Why choose the practice of T’ai Chi Ch’uan ?
The Daoists are the carriers of the wisdom
of health, longevity and immortality within the world
T’ai Chi Ch’uan, when taught and practiced correctly, is the health art
to create health and well-being for any age : but especially as you age.
An enormous benefit to physical health & vitality,
practice also creates emotional well-being & calm,
together with mental clarity & stability
Once you have learnt the form, and practice correctly,
30 – 40 minutes daily practice will open up
the possibility for prolonged good health – indefinitely
Well, actually the possibility to become stronger as you age !!
See this video of T.Y.Pang, (Sifu’s father-in-law)
showing his Yang Style Tai Chi in Amsterdam 2009.
He is aged 76 !!
(and do not miss the Ba Gua Form at the end …)
on the encompassing benefits
on all areas of health
from daily practice of T’ai Chi Ch’uan Form
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What about ? Gong
Originally known as Dao Yin 導引
氣功 translates as exercise with = the breathing, Gong
and is the basis for the practice of the T’ai Chi Form
Why this particular form ?
It is suitable for all ages and states of wellness
Its movements, stances and focus on internal power
make it particular amenable for those of a heavier, more sturdy build;
as well as for the specific needs of those older in age or unwell
It is not uncommon that elder & sick practitioners show signs of
regeneration of both physical and mental health
Traditional Approach to Teaching
is nurturing of the individual energies
Once the form is learnt, and refinement begins,
the teacher gives individual guidance to each student
based upon their ´constitution` :
the bodily form, manner of movement, embodied tensions,
even temperament, emotionality & personal stresses.
This is the original way of the masters,
the great practitioner-teachers of the past;
T’ai Chi Ch’uan is a practical expression
of the of Daoism
The central essence of Daoist practice
is to drop away ´that which is not you`
Allowing, without effort,
that person whom is naturally you
to appear from inside
´Finding a piece of wood in the forest
as one cleans & sands, gently,
both its fineness from the patterned grain
and its character from the knots & burls
are uncovered through your work`
Philosophically, we use these terms
´uncovering or returning something to its original nature`
´without intention or effort, there is movement with purpose`
´letting go of desire from spirit, there is achievement`
´without convolution of mind, there is fulfillment`
´ happening of itself, spontaneously, freely, in a natural way `
´ through the effort of practice, of repeating`
´habit is made, is formed, body changes, heart-mind transforms`
No matter if you are
rich/poor (our course is super cheap ..)
young/old, happy/sad/lonely ?
In Daoism, in our practice of T’ai Chi 太極
there is no concern to judge or change any of those.
There is no fixed way to be,
no perfect way of health suited to all,
no model, ideal image or appearance.
your own personality,
your own physique and constitution,
your own unique way of being.
Each of which will gradually come forward,
brought out by the movements of the form
and the guidance of the teacher
Stand-up! Breath! Be present!
Learning to move slowly & gracefully,
gradually you become yourself
Awakening the innate, natural
inner strength, vitality & self-healing
which lies latent inside