Each year on the last Saturday of April the World Health Organisation recognises World Tai Chi and Qigong Day – so for 2017 we are planning a Tai Chi festival at the newly refurbished Shefford Community Hall.
Entry will be free for all with plans for demonstrations, taster classes, falls prevention discussions, etc through the day as well as a number of guest demonstrations by teachers from other classes held at the hall – such as Yoga, Taekwando, Tai Kick Boxing, – we are also expecting Alexander Technique and Massage to be available.
Tea and cakes will be available by donation.
We intend that there will be no charge for participants or visitors as we are seeking to promote local community activities related to Tai Chi – anybody wishing to be involved should contact Ian Deavin on 07860 218334 or e-mail email@example.com
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Recent research has apparently demonstrated that creativity is enhanced by mundane activity – something the Zen meditators have long suggested.
Too little activity and the mind stagnates, too much and the task overrides the creative process.
So, unsurprisingly, I get many ideas while jogging – so long as I am not too focused on competing with myself.
It makes sense then that we practice our Tai Chi in such a way that it becomes mundane as this facilitates not only observation but also the creative thought process that enables us to learn for ourselves.
An interesting simile is the idea of water – sometimes it is entirely appropriate to rush toward a goal with much left unconsidered, at other times it is good to just be still but too much rush or two much stillness results in disconnection or stagnation. Just the right amount of energy enables the water to flow gently into all the crevices without losing contact with the main body of the stream. Too much – we get disassociated eddies. Too little then no new connections can be made. Just the right flow and we can be connected and energetic – promoting creativity.
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It has been lovely to meet the class at Haynes over the past few weeks and of course finally to say goodbye to Andy and Denise last night – good luck to them with their new Sangha House venture in Taunton.
For the moment I am looking forward to our class on Monday next week – same time – 8.00 pm, same place – The Mission Hall Haynes, same cost – similar banter!
New students are very welcome – please see here for further details.
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