Dear Qi Friends, A while back I promised to share a video I found on Youtube about keeping your knees safe while practicing tai chi. Here it is. Let me know if you find it helpful. I hope you are finding time to practice during these beautiful summer days.
Dear Qi Friends, As many of you know, I completed my 200 hour training program with the IIQTC, the institute for Integral Qigong and Tai Chi, in April. Here I am with my teacher, Dr. Roger Jahnke, after our rather informal graduation ceremony. Having reviewed the entire curriculum, I am excited to bring some new [...]
Thich Nhat Hanh, the Vietnamese Buddhist Monk and teacher, known to his students as Thay, wrote: If you are a poet, you will see clearly that there is a cloud floating in this sheet of paper. Without a cloud, there will be no rain: without rain, the trees cannot grow: and without trees, we cannot make [...]
Dear Tai Chi Friends, My tai chi journey has been remarkable and full of unexpected gifts. To each of you, I offer this Metta, or loving-kindness prayer. It can be said internally while sitting quietly. You start with the pronoun “I,” then repeat the prayer using the pronoun”You” while visualizing a loved one. Next you [...]
Our annual retreat to our rental cottage in the Schoodic area gave me time to immerse myself in pond life. In these ink and brush studies, I enjoyed moving my brush with the life energy of the pond. After waking and making some coffee, I strolled down to the dock. I practiced some tai chi to [...]
Tai Chi and Qigong have been instrumental in guiding me as I find my path–my way forward at this stage of life. I have been making art and working as an art educator since 1979 when I completed my BFA in art education at Boston University. I have always loved to move, whether it be while [...]