Monday, 26 January 2009

Ward Off Left, thanks to Michael.

Ward Off Left from Heartworker on Vimeo.

Friday, 23 January 2009

Spring Intensive at the Nano Nagle Centre

We will practice Short Form, partner work, figure 8 and open focus exercises; all designed to open us to a deeper connection to, and awareness of, ourselves, our relationship to ourselves the ground under our feet, the space around us, the objects and people in our lives.
 Feb 28th 11 .30 - 6 pm   €60    Evening meal Chez Moi 

Text 087 6616800 or email
to reserve a place.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Here is the first posture in our T'ai Chi Form . Welcome to all our new beginners.

Brendan practicing Ward Off Left with the Cork beginners.

Introduction, Preparation, Beginning from Yin&Yang on Vimeo.

"Attention preparation beginning " posted by Brendan today.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Just take the time, slow down and feel the air between your hands. Smell and taste the space as you listen the silence beyond the sounds. Open and feel the earth enter your feet, soften and allow it to spread and permeate your whole body. All this is possible when we practice mindfully.

Monday, 19 January 2009

A quiet day to practice and to be, no better way to fill the heart with joy.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

The New T'ai Chi term has just begun and I've been pondering on the benefits of practice. What can you expect when practice becomes part of your life. Look forward to befriending your body finding where it is soft and relaxed and where you are holding tension. Recognising tension is the first step in letting it go, the slow gentle T'ai Chi movements encourage the muscles to soften and relax. Moving with grace and beauty lifts the spirits and enlivens the mind. Learning to use ones peripheral vision opens us to the world and the world to us many new ways. And that's just the beginning.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Key functions and features of your brain

It's shaped by evolution: the main genetic differences between humans and chimpanzees focus on the brain , particularly its social, emotional, linguistic and conceptual abilities

3 pounds, 1.1 trillion cells, including a hundred billion "grey matter" neurons

Always "on": 2% of the body's weight uses about 25% of its oxygen

Average neuron has about 1,000 connections (synapses), a hundred trillion in all

Synapses firing 1 to 100 times a second

Regions linked by brain waves synchronised within a few seconds

Extremely interconnected network full of circular loops

Number of possible brain states: 1 followed by a million zeros

An organ that learns from experiences through life long changes in its structure

The most complex object known in the universe

Reading this in " Measuring the Immeasurable" filled my heart with wonder and joy.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

West Cork stunning today !

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Pushing Hands and Uprooting no more enjoyable start to a new year of T'ai Chi for me!