Well, it’s that time of the year to scale down my Tai Chi training and enjoy my Christmas holidays. Usually over a two to three week period I reduce my training down to a minimum practicing only the forms. This gives me a good mental break away from a standard routine of training throughout the […]
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During my various forms practice I’ve been focusing on keeping my balance while standing on one leg. As I raise one leg I imagine a line shooting through my supporting leg and foot deep into the ground. This visualisation helps anchor my leg thereby maintaining my balance. Here’s an exercise that can help your balance […]
Can you get a cardiovascular workout from just standing still? Well, recently I experimented with the basic Embrace the Tree posture which involves standing with your feet about shoulder width apart, knees slightly bent and holding both arms out in front of your chest, forming a circle. As a rough guide I used the following […]
Push Hands: invest in loss by occasionally putting yourself in a disadvantageous position so you can learn at a deeper level.
Well, I’ve done it again. I’ve put another staff member to sleep who was watching a Chair Chi session I ran for an aged care center today. As I was working with a group of elderly residents I noticed the staff member sitting nearby start to drift off to sleep. He was watching the gentle […]