21st Annual Tai Chi Alchemy. Part 2

What an incredible weekend! We soared so high, it has taken me a couple of weeks to come down enough to write about it. So much of the really important stuff that happens at TCA is too insubstantial to put into words. Things like that blaze of light when a total...

Sincerity?

The mind and body have an absolute ruler, and that is principle (li); ching, ch’i, and spirit have an absolute ruler, and that is sincerity. Sincerity is the way of heaven, and he who is sincere follows the way of humanity. Both of these are inextricably bound...

Gongfu: Thinking, Feeling, Being

Gongfu is doing something diligently over time. A gongfu involves time because true learning is not just adopting a new set of beliefs. It reaches down to the cellular level, and re-writes the operating code of your body-mind. It takes time to implement structural...

Moving as One

Whenever one moves, the entire body must be light and lively, and must above all be connected throughout.  Taijiquan Jing (attributed to Zhang San Fang, translated by Barbara Davis) One of the most important elements of taijiquan is that the whole body must...