Wednesday, March 21, 2012



"I practiced Tai Chi on a sunny beach by the ocean.  The sand felt so good, and the sky was washed with clouds."  Therese turned to me, her eyes wide, "That's spiritual vitamins!"  Louise Watson, R. N., thinks our "Our body is like a fine piano that needs tuning.  Tai Chi helps to bring that piano back in tune."  My son, Rob, feels Tai Chi uses "Internal and external stretching, you stretch beyond the limits of what you already know."   Tai Chi practice jump started my painting to reach new brightness of vibrant light and color.  Creative writing expands my left brain logic bringing scattered thoughts and fragments of my self into a coherent wholeness.

Mountain Climbing, Achieve Goals, with Tai Chi
Daily practice of Tai Chi is a pathway to opening awareness and communication, verbal and non-verbal, physical and non-physical.  When you invite positive change into your life, you invite others to join you.  Generating unselfish energy with mindful intent, Tai Chi practice can help you achieve goals.  As you calm, center, and focus your mind becomes clearer and your goal achievements come into being.  

Positive intent represents Yin nurturing force while events and people turning and returning to you are active Yang energies.  Tai Chi practice balances Yang strength with Yin yielding to create a harmony of work, play, and rest.  

Tai Chi Morning
Recently I retired from many happy years of Tai Chi teaching to deepen creative adventures with writing and painting.  We keep together to practice Tai Chi as a group.  Rob notes that "Qi (energy) rises exponentially with group practice."  Louise adds, "Tai Chi is a blueprint for unlimited possibilities, a plan without boundaries:  Intuition to Fruition!  Color your life with Tai Chi!"   



The Story of Blue Shadows:  When I presented this oil painting to its owner, he immediately took the painting in his hands and turned it upside down! 

"Look!  The way it was originally painted it is 'Morning' with the light coming into the sky. When the painting  is turned upside down, it is 'Evening' with a darker cooler look and feel.  I plan to hang it both ways, depending on the mood of the moment.   The morning view is Yang Energy while the Evening represents Yin!  Did you plan it this way?"

"No! I had no clue!"  How like Tai Chi energy to present a painted surprise!

Related Posts: 
A-B-C's of Tai Chi (Nov 2011), Carry Water Chop Wood (June 2011), Universe Shadows of Cranes (Steps to Achieve Your Goal by Paul Lam, M.D., Mar 2011) and Catching Up (Apr 2011), Tonal Vision (The power of Music, Tones, and Frequencies, Jan 2011)

Resources:  Paul Lam, M.D., is a family practice physician in Sydney, Australia, He travels the world to promote benefits of Tai Chi for Health.  Free Newsletters:  Mar 2012 contains video about Tai Chi principles, articles and more.  Dr. Yang, Jwing-ming, Taiji, Qigong, and Martial Arts expert offers books, E-books, DVDs and much more including new Tai Chi for Beginners DVD presenting the Yang Long Form with detailed instructions. Jou, Tsung Hwa, Mathematician and Tai Chi Expert offers books, The Tao of Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan), The Tao of Meditation, and The I Ching, Way to Divination.  "Thank you for all you taught us."  Master Wing Cheung offers free DVD download of 18 Form Taiji Qigong (Shi Ba Shi).  Practiced by millions worldwide, 18 form is simple to follow and practice and can be used by itself or as warm up for Tai Chi practice.  Master Cheung learned directly from the co-creators of the form:  Master He, Weiqi and Lin, Hou Sheng.  inquiries, request free PDF E-book, Silver Butterfly, Create A Vision.

Blue Shadows, reversible oil painting by Dahlis Roy. Top photo Morning view as painted, and turned upside down, Evening.