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...
The Three Treasures

The Three Treasures

I often get asked, “Why do you choose to use the number three when teaching exercises and repeating movements 3, 6, 9 times?” Below I have listed a few personal reasons and also about The Three Treasures. Personal Reasons The number three symbolizes the trinity....
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...
Give Yourself Love

Give Yourself Love

It’s Valentines Day,  and it seems to be another commercial holiday … have you noticed how much the same flowers you bought a week ago are now twice as much? Here’s a concept, give to yourself first. Instead of trying to please everyone else, give to yourself first....
Aligning to My Center

Aligning to My Center

In my personal practice and with students, we have been pondering the question, “How does it feel to align to my center?” Physical Alignment When we begin standing practice in Tai Chi and Qigong we connect to the earth through our feet and stand shoulder width (wu chi...

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