Although some of you will be snowed in, Master Young will be at the school today, Monday, February 2 for morning and evening classes.
Chen Wei-Ming was a senior student of Yang Chang-Fu back in the 1930’s. I was told that he was deemed the “keeper of the gate” entrusted with upholding the integrity of the Yang lineage. Another story I was told is that when Professor Cheng Man-Ching modified the long form, he asked Chen Wei-Ming (CWM) for […]
How you cultivate your connection with the ground is the second most important, under relaxation, to the principle of tai chi and just as vital to chi kung. This connection is called rooting. 1. The first principle of “relaxation” is paramount to proper rooting. Let go of thinking that the gripping of toes has anything […]
Hi, I have completed the first/third digital media video and uploaded it to Vimeo On-Demand. The series includes a stream of the full face view of the first/third with a narration of the basic principles; front, back, hands, and feet views of the individual postures; and stream of the back view (as if you were following me in class). […]
Bring conscious awareness to your breathing. Let your mind connect with the in and out breaths. Know that when you inhale, you are bringing in vital and nourishing energy. On the exhale, consciously let go of what no longer serves you physically, mentally, and emotionally in that moment.
Relax your feet towards the earth; lift your head-top to the universe. Your body mass relaxes downward; your spirit of vitality goes upward. In the motion the tai chi form, you place your weight over the dominate weight baring foot. Let your body mass relax down and feel the energy bounce upward. This is much […]
The divine energy of the universe is creative. We can join in the continuously unfolding changes in nature – collectively. Feel the joy!
I am thankful for Tai Chi. It has been with me throughout my trials and tribulations. Thank you to everyone who has been sharing this journey with me. You are inspiring! Here’s a gift of thanks for subscribing to this website and possibly liking the Peaceful Dragon School Facebook page. One of Professor Cheng Man-Ching’s 8 […]
Balance is a process. When you have proper alignment and can relax downward toward the earth, your body mass settles and the process of balance mechanics happen more from the ankles. Children balance more from the ankles. Professor Cheng man-Ching said, “Can you become like a child?” There is a lot more than just balance […]
The lower tan tien – located approximately 2-3 finger widths below the navel – is the center of nourishment – both energetic and physiologic. In the Form we move from this center. If you can center your awareness in this area of the body, it will help contain your energy from over extension. Although centered […]