Deepening our Practice

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 benefitted from the practice. 

Chi does not belong to us individually; rather, we tend to share in this universal energy.” – Justin F. Stone, TCC Originator

Quotations from the most recent issue of The Vital Force

Deeper Lessons: “It [TCC instruction at a retreat] was a reminder to slow down and be mindful in all aspects of my life. It was a reassurance to trust my body to support me and to let go of past traumas. It was a reminder that I can find balance in my life if I focus on what is important and what feels right. Each movement became more than a physical activity; it became a reassessment of my life, purpose and inner being. Lessons learned in our TCC practice are lessons that help us live a more full and authentic life. While detailed deconstruction of movements was informative and constructive, the deeper lessons are the ones I value most – balance, trust, being grounded, mindfulness and slowing down.” – GN, Wrightwood, CA

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Love in Practice: “The love generated during TCC practice is shared by all. Someone new to TCC feels it the moment he starts moving. Or she may feel it from being in the field of others moving. At the end of the day, no one has more love than anyone else. We all share it. That’s the emptiness we talk about. The more we move we can empty, the more we can feel the love. It ‘s always there. We have to open up to it.” – DB, New York, NY

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Healing Effects: “My doctor’s office called to share results of a recent bone density scan. Two years ago tests indicated that osteopenia had begun to morph itself into osteoporosis…. I decided to continue eating healthily and taking vitamins – and made one change. Over the last 19 months I’ve practiced TCC, rarely skipping a day. The message his morning was, ‘Keep doing whatever you’re doing because the osteoporosis is getting better.’ What? Not only has degeneration abated, but bone is building. While I’d done TCC on and off for years, I’ve been doing a daily practice since retiring and becoming accredited to teach. This is the tip of the iceberg of amazing results from our precious mindful, meditative TCC. – LM, Lakewood, NJ

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Inner sincerity & integrity: “This is not ‘our’ Chi; we are a product of this Chi…. To unite with this Chi and to balance it is to return to the Uncarved Block, and this is what is meant  by Centering. In this sense, TCC practice becomes meditation…. It is my hope that TCC instruction will not just be physical. TCC teachers are told that the important thing is teh, the power of inner sincerity and integrity.” – Justin F. Stone

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Published On: July 2nd, 2018Categories: Vital Force e-NewsletterTags:

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