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Release of Stress, Peace and Ease through Practice

Release of Stress, Peace and Ease through Practice

I have become more interested in the internal alchemy and have been reading The Path of Dual Cultivation. I am noticing the feelings in my body, the release of stress, and allowing things to come to me without expectation. -Pearl, British Columbia *** I have a mood disorder for which I take medication.  I find […]
Remembering to Let Go

Remembering to Let Go

When the coronavirus pandemic caused the lockdown, we were asked to stay strong and keep practicing Taoist Tai Chi® arts.  I did one or two sets daily, but this felt incomplete. Then Saturday morning chanting was introduced. Initially, I didn’t think I could do it. I got lost in the words and almost gave up. […]
Practicing Stillness: Stories #11

Practicing Stillness: Stories #11

A part of my Taoist Tai Chi® practice right from the start has been done in the kitchen. My Beginning Instructor encouraged us to do don-yus while waiting for the kettle to boil. I thought about her words for probably ten years, always in my ears every time I entered the kitchen, but I don’t […]
Profound Stillness

Profound Stillness

In the afternoons I often go out to a large grassy field where I have room to do sets and long uninterrupted rows of a move. However the mainstay of my individual practice is dan yus and tor yus each morning in my tiny kitchen where I can use the lines on the floor to […]
Discovering Joy and Connection

Discovering Joy and Connection

Before classes were suspended in early March, it had been difficult for me to establish a daily practice. However, I am finding now that it is not a struggle to practice daily; instead I feel such joy and peace in the movements. I am noticing my spine, my tailbone, I feel my arms responding to […]
Healing with the Taoist Tai Chi® Arts

Healing with the Taoist Tai Chi® Arts

When I started the Taoist Tai Chi® arts four years ago, my knees were sore on occasion especially if I tried to kneel down.  Gradually, as I came to class twice a week at the beginning and learned the movements in the set, my knees improved and I happily added an extra class to my week. […]
Practicing Stillness

Practicing Stillness

When I feel tired after a day of hard work I want to sit down and rest. Instead I do my Taoist Tai Chi®️ arts practice and the tiredness goes away and I feel energized. -Remi, British Columbia *** Standing meditation helps me find a feeling of stillness and balance in these difficult times. -Marlene, […]
Practicing Stillness

Practicing Stillness

Strengthening my intention to practice required creating space in my daily schedule, my mind-body-heart, and also a pathway in my living room. -Wendy, British Columbia *** Over the past eighteen months, there has been so much turmoil in my family. It is unrelenting, at times very scary, and I can feel afraid, unbalanced, full of […]
Ma pratique personnelle me donne un ancrage puissant

Ma pratique personnelle me donne un ancrage puissant

Habituellement ma pratique personnelle est nourrie par les instructions que je reçois dans mes classes et dans les retraites taoïstes auxquelles je participe : Mes devoirs.  Ma première réaction à la suite de l’annonce du confinement a été la peur de me tarir et de ne plus progresser dans mon apprentissage.  Les semaines passent et […]
Practicing Stillness: Stories #5

Practicing Stillness: Stories #5

  It is so affirming to know that I have such a great tool for improving my own health at my fingertips. When I feel anxious, my practice can ground me and I feel empowered. When I am feeling bored, a set results in a lightness of heart and I am buoyed. Anywhere, anytime, it […]
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