Tai Chi Daily Blog — tai chi outside

MORNING MEDITATION OR EVENING MEDITATION WHICH IS BEST?

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I have read in many books to get the best health benefit from Tai Chi practice at sunrise and sunset.  This really makes the most sense to me for many reasons. One reason is that you begin and end your day with some healthy form of moving meditation exercise. Another reason might be that you are doing such a beneficial mind-body exercise at the same time the day is exchanging its energy from day to night and vice versa.  For the most part, I practice Tai Chi and Qigong every day but it is usually whenever I can fit it into...

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MEDITATION MUSIC

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Whenever I practice the Tai Chi form inside or outside I like to listen to music. It is true, music can really excite or relax you. I like to use meditation music while I practice Tai Chi it puts me in a very peaceful state which is perfect for moving meditation. Sometimes I keep the music volume loud enough so that I cannot hear external sounds, other times low enough that the music is only background noise. One day I forgot my earbuds and played my music very low through my iPhone speaker. This time I paid attention to both the music...

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MOVING MEDITATION

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Practicing the Tai Chi form outside is really good training to keep you in your center. When I first started practicing Tai Chi outdoors I was a little self-conscious. So many thoughts would be racing through my mind. What would others think? Often I am in the midst of the Tai Chi form when I notice someone in the distance observing me. What if I forget the next move? What if I stumble and don’t have perfect balance? Someone might think I don’t know what I am doing. So many thoughts go through my head. I am no longer able to...

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