by Rick Barrett | Jan 1, 2023 | Healing, Taiji
Learning to make a clean intention takes practice. It is a skill that does not come easily for everyone. If you don’t exercise your power of intention throughout the year, you may not be in shape to make it stick on January 1. It’s like entering that 5K race after spending the year eating Cheetohs on the couch.
by Rick Barrett | Sep 30, 2022 | Event Recaps
Tai Chi Alchemy continues to provide a safe space to explore “What else is possible?” It is a pop-up Brigadoon where our personal armor can be parked at the door to free us to Meet with our whole being and feel the joy and wonder of participating in this crazy business of being human.
by Rick Barrett | Aug 22, 2022 | Taiji
Big movements allow us to bring a magnifying glass to all the little components, stuff that might get overlooked otherwise.
by Rick Barrett | Jul 26, 2022 | Taiji, Three Pillars
In Part 1 of “An Jin: The “Push of No Push,” I broke down Jin and what makes it so powerful. I then explained the mysterious An Jin, the “push of no push,” and how it needs both Song and Fang to work. This post gets right down to how to train it.
by Rick Barrett | Jul 26, 2022 | Taiji, Three PillarsMy teacher, Grandmaster William C. C. Chen, would often speak of the “punch of no punch” and the “push of no push.” It was his ironic way of saying that the power of the punch or push didn’t come from crude muscular force. What made it work didn’t translate...