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by lorene
December 7th, 2006, 8:29 pm
Forum: Taiji / Soft Principles
Topic: Taijitu
Replies: 1
Views: 2843

The outer circle

Tai Chi symbol: Outer circle Some thoughts about the circle: The circle symbolizes transformation and ?continuous movement?. Cycles such as seasons, solar cycle, lunar cycle, breathing, and circulation are examples of this movement. With a circle, there is no clear beginning and ending. There is no ...
by lorene
December 7th, 2006, 8:28 pm
Forum: Taiji / Soft Principles
Topic: Taijitu
Replies: 1
Views: 2843

Thank you Mike for the response. I've inserted some quick comments: "The taijitu is part of what is known as the wuhsing/pakua correlate which includes the Five Elements and the Pakua diagrams. They are an extension or expansion on the basic taijitu or yin/yang. Far as I know this is all part of the...
by lorene
December 7th, 2006, 8:26 pm
Forum: Taiji / Soft Principles
Topic: Yang style and more
Replies: 6
Views: 10378

Six Harmonies

Jeffrey, I agree that the 6 harmonies is an interesting topic - though an expansive topic to attempt to write about, and since I have limited exposure to the concepts much less practical experience, it is hard to share. However, that is why I wanted to post about it. I am hoping to learn more. Pleas...
by lorene
December 7th, 2006, 8:24 pm
Forum: Taiji / Soft Principles
Topic: Yang style and more
Replies: 6
Views: 10378

Hello Mike,

I'm happy to hear from you and Jen. I will send an e-mail to you both soon, or better yet I will see the growing family soon...

I respond slowly to posts but I will try to write a little here and there. I enjoy this format for keeping track of discussions.

Peace

Lorene
by lorene
December 7th, 2006, 8:23 pm
Forum: Taiji / Soft Principles
Topic: Yang style and more
Replies: 6
Views: 10378

Yang style and more

Any interest in posting about following topics: Differences between Tai Chi Chuan systems Neigong spiritual and physical qigong practice Six Harmony Theory The Three Treasures Jing Transportation: Root at the feet?control at the waist?striking Tai Chi symbol Types of meditation I?ve recently looked ...
by lorene
December 7th, 2006, 8:21 pm
Forum: Exercise
Topic: Power Exercises
Replies: 3
Views: 5556

I?ve been working with this idea of explosive power lately with my workouts. With explosive power, I work kicks, sit ups/crunches, side to side lunges, sprints, and core dance movement. Core dance movement may be interesting to martial artists. Besides being a hell of a work out, it is a method from...
by lorene
December 7th, 2006, 6:46 pm
Forum: Philosophies and Concepts in the Arts
Topic: Martial Arts, Morals, and Ethics
Replies: 1
Views: 2460

When you choose to teach/become a teacher of martial arts (or anything) you bring to teaching your own values and beliefs and you share those with your students consciously or unconsciously- I can not think of a time that it is not true. Therefore, what moral education is shared or moral atmosphere ...