The Dragon's Head Blog
First Taoist Tai Chi™ retreats in Europe since the pandemic
First Taoist Tai Chi™ retreats in Europe since the pandemic A sequence of Taoist Tai Chi™ retreats were held in the Southern European Center in Madrid. Participants from all over Europe gathered together and shared Mr Moy’s teachings about the Tao. The hall was alive with the vibrant joy of meeting old and new friends […]
What does Chanting give me?
Before starting a chanting session, a feeling of stillness and calm invades me. This feeling of tranquility, but at the same time of strength, remains afterwards. I usually practice on my knees. This position helps me release my hips (in the sitting position is where I get the most pain from trochanteritis) and I have […]
The best out of the worst
During the first months of self-practice, I was practicing very high Don-Yus. This allowed me to relax a lot the cervical and lumbar area. By spending so many hours working in front of the computer, they were parts of the body very vulnerable to pain. I managed to incorporate the 50 Don-Yus into my daily […]
Opportunities through Adversity
The adversity of this time of pandemic has given me the opportunity to realize the importance of being conscious and consistent, both in the practice of tai chi, as in the zoom and chanting sessions. Sharing all this gives way to words and emotions, such as: consistency, patience, awareness, connection, attention, observation, letting go and […]
Growing through the pandemic
My experience these past nine months has been of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual growth. On March 13th we were confined. I have a 12-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl with special needs, quite an experience. I would get up at 6 in the morning to practice Tai Chi. It was my moment of peace, […]
I’m grateful to the Society
I am 75 years old. I have been doing tai chi for seven years, but a year ago I had to stop attending classes because I am taking care of my husband, with senile dementia. Thanks to the years that I have been doing tai chi, today I can say that I am doing quite […]
Devoting time to improve my health
I had been practicing more or less regularly, but I did it as a kind of homework: I practiced what I had seen at a class, at a workshop or a correction I had received. Lockdown began and with it my fear of getting infected, the uncertainty about the future and sadness about what was […]
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 […]
All Souls Festival 2019
Master Moy taught us to honor the living and the dead, to promote cultural exchange, and to help others. The All Souls Festivals of 2019 has given the opportunity to express all of these aims. Around the world, participants gathered to engage in something greater than themselves. We chanted, prepared plaques honoring the deceased, folded […]
Ending the five-day workshop in the Southern European Center
We are in the last two days of this five-day workshop in Madrid. Today the weekend participants have joined. We have worked on the understanding of the Dan-yus with an emphasis on timing.
Continuing the International Program at the Southern European Center
We continue on the international program in the Southern European Center, we continue to deepen our understanding of the Taoist arts with the same varied and complete program: breakfast; Fung Loy Kok; lunch; Tai Chi; Dinner; Lok Hup.
International Program at the Southern European Center
Amazing starting day of the international program at the Southern European Center. We started with a Chanting session, followed by sitting meditation and two Tai Chi sets. After lunch we continued with a Tai Chi session, and after dinner it was time for Lok Hup. In short, Fung Loy Kok, Tai Chi and Lok Hup […]
Spanish quince for Florida
One more autumn, an enthusiastic group of Spanish members have prepared 125 containers of sweet quince “Florida”. More than 30 kilos contributed by members to which we have added sugar and a lot of love. Buy or reserve your container now! Remember that the funds raised will go to the project of the International Center […]
Demonstrations at the Zafiro Palma Marathon – Mallorca – Spain
Members of the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Spain in the Balearic Islands, who collaborated with the Zafiro Palma Marathon, had the pleasure of performing demonstrations of TaoistTai ChiTM arts at the foot of the Cathedral of Palma and the Palace of s’Almudaina.
Special day in Mallorca (Spain)
To finish the summer classes in Mallorca (Spain) we have organized a special day starting with a workshop customizing t-shirts and another workshop of Mahjong, then a Tai Chi class, and finishing with a special dinner with shared food. It has been very interesting and sure we will repeat it.
Meeting of Instructors in Madrid, Spain
We performed a demonstration of Taoist Tai Chi® arts, including Lok Hup Ba Fa, Sabre and also did a dragon dance in the centre of Madrid during the meeting of instructors from Spain, Portugal and Italy. Nearly one hundred people had the opportunity to deepen the knowledge of these arts. This is the dragon dance […]
Workshop in the Southern European Centre in Madrid
On the last day of the international tai chi workshop in the Southern European Centre (Madrid) we reviewed the concepts and movements practiced during the week. We would like to thank Andrew Hung, the workshop leader, for his input and helping us take our tai chi to a more internal level.
Workshop in the Southern European Centre
On the fourth day of the international tai chi workshop in the Southern European Centre in Madrid, Spain, twenty more members have joined us to participate during the weekend. We have reviewed the concepts worked the previous days, especially the balance and the circular movement (in turn, in spiral, in arc, etc.) and we visualized […]
A Helping of Tai Chi and Paella in Madrid, Spain
On the third day of the international cai chi workshop in the Southern European Centre in Madrid we started by remembering the importance of getting a great opening through the whole set. We have also worked on the turning in the final part of the set, and in danyus, all focusing on roundness. In the […]
Taoist Chants in the Southern European Centre
We started the second day of the International Tai Chi Workshop in the Southern European Centre in Madrid with Taoist chanting. Then we applied the principles discussed the day before (turns, arcs, expansion, etc.) to the first moves of the set and also worked on the “fan penetrates through the back” move. We also shared […]