In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Taiji-Schule is taking proactive measures. We believe that Taiji is the best way to improve one’s health, protect and strengthen one’s immune system, and that it will make a positive difference at all times and in most circumstances. We look forward to re-open our doors as soon as possible, and to see you in one of the beginners' classes at the studio.
Christine's support for advanced Taiji students & practitioners:
If you know Taiji, keep practising daily min 20 minutes, better twice daily!
juniors: never mind if you just know part of the form or the loosening exercises, that’s fine, too! The effort to try your best also is important.
And then practise the meditation. The microcosmic orbit or the 8 paths minimum 3 times or if you know the 5 clouds, stay a little longer with the white light in the lungs. Then sharing the light.
Advanced/seniors: always include upper dan tian exercises.
Many people begin with a practice like Yoga, Taiji, Qigong, Zen or something similar – often without being fully aware of what it actually is that they are searching for.
Most of them give up soon after they begin, or sometimes after several years of enthusiastic practice. However, just then, or particularly at these points in the course of a practice where you have to overcome countless obstacles – that’s exactly where the part of learning takes place which is far more important than studying elegant moves: you are encountering yourself.
You don’t meet the challenge of a spiritual path in exotic garments, strict diets, names that are difficult to pronounce or distant monasteries. You will find it right in front of you – or better: inside you. Not only is Taiji a complex and fascinating martial art and a method of acquiring and sustaining health. It also has the potential to become a practice which will lead you softly but persistently deeper and deeper inside.
I offer my regular classes to anyone who is willing to commit herself to such an experience.