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TAI CHI ON THIN ICE

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One of the many ways I practice my Tai Chi form is to imagine I am stepping on thin ice. If my weight comes from the top down I will break the ice and fall through. When I step, I step gently and fill from the bottom up. As I breathe in the Chi flows up through my feet, up through the bubbling well (located behind the ball of my foot) continuing up my legs and then fills my Dantian which is located two inches below the navel. The chi then overflows the Dantian and passes through my upper torso,...

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NO MIND

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I made my first conscious effort to practice the Tai Chi form without thinking "no mind". In the past, I have always practiced keeping in mind-body mechanics, breath, alignment, the next posture, etc. If my practice remains in this way my form will always be controlled from my mind. I need to learn to practice where my mind is in my center and trust that my body knows what to do. My center is two inches below my navel, this area is called the Dantian. Although I practiced my form very slowly today it seemed like time flew by, my form...

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