Monday, June 02, 2014

Taiji Is Personal

Taiji is a very personal thing. Each of us experience taiji in our own ways, and while a good teacher is able to point you in the right direction, it is still up to the student to put those teachings into practice and experience for himself what it really means.

Without practice, there is no experience. Without experience, there is no understanding. Without understanding, there is no improvement.

It all starts with practice.

And then it is about understanding what you are experiencing. About linking up what you experience with the principles of taiji, link it up with what you have been taught, what you have been told. You put your understanding into practice, and from there gain new insights. It is continuous learning, as you continue to improve yourself.

No one can teach you what it means to relax. You have to experience it for yourself.