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 […]
Striking Fingers When forming a fist, it is important to place the thumb outside the closed fingers and tucked away from the edge of the knuckles. We know this from experience… keep the thumb safe from getting caught or crushed. But, did you know that in the sword form, when using the striking fingers, of […]
“Life Transitions are often marked with a ceremony or ritual. The very act creates a flow – a change in perspective and offers another vantage point.” By Wasentha Young (an excerpt from her Meeting with the Masters short story) The blade, made of stainless steel, was inserted into the brass hand guard with two brass […]
Master Young’s article (8 pages) – Professor Cheng Man-Ching’s Design of the Yang Style Short Form in this season’s issue of Qi Journal.
The previous video blog offered one way of cultivating chi to nourish the internal organs. Again, there is some kind of “action” necessary to cultivate chi. In what way does the Tai Chi form cultivate chi. In this video Master Young explains some of the mechanics used in the form that cultivates chi leading to the […]
Options for On-line Study with Master Wasentha Young Become a Web Member On-line classes and private sessions How Does it Work? Answering that question may require a conversation. Briefly, it depends on what we are working on together… will you be learning something new from Master Young, reviewing, or will it be a question/answer period of time. Will you […]
Both Tai Chi and Chi Kung are notably health “arts” that along the journey the practitioner learns how to observe the conversations among the body, mind, intrinsic energy, emotions, and spirit. What we strive is to learn the basic mechanics of each and watch for pivotal points where one aspect begins to dominate the perspective and conversation. It […]
What to do if you can’t remember You are going through your form and all of a sudden you go blank… how uncomfortable is that?! Doesn’t have to be. There are a number of reasons why this might happen. Was your mind elsewhere? You wonder which Single Whip is this? Did you miss the class […]