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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 […]

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Take a virtual step into the Peaceful Dragon School

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 […]

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Rooting, Balance and Pace

More on rooting: Last week I discussed with students three (of course there is more) things relative to being rooted or not. 1. The pace when one is doing the form (discussed below) , 2. Alignment in motion, and 3. The upward tension in the muscles. More on these aspects later. Being rooted is also connected […]

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The Root at the Top-of-Head

Rooting also happens at the top of the head. The Ba Wei point is located at the top-of-head. It is referred to in several different ways in the tai chi classics. For example: As if being hung by a string from above, Let the spirit of vitality reach your head-top, etc.An additional point that has […]

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Just published

The second/third of the Yang Style Short Form demonstrated by Master Young is now available. Includes individual postures with back (as if in class), front, feet and waist/hands perspective. Narration of the weight distribution and waist involvement are included.

Process of Balance

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 […]

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Principles of Meditation

Meditation is a change in the “state of mind”. IMHO in meditation, sitting, standing or moving, when one experiences “non thinking” it is simply that the mind is not focused on internal dialogue. There are dimensions to what might be considered dialogue… In tai chi, the dialogue could be too much focus on what you […]

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