Having fun is an important part of learning T’ai Chi. Indeed, many T’ai Chi practitioners refer to T’ai Chi practice as “playing T’ai Chi” and T’ai Chi participants as “players.” Our goals must extend beyond mastering a series of physical postures. Our group seeks more. We want to integrate T’ai Chi principles and lessons into […]
Resting/Starting Position: body relaxed, feet shoulder-width apart, shoulders down, neck back, back straight as if suspended from the top of the head, tail bone tucked under. Return to Resting Position: circle and raise arms with elbows relaxed and palms facing upwards; when hands reach shoulder-height, turn palms downwards and bring finger tips together in front […]
This video is great! Sifu Mike Pekor of Long Island, New York explains and demonstrates the total body movements of Cheng man-Ching’s short form. This form is the traditional Cheng man-Ching’s “T’ai Chi in 37 postures” we do at All Good T’ai Chi. This short form is basically Yang style with a few modifications: It […]
T’ai Chi for Kids Move Like the Animals by Stuart Alve Olson is an enchanting book for children, grandchildren, and all ages. The images illustrate the names of eight common T’ai Chi poses and help in learning the form. On the cover is “White Crane Cools its Wings.” From the author: “I probably should have […]
Movement, Relaxation, Stress Reduction, Healing Kirk Talbott and Kathryn von Rautenfeld discuss the journey of following a T’ai Chi practice.