Face the Future, Making Corrections – 2/12/18

Face the Future We probably don’t want to give too much energy to the idea of healing the body through the internal arts. The word healing is backward looking, healing something from the past. I think we can replace this concept with the idea of working toward a...

Perfect Morning Practice, Robins Update, New Classes – 2/5/18

Perfect Morning Practice Went to the Park this morning, as it was raining lightly and I could practice in the Gazebo. I had an idea. It was to practice all the Tai Chi forms I know, as I have been focused on the Partner and Solo Forms, and haven’t put much time...

Robins, Inner Secrets, New Classes – 1/29/18

Robins There is a technique I use to increase the strength of the legs, as well as the connective tissues of the ankles, knees and hips. I call it Robins or Bobbing, and it involves standing with all the weight on one leg, touching the other toe, and moving the body...

Glass Half Full – 1/22/18

Glass Half Full A glass that has nothing in it looks empty, yet it is full. Full of potential. That is true power – the power of emptiness turning into fullness. Fullness has nowhere to go but toward emptiness – yet even this is power, as any movement is a...

Balloon Breathing; Student Question; New Classes – 1/15/18

Balloon Breathing Exercise Breath is the source of life. The more we breathe, the more we are alive. Here is a simple, yet powerful exercise that can be done anywhere, anytime. If you can’t do the whole exercise, you will gain by doing any part of it. Just do...