Thursday, 11 July 2019

The beginning posture of the Short Form +++ to enjoy.

Welcome to our T'ai Chi class, it's great to have you with us on this journey of self discovery.

Monday, 10 June 2019

Anita Moorjani Living Life Fearlessly

Here is the woman I spoke about at today's class.

Monday, 3 June 2019

Mini Form And Links For Friday's Blackrock Class

Here is the Mini Form to Brush Left Knee and Push , this is one posture beyond your lesson so just practise to White Crane Spreads Wings.

Here is a short video on Fascia which gives an idea of how important it is as connective tissue in the body.

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Parting wild Horse's Mane for new T'ai chi beginners

. Welcome to T'ai Chi, I'm so happy to have you join our class. .This is a wonderful journey of self discovery and fun that you have embarked upon Congratulations for having the courage to take that first step it is by far the most difficult. You will reap enormous benefits from T'ai Chi . Looking forward to sharing this journey with you.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Morning T'ai Chi

Here is a little morning practise to help start the day in a positive way. Enjoy

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Beginner's T'ai Chi

Here are some T'ai Chi exercises for you to practise these will all help you get a feel for the practise while improving your balance , coordination and sense of ease. Allow yourself to relax into the practise and enjoy being present in your own body.

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Welcome to New T'ai Chi Beginners

A Big Welcome to new T'ai chi beginners, it is my privilege to share this great practise with you. There are so many benefits to be gained from practising T'ai Chi. You will notice improvements in balance, health, relaxation and flexibility, and that is just mentioning a few obvious benefits. I will allow you to discover your own as part of this journey of self discovery.

Here below are some exercises to get you stated. I'm looking forward to seeing you soon again.
I have also posted the Amy Cuddy Ted talk about body posture and self confidence.

T'ai Chi walking exercise .

Amy Cuddy

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Mini Form To Lesson 5

Here is the Mini Form as far as lesson 5 to help you remember the postures.

Enjoy your practise remember to relax there is NO rush. T'ai Chi is about becoming consciously present in your body, in this moment, noticing all the sensations, all the feelings, all the connections both internally and externally.So just relax (as best you can) and each time you practise you will grow in your self awareness, peace and presence.

Monday, 1 April 2019

Mini Form First 4 Lessons for T'ai Chi Beginners

Here are the first 4 lessons of our Mini Form for you to practise and enjoy. Remember to relas nad take it easy, this is the best way to reap all the benefits of our great practise.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Mallow College Mini Form Lesson

Here is the Mini Form  to Brush Left Knee and Push this is one postuer more than we have covered so just focus on the part we have practised. If you just even watch and  listen to the next posture it will prepare you for next week's class.

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Double Figure 8 Exercise for CIT Group

Double Figure 8 Heart exercise from ann on Vimeo.

Here is one of John Kells Figure 8 exercises . In this exercise we work both hands simultaneously , drawing  ' earth's ' energy up through our body filling the heart and as it spills out like a fountain we direct it up to
 ' heaven  '  imagining that it reaches to eternity and beyond. We then turn the hands over and direct
  ' heaven's ' energy down through the top of our head  once again filling the heart with energy  ( this time heavens energy ). The hands turn over and direct the energy out from our heart and send it down into the earth to complete one cycle of the energy circuit. The energy can be imagined as a light  ( white or gold ) which cleanses and recharges the body as it passes through.  One can also feel it as a flow  through the body just like an internal shower.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Welcome Cork CIT to T'ai Chi

What a lovely morning practise we had in The James Barry Exibition  Centre !
Such a lovely group and a fabulous space for T'ai Chi

Here are some of the exercises we worked on and also a link to Amy Cuddy's Ted Talk about body posture.

Here is the exercise to open the body and release positive hormones in just 2 minutes.

Parting wild horse's mane posture.

Stepping like a cat exercise to develop awareness of how we step in T'ai Chi and also a great exercise to enhance one's sense of balance.

This exercise is a great one to develop a sense of the body moving as one unit, a fabulous T'ai Chi warm -up . 

And Finally Amy Cuddy's Ted Talk

Sunday, 17 February 2019

T'ai Chi Lessons For Friday February 15

Welcome to new beginners here is the beginning posture of the Mini Form for you to practise.

Anne Marie leading the lesson for the more advanced Mini Form group.

Crossing Hands for the group just finishing the Mini Form

Finally Embrace Tiger and Return to the Mountain for the Short F group starting stage 2 of the Short Form

Wow ! Such a fabulous T'ai Chi class on Friday mornings all helping each other to explore T'ai Chi.
So blessed to have such enthusiastic people to share time and practise together.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

T'ai Chi Lessons Parting Wild Horse's Mane, Mini Form and Short Form beginners.

Here is Parting wild Horse's Mane  Posture that we worked on in beginners classes in  Castletownbere on Sunday and in Blackrock on Tuesday.

White Crane Spreads Wings Mini Form lesson for Blackrock .

Mini Form Lesson For Blackrock Friday ( more advanced Mini Form group).

Here is the Full Mini Form for everyone working on the Mini Form.

Here is the Short Form to Ward Off Left For Mallow College Secong Stage group.

Friday, 8 February 2019

Friday Morning's T'ai Chi Mini Form Lessons and Amy Cuddy's Ted Talk

Here is the White Crane Spreads Wings Mini Form Posture we worked on this morning in Backrock.

Here is the second Mini Form Lesson that we worked on with the more advances Mini form class.

Here is Amy Cuddy's Ted Talk for you to enjoy .
 Keep up the practise , see you all next week .

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Welcome to our 2019 New T'ai Chi Beginners

Welcome to T'ai Chi, it is my pleasure to share this wonderful practise with you. It has enhanced my life in so many ways and I love sharing it with others so they too can benefit from the practise.
As you learn and practise T'ai Chi you will begin to know yourself in a whole new way. You will come to befriend your body and understand it in a very different and intimate way. Most of us never really get to know ourselves from the inside out . We do not have an interesting method to study ourselves but T'ai Chi changes that . Once you find this practise you have an elegant,graceful, interesting method to unravel your self and come to understand your body, your mind and your connection to the world in a whole new way. Alongside this you will improve your health, your flexibility and your sense of wonder. What a wonderful journey ahead I'm so  excited to start 
this new year of practise and exploration. Delighted you decided to join me.
Here is one of the warm up exercises and the lesson we worked on at yesterday's class. I have posted some of the other warm up exercises in the post below so just scroll down to get some more warm up exercises.
Enjoy !