While practicing my Embrace the Tree stance I count each breath I take for the entire 20 minutes. That’s 540 breaths – one per 2.2 seconds. Here’s why I count my breaths: I can focus on my tan tien for the entire workout It distracts my mind from saying things like ‘give up, my legs […]
Archives for January 2013
Things are getting very busy here so it’s difficult to fit in my Tai Chi training during the day. When I’m working in my home office I can regulate my 3 sessions of training throughout the day but out on the road I have to find the time to practice my Tai Chi. I may […]
Here’s an easy exercise to do so you can get an understanding of the importance of opposites (Yin Yang) in Tai Chi. Step One Stand with your feet about shoulder apart Arms beside your body Relax Raise you arms out in front of you to about shoulder high Bend your elbows so you arms move […]
When holding up the arms, the qi is threaded together continuously. When the left side is heavy, it then empties, and the right side is already countering. When the right is heavy, it empties, and the left is already countering.
A couple of days ago I ran another Chair Chi session for an aged care center and the residents ages ranged from 90 to 103 years-old. That’s over 1543 years of age! What an amazing experience. It certainly reaffirmed my belief that age is not a barrier to practicing Chi exercises that can help calm […]