The Return: United Tai Chi digest 4/15/14

Return

  • Was there something or someone you thought you had lost? A posture in your internal arts practice that you learned once upon a time ago but somehow through a change of attention, focus or intention had inadvertently disappeared?  Finding any of these again helps you with a new sense of appreciation and rediscovery of the joy of movement in stillness, of completing your circles, the stress reduction of an old friend’s company. This re-connecting or returning can sometimes have a sweeter payoff the second time around. The purposefulness of once again aligning in a posture that even though may have been written, sometimes need to be felt or expressed again through re-focused energy. Digesting once again this week, in Part II of Yang 108 the transitions from Cover Cover to Box the Ears for example. The return of many tai chi students this week who had wintered away, or were training with a mentor, or the reunion with a loved one after some time apart. Those have been a recurring theme for this edition of the bi-weekly digest. I hope you have rediscovered something or someone you thought you were missing this week.

 

 

  • Wrap-up of recent classes: Rotations around your center axis –maintaining structure and spinal integrity. A few pieces of Golden Lotus Qi gong set, finding connections between Ward Off and our opening bow, kick height questions, and another mention of ‘don’t muscle yourself into an uncomfortable position, relax into it.’  Demonstration of a seated Tai Chi form for a student asking about a long plane trip.  Evening class at the Holistic Health Center a bit of the martial application practice.  Wrist, shoulder and knee warm-ups, Tai Chi Walk and its connection to the opening of 13 Postures, Part II of Yang 108 practice.  Eight pieces of Brocade. Linking the Shoulder Strike and White Crane postures much like our intent for Grasp the Sparrows Tail.
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  • Student News & Events: Welcome back Christian from his studies in Miami with Master Wei Lun Huang recently. And continuing our big welcome back trend, Chris M, Ron & Joy, Doris, Jaclyn, Irene and Dave B have all returned to classes this week and welcome new student Aruna, hi all! Good luck to Alma B. World Tai Chi Day we will celebrate and be part of “One World, One Breath” on Saturday April 26 with an open practice in Kerr Park Downingtown (near the corner of Wallace Ave and Pennsylvania, the side near the children’s playground and the creek). Feel free to join us anytime of the mid-morning after 9:00am, or stay tuned for more updates on our social media sites. Thank you to our new Saturday students at Blue Buddha studio in Glenmoore. Master Wei Lun Huang (“Sifu”) will be conducting a local 2-day workshop at Dragon Gym in Exton on May 17 & 18 with details here and please get your payments in to Al Tolbert by April 18 if you wish the Early-Bird pricing discount! If you want to read more about Steve’s Bikram Yoga motivations click here. Social media roundup: welcome @trutaichi and @JustinEarhart to our Twittersphere, a follow from Imperial Tonics on Pinterest, new Facebook fan Dean R, and In the WordPress news, welcome readers this month from Russian Fedration and Cote D’Iove, Thanks Deb O for your commentary on The Crossing.  

 

  • Weekly Schedule: Honoring our War Veterans/VFW –any non-YMCA class FREE

DAY

LOCATION

PRICE

TIME

Monday

  1. Lionville Community YMCA, 100 Devon Drive, Exton PA

 

  1. East Bradford Elementary, 820 Frank Rd, West Chester PA through Chester County Night School  pre-pay

Membership

 

$72 for 7weeks

7.30am

 

7.30 pm

Tuesday

  1. Eagleview YMCA, 699 Rice Blvd, Exton PA

 

  1. Blue Buddha Studio,  1247 Pottstown Pike, Glenmoore PA

Membership

 

$15 drop-in

4.45 pm

 

7.15 pm

Wednesday

  1. Lionville Community YMCA, 100 Devon Drive, Exton PA

Membership

7.30am

Thursday

  1. Eagleview YMCA, 699 Rice Blvd, Exton PA

 

  1. Lionville Holistic Health Center Natural Pharmacy, 309 Gordon Drive in Exton PA

Membership

 

$25 drop-in

(90 mins)

4.45 pm

 

7.00 pm

Friday

  1. Student practice session/no instructor:  Lionville YMCA

 

  1. Daytime private lesson available pending schedule, by request

Membership

 

See instructor

7.30 am

 

See instructor

Saturday

  1. Blue Buddha Studio, 1247 Pottstown Pike, Glenmoore PA

$25 drop-in

(90 min)

12:00 p

 

 

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 Have a great week, and may all your armpits have tuna sandwiches.

Kathleen  unitedtaichi@gmail.com     

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3 thoughts on “The Return: United Tai Chi digest 4/15/14

  1. deborsini

    Rediscover, what a beautiful thing. If we could only be patient during a time of loss, our eyes would be opened to the reawakening of the new. The song “Time is on our side” is not always true in our hearts. Waiting is a hard thing for me to do but I’m learning. Sometimes the back seat on the bus is where you want to be, especially if you are interested in all that’s around you. This is when rediscovering unfolds its true colors. Letting go of the old and letting in the new, or allowing a reshaping of the old to occur and blossom. New relationships, ideas, outlooks, possibly jobs, homes, hobbies, foods and even pets. That’s talking about the physical world, which is driven by the inner self. Recently I’ve rediscovered something that’s been lost for quite awhile, and I am happy to say it’s been a long time coming and reaping the rewards is very sweet! There is a glow in my heart as I move forward into this brave new world. D

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