Practicing Tai Chi amidst nature

I find myself here to tell you about the beginning of my lifelong affair with Tai Chi and Qi Gong. As a housewife and a mother to a boisterous 10-year-old, my life in Mumbai was pretty routine, revolving around my home, child, and my social life. Health, though an important…

One of the common statement that I used to hear during my demo classes was that Tai Chi looked very easy and non-rigorous. And immediately, on the heels of this was the question — “How would it help in achieving fitness?” These, btw, would be from my young students. …

Addressing the “Twinge” and helping my student find the perfect stance.

As a Tai Chi teacher, I am quite fond of telling my students, “even a millimetre matters in Tai Chi”. The distance between your feet especially has to be just perfect. There’s no right, no ok, only perfect when standing or rooting in Tai Chi. The science behind this is…

Balancing

Tai Chi is all about balance — finding and maintaining it for a healthy life. The universe around us has abundant examples of the same — the Ying and the Yang; good and evil; positive-negative; male-female; left-right.

A couple of months after I started learning Tai chi, I completed my…

With my students. Taking the Chi into me.

There were many things in my life that were taught wrong. It was drilled into me since childhood to stand straight, knees locked, shoulders back and straight, and back ramrod straight when standing. This was supposed to give grace and poise to one’s body. N.C.C. drilled this even more deeply…

Snake Creeps Down form

In the initial days of learning Tai Chi, the going was tough. I had still not adjusted to the cool weather of Bangalore. Thus, initially, I would bunk classes for at least a couple of days a week, deciding to sleep in instead. …

Tai Chi Heals

An Indian Homemaker who is a Tai Chi Healer and has been practicing this art of holistic healing from past 3 years. Write to me at taichiheals@gmail.com

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store