Reflections

Why I Practice T’ai Chi Ch’uan  by Mark Bernhard

T’ai Chi Ch’uan as an art of self-defense must completely spurn muscular force.–Zheng Manqing

Qigong as a Portal to Presence: Cultivating the Inner Energy Body
by Gunther M. Weil, Ph.D.

Tai Chi and Dynamic Balance  by Mark Bernhard, DC

Tai Ji Secrets by Patrick Kelly

The Heart of Lightness: A 2004 Letter to My Fellow Students by Mark Bernhard

No Effort

From familiarity with the correct touch, one gradually comprehends internal energy; from the comprehension of internal energy one can reach wisdom.  T’ai Chi Classics

On Practice with Master Li Yaxuan

When learning how to practice martial arts, it starts from emptiness and returns to emptiness. When you reach this point, the notions of Xingyi, Bagua, or Taiji all disappear into nothing but waves and ripples, an undifferentiated oneness in which there can no longer be a “Taiji” or a “Xingyi” or a “Bagua”. Therefore the practice of the boxing arts does not lie in the postures, only in the spirit and energy being fully rounded and without gaps. Che Yizhai

Five Essential T’ai Chi Skills by Wang Hai Jun

Breathing Lessons by Li Yaxuan

The Eight Gates of T’ai Chi Ch’uan 

The Tai Chi Lesson That I Can Apply to Almost Anything by James Sturm

In practicing T’ai Chi Ch’uan the whole body relaxes. Don’t let even one ounce of tension linger in the blood vessels, bones, and ligaments to cramp yourself up.–Yang Chenfu

Yoga International article on Balance by Jean Couch

Health Benefits of T’ai Chi Ch’uan

Finding a Sense of Balance Within by Greg Brodsky

You must be completely relaxed, only then can you respond spontaneously and unknowably to every condition. You must be as relaxed as a bag of bones, only this can properly be called relaxation. Never forget that you’ll never be able to issue energy as long as you cling to any residual tension whatsoever.–Li Yaxuan

Compression Breathing in the Practice of T’ai Chi Ch’uan by Greg Brodsky

Staying Rooted: Insights on How to Handle Stress Using T’ai Chi by Milton Huang

The Three Treasures: Jing, Qi and Shen

Only those activities that are easy and pleasant will become part of a person’s habitual life… Actions that are hard to carry out, for which a man must force himself to overcome his inner opposition will never become part of his normal daily life.”- Moshe Feldenkrais

What If It’s All Vertical?  by Greg Brodsky

T’ai Chi Driving by Greg Brodsky

Well-Used Ex-Marine Finds His Way to Health, Inner Peace by Gene Ervin

Tai Chi is the Perfect Antidote to a Digital Age by Florence Waters (in The Telegraph)

Better Sleep and Tai Chi Reduce Inflammation  Journal of Biological Psychiatry 

The Remarkable Dr. Ping-Siang Tao  by David Pace