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Welcome to the Barrie Tai Chi & Qigong Blog

Here you will find musings and thoughts that have made their way from the realm of mind into the cyber world. Kind of full circle if you think about it.

These blogs will cover all things Tai Chi & Qigong as well as a myriad of other ideas that might not be instantly associated with the internal arts, but as we all find out, everything is inter-connected. I hope you enjoy what I have to share.

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Iron Wrapped in Cotton

"When Taiji martial arts are in action, the external movements are extremely soft. However the internal mind and spirit, which are used to lead the Qi must be strong. When the mind is strong, the Qi led will be abundant and the power manifested will...

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Drop the Day

I often see students come to class and they bring their day with them. What I mean by this is that the past is sticking to them like stink on a dirty sock. Carrying around the stresses of the day is in no way a...

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You Can’t Change What You Don’t Notice

You can't change what you don't notice. Once you notice, a behavior, an attitude, a structural position, then you have the power to change it. Be willing to engage this process: "Notice. Question. Pursue an answer. Notice."Beginners get stuck at the first step of noticing something and...

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If the universe is you…

“Taiji philosophy eliminates dualism. If the universe is you, then everything the universe reveals is you. Therefore, you suffer if others suffer; you are happy if others are happy. This is the foundation of universal harmony and world peace. Only after you achieve this realization...