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Am I doing Tai Chi?

NOTE: This article will be consolidated with Essendon Park Lesson and will be removed by 13 August 2022. Reflections on the Essendon Park Lesson 25th June 2022. At the beginning of the lesson, Master Chin Min spoke about how “tai chi is not tai chi” without yin and yang. We practised this in relation to…
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Why Left

(and we are not talking politics) A while ago I was curious to know why all forms of Tai Chi and Qigong I have studied and practiced start out to the left. I hunted through my books and the internet and found nothing on this question. Is it something to do with having weapons located…
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Taijiquan and Music

The marathon lockdowns of 2020/21 may have prevented us from attending regular Taiji classes, but they also provided us with the opportunity to access some wonderful Celestial College videos that were made available online. Whether viewing these demonstrations to learn new moves or, alternatively, to maintain form, they always allowed us to take a partial…
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So what’s the difference between Qigong and Tai Chi?

When I start talking about my love of Tai Chi and Qigong – I often get asked “What’s the difference?” This question can be answered in a number of ways. While an instinctive reaction may be to look for differences, it is important to first understand that both Qigong and Tai Chi share a common…
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Take Tai Chi with you wherever you go!

We all know the benefits of Tai Chi, and that practice makes (almost) perfect. So, it’s great that we can take Tai Chi with us when we go on holidays or business trips. I have practised Tai Chi in many different places, and I find it really keeps me centred. There’s nothing like getting into…
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Together

What a joy it is to return to class and reconnect with our tai chi buddies. We’ve spent a large part of 2020 with very little human connection, and where there was connection, it was over Zoom or Skype. We practised our tai chi on our own, or not at all. Those moments where groups…
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Rah! Pounce! Flap!

The Five Animals Qigong, Wu Qin Xi, is the perfect form for Covid-19 isolation and lockdown. We can prance and lumber around our lounge rooms without anyone else seeing! Add to that the wonderful benefits of the movements and the focus required and you have a wonderful antidote to spending too much time alone on…
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An Observation

"Nothing happens until something moves”, Albert Einstein Over the years I have hiked, run, cycled, swum, skied, lifted weights…….and spent countless hours on gym stair climbers and cross training machines. As a uni student and, for a few years as a young adult, I learnt karate. At one time, also, learning Tai Chi through the…
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