Yin/Yang – 6/21/21

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 323 Yin/Yang Think for a moment about yin and yang. What comes to your mind? Probably something about opposites: this and that, up and down, hot and cold, hard and soft, etc. But really, there is no such thing as yin and...

Sink the Elbows – 6/14/21

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip – #322 Sink the Elbows One of the Tips readers wrote to ask me about the meaning of “Sink the Elbows”. Let me share my take on this “Important Point”. Firstly, for form smoothness and harmony, we need to express yin and yang...

13 Important Points – 6/7/21

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 321 “13 Important Points” As we get started with our summer in the park “Microscope” examination of the Yang 54 Form, here are some important points to work towards understanding. As the summer progresses, review these points on...

Riding the Tai Chi Bicycle – 5/31/21

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip – #320 The art of Tai Chi Chuan is based on the philosophy of yin and yang. There is nothing mystical or magical about this philosophy. It compares two things, and only at one brief moment in time. Everything in the Universe...

Christmas Tai Chi on the Wharf – 12/31/18

Christmas Tai Chi on the Wharf Got to the wharf just as the sun was clearing the Cascade mountains to the southeast. The weather was mild, and the light from the sun played patterns on the water. It was so quiet in town, being Christmas morning. I had the place to...