“Drop all your thoughts and your shoulders, relax and keep breathing naturally: Qi will flow in your body “: maybe my students are tired to listen to these words but they really represent the true essence of Tai Chi!
This morning we reviewed “Grasp the Sparrow Tail” again , breaking down all the moves. Together with “Clouds Hands”, this stance seems to be the harder one.
We also thoroughly examined the closing of the form, “Embrace the Tiger”.
When we practiced the walk, at the end we added the “Parting the Wild Horse’s Mane” hands: This is the beginning of the “24 yang style” form. And together with “Brush Knee” , now my students know the first minute (out of six), of the “24 yang style” form.
We’ll start examining the beginning of the “24 yang style”.
We’ll review “Cloud Hands” and “Eight Style”, of course.
“Qi is free, it is everywhere, and everyone has direct access to it through simple methods that are easy to learn and practice. Qi can be cultivated purposefully to resolve any challenge or enhance any function”. (The healing promise of Qi, by Roger Jahnke, 2002)
See you next week!