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...

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...

For Love of the Game or Ego? Part 3

You say you practice tai chi – but how are you practicing tai chi? When my children were younger and every time I would come back from Europe, I’d always bring home a collection of coins from any country I visited. My youngest son would take the coins and...

For Love of the Game or Ego?

We currently live in an extremely over-marketed society and you could sum up marketing at one level as getting people excited about a given benefit followed by affirmations – accurate or not – that they have achieved the benefit. Suddenly, they have...

Practicing Tai Chi

Filmed in Crete, Greece 2010 during the Longevity Breathing Instructor Training. *To view clip in high quality, start playing the video and then change the 360p setting in the bottom right to 720p* In July of 2011 I will be holding a Wu Style Tai Chi Short Form...

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