There is a Form based on the ‘Thirteen Postures,’ and a number of videos on YouTube showing people demonstrating that form. As I plan to introduce that form in class, I’m including here links to a couple of them: There are significant differences in the way the different players perform the forms, but both provide … More A Form for the Thirteen Postures
I’ve been thinking about the terminology around the ’13’ things in tai chi, variously called ‘postures,’ ‘energies,’ ‘principles,’ ‘gates,’ ‘stances,’ ‘movements,’ ‘techniques,’ ‘kinetic movements,’ ‘tactics,’ ‘powers,’ … Sometimes, in the literature, they mean the same thing, and sometimes different things.
The Sunday Times this weekend profiled headspace.com, a mindfulness / mediation app from what seems to be a fast-growing company. I quite like some of the meditation / relaxation exercises I’ve used over the years – generally progressive relaxation exercises.
I like this is article, with all credit to its author and publisher, for its discussion of the meaning of relaxation in tai chi – Importance of Song
I was pleased to find myself on the cover of Glyn’s book.
We had a great turnout for the Tai Chi World Record Event in aid of Breakthrough breast cancer research, instigated and organised by Re-Vitalise Tai Chi. We were seventeen people altogether – from the Lambeth College Adult Education classes, relatives, friends and visitors from as far afield as Hawaii. Over £80 was pledged. The publicity … More Tai Chi World Record – 2010