Newsletter #142 - June 2013
I was excited to work with 84 year old Mary Ann as well as many younger participants. I would like to share some of the exciting work at the workshop with you, watch my video clip “What is qi?” taped from one of the Exploring the Depth workshops last year. I have posted many clips at the area especially reserved for premier instructors. Do check it out.
Last month I talked to you about social media. Was I excited to meet John! He searched the web and found my Facebook page, we chatted and he came to my workshop in London. He did not stop gleaming for the entire workshop. Meet him (in orange Tshirt) in this picture – didn’t he have nice tai chi?
I still don’t know much about Facebook and Twitter, but I am trying to talk to you there as often as possible, if it can bring John to the workshop, it is worth the effort. Do visit my Facebook page and subscribe to my Twitter and Youtube. Ask me anything and I will try to answer as soon as I can. Remember to “like” us everywhere you go, they tell me that the more people like us, the more people get to join Tai Chi for Health and the less it will cost for you to join my workshop and use my DVDs.
Earlier in the year I shared with you how inspiring it was working with the Sri Lankan people with some photos. There is so much interest from the participants so here is another message from Sri Lanka about the spirit of giving. Tai chi is indeed one of the best things we can give and share with the people in the Third World.
At one of the annual tai chi workshop in USA, Dan Jones, master trainer and martial artist for more than 40 years, shares his journey in learning tai chi from a Chinese master. It was one of the most popular presentations, best appreciated from watching it.
Dr Paul Lam recalls his experience in Sri Lanka
Maureen Worthen talks about the vital roles of love and passion in teaching tai chi.
Caroline Demoise tells us how teaching tai chi has enriched her life for over thirty years.
Janice Green and Anne Crichton report from Manchester, England on World Tai Chi day.
Lynne Michaelis tells us what the tai chi greeting means to her.
Dr Bob McBrien treats us to our regular dose of tai chi humour.
Jun 08-09. Tai Chi for Beginners Instructor Training
Jun 10-15. One Week Tai Chi Workshop
Jul 04-05. Exploring the Depth of Tai Chi for Arthritis
Sep 28-29. Exploring the Depth of Tai Chi for Arthritis
Oct 05-06. Tai Chi for Energy Instructor Training
Oct 10-11. Exploring the Depth of Tai Chi for Arthritis
Oct 12-13. Tai Chi for Energy Instructor Training
Oct 19-20. Exploring the Depth of Tai Chi for Arthritis
By Maureen Worthen, Senior Trainer, Tasmania
Whilst Bhante was teaching the idea of tai chi was mentioned, so Bhante introduced Rani to the Clinical Director of Psychiatry and the head of the Physiotherapy Department. Within weeks they had arranged a Tai Chi for Arthritis training workshop for their doctors, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. Rani and I jointly donated the teaching materials for the workshop.
We get many of the same health benefits that a relaxing tai chi workout produces. Enjoying a funny story and having a good laugh generate "positivity" , thus contributing to radiant health.
Making regular deposits in our positive emotions account is viewed as a critical necessity if we are to function optimally in the challenges we confront daily. Professor Barbara Frederickson at the University of North Carolina describes this search for joy, contentment and interest as an investment we all should consider.
• Honk if you love peace & quiet.
• Lead me not into temptation, I can find it myself.
• Ever stop to think and forget to start again?
• Chaos. Panic. Disorder. My work is done here.
• Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine
• Ambivalent? Well yes and no.
• Do Vegetarians eat animal crackers?
• I get enough exercise just pushing my luck!
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