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Making room for practice

Making room for practice

  I use the different rooms in the house for my tai chi practice – The loft room… holding on the bannister I do snakes. Standing in front of large mirror in the bedroom… I can check on what I’m actually doing with the Tor Yus and the foundation exercises, interspersed with Dan Yus. The […]
You’ll never walk alone

You’ll never walk alone

  The first couple of months of 2020 had brought a number of difficult issues for close friends and family, all of whom  looked to me for physical and emotional support. Each one needed totally different skills and all together were a difficult mix. But, having discovered Taoist Tai Chi a couple of years ago, […]
Putting health first

Putting health first

Since  ‘chanting for the world’ on Saturday, I’ve been thinking about the new challenge of engaging consistently with my practice. I am lucky that I have space both inside and out, but I am limited by time. I definitely want to do some tai chi before the working day starts, but it keeps getting dropped. I […]
A Three Day Retreat in Isolation

A Three Day Retreat in Isolation

Cultivating self-discipline with Taoist Tai ChiTM arts Lockdown does not suit me, and after a few weeks of only leaving the house for a bit of exercise and shopping, I was beginning to feel like a caged tiger. Each day I was doing a Tai Chi set, the foundations, and the Dan Yu challenge, but […]
A beginner’s perspective on practicing alone

A beginner’s perspective on practicing alone

Scott started his Taoist Tai Chi journey with a beginners weekend last year. When classes were suspended earlier this year due to COVID-19,  he initially thought he was craving further instruction, and missing doing the set as part of a group. “Taoist Tai ChiTM arts have become a pretty big part of my life in […]
Straight to the goal!

Straight to the goal!

                          While we are all trying to deepen our personal practice and staying home, we were touched by the inspiring testimony of the members from the group “Five Fingers” (a group that has been practicing Taoist Tai Chi for three years), in Livorno, […]
Chanting at 2 am – ‘I was transported to another world’

Chanting at 2 am – ‘I was transported to another world’

New Zealand has been in a strict lockdown for a month – some participants have shared photos and reflections on their Taoist Tai Chi practice during this time. “At 2.00 am on Sunday morning (New Zealand time) I was fortunate and honoured to tune into the chanting organised by Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism […]
Keep practicing. Stay strong.

Keep practicing. Stay strong.

  Sandy Cunningham, Dunedin, Florida Branch, is also a nurse at a very busy hospital, but found a brief moment to cultivate stillness.  She inspires us to keep practicing.  
Lantern Festival – International Centre

Lantern Festival – International Centre

Recently we were asked, “how can we take better care of the Taoist Tai Chi® arts?”   This year, as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary, there are opportunities to reflect on the uniqueness of our teachings. The International Centre in Canada, in the winter, offered a ‘quiet’ that seems harder to find in the bustle of everyday […]
California Branch Attends Live Strong Health Expo

California Branch Attends Live Strong Health Expo

The California Branch Our goal is 50 Taoist Tai Chi®  demonstrations for the 50th anniversary of the Society. We joined over 40 other vendors at the annual Live Strong Health Expo at the Concord Senior Citizen Center and were able to share the health benefits of our practice with many of the 400+ attendees. We […]
Florida Keys Branch Intensive

Florida Keys Branch Intensive

The Taoist Tai Chi® Florida Keys Branch recently welcomed almost 75 participants to a Saturday Intensive at the Key Largo location. The intensive was attended by participants from both the Greater Miami and Gold Coast Branches, most of whom remained to share a delicious lunch with their Florida Keys friends. 
Portland, Oregon Hosts National Program

Portland, Oregon Hosts National Program

The Taoist Tai Chi® Portland Branch held a National Program February 29th and March 1st hosting 82 eager participants from as far east as Massachusetts, as far south as Texas and as far north as Alaska and Canada. We were told to “forget the form” and focus instead on expanding and contracting our spines, loading the feet, and […]
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