Tai Chi in the Park – Shefford

31 May 2020

Now that we are allowed to meet as groups of six people I am opening up a couple of free sessions a week at the STMA in Shefford for all existing students of Shefford and Letchworth classes. These free sessions will be on Sunday at 11.00 am and Thursday at 9.00 am  each week – […]

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Tai Chi tips for personal practice

20 May 2020

A few thoughts for those of us doing personal practice in our gardens: – Clear your mind and quieten your body Relax your hips – sink slightly before you transfer weight and on the leg you transfer to Allow your pelvis to sink under you when you move so it can stay beneath your upper […]

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Red, white and pink muscle for stronger, more springy Tai Chi legs

18 May 2020

I watched a Japanese TV program recently about slow squats as an exercise for lowering blood sugar and burning fat. They say that a series of 10 sec squats in reps of 10 repeated 3 times per session  then done in two sessions a week for three months can reduce blood sugar levels as a […]

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Thoughts on right and wrong

9 May 2020

Right or wrong, correct or not correct? When we begin right at the beginning as Tai Chi first timers there is a tendency to think there is right way to do things – and to expect our teacher to know what it is. After all isn’t that the way the rest of life works? Then […]

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Light and limber

8 May 2020

One of the benefits I have found from lock down has been the opportunity to do my own daily practice during which I have been reminded of the saying from the Tai Chi classics that one’s Tai Chi should be “light and limber” – especially when watching videos of master Chen Yu who has a […]

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Some interesting Tai Chi videos

5 May 2020

Some interesting videos I found while browsing the other day on Youtube – do persist with the long ones – they are worth it. And good luck with your own practice.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEl1PPQ3HHI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWb3yV9FpmA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8P2TsgoqCIM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4usEnyHDyG4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqmOuglyecE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9ioOJRjccM   Share the post “Some interesting Tai Chi videos” FacebookTwitterLinkedInE-mail

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Tai Chi Under extended lock down

3 May 2020

This has been an excellent time to explore Tai Chi on a personal basis – to spend time on individual practice looking deeper into the exercises and the form, so I am delighted that many people have been following the exercises and the form on my Alternative Health Exercises website – if you haven’t found […]

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The human body as a mechanism

22 April 2020

We all know that a chain is only as strong as it’s weakest link, we probably know Archimedes idea that given a solid place to stand on and a lever long enough he could move the earth. But how do we connect these two ideas? Well let us think of the human body as a […]

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Welcome to glacial Tai Chi!

22 April 2020

No not an ancient technique taught to me by a monk in the ice and snow of Tibet – just a suggestion from my teacher Karel Koskuba that I am finding very rewarding. Simply practice the form as slowly and as smoothly as you can – it may surprise you what you notice. Perhaps the […]

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Tai Chi if you can see it – then you can do it – but first you need to know what you are looking at!

20 April 2020

When looking at a master in life or on video it seems true to say that if you can see what is going on then you can – probably – do it (given a body that is actually capable) and only need practice to learn how to make it work. If on the other hand […]

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