Tai Chi as a Moving Mudra

In the classical sense a “mudra” is a hand posture or gesture used in Hindu and Buddhist meditation. Along with the breath, it can also be an internal action. Both are employed to create energetic responses. Over the years I have come to realize tai chi as a moving mudra. As you move through the form there is a constant changing of shapes. As a meditation in motion, in design, the form along with coordinated or consistent breathing create energetic responses that flow with these changes in shapes.

The “body thinking” (tension) dissolves and the mind shifts to awareness and imagery, which allows you to step away from the tension of time. You move into “being”, the state of an  expanded moment.

Within this state the changes in postural shapes give access to the dynamic and generative flow of energy pulsating internally and externally.