Mon, 27 August 2012
As you cultivate the mind-body benefits of Tai Chi, you will likely focus on solo training and interactive two-person practices like Pushing Hands.
There's a third kind of Tai Chi training, though, that will make the link between the other two stronger, Tai Chi Equipment Training.
Using stones, balls, disks, belts, and other objects you find in nature, you can develop important attributes of the Tai Chi body and mind.
Renown teacher and multiple-time national Push Hands champion Don Ethan Miller explains how to go about using objects to enhance your training in this episode.
Direct download: QR_Ep12_Don_Ethan_Miller_Tai_Chi_Equipment_Training.mp3
Category:Qigong -- posted at: 5:00am EDT
Mon, 6 August 2012
I'm posting this episode on my annual summer retreat/vacation/recharge, where I assess my practice and teaching from the past year and plan courses for the coming year.
This year, in the midst of big changes at Brookline Tai Chi, I've been wondering a lot about the way qigong practice informs your encounters with change in other areas of your life.
Of course, I always like to think that there's a strong connection, but this year everyone at Brookline Tai Chi is truly testing whether the art of smooth change in the classroom manifests itself in real life as well.