Our approach to Tai Chi Chuan as Meditation in Movement
Our accelerated immersion training method involves
a continual cycle of practice, study and feedback.
By guiding intention through feeling, the mind becomes passive in the meditative state.
This is how Tai Chi is defined as Meditation in Movement, or how to cultivate stillness within movement.
Students are expected to be disciplined and do the daily reading homework and practice drills. There are also practice assignments between the two daily training sessions. It is important to have an understanding of Tai Chi theory in order to get the maximum benefit from the practice. It is also important that the student has a basic understanding of the philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan so they may integrate the basics into their everyday life.
In our pathway to Tai Chi
Both walking and sitting meditation are included.
Learning to calm the mind and relax the body is where our training and practice begins. The training day is arranged in such a way that the individual student acquires new skills at their own pace.
Loose fitting clothing and thin sole, light-weight shoes are needed for Tai Chi training.
Learning Tai Chi The Essential Postures
involves focused repetition of the physical movements, developing a relationship with the root nature underlying each posture. Training also includes a variety of relaxation techniques.