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Cultivating Healthy Habits

Cultivating Healthy Habits

Living with agoraphobia and social anxiety as I do, the regular virtual meetings along with my daily Taoist Tai Chi® practice have become an extremely vital part of managing my mental health and  staying positive and balanced. I find great strength and resilience in connecting with Fung Loy Kok Institute of TaoismTM  through teachings, encouragement […]
My World Opens with Taoist Tai Chi® Practice

My World Opens with Taoist Tai Chi® Practice

As we have embarked on self-practice over these past months, I have been practicing  Taoist Tai Chi® arts every day. It has become one of my favourite daily activities. I am a teacher, and before my classes resumed, I was enjoying my practice outside in beautiful settings: under big trees, beside lakes, on a gravel […]
Consistency

Consistency

I have been steadily working on posture and voice. I do the chanting on my knees, giving me a straighter spine. Today, doing the long chant, I finally felt more power from the lower dantien and a stronger voice. But the surprise bonus from the chanting was during the standing jongs that I practiced afterward: […]
Self-Practice is Self-Care

Self-Practice is Self-Care

Self-practice has been a struggle for me. My husband spent eight weeks in hospital after February 29th, and passed away in early May. During that time my focus was on him, not myself. I have found the chanting and Zoom meetings invaluable to my mental health. Not only are they very educational, they also make […]
Internal Universe, External Universe

Internal Universe, External Universe

As I continue my regular attendance at our Saturday sessions, I have been encouraged to concentrate on my daily Taoist Tai Chi® practice. There is a feeling inside of a natural order being restored.  As tension eases in my muscles I feel that my body wants to become properly aligned. My focus and energy improve. […]
Feeling the Daily Practice

Feeling the Daily Practice

  My daily practice of Taoist Tai Chi® arts started in earnest some years ago with a danyu challenge. I added two sets of 108 movements soon after classes were suspended.  I always tracked the numbers of danyus and sets on my calendar. I know the practice benefits me in so many ways including helping […]
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 […]
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