Everything in the universe is an interaction of Yin and Yang energies. The manifestation of the universe itself is nothing but a result of transformations arising from the interactions of Yin and Yang. The traditional way in which these interactions are summarized is in the familiar Tai Chi diagram.
Master Hsu is practicing Tai Chi in the snowy morning in China, Guangping, Hebei province, on Dec. 15, 2019. It is the brithplace of Yang Luchan (1799–1872), influential teacher of the internal style martial art Tai Chi Chuan (Taiji Quan), the founder of Yang-style Tai Chi Chuan:
The Taiji diagram is one of the most popular and best-recognized emblems in the world. It is the symbol of Taoism and is broadly used in Qigong, martial arts, Chinese medicine, astrology, and fortune-telling. The Korean and Mongolian national flags both include this diagram, and it has been used in many other places.
Tai Chi Chuan (Taiji Quan) has been a popular health exercise for many centuries. Its popularity continues around the world. Although people practice tai chi to promote health, in its origin it is a form of martial art, a form of self defense.
Chi Energy in Tai Chi Movement
Body, Chi and Mind are the three essentials in Tai Chi and other internal or healing arts.
Chinese medicine says: The Mind leads the Chi and the Chi leads the Blood. Our mind aspect can transcend personal limitations. Our Chi energy can nourish our physical and emotional health. Our movements can manifest as physical beauty.
Dr. Hsu will present these often neglected, though essential aspects of Tai Chi practice. His presentation will guide you through the practice whilst applying the principles of Mind and Chi energy to the movements.
This workshop is appropriate for all levels of tai chi practitioners or those who wish to learn to apply these principles.
Time: Saturday October 25, 2014
2 – 4 PM
Place: Mercer Island Community & Event Center
8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, WA
Suggested Donation: $20:00
Dr Shan-tung Hsu began teaching Tai Chi locally in 1971. He was one of the first to introduce Tai Chi to the Pacific NW. He was the inspiration for founding the Five Willow Tai Chi Association. Dr. Hsu has been a committee member of the International Medical Qigong Association. He is the former publisher of World Qigong magazine. He has lectured on Chi energy and design globally for the past 30 years.
For further information contact: Diane Exeriede, 425-452-5581
Tai Chi Form – Tai Chi Separate Hand Matching, Xing-Yi Matching Sword
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