How Do You Do What You Do?

How Do You Do What You Do? This questions was posed to me by one of my students who lives with chronic health. She was aware of my health baseline, and asked how I do what I do as a … Read More

Health Baselines

Learning to Take Care of Yourself In my classes I often talk about exercising and training gracefully to your own physical baseline.This phrase comes from my teacher Casey Kochmer, from Personal Tao.  Read his article on baselines here. We all … Read More

When resources aren’t enough

A delve into the Tai Chi learning process, looking at the ebb and flow of training a life-long art. When learning Tai Chi, there are several highs and lows along the way. Sometimes students will say “The resources aren’t enough”. … Read More

Tai Chi for All Abilities

Our aim at Earth Balance Tai Chi is to create classes that are accessible across the whole community.  We provide Tai Chi and Qigong for all abilities, meaning seated and chair based for those with restricted movement / mobility whether … Read More

Compassionate Tai Chi

Can Tai Chi and Qigong help you become more compassionate to yourself and others? Regular practice of the Classical Chinese arts helps bring about a positive change in personal health, happiness and longevity.  The slow-moving exercises and stillness practices slow … Read More

Importance of Silk Reeling

Silk reeling is at the centre of Chen style Tai Chi training, helping the student to develop strength, internal energy, co-ordination, body awareness, unity in movement, relaxation and grounding. Also known as Chan Si Jin; Chan (pulling), Si (silk) and … Read More

Laojia Yi Lu Video

The Chen 74 form is slow movement empty hand form, a powerful internal martial art that combines silk reeling energy spiralling movements and low stances with deep breathing, mind intent and martial spirit. “This isn’t your grandmother’s Tai Chi” An … Read More