Mon, 30 April 2012
When learning qigong or Tai Chi, people are often either more tuned into to energy or to their physical bodies. I asked my first qigong and Tai Chi teacher, Energy Arts Senior Instructor and founder of Brookline Tai Chi, Bill Ryan to explain why this is.
More importantly, Bill teaches you how to navigate the experiences of developing your internal energy, regardless of how you first become aware of them. It turns out, you're probably already more tuned in than you think.
If you are very sensitive to energy, Bill also has some great advice about how to become more grounded and balanced.
Read more about Qigong with Bill Ryan.
Wed, 11 April 2012
One thing that's been on my mind since Bruce was here teaching a Push Hands Intensive is what it means to follow instructions in your training. He basically laid out a year or longer curriculum during a week. What do you come away with? What should you practice? How do you reconcile "downloading" a whole curriculum at once vs. really upacking it and learning to use it over the next year.
These are interesting problems to have, right?
Wed, 4 April 2012
When you spend a month training Tai Chi 10-12 hours a day, what happens when you go home? What does it feel like several months later when your life has returned to normal? Is it a let down? Do you need to be inspired again to continue your training?
What have you continued to discover about your practice? How has the intensive training infused your teaching?
I sat down with several Energy Arts Tai Chi instructors to discuss these issues for Episode 3 of Qigong Radio. Here’s what they had to say. Since we were all together for a Push Hands training, designed to be a follow-up to the Short Form training, we also talked about the ways we were seeing connections between the two topics.
Read more about Tai Chi Intensives.