HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR POSTURE, CO-ORDINATION, BALANCE AND INCREASE YOUR ENERGY
In this short introduction to Tai Chi, Paul Read (the teapotmOnk) shows you the absolute fundamentals of this beautiful practice in just 3 ten-minute videos.
This course introduces you to the health aspects of Tai Chi. It will introduce you to the style and teaching ideas behind the Learn Tai Chi Online School and will introduce you to the teaching approach taken by the teapotmOnk.
In this course you will find:
*Pointers on finding how you can teach yourself good posture
*Techniques for developing better co-ordination and movement
*Insights into better breathing and how to gather energy from the ground.
And the end of this mini-course, you will not only find you enjoy better balance, co-ordination and more energy but you will have a grasp of the basics of this ancient art. From there, you can go further and explore the deeper sides to this rich and varied art in my 12 month course.
I've been teaching Tai Chi and languages since the early 1990's in both the United Kingdom and in Spain. I've also written numerous books on Tai Chi, recorded videos and many podcasts (iTunes - still have some available). Over these years I learnt that Tai Chi is really about communication. If you can communicate the lessons in an interesting and challenging way - using body, speech, gestures and the power of images and music - then the art is open to everyone to learn.
My aim therefore is to offer the elements of Tai Chi in separate easy-to-learn courses that everyone can grasp and practice immediately. For those preferring not to break things apart there is the COMPLETE COURSE that covers art and history, postures and breath as well as applications too.
If anyone can learn Tai Chi, then I believe that anyone can pass on those skills to others. Thus, over time, our efforts become immortalised. (You may have noticed that this theme occurs regularly in the COMPLETE TAI CHI COURSE). But there is something else that happens in Tai Chi that contributes to longevity, and that is the slowing down of time. We begin to notice the smaller things in life, the things that others step over, step around or don't even see at all. And in so doing, our senses awaken.
This is the experience I want to share with you on this adventure. An exploration of our senses and of time. An exploration into the rich history, practice and philosophy of Tai Chi. .