Hmm, I’ve just finished practicing my third Tai Chi session today: hands form and it was like a dog’s breakfast – scattered. I felt calm before I started but for the some reason my Chi was scattered. I forgot bits of the form which I have practiced hundreds of times over the years.
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Six days a week I practice my ’embrace the tree’ posture for 20 minutes and as soon as I finish I always feel I’ve achieved something worthwhile. From Monday to Friday I start practicing at 6.30am and on a Saturday, practice a bit later in the morning.
Extension and contraction, opening and closing, should be natural. From the Song of the 13 Postures
Well, that was a nice response I received after finishing a Chair Chi session for an aged care centre today. One elderly lady, who has limited English, and of an Italian background, applauded and shouted ‘Bravo, Bravo’. It felt good to be able to help her feel energised, as well as the other residents who […]
Here’s a way of relaxing the body when you are practicing standing postures such as Embrace the Tree. Scan your entire body and check for any tense muscles If you discover a tense muscle direct your attention to it and then breathe into it and exhale As you exhale, feel the muscle completely relax