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. 

“’No-seeking’ is the Way.’” – Justin F. Stone, TCC Originator

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From the recent issue of The Vital Force:

Curiosity: “Piece by piece the puzzle of this TCC journey slowly comes together. Basic movements are learned quickly, and we practice until we believe they’re somewhat mastered. But the truth is we have simply gotten our toes wet. The journey has just begun, but perhaps we’ve discovered a benefit by now. Could we be feeling healthier? Could we be feeling the buzzing of Vital Force energy? Has a different world outlook surfaced? Has a creative spark been ignited? Any of these may awaken a curiosity of the possibilities ahead.” – JM, Antioch, CA

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Editor’s Note: Learn more from TCC teachers with more than 20 years of experience in the November issue of The Vital Force.

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Mobility: “When I started learning TCC, keeping my ability to balance was my goal, but I received an unexpected benefit during the second class. My fingers are arthritic, especially in the last joints. Before, only if massaged vigorously could my fingers be forced almost closed, and I didn’t expect any improvement. To my surprise, near the end of the second class, the last joints of my right fingers went click, click, click, click – it felt and sounded like a chiropractic adjustment. Suddenly I was able to close my right hand with no pain. This continues to be so, months later. I’m able to open jars and easily grab doorknobs, and now my left hand is slowly gaining flexibility too. Amazing!” – WK, Castro Valley, CA

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Intensity: “A wonderful benefit of practicing TCC is the intensity it gives to nature’s colors. Springtime masses of magenta azalea blossoms are so brilliant they seem to stop the world. Kousa dogwood look poured out of a giant pitcher of cream, inviting me to jump in. Autumn blue sky reflects deeply in heavenly blue morning glories. They’re all so intensified they pop. But in popping, there is quiet, calm, and peace.” — DM, West Barnstable, MA

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Allowing: Without Compassion, there is no Wisdom. Accumulation of knowledge can be like overeating. Let ‘what is’ shine thru in the silence; it’s always there anyway. Justin F. Stone

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Published On: January 16th, 2023Categories: Vital Force e-Newsletter

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