How to Master Tai Chi

How to Master Tai Chi

There is an old Taoist saying, “The teacher leads you to the gate, but only you, by your own effort, can pass through.” I would like to talk about what it means to ‘master’ tai chi and if that is even possible. Chi (qi) practices are as important and...
What is Tai Chi?

What is Tai Chi?

There are many different ways to answer the question, “What is tai chi?” Tai chi (also taiji) was developed in China as a very effective martial art. When referred to as a martial art it is called, ‘tai chi chuan’ (translated as ‘grand...

Which Tai Chi Style?

Not all tai chi is equal. Just as there are different models of cars, makes of computers and universities of varying calibers, so too are there different kinds of tai chi. In this post, I focus on what makes tai chi styles unique, from two points of view: what it does...

How to Learn Tai Chi – Reaching Plateaus

Very often as you learn tai chi chuan or qigong, you may feel as though you have reached a plateau. When this experience happens there often is a sense that practice is boring. The same stuff keeps on happening. We all want to have tai chi practice breakthroughs...

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