Tuesday, 29 January 2013

One Energy

The most important "energy" to develop is Ward Off or Peng.

This permeates the entire body and is contained in everything. I am not talking about a specific posture but an internal energetic experience.

To begin with we hold a posture to support the energy and become fixated, to some extent, with body mechanics and alignment. And this is fine because we need to start with something.

But then ,as you develop, this changes to the energy supporting the posture.

Monday, 14 January 2013

Tai Chi Weekends

If you are a beginner interested in Tai Chi and want to experience a taste,then look no further than Andy and Denise Spragg.

Their website is www.re-vitalise.co.uk and here is a clip from one of the weekends with Andy and myself. I no longer teach on these weekends but they were great fun with some fantastic people.

We were on the Heaven and Earth show on BBC1 which was an experience in itself,seeing how everything was filmed out of synch!

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Underlying Tension

If you think you are relaxed,then most likely you are not.

Relaxation goes much deeper than some kind of external letting go.

We all carry underlying tension and it is important to realise this and work to let go.

The superior tai chi practitioner will feel the other's underlying tension and be able to exploit it in application.

Investigate relaxation. Then investigate it again.