Expand into Stillness

Expand into Stillness

I have rewritten this article a few times, mostly because my energy has been really up and down. Which at times, has me second guessing myself. Please know that I am learning right by your side about all the concepts I share. I am far from a master at any of them, I...
The Cloud and the Dune

The Cloud and the Dune

  Paulo Coelho has been my one of my favorite authors since, The Alchemist. He wrote this and posted it on FaceBook, and I wanted to share it with you all. Its essence is tai chi, but then again I believe life is tai chi. __________   A young cloud was born...
Live Life with the 70% Rule

Live Life with the 70% Rule

In the practice of Qigong / T’ai Chi, I remind students to use the 70% rule. Seventy-percent extension when extending their arms, 70% when stretching, when moving their legs into bow-stance [70% front leg, 30% back leg], a 70% effort. My Sifu explains that T’ai Chi is...
Expand and Integrate

Expand and Integrate

I remember hearing these two words together in a yoga class taught by Brooke. She was having us focus on our breath, inhaling expansion and exhaling integration. Since then, I have been pondering what these two words mean to me. They are very T’ai Chi in essence, but...
Alignment and then…

Alignment and then…

I have been pondering this concept of alignment the past few months. Sharing it with students in class, reminding them to find their center alignment first within their body before they move into the next posture. When we find our alignment physically it makes it...

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