I want to thank you for remaining a subscriber to my Taiji updates and I apologise for not being active for a few months. The demands just for survival and other pressing obligations took me away from my Tai Chi focus. In particular I feel bad for those of you (especially my more mature subscribers) who have been asking about attending my beginners classes and sincerely wanting to give the type of Yang Style Tai Chi I offer a go. Different schedules, distances and other commitments mean that I can’t meet you halfway and offer a lesson time at a location that suits everyone, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t want to introduce you to this unique and subtle art - I do.
Although we live in an interconnected, materialistically and information rich world, we are “time poor” - which means a lesser quality of life. Somehow most of us feel as if we have to run harder and faster on the treadmill just to keep up with inflation and bills, just to make ends meet. I don’t think that this is just me reminiscing sentimentally in my middle age, I think the relaxed and high quality way of life we’ve been so used to in Australia is disappearing and we have less and less time, money and choices to do the things we want to do.
In the true Tai Chi tradition “to be like water” and flexible, I am adapting to this situation in an effort to meet your needs. So, I’ve created this (and will create more) practice-oriented lessons that will give you the guidance, instruction and opportunity to practice by yourself at your own convenience and location. Although it’s best to learn in person and get immediate feedback, these downloadable lesson will start you (or help you continue) on the beginning of your Tai Chi journey. These videos are as how I would instruct you if you came to my class. They can be yours to use on as many devices and replay as many times as you like (just respect the copyright laws). I am hoping that you will practice along with them regularly a couple a times a week till you master the basic postures and movements - which will prepare you for further development. They are simple, yet profound and even people with decades of experience go back to these exercises. I practice them on a regular basis and they never have a “used-by” date. And then in the near future when we meet in class or at a future workshop you will already be familiar with the basics and I can give you personal feedback.
You can look at it here -
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Begin Your Tai Chi Journey 1 (mpeg - 4, 239.4 mbs, 20.28 mins)
Author - Lee Chang Tye