Tag Archives: taiji
Which Way Should I Face?
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 […]
Just out – Professor Cheng Man-Ching’s Design of the Yang Style Short Form
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.
Liberating the Emotion of Fear Exercise
Winter is the time when all moves inward (Yin). The element is Water; the organs that correspond to this phase are the Kidneys and Bladder; the emotion is fear. When out of balance you may find yourself less able to access your inner wisdom. Connect with the joy in your life to liberate the contraction […]
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 […]
Removing Stagnation / Strengthening the Presence
(360 degrees Inspired by Lonny Jarrett) This video contains one technique for releasing downward. Afterwards use “Threading the Nine Holes in the Pearl” (found in the archive blogs on the peacefuldragonschool.com website) to open upward. Peace and love, Master Young (