Tai chi principles

Tai Chi & Alexander Technique Seminar 15th November 2015

20 October 2015

Covering exercises, spiralling movement, Qigong, meditation, Tai Chi principles and Alexander principles. The seminar will be run by Ian Deavin and Judy Hammond and participants will be engaged in a fascinating mix of meditation and movement, creating inner body awareness and developing a practical and spiritual mind/body link of considerable strength. Qigong is a basic training […]

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How Tai Chi links to Western models of medicine, biology, neuro-science, quantum physics, psychology etc.

10 September 2015

It is intriguing to find as one asks the questions – what is Tai Chi? – how/why does it work? – that there are often two answers – the culturally Chinese one and an “equal but different” western science one and that they are connected through the reality of the human body which enables a […]

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Tai Chi & Alexander Technique Seminar 12th July 2015

11 June 2015

Covering exercises, spiralling movement, qigong, meditation, Tai Chi principles and Alexander principles. The seminar will be run by Ian Deavin and Judy Hammond and participants will be engaged in a fascinating mix of meditation and movement, creating inner body awareness and developing a practical and spiritual mind/body link of considerable strength. Qigong is a basic training […]

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The Human Body as a Tensegrity Structure – the implications

26 February 2015

The implication of considering the human body as a tensegrity structure is that we can now see how a force applied to one point of the structure is dispersed through the structure through specific elements – and with this in mind we can allow this process to happen – much as we regard the establishment […]

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Tai Chi & Alexander Technique Seminar 22nd March 2015 at The Letchworth Centre

19 February 2015

Covering exercises, spiralling movement, qigong, meditation, Tai Chi principles and Alexander principles. The seminar will be run by myself and the excellent Judy Hammond – so participants can expect to be engaged in a fascinating mix of meditation and movement, creating inner body awareness and developing a practical and spiritual mind/body link of considerable strength. Qigong is […]

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Getting the sequence right – in Tai Chi as in Life

19 November 2014

My kids can’t/won’t have their breakfast, brush their teeth, get dressed, go to school in the morning until I have done their breakfast first – it is a time honoured sequence – there are many occasions in life where one action or outcome depends on a defined sequence like making a cup of tea. In […]

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Tai Chi for a Good Back

17 October 2014

I thought I might pass on some personal thoughts on how Tai Chi fits into the mix of approaches to “bad back” syndrome arising from deterioration of posture and poor habits of body use. Tai Chi emphasises keeping a relaxed straight back leading to a vertical posture carried with poise. Tai Chi achieves this by […]

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Talking about Tai Chi movement

20 September 2014

From a western/English language perspective it can seem that the Tai Chi classics speak in riddles – and that some teachers in the Chinese tradition do not talk much at all about the how and what of Tai Chi movement. I am coming to think this is a misunderstanding of what is really going on – based […]

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Seminar – Tai Chi Exercises and Meditation @ The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living

4 September 2014

I am really looking forward to our next one-day seminar in October covering Tai Chi related exercises and meditation – with the added benefit of Alexander Technique. The mix of meditation and movement combines to create internal awareness and understanding of our body usage – this seminar will take time to explore how we can […]

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Seminar – Celebrating Spirals

27 June 2014

Judy and I are once again running the Celebrating Spirals in Tai Chi and Alexander Technique seminar at The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living on Sunday 13th July –  this was a really fun session last year and we look forward to meeting some old friends and some new ones again this year. Spirals are […]

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