T’ai Chi Chih is a mindfulness-moving meditation practice that’s easy to learn. The series of 19 movements and one pose helps circulate the Vital Energy, the Chi. Practitioners experience peace, improved health, and many more benefits. Our free monthly e-newsletter offers inspiration between issues of the TCC quarterly journal, The Vital Force, in which teachers and students tell stories about ways they’ve benefited from the practice. 

“The meaning you arrive at must be your own.’” – Justin F. Stone, TCC Originator

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From the recent issue of The Vital Force:

Balancing: “When parts of our energetic body are out of balance, perhaps due to a physical or emotional trauma — or anxiety, depression, anger or sadness — we feel our subtle bodies become discordant. We feel out of sorts, scrambled, and often unable to think clearly…. TCC through its calm, soft, continuous movements — circles within circles — acts upon these sacred energetic bodies and can bring them back into balance. This creates joy without measure, joy through movement. The more we practice TCC, the deeper this inner knowing becomes. We discover our sacred energy and know with certainty that energy and wisdom are indeed the same and that many treasures can be uncovered and found within ourselves.” EF, Idledale, CA

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Editor’s Note: Read more about TCC teachers’ experiences

in the most recent issue of The Vital Force.

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Transforming: “A long-time, dedicated TCC student recently described our practice as a tool for transformation. I love that – it’s so true. While we can practice simply as a way to calm down, relax, ground and center, we can also use it to work on areas of our lives we’d like to transform…. I study, focus, and concentrate to make each movement a work of art, always perfecting, always improving, and training my mind as well as my body. Some days it all comes together of its own accord, without effort, and I’m grateful. Areas I’ve worked on in my practice transform corresponding areas in my life, and I see myself change.” – LJ, Minneapolis, MN

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Growing: “CC is a meditative form that holds hidden mysteries of the Chi. Students can discover those mysteries during group practices when they work with each other. Practicing with a group or partner guarantees you’ll develop a new awareness of TCC movements faster than if you practice (only) alone. Keen observation and feedback are the key.” LB, Castro Valley, CA

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Discerning: You cannot give the same teaching to two people. It must fit the karma of each one and never be a teaching by rote. How do you know what teaching to give? You will be guided. Justin F. Stone

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