Last week we discussed the differences between Tai Chi and Qigong so I thought this week I would share a short version of the Lao Jia Form from Chen Family Tai Ji Quan.
In this five minute clip, I go through the first half of the form while walking on water (well almost). Hope you enjoy my sexy voice-over narration and captions with the names of each posture. ????????????
There are many different families and types of Tai Chi.
The form that I’m sharing with you today is from Chen Tai Chi, which is the original and oldest system. Practicing this form helps to increase flexibility, build strength, and lower blood pressure.
Tai Chi has been documented to help with stress reduction and different diseases like diabetes and Parkinson’s because it involves deep breathing, movement meditation and allows for exercise with very little stress on the muscles and joints.
From the words of Bruce Lee, by way of the Tao Te Ching (the central Taoist text, ascribed to Lao-tzu, the traditional founder of Taoism),
“Be like water, my Friend. Be like water.” ????????????
The Tao Te Ching goes on to say that water takes the low position, it does not allow obstacles to get in its way and takes the shape of whatever container it is in. ????????????
Water is always ocean bound, seeking to reunite with the whole. To follow the Way Of Water is to return to one’s spiritual essence. ❄️❄️❄️
May you be at peace. ☮️
And Qi ya later. ☯️
Chris & Parisa