Tag Archives: tai chi
Which Way Should I Face?
I-Ching and Tai Chi
Throwing the sticks… not literally, is the process of meditatively using “Yarrow Stalks” to dive deep into the sub-conscious of cause and effect and emerge with a morsel, a pearl of wisdom. Before I began my study of Tai Chi (1968), four sisters took me into a room, handed me some foraged sticks and the […]
Standing Meditation – Right Hand Over Left or the Other Way?
Back in 2013 I posted 12 lessons on Facebook during the holiday season. In lesson nine I focused on the Standing Meditation where you overlap your hands over the tan tien (CV or REN 6). I stated, women put left over right and men right over left – and that I would write more on […]
Invoking Imagery – 2
IMAGE DEFINED 1. the formation of mental images, figures, or likenesses of things, or of such images collectively 2. pictorial images, as in works of art. 3. mental images especially those produced by the action of imagination. ______________________________________ Imagery can invoke a feeling, inspire writing, movement, and choice of colors/shapes. Let’s talk about the power […]
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 […]
Transitions and Rituals – 1
“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 […]
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 […]
Cultivating Chi 2
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 […]