Here’s the view I’m looking at when I practice my Tai Chi form in one of my favourite spots in the Tim Neville Arboretum in Boronia, about twenty minutes from where I live.
My toughest Tai Chi experience? Nicking my head with the guard of my Sabre and drawing blood during a demonstration in front of 60 secondary school students? No. Holding a workshop in a library with some participants spilling into the aisles where I couldn’t see them due to the lack of room? No. Presentating an […]
In Tai Chi the Yi (mind) leads the Chi (energy). In other words, when you are doing your form your mind which involves your attention and intention should initiate a movement. Using this concept avoids the problem of moving from posture to posture aimlessly. And if you move without the Yi leading the Chi then […]
It’s been raining for the past few days here so I haven’t had a chance to practice my Tai Chi form outside. Today I’ll practice the form indoors. The difficulty is that I’ve haven’t enough clear space to practice the entire form continously. So rather than miss out on my scheduled training session I’ll go […]
After this morning’s Tai Chi hands form practice it’s time to get out my electronic kitchen clock. I’ve noticed my time for completing the long form varies according to when I practice. Afternoon sessions are shorter than a morning session. Usually I complete the form between 15-20 minutes. More often closer to the 15 minute […]