Expanding the Brain – 5/1/23

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip #417 Expanding the Brain Try this simple exercise. Take a finger, and touch something solid. Anything. Now where do you feel this? Do this before you go on. Next, touch something solid with another part of your body, say your...

A Tai Chi Life – 4/24/23

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip #416 A Tai Chi Life    Tai Chi is about change. Yin changes to yang and yang changes to yin in a never ending cycle. We can’t stop it where or when we want. We only need to understand the direction of the forces as they move...

Breathing Naturally – 4/17/23

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip #415 Breathing Naturally    I get more questions about breathing than any other aspect of Tai Chi practice. People want to have mystical experiences. They believe that breathing holds the key to making the impossible become real. My...

Ways of Learning Tai Chi – 4/10/23

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip #414 Ways of Learning Tai Chi There have been quite a few questions and comments on ways to learn Tai Chi. What is the best way? As always, I give the same answer: – it depends on your style of learning. I learned by following my...

The Harmonies – 4/3/23

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip #413 The Harmonies Tai Chi Chuan is such a marvelous practice. The more I study and learn, the more interesting it becomes, and the more I want to practice. A great cycle! The Six Harmonies is a simple and instructive way to look at...

Balloon Qigong – 3/27/23

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip #412 Balloon Breathing Qigong 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...

Famous Tai Chi Master – 3/20/23

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip #411 Famous Tai Chi Master Some years ago, I heard there was a fellow moving to Port Townsend who had been a student of many famous Tai Chi Masters and was authorized to teach. I had never heard his name mentioned in the Tai Chi...

Remembering Master Choy – 3/13/23

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 410 Remembering Master Choy A long forgotten incident emerged recently. I thought you might enjoy hearing a bit of history relating to Master Choy and my early Tai Chi studies This event occurred in 1972. Master Choy asked if I...

Tai Chi and Qigong Reading List – 2/6/23

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tips #409 Tai Chi and Qigong Reading List Most people who start Tai Chi classes never finish. They don’t see immediate results so they give up. They need motivation to keep going – that is the value of books on Tai Chi and...

Tai Chi Chuan Thoughts #2 – 2/27/23

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tips #408 Tai Chi Chuan Thoughts – #2 I hope one or more of these turns you onto a new way of thinking about Tai Chi. 24. Tai Chi is natural. It is fast movement done slowly, not just slow movements. 25. Pantomime real movements....