What I like about Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) is that even when we practice different forms and squabble over how to do them correctly, the underlying principles are the same for everyone. The 10 Tai Chi principles are the very basic principles. And they are the same for EVERYONE practicing Yang style Tai Chi.
These Yang style Tai Chi principles where transmitted orally Continue reading
One of the most-known forms is probably the Yang style Tai Chi 108 form. And to make it confusing for us pracitioners, it has many names: Tai Chi 108 form, 105 form, 103 form, 85 form, 150 form 94 form, 88 form or just: Tai Chi long form.
The number actually depends on how you count the different moves. My current teacher Continue reading
A common misperception among people who do not practice Taijiquan is that you need to be patient to learn Taijiquan. I started learning Taijiquan more than a decade ago and I really enjoy it. And I have to admit that I am definitely NOT PATIENT AT ALL! Continue reading
I am passionate about Taijiquan and Qi Gong. And I am a woman. And I think that women are a bit underrepresented in the Tai Chi and Qi Gong world. I mean, look at all the big masters, they are mainly men! Thus I want to raise the awareness for all the wonderful women in our community. And in this interview I talk to Marilyn Cooper, who initiated Pushing for Peace!
Once, the perfect practice settings where really important for me. I wanted everything to be just right and calm. I even had a small empty room in my apartment that was dedicated only to practicing Qi Gong, Taijiquan and meditation! Continue reading