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. 

To speak in a truthful manner (not as easy as it sounds) is enough. – Justin F. Stone, TCC Originator

From a recent issue of The Vital Force:

Moving meditation: “TCC has greatly improved my balance and helped strengthen the right side of my body since a hip replacement four years ago. Doing this in a group provides a calming energy. It’s like mediation, but I’m active and not sitting still. I can’t recommend this enough.” (SC) … “My posture has improved greatly as has my balance and my state of mind. I feel more in touch with the present. I absolutely love this practice.” (CL) … “When I began TCC, I was using a cane, my muscles were weak and I had poor balance. Now I no longer need the cane. TCC worked better for me than physical therapy.” DB – Simpsonville, SC

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Moving through grief: “TCC helped me through my greatest human loss – the sudden death of my grandmother. It was the only activity that took away the physical pain and emptiness inside my body. I needed to practice TCC to heal, so created the goal of attending a TCC teacher accreditation to help me improve. Passing or failing was irrelevant; TCC had helped me recover from grief. I did pass, and became a TCC teacher in March 2005.” – AV, Racine, MN

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Moving into quiet: “Our true nature is quietness. Take joy in little things. Open yourself to what is happening. TCC helps our brain’s two hemispheres work together. Truth makes us light inside. Bring energy from the most distant star into the middle finger; it goes straight to the heart. Move out of the mind into feeling; this allows intuition to work. The more you enlist your healing nature the healthier you will be.” – MG, Loveland, CO

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Moving into freedom: “Meditation allows one to know the mind and knowing it, to shape the mind, which in turn leads to a freeing of the mind. When habit patterns are broken and tendencies burned to ashes, there is freedom and stillness.” – Justin F. Stone

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Want more inspiration? Want connection with the global TCC community? Want tips for a better practice? Join us:

1) Subscribe to The Vital Force. Our quarterly journal offers engaging stories, hints and insights from TCC teachers and students. We also highlight wisdom by, and photos rarely seen of, originator Justin Stone.

2) Subscribe to this monthly e-newsletter by emailing us here.