Monday, 29 December 2008

A human being is part of a whole, called by us Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as separated from the rest-a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in it's beauty.
Albert Einstein

Thursday, 18 December 2008

We have been practicing super slow long forms and as my teachers always told me "slow is good". Try a 30 minute form,and feel all the changes,it will make in your form and your life,

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Our bodies and our brains are interconnected what we think affects our bodies and the cells of our bodies in return affect our thoughts. We have all felt thet sinking feeling in our bodies on hearing bad news and the lightness with good.

Your worst enemy cannot harm you
As much as your own thoughts, unguarded.
But once mastered,
No one can help as much.
The Dhammapada

Sunday, 7 December 2008

T'ai Chi in Fermoy

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

We are involved
in a life
that passes understanding
and our highest business
is our daily life.
John Cage (1912 - 1992)

Monday, 1 December 2008

The Push Hands Workbook ,is available from Amason.
" This workbook is a step-by-step guide to push hands (t’ui shou). These T’ai Chi Chuan two person exercises are the foundation of the self-defense skills of the art. Written for the beginner through advanced practitioner and teachers, this book presents fun exercises and games that train sensitivity and responsiveness. Specific component skills of push hands (eg. sticking, listening, neutralizing, pushing, rooting etc) are systematically developed through sequential drills presented in the workbook. Important topics that are often poorly addressed in the English literature are explained in clear language and paired with activities. 50 exercises clearly explained with more that 180 photos." Written by Nando Renolds( Sounds interesting.