If it Doesn’t Follow Nature – It’s Out of Taichi

If it Doesn’t Follow Nature – It’s Out of Taichi

“As humans, we try to change everything outside of us to accommodate ourselves, rather than accommodate ourselves to follow nature. In Taichi, we try to stay in harmony with the boundaries of nature. Why? We learn that when we overreach or try to destroy nature...
Taichi Has No Finish Line

Taichi Has No Finish Line

One thing that separates the study of Taichi from most pursuits in Western culture is its endless nature: there is always more to experience, more to practice, more to learn. This concept of endless progress is the secret to Taichi’s appeal over the centuries in...
Exercise Your Internal Life Force

Exercise Your Internal Life Force

“Why do Taichi? Every day, gravity wants to pull you down, so your internal force has to push back up and out.” Master Waysun Liao   Our life energy is a force inside of us that keeps us in balance with the forces of nature. One of the forces of nature...
Building Awareness with Taichi and Tao Gong

Building Awareness with Taichi and Tao Gong

One of the many reasons we do Taichi is to build and extend our sensitivity and awareness to what is going on outside of ourselves. In our regular everyday lives, we can be very distracted both by what is going on around us, and by our own chaotic thoughts. Taichi...
The Sweet Spot in Taichi

The Sweet Spot in Taichi

Too Much Equals Too Little  One of Master Liao’s favorite Taichi principles is: “Too much equals too little.”  You can use too much strength, practice too much, force yourself into a low stance that’s uncomfortable to you, and quickly find...
Life Energy is Your Chief Physician!

Life Energy is Your Chief Physician!

“Our original life energy is working as our chief physician every second of every day, desperately trying to balance our body and restore our health. It is struggling to communicate with us, to tell us what we need to do so we can help ourselves. The trouble is...