The Dragon's Head Blog: 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 spine to bring the arms up. As I let go and dropped I could feel a calmness and then as I came up I could feel the energy coming up the spine and into the head and experienced what I have heard from an instructor about the arrow shooting out of the head.
My next experience of the strength of the internals came after a meeting with friends, where I both received and gave emotional support. It left me feeling quite drained emotionally so as soon as I got home, I started my tai chi practice. Sending out the hands with intention and bringing them back. I had this incredible sensation in my stomach as if I was pulling energy into me. Then again, as I opened the arms and took them back, relaxing as they came forward and up, all the muscles from my groin up to my chest pulled up. It was amazing and when I had finished practice, I felt as if I had been massaged internally.
Talks on Saturdays and Mondays and sketches of the Meridians and Dantiens helped me understand what I had been so lucky to experience.
I have gained so much from my private practice, not just physically but emotionally as well. What a wonderful gift Master Moy gave us. Jane