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. 

Off the treadmill,
 brilliant the spring flowers. – Justin F. Stone, TCC Originator

From a recent issue of The Vital Force:

Peace: “I enjoy TCC class and the beautiful energy all around me while I’m there. It gives me peace of mind and brings calm and serenity to my life. It helps me deal with being in prison and away from my family. I’m fairly new to the class and have a lot to learn but I’m looking forward to it and to carry what I’ve learned to my family and community back home.” – BR, Represa CA

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Renewal: “When I was a new TCC student, Push Pull really spoke to me and it still does. It represented letting go of what I didn’t need as I shifted my weight forward, releasing my arms, and then drawing in positive energy on the return weight shift. The tan t’ien: my gentle navigator….This movement still takes me to ocean’s edge where I practice whenever possible…The tide goes in and out, and the waves roll in and out with their unique rhythm. I find myself breathing the same rhythm, tossing into the ocean what’s negative and not needed. I feel renewal as the water crashes with positive energy and spills onto the sand. The Push Pull in nature, the Push Pull in my TCC practice.”  – DK, Midland Park NJ

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Accreditation: “As I look back on teacher accreditation week, I’m amazed at the variety of candidates and teacher auditors who attended. We came from all over the U.S., some young, some old and many in-betweens. We came from all walks of life and beliefs. We all had stories of how we ‘found’ TCC….Each day we focused on different aspects of practice and on being mindful, connecting to the earth, weight-shifting and flowing from the center. Our teachers helped us find words so we could pass along what we learned to our students. I treasured each moment.” – EM, Bainbridge Island WA

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Innumerable worlds, strung like
pearls along a path of daisies.
Listen inwardly;
Hear the wordless song.”
– Justin F. Stone, from a poem he wrote on his 75th birthday

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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 sending an email.