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. 

The benefits of T’ai Chi Chih are cumulative. – Justin F. Stone, TCC Originator

From a recent issue of The Vital Force:

Forging a bond: “TCC found me a short time after a separation from my marriage and home. While my world felt upside down, my spirit/soul/being was finding its place. While doing TCC, I was aware of the Chi and felt lovingly grounded and energized. TCC and I were ‘going steady’ and the Chi was working tiny miracles in me each day.” … (Some time later, after becoming an accredited TCC teacher), “the Chi and I are now united, the bond of trust forged. Doors are opening. There is light and life and growth after all the upheaval.” – CP, Ventura, CA

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Heeding the call: “It takes recurring effort to establish a habit, and it took time to establish a daily TCC practice. I want to say that my personal practice has been a daily devotion for years, but that’s only half true. Sometimes the devotion happens only in my mind, and in reality I’m lying in bed with pneumonia, or broken ribs, or I’m too busy packing and unpacking a billion boxes for my move from California to Minnesota. But once we’ve made the effort to trench the groove of a daily practice, we will come back to it. The Chi, it seems to me, quite literally calls to us, and it knows where we are.” – DC, Minneapolis, MN

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Passing it on: “Attending a retreat to mark my first anniversary as a TCC practitioner cemented my commitment, which continues to grow. My perspective has also improved with a stronger sense of how everything in our universe ties together. In addition to the benefits the practice brings, each movement brings joy and peace. My goal is to become accredited to teach so that I may introduce TCC to as many people as a possible, but primarily to young people.” – CF, Las Cruces, NM

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Noticing the signs: “When TCC students or teachers come to me, I notice their wrists and their waists to determine how much inner tension they are carrying around… When the wrists are loose and flexible, so is the person. If the waist turns easily, tension is at a minimum…. Note these things about yourself.” –  Justin F. Stone

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