Hi to all students
Well I hope everyone who tuned in (if that’s the correct phrase these days) to the live feed on Zoom on Friday enjoyed it. Obviously, it was our first trial and personally I thought it went extremely well. I’m only sorry I didn’t dress for the occasion as I thought mistakenly that nobody would see me! It won’t happen again. It is our intention to persevere with this during this lock-down period. Vindy is already thinking about next weeks tuition, so please keep a lookout for news.
As you can appreciate there is a considerable amount of organisation involved and sometime in the future a small charge will have to be introduced which will be dependent on the number of students that wish to participate. In the meantime I intend to continue introducing the 18 Tai Ji Qigong’s to the website. It would be helpful if I had an indication of how students are progressing, particularly with how it made them feel, and the number repetitions attempted, (36 is the aim). A short text will suffice to the website or to me directly, attention to detail is essential as six really good examples are much better than 12 poor ones.
Please regulate the breathing with the movement and maybe experiment with speed both fast and slow but remember if you go faster the inhalation/exhalation of breath has to match the synchronisation. If you find yourself getting giddy slow down or stop, you are hyperventilating. I would like if we achieve good feedback, to introduce the next exercise in a weeks time, so keep practising.
For those that come to our practise classes on Sunday at Great Chesterfield will know, I provide notes that are nuggets of information that have accumulated not only from my teacher in the first instance, but from experiences which over the years has widened the appeal and given Tai Ji Quan a depth that I would not otherwise have absorbed. I also give Chinese Characters with a description and explanation of how the picturegrams or logograms have been formed and how they refer to the art. We then move on to the practical and various form work. These are three hour sessions with a tea-break. In the meantime, for students that are interested in the acupuncture aspects here is a list of abbreviations used to identify the twelve regular meridians. They are listed in Qi-flow order to include the two others the Conception and Governing circuit.
Thank you again for participating it was great to see you all, plus I enjoyed it immensely.