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. 

“Eternity is in this moment.” – Justin F. Stone, TCC Originator

From the February issue of The Vital Force:

Join the Oneness: “When I miss seeing that twinkle in Justin’s eyes, I’m grateful we have his many DVDs. I recently watched his talk from the 2005 TCC Teacher Conference in Albuquerque. He showed us how to move correctly, so of course he told us to bend our knees and turn our waist. He also told us to practice every day. Mentioning a teacher who said they practiced TCC twice a week, Justin said, ‘No, one needs to practice every day.’ Justin also shared with us tools to realize who and what we are. His words to me, ‘Join me in the oneness,’ have had tremendous meaning over the years.” – JH, Albuquerque, NM

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Editor’s Note: Read more of JH’s experiences of learning TCC from originator Justin Stone in the February issue of  The Vital Force.

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Daily Practice: “I seriously committed to a daily practice more than a year ago and now feel cheated if I miss a practice. I have more energy during the days I practice and less when I miss a practice. I’ve seen an improvement in my posture: I carry weight and tension in my shoulders. Prior to practicing TCC I’d try to relax my shoulders, but since starting TCC I now know to relax into my tan t’ien. I walk with a straighter posture, which in turn helps my muscles feel more relaxed.” – VDP, Midland Park, NJ

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Flowing: “It was the worst of times and it was the best of times: accreditation in the year 2020 through Zoom. I was amazed at the power of the Chi field and to experience its energy across the miles; to meet 10 people using TCC for their personal benefit; and how it’s shared around the world. I feel privileged to be a part of such a positive experience. Let’s keep the Chi field flowing around the world.” – SH, Witless Bay, Newfoundland, CN

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Impermanence: “There are three things to be done (or realized): To recognize, deeply feel and accord with Impermanence. Then, and only then, is it possible to find out Who and What we are (transcending Impermanence). Finally, after realizing the above two, to go into the marketplace and work with people. This is ‘merging Sense with Essence.’ …In these ways, we transcend greed, anger and delusion.’” –  Justin F. Stone

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