Our Tai Chi blog and Qigong blog covers all facets of the internal arts including the physical, emotional, mental, energetic and spiritual.

Essential Understanding

Essential Understanding   Empty yourself of everything This line denotes a sense of self. An individual. Me. I. I am. Ego. Unlike many wisdom traditions I see the ego is an essential tool of the human being. We show up on this plane of existence with our “ego bag” empty and then as we move along […]

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The Paradox of Wuji

The Paradox of Wuji   The Tao that can be spoken is not the eternal Tao The name that can be named is not the eternal name The nameless is the origin of Heaven and Earth The named is the mother of myriad things Thus, constantly without desire, one observes its essence Constantly with desire, […]

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True Essence of Practice

True Essence of Practice I received an email this week from a new student in Spain who was inquiring about Ba Duan Jin details. He asked if the form “Pull the Bow” should start on one side or the other and then he referred to my demo video in which I start different forms on […]

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Everything Happens For a Reason

Everything Happens For a Reason Synchronicity is a termed coined by the late Carl Yung, a psychiatrist and psychotherapist who had an immense contribution to those of us who look inside. Jung believed that experiential events should not just be looked at based on cause (I joined tai chi because I saw an advertisement and thought […]

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Inner Alchemy

I was emailing with a distance student this week and he was inquiring about inner alchemy and how to go about learning this practice. I responded that I currently do not have a formal in-studio or online course dedicated to inner alchemy but the idea of creating one has peaked my interest. I always say […]

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Tai Chi is not about the forms…

Tai Chi is not about the forms…   So many people come to Tai Chi because they see someone doing form work in the park or on TV and think, hey that’s kind of cool, I could do that, seems relaxing. This mindset is absolutely fine and Tai Chi gained a lot of popularity because […]

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