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.

Mindful Mediation

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.