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A Chinese monk once said, "When the mind is transparent and pure and reflective like the mirrored like surface of the water, there will be nothing in this world you will dislike. When it is serene as a light breeze in the sunshine, there will be no one you would like to forget. "
There are many variations of Qigong and Tai Chi. Tai Chi Chih was developed by Justin Stone. I took a class TTC at the YMCA. I wanted to learn more about how energy was cultivated. I was trained in ballet and found the movements quite different. I felt more freedom of movement. There is no pushing or shoving, stress or trying to do it exactly right. Movement are soft, slow, meditative, and calming. Relax and breathe. Everyone moves at their own pace. In time the movements become easier and our understanding becomes deeper.
Soon after beginning Tai chi Chih class, I came home to find I was locked out of the house. I used some of the principles of Tai Chi Chih to open the window and climb inside. I used shifted my weight (the yin and yang) and moved from my dantien or center below the navel. The movements and principles you learn while practicing Tai Chi, Qigong, or Tai Chi Chih will be with you a lifetime and help you maneuver through your day more easily. Tai Chi follows the path of least resistance. You can discover where you hold your tension and relax those areas. You can perform the movements standing, sitting or lying down.
Want to understand more about Tai chi chih?
Here is a very informative interview about Tai Chi Chih
Here is a directory to find a Tai Chi Chih class near you.
You can search by country, state and city.
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