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The fog has lifted

The fog has lifted

Before the pandemic I did not practice every day and when I did, it was in most cases for physical reasons. When the confinement began I felt fear, anguish and anxiety, I do not know in what order. I felt as if I had a fist inside that  imprisoned the viscera and did not leave […]
Surprising health benefits of Taoist Tai Chi

Surprising health benefits of Taoist Tai Chi

Thanks to the intense practice of Taoist Tai ChiTM arts such as we have been able to do since last May, after confinement, the significant visual disturbances from which I had been suffering for about a year and a half, disappeared. The ophthalmologist, who had planned an operation of cataracts this year put it off […]
THE POWER OF TAOIST TAI CHI

THE POWER OF TAOIST TAI CHI

    Life at the moment is full of emotion and grief and Taoist Tai ChiTM arts have been an absolute saviour. My first “light bulb” moment happened when I was doing A Danyu challenge.  I did forty danyus and then the next ten slowly, really concentrating in pushing with the feet and allowing the […]
AWARENESS ZOOM

AWARENESS ZOOM

On November 7, the day of the planned 50th Anniversary celebrations, we gathered from all four branches in Italy for an Awareness Zoom.  Once more aware of the power of Taoist Tai ChiTM arts, of not being alone, of sharing Master Moy’s wise teachings.   It has been such an opportunity to be happy together, to share experiences, to […]
Carry on regardless

Carry on regardless

I have been practicing Taoist Tai ChiTM arts for a number of years. I had been encouraged by a friend to give it a go, and I’m still giving it a go. One of the wonderful features of Taoist Tai Chi is that you are always ‘giving it a go’ you can never say that’s […]
Personal Reflections on Chanting

Personal Reflections on Chanting

“I noticed on the Saturday chanting that I was really opening up my jaws when chanting. Pronunciation is still lacking but my entire face was getting a workout. We don’t usually think about exercising head muscles when we practice our Tai Chi. This Saturday I found that the opening of the mouth was more pronounced […]
Praktyka chantingu

Praktyka chantingu

Praktyka chantingu To był mój drugi raz, gdy brałam udział w chantingu on-line. I takie wyzwanie! 60 stron! No pogubię się i co będzie!A tu wielka niespodzianka dla mnie samej – śpiewałam cały czas. Nie było żadnych problemów. Nawet jak internet się zawieszał to szło dalej gładko. Ale jest jeszcze jeden niezwykły dla mnie skutek. […]
Caring for ourselves and others

Caring for ourselves and others

To the Senior Leadership of Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism, thank you for all that you are doing to assist with our individual journeys to a deeper level of Taoist Tai Chi® practice.   In the last several months I have certainly found a deepening of my own practice and a clearer understanding that […]
Personal Stories – The Netherlands

Personal Stories – The Netherlands

Sitting on a chair doing my tai chi. In mid-July I fell off my bike and broke my left knee. Suddenly my life came to a standstill and took another direction. My life changed from being a very active person to having the pace of a snail. After Covid-19 arrived in The Netherlands in March […]
Personal Practice – USA

Personal Practice – USA

Solo practice has changed and deepened both my acceptance of change and my Taoist Tai Chi® practice.  It has been fascinating to notice how my daily practice changes.  It’s not “just the tai chi” but also where it fits in my life.  In the last week I have begun to do a whole set first thing […]
A journey starts with a single step…TRUST!

A journey starts with a single step…TRUST!

I’ve been doing Taoist Tai Chi for nearly 3 years and it’s the only thing I’ve found that really helps with my fibromyalgia symptoms, so during the pandemic it’s been important to keep up regular practice on my own. The weekly Zoom calls with my class have been very helpful with motivation to keep practising, […]
A happy constraint

A happy constraint

I must say that, until recently, I was not constant in my individual practice: a few exercises and only occasionally, given that our club was there for practicing with the others, so …The lockdown made it impossible to practice in a group and therefore practicing alone was the only option. It was a happy constraint […]
Reflections on practising alone together

Reflections on practising alone together

Going out to a Tai Chi class had been a staple of my weekly routine for so many years, I couldn’t imagine how it would feel without that physical link to the Society, the meeting with other members, and the practising together. I’ve always practised regularly at home, but I’ve now realised I’d been doing […]
Personal Practice – USA

Personal Practice – USA

The Joy of Tai Chi “Saturday morning chanting and discussions have been my source of Taoist Tai Chi ® practice during the pandemic. I appreciated encouraging words from the international leaders by sharing Master Moy and his teaching. I have a little deeper understanding of confidence, trust and less worry each time I listen.  And Tallahassee branch zoom meetings on […]
More lockdown discoveries…

More lockdown discoveries…

I took part in the danyu challenge and did over 2,500. I really enjoyed doing it and all my aches and pains vanished. One night just after I had completed the challenge I tripped over my big labrador dog and fell flat on my face. I am 65. I lay a minute waiting to see […]
Personal Practice in the Netherlands

Personal Practice in the Netherlands

In the beginning of the Corona lockdown I felt stressed and unsettled. In some ways, I was busier than ever with my family, struggling with limited energy, leaving me less and fragmented time to practice.  Participating for the first time in the “Chanting for the World” immediately calmed me down and made me very quiet. […]
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