Tag Archives: Tai chi

POEM TWENTY FIVE

  PHOTO CREDIT: John Martin  2013 At the Lake   Expanse of spring grass. Two Canada geese fly south. World Tai Chi Day. Advertisements

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Tai Chi is not an Eight Week Class

Sudden Valley Tai Chi Gather focus with Rin Gong Bowl   Chi comes sprinkling through the sycamore leaves, settling on blades of dewy grass. Heaven meets Earth somewhere near my tantien. Already heat stifles the barn where we usually practice. … Continue reading

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Tai Chi: the right way

Consistently I ask detail questions in class.  What foot is weighted?  Do you sit back before that move? I usually get some form of the same answer.  Both ways can be used.  Perhaps even a third.  Once you learn the … Continue reading

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World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2012

Robins bounce along the grass.  Ravens call in the chi.  Sun shines, though heavy clouds lurk over Mt. Stewart. Ducks jabber amid the reeds along the lake. This is the fourth year that Sudden Valley Tai Chi will participate in … Continue reading

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It’sAllHappeningAtOnce

Let’s see, what’s direct and what’s retrograde and when did it all speed up?  Monday…or last Tuesday…or…if there is no time, then I am making it all up, this sense of speed, of inhaling and so much happening before the … Continue reading

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A magical number: 108

When I first began my Buddhist practice, I learned that 108 is the goal, the number of beads on a mala, the number of repetitions, the number of prostrations. But my western mind wanted to know why. The answer was … Continue reading

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