Happy Birthday to Justin tomorrow, November 20th.

 

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. 

“We are a swirl of shifting moving energies and nothing more.” – Justin F. Stone, TCC Originator

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From the November issue of The Vital Force:

Love: “We have all experienced that the soft, gentle, rhythmic movements of TCC are soothing to the mind, body, and spirit. I/m convinced that engaging in tandem with others is soothing and enriching in ways that go beyond the myriad benefits of personal practice. In a world full of conflict, striving and competition, we experience connection and, dare I say, love without expectation or attachment. We give and receive impersonal love: human connection in a manner that’s complete and completely fulfilling in and of itself. It leaves no obligation, no longing, no disappointment, no expectation in its wake.” – LMO, Port Hueneme, CA

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Editor’s Note: Read more experiences that teachers and students have with T’ai Chi Chih
in the November issue of The Vital Force.

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Forgiveness: “Get ready to move your body in new and different ways. The Chi will begin to flow through you and start to awaken your senses. Soon, you’ll begin looking at the world in a more open, less judgmental way. Forgiveness toward others and – most importantly – toward yourself will slowly start. You’ll find out you’re aligned with the Universe and you have everything you need.” – Student of DM, Wildwood, IL

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Awareness: “My most poignant awarenesses in TCC: Working The Pulley – It’s as if I’m climbing through clouds, and I make it. Softness is the key. I’ve learned to lighten my hand movements while still shifting my weight. Rocking Motion – Happiness feels like a teeter-totter. This is the ideal preliminary movement for loosening me up and feeling the energy move with me. Passing Clouds – This motion makes me feel like I’m riding on a cloud. My sweep passes beyond the elbow and I’m lithe and light, releasing any sadness from my mind. It creates a clean slate.” – Becky F., student of JS, Beaverton, OR

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Creation: “Knowing we are a mass of shifting energies, doesn’t it seem wise to culture and affect these energies, to bring them into balance? Yet very few do this, preferring to look at ‘another power’ to do all the work, though, in truth, you must do it for yourself. Over vast periods of time, the Chi creates ‘you,’ but you can create and balance the Chi. This puts another point of view on T’ai Chi Chih practice, doesn’t it?” – Justin F. Stone

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