I want to share with you some ideas about posture which have stood the test of time in a serious way. There is a longstanding tradition from China of standing for prolonged periods of time as a health exercise. And these postural principles, which have been refined over thousands of years, are radically different from the predominant posture advice of our age.Read More
Balance and harmony are the essence of what we teach.
Initially, our arts can help you find physical and energetic balance - and better health - within you.
Further study can lead you toward emotional, mental, and even spiritual balance, as well as harmony with nature.
As you gain greater balance within, you’ll naturally help balance those around you.
Our tradition says: Balance yourself. Balance your family. Balance your community. Balance the world.
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We offer this blog as a resource for those who seek harmony and balance. We’ll share our thoughts and experiences and invite you to do the same.
Stress happens. Fortunately, you can learn to deal with stress more effectively. Tai chi and qigong are excellent tools for this purpose.
What is stress, really? There are many definitions out there, but stress is commonly defined as strain or tension in response to a challenge.Read More
The predominant model of a healthy body today, at least in western culture, is based on having strong muscles. Having a tight, hard, muscular body is associated with health and fitness.
Yet the ancient Chinese who developed qigong - and much later, tai chi - used the young child’s body as a model for health and movement.Read More
One of the greatest things about tai chi and qigong is that they bring together people of different generations. People of all ages, from small children to centenarians, do tai chi and qigong.Read More
Brookline Tai Chi recently held their Immersion Week. This is a week of intensive tai chi and qigong workshops. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend part of the event.
The workshop I participated in was taught by Craig Barnes, and the subject was Wu Style Tai Chi Long Form Refinements.Read More
I recently spent a weekend in Chicago with Taoist Lineage Holder Bruce Frantzis. Bruce is the teacher of my teachers, Kathryn and Bill. Since 2010 I have been studying the material that he has passed on to them, reading his books and watching his videos. So you can imagine how excited I was to meet him and learn from him in person.Read More