Learning taiji piece by piece: first steps


Here is the first of a series of short videos of how we are teaching basic Yang family taiji, the 24-short form at Calm Chicago.

The form is taught by breaking each posture into simple, manageable elements. This allows students to develop unity of mind and body more easily from the first class without getting caught up in thinking mind so much.  With this kind of sharp focus, the mind becomes quiet and stress levels drop significantly.

The object is to know the body and what it is doing moment by moment by bringing full attention of the mind to bear with single-pointed attention.

Many thanks to our students for making it all possible.

With Metta,  Hillary

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Author: Hillary Johnson

Improvisational documentary and fine art photographer.

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