Apologies, but I have to be away on the day. Back on the 22nd. You are encouraged to practice.
From 4 June, 2018, classes will be on Mondays from Noon to 1pm.
Tai Chi and Qigong on the Common This Saturday, April 28th, is World Tai Chi & Qigong Day. 100s of cities in over 80 nations participate. I’ll be hosting an hour of tai chi and qigong on Clapham Common to help celebrate the event. All are welcome. There’s no fee, no request for a contribution … More World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2018
Starting Wednesday, 21 March, classes will begin at 6pm, rather than 5.30.
There will be no tai chi classes on 27 December 2017 or 3 January 2018. The first class of the New Year will be on 10 January. A VERY HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON TO ALL, AND BEST WISHES FOR 2018
I’ve been introducing the second set of Shibashi exercises. Master Wing Cheung has kindly permitted his written description of the exercises to be shared freely with ‘those in need and those you love.’ Here’s the link.
There is a Form based on the ‘Thirteen Postures,’ and a number of videos on YouTube showing people demonstrating that form. As I plan to introduce that form in class, I’m including here links to a couple of them: There are significant differences in the way the different players perform the forms, but both provide … More A Form for the Thirteen Postures
I’ve been thinking about the terminology around the ’13’ things in tai chi, variously called ‘postures,’ ‘energies,’ ‘principles,’ ‘gates,’ ‘stances,’ ‘movements,’ ‘techniques,’ ‘kinetic movements,’ ‘tactics,’ ‘powers,’ … Sometimes, in the literature, they mean the same thing, and sometimes different things.
The Sunday Times this weekend profiled headspace.com, a mindfulness / mediation app from what seems to be a fast-growing company. I quite like some of the meditation / relaxation exercises I’ve used over the years – generally progressive relaxation exercises.
I like this is article, with all credit to its author and publisher, for its discussion of the meaning of relaxation in tai chi – Importance of Song