Friday, 21 July 2017

Remembering Santa Monica




Sunset in Santa Monica on the evening I arrived from a Releasing Retreat in LA.
Warm sand under my feet, calm mind from Releasing and a few days to explore  Santa Monica I was in a state of bliss.


 Next day I had time to stroll around and take in the local beauty,





Succulent plants so different from our native Irish ones,





 So beautiful in the leaf arrangement reminding me of sacred geometry





 City Centre attire so different to Cork !!!





Super healthy acai bowl breakfast - delicious.


 
 Well fortified and ready to stroll Santa Monica's Iconic  Pier,




 Where else could you find this !




Sometimes it's just a perfect to be alive.




Saturday, 8 July 2017

Welcome to New Beginners


Welcome to new T'ai Chi beginners it is great to share this fabulous practise with you. Keep up your practise and you can expect great benefits. Your health will improve, you will feel more relaxed and self aware, better able to deal with life. Stick with the practise and discover even more benefits for yourself.

 Here is the 'Parting Wild Horse's Mane , such a lovely exercise to connect you to the feeling of soft flow and movement a great introduction to T'ai Chi. .


 
Parting Wild Horse's Mane for beginners. from ann on Vimeo.






I have found this posture to be a  great place to begin as it allows people to get the 'feel' of tai chi and as you can see in the video below we can prctise together and get a really nice sense of connection even in a few lessons.




Garden taichi in ARC House from ann on Vimeo.





Here is the Mini Form for people who are moving on .     .          .



Mini Form with postures described ( filmed from behind. from ann on Vimeo.

Monday, 26 June 2017


We are so lucky to be able to practise here in Fitzgerald's Park


 The trees provide great cover from both sun and rain.




We practise looking out over the pond, 




 With it's waterlilies,




 Ducks,





And a heron patiently waiting and watching.




It is a wonderful place to allow one's consciousness to expand, and expand and expand. The trees lend a sense of tranquillity in their steady wisdom, watching on without comment. . 




Working on the ' dance' . from ann on Vimeo.




Stepping like a cat exercise. from ann on Vimeo.



It.is such a perfect space to 'meditate to the sounds of nature .To relax and absorbe all the abundant natural energy


Tuesday, 20 June 2017

T'ai chi In Fitzgerald's Park







T'ai Chi In Fitzgerald's this evening @ 6:30
Welcome to anyone who would like to learn t'ai chi and enjoy the fabulous energy of this beautiful park. You can find us here near the pond under the trees. Looking forward to a great evening of practise.


Figire 8 Exercise around the feet. 
 
Figure 8's around the feet from ann on Vimeo.




Figure 8's in the feet bow and arrow stance from ann on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

T'ai Chi In Fitzgerald's Park


 

 
We will have a Free T'ai Chi Session 





             In Fitzgerald's Park this Saturday June 17'th, 






 
        Walk past the House to the pond,




And you will find us. We will be delighted to welcome you and introduce you to T'ai Chi.
It will be an hour of relaxation, fun and an opportunity to experience this wonderful Art.
Looking forward to meeting you there so do come and bring a friend we will be so Happy to share this practise with you.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Farewell Until September


Here is the section from Lifting Hands to White Crane Spreads Wings that we worked on yesterday.
It was such a lovely session and poignant with all the events surrounding our practise.
I felt really lonely as we drove home and visiting the stone circle near Lauragh lifted my spirits, being in the presence  of such ancient monuments put everything in perspective.



Lifting Hands to White Crane Spreads Wings from ann on Vimeo.



Here is the beginning of the Mini Form for our new beginners, it is so nice to have you join us and bring new energy and expansion to our group.
I will post more beginning exercises during the week.


Mini Form to White Crane Spreads Wings from ann on Vimeo.





 We decided to follow the path to Caiseal Coillte, Cashelkeelty Stone Circle






It was wild and windy but that didn't take from the beauty.




 Such wonderful craftsmanship in the stone wall that lined our path.




 And the views were stunning,even on this cloudy day.





 Even on this cloudy day.






 These stones radiate an ancient energy,





 Mysterious,




And majestic.



Thursday, 1 June 2017

Harmonious Relationships






We have relationships with everything in our live, relationship with our mind, our body and our spirit (this relationship is often unconscious). The relationship we have with ourselves effects every relationship we have with the world outside.
Just think about it, when you feel good about yourself, doesn't everyone and everything appear better. Take a moment to reflect on your life notice times when everything seemed to flow effortlessly, or at least everything seemed possible you just  'knew' everything would work out. If you look deeply into those times you will notice that no matter what was happening externally you actually felt good about yourself, you had a sense of trust in your own ability and felt good inside.
When we have this, internal strength this trust and good feeling we know we can make good decisions, we know we can find true happiness and live fulfilling joyous lives.
However when we feel bad about ourselves everything takes on that 'odour' we paint the outside world with our internal state of mind.
Understanding how to Release our feelings gives us a great tool in living a happy harmonious life. Being at ease and finding our own love and joy inside we discover a happy joyous world outside.
This takes an effort, it takes an effort to look inside and clear up our limiting beliefs. It takes an effort to sit with our feelings and learn how to Release them but this effort pays us back in so many ways and with a little practise Releasing  becomes second nature. We just know how to relax in each moment and enjoy our life as it unfolds.
I will be sharing some Releasing tools at my upcoming workshop in Blackrock.




 Blackrock Community Centre 
  Saturday june 10'th
  10am - 4pm 
  Cost €40 per person 

  To reserve a place
  Phone 087 6616800  or email taichimcilraith@yahoo.co.uk