THE ART OF TAI CHI BLOG
Ideas For Healing
You and your body can accommodate an influx of additional energy over time, more energy than you can consume. When this happens, your body can transform itself into a vehicle that is unconditioned by space and time.
Tai Chi can improve your symptoms of chronic fatigue. It can relieve your pain. It can improve your sleep quality and it might help your low spirits. It can definitely improve your quality of life.
Tai Chi meditation requires you to learn two skills. Tai Chi is about mindfulness meditation. It’s also about movement meditation. Mindfulness is about being present. It’s about resting in the here and now, and being fully engaged…
Yin-Yang is about working together, complementing each other, emphasizing one thing for the greater good, and enhancing each other. This is coherence and balance in life. There’s no more “us versus them” mentality, and your SPIRIT can be intact.
Chi provides the energy needed to support your body function. It supports your body temperature, maintains structure and strength in your organs and keeps metabolism constant. If your chi does not flow, then there’s a blockage in your body. This blockage is another term for stagnation.
There is such a thing as not getting enough exercise, which is underdosing and getting too much, which is overdosing. So the Dao tells us, and the Dao is nature – nature tells us that extremes are no good.
When you do Tai Chi movements, they may be small, they may be slow, but it’s humbling. You feel alive. You have feelings of abundance because at this moment of time, you are truly present and you are feeling what you’re feeling now, not what you felt a day ago or a week ago…
When your energy is clear and free-flowing throughout your body, then you’re in perfectly good health. When your energy is not free-flowing throughout the body, then there are blockages that may be in the way to prevent your internal organs from receiving the nourishment they need to perform.
Your mind is out of control. It wants to tell its own story and not the story that you want it to tell. How can you stop the monkey mind from spinning and circling? Begin with being aware of your thoughts, observe them, then understand how your thoughts lead you to certain behaviors.
Tai Chi helps you to become aware of your breath and brings you to an inner journey inside the body, away from any external conditions that you may be facing. Breath awareness is a key element to your health and wellbeing.
Bodily energy is divided into two types. One is yin energy, which is calm and sedated in nature. The other is yang energy, which is stimulative and tonic in nature. Both have to be in balance for you to have a good night’s sleep.
When you do Tai Chi, you do it nice and slow, but your breathing is also slow. This helps you to reduce blood pressure. It helps you to dilate blood vessels and improves your circulation so that it can calm the nervous system.
When you learn Tai Chi, the movements never go to 110% – in fact, you stay at about 80% of your maximum range of motion. You want to avoid the extremes of movement or activity.
Spirituality is something that people are starting to think can prevent illness and can assist in treatments. There is a connection between spiritual factors and health outcomes because spirituality is medicine and the more you practice spirituality, the more it becomes therapeutic.
Tai Chi is an inner journey. It’s an inner journey where you explore uncharted, unfamiliar terrain. It may feel uncomfortable that you are in the unknown, however, this is where you’re able to create, and expand.
Self-preservation is a sense of protection, a way to survive. To use this as a means of survival, you have to use gravity. Gravity is related to the fundamental instinct of self-preservation in human beings. You are rooted because of gravity.
The other day, I was told by someone who I just met that I was rounded. I had a round energy about me. There is certain roundness about me, she explained.
If you just go through the motions without feeling your hands, then Tai Chi would not be beneficial to you. It’s more important to learn to feel than it is to learn where your hands go. And to do that, you must learn to let go.
The human experience is processed by three components – the mind, heart and body. We observe with the mind. We feel with the heart. We live in the world through the body. These three components work together to make you an individual – one with the universe.
Taoists observed that we are a part of a larger universe where we can learn from it to live a better, longer and fulfilling life. When we are in, under or around water, we are in a relaxed state. We feel connected to the universe. Our thoughts change, they lead us to happiness.
When you lose focus, you start to question your purpose. You may feel hopeless and even trapped. Well, I am here to show you where you can find your path through life. I am going to put you in touch with who you are, the individual you, the only YOU that matters.
If you do not improve your balance, you increase your chances of having a fall. You have to be careful because you lose balance as you age or each time you catch a disease. And if you think this only happens to older people, then I would advise you to start preparing for fall prevention NOW.
Today, I am going to give you the inside scoop on breathing deeply. It’s important because you breathe in air and air is considered to be one of the primary sources of energy. Your energy is depleted through daily living…
Mind and body coordination is important to have if we want to perform efficiently. This coordination ensures that we waste no energy. Therefore, when we do things slowly we are able to maintain our energy levels throughout the course of the day.