11 AM – Tai Chi (Form Focused)

Wednesday 9 to 10 AM – Open the Gates Qigong

Wednesday 10 to 11 AM – Tai Chi (Form Focused)

Friday 9 to 10 AM – New Class – Partner Cane (Three Powers Short Stick). All welcome. It is a short form (11 Movements per side). Canes will be provided.

There is an excellent instructional video that is posted on YouTube (Free – no ads):

Also, written words and pictures up at my website, in the Online Courses section (Free) : Tai Chi Partner Cane Form. Great for attention to details.

Friday 10 to 11 AM – Tai Chi (Form Focused).

Saturday 9:30 to 11 AM – New Time. A practice session, usually with a look at the 34, 54, and 108, preceded by various Qigong and other exercises to improve enjoyment of the Art of Tai Chi Chuan. Everyone welcome.

Note: No fees for any class. Drop in welcome.