THE ART OF TAI CHI BLOG
Ideas For Healing
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.