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. 

Sincere practice is rewarded.Justin F. Stone, TCC Originator

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From the recent issue of The Vital Force:

Looking inward: “I met Justin in the fall of 1988, a time when the life I’d planned was falling apart. I was disillusioned, discouraged, and exhausted, in need of a new source of energy and a new direction. I’d just started taking TCC, and Justin was in Albuquerque to teach a weekend workshop on heightened awareness….  He said all life was a purification, a process of uncovering our treasure. Many people had been led to a spiritual path by a sense of futility. They’d followed the advertised route to security and happiness, pursuing goals like material success and relationships, only to come up empty-handed. The reason was simple. As Justin put it, there was nothing ‘out there’ that could be added to our lives to make a difference. The ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ was within, and we lack nothing.” LM, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM

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Editor’s Note: Learn more from TCC teachers with more than 25 years of experience in the May issue of The Vital Force.

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Moving together: “TCC is all about relationships. Relationships through movement. Relationships in the Chi. There is the relationship with myself, plain and unadorned. TCC teaches me to be all that I can be but no more… There are the relationships we form with one another as we practice together, as moving together creates a sense of trust.… Over time, each of us also can establish a relationship with the cosmic Chi, the energy that moves all living beings on this planet. We begin to understand that we’re meant to flow with the Chi, trust its wisdom, and share its healing power. And, like any relationship, it flourishes when we give it attention and when we invite others to join us.” SK, Carmichael, CA

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Sharing Chi: “’ve shared TCC with hundreds of students over the years at a local senior and community center, fitness clubs, the Chopra Center, businesses, the Camp Pendleton Marine Base, and online. Sharing TCC continues to be an honor as I commit to doing my part to enhance lives and transform the world through the subtle art of mindfully moving energy in such a life-affirming way. I’m grateful to have discovered a way of moving that fits my body, mind, and spirit. To my students, TCC is a welcome respite from rules and pressure. They’re reminded to just breathe deeply and allow the Chi to flow naturally.” – CT, Encinitas, CA

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Allowing change: So often I hear teachers (and students) say, ‘I can’t even remember what I was like before TCC. It’s good you are aware of the change. (I’m sure your friends are.) Sincere practice is rewarded – more than you know. Justin F. Stone

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Published On: June 9th, 2024Categories: Vital Force e-Newsletter

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