Tag Archives: well-being

Winter Spirit

Winter Spirit By Wasentha Young What are the energetic qualities and characteristics of Winter and how can you align, in harmony, with the spirit of this season? The season of winter – a yin force – requires us to go inward. In traditional Chinese medicine it is associated with the Water element; it’s related organ systems […]

Yin Yang of it All – Part 2

Within both tai chi and chi kung there is an interplay of the mindful and the mindless. One cannot be totally mindful and we all know where being totally mindlessness can lead. Mindfulness is mechanics based; coordination, foundation, specificity in timing, intention, focus, letting go and force. Mindlessness is more of a flow, momentum, spacious […]

The Power of Yielding in Push Hands

Push Hands is a two person tai chi exercise. At the Tri-Alliance (Association of Women Martial Artists; National Women’s Martial Arts Federation; and Pacific Association of Women Martial Artists) Gathering (TAG) I taught a session on “The Power of Yielding Force.” It was well attended and received. __________________________________________________________________________ Too often I have had Push Hands experiences where […]

Invest in Practice

People flock to the internet… YouTube, Instagram, etc. to not only reinforce their practice, but often to accumulate more knowledge and sometimes even to add more to what they are practicing. Remember the art you practice is more often enhanced and impacted by the quality and depth of your practice. Peace, Master Young