Tai Chi is certainly the best known of the Taoist arts in the West. There are literally hundreds of Tai Chi forms, of widly varying styles. Family lineages include Yang and Chen styles among many lesser known.
Question and Answer about the order of practice
Question: Hi James, hope everything is good with you. I just wanted to ask you in all your years of training, have you found there is a particular sequence that is best to do the exercises in order to extract maximum benefit? For example, doing supplementary practices [walking,trees] followed straight away by sitting, or the other way round. Would apreciate any advice you could give me in... click here to continue.
10 Days with Wang Liping, a student's experience. Days 1-3, Establishing the Field and Ziran
Days 1-3, Establishing the Field and Ziran No question that on looking back, the first 2-1/2 days of the April 2011 retreat were the most difficult. Students arrived from all over the world, with widely different levels of practice, some with little or virtually no experience with the type and form of practice we were doing. Master Wang expended great effort devoting the time to build and... click here to continue.
10 Days with Wang Liping, a student's experience. Arrival
Arrival The 10 days at Tao Garden was a waiting experience. I got over the 12 hours of jet lag, and found some time to disconnect from the hectic pace of the last few weeks of disposing of 64 years of personal accummulation. Tao Garden had transformed itself from a Taoist Retreat Center to a Thai spa. It was busy and evidently successful in it's new form.... click here to continue.
Over two weeks this workshop covers the 48 movements form of Tai-chi, as well as a deeper understanding of QiGong exercises associated with the lineage. The 48 movements form includes the most essential movements of four different traditional styles of Yang, Wu, Sun and Zhaobau Tai-chi. Learning these movements in four directions develops coordination and cohesion of both sides of the brain. This workshop is suitable for beginner or more advanced practitioners and will focus on the internal practices and inner feeling being generated in the movements.
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