It’s been a very busy Tai Chi week.
I ran seven workshops and one short introduction on Tai Chi at a primary school.
The workshops are based on my ‘Pozitive Kidz are happy kidz’ program which focuses on building self-esteem from a Tai Chi perspective.
It was fun watching the prep students crack up laughing with my ‘teethy’ prop and ‘monkey brain’ explanation regarding self talk.
I’ve run these workshops for several years and learned earlier that teaching children Tai Chi in a traditional way is almost impossible.
They get too impatient and bored.
So I bring in my props, play games and use humour to teach and emphasise simple techniques they can do easily and quickly if they feel either stressed or lethargic.
It’s not boring because I never know what mood a class is in or what level of energy they have until I am standing in front of them.
So I have to quickly assess what needs to be done to capture their attention and maintain their enthusiasm.
And the best way to do that is to have my own Yin Yang energies balanced so my Chi can flow smoothly.
How do I do that?
I focus on having fun!