Thursday, 13 February 2020

Exercise for the Spine and Shoulder Blades


This is an old clip but it's a great exercise to work on sinuosity in the spine and loosen the shoulder blades 




Friday, 7 February 2020

The eyes

Love this


the-handbook-continued-eyes

San Ti Shi - Core Stability

Really good article about standing in San Ti posture

Taoist Standing Practice

When shifting...


When shifting weight from leg to leg, relax the hip in the weighted leg so you sink into the other one.

In this way you do not disperse the kinetic energy by bobbing up and down or by just shifting laterally.

Sunday, 2 February 2020

Reclaiming the Scapula


Over on the Thoughts on Tai Chi blog there is this very interesting post on the scapula. Freeing up the shoulder blades is an essential part of Tai Chi so the energy can come up and through the back and not from the hands.

reclaiming-the-scapula-with-tai-chi-chuan

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

RIP - Barefoot Doctor passes away

Stephen Russell, aka the Barefoot Doctor, has passed away.

He was originally a student of my late teacher John Kells and reunited with him a few years ago to explore John's work. He called John his personal "Yoda" and was instrumental in helping him to do a session on Hay House radio.

His website is barefootdoctorworld.com