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Taoist Tai Chi International Welcome to the official Taoist Tai Chi International page. Taoist Tai Chi® arts are Taoist training that bring harmony, balance and unity to body, mind and heart.

They include Taoist Tai Chi® practice, meditation, chanting and volunteering. Taoist Tai Chi® arts are founded upon a rich tradition of Taoist training. They are intended to return both body and mind to their original nature. According to Taoist teachings body and mind cannot be separated. Each step in the training is intended to help the mind return to stillness, clarity and wisdom, and the body to a balanced, relaxed and healthy state. Taoist Tai Chi® arts include Tai Chi, Lok Hup Ba Fa, Tai Chi Sword and Tai Chi Sabre, community service, meditation, chanting and ceremonies.

The Dragon's Head Blog: The best out of the worstDuring the first months of self-practice, I was practicing very high Do...
02/17/2021

The Dragon's Head Blog: The best out of the worst

During the first months of self-practice, I was practicing very high Don-Yus. This allowed me to relax a lot the cervical and lumbar area. By spending so many hours working in front of the computer, they were parts of the body very vulnerable to pain. I managed to incorporate the 50 Don-Yus into my daily practice, they suit me very well. They take away much of the muscle stiffness with which I get up. After practicing them I feel less pain and relaxed. I have also noticed that my circulatory system has improved, I have less heaviness in my legs.

Practicing the arm foundations daily has prevented me from having continuous contractures (something that happened to me quite frequently), avoiding not only pain, but also the sensation of vertigo. The pain in my right shoulder in which I have calcific tendonitis has also decreased.

In the foundations I feel a great expansion accompanied by a gentle, but powerful stretch throughout my body.

On a psychological, mental, emotional and spiritual level it has helped me and helps me to:

Lower my level of anxiety and distress, not anchoring myself in worry, but letting go.

Free myself from the feeling that was invading me like claustrophobia (with the lock-down, I went from being away from home most of the day to not being able to go out for weeks).

Balancing my emotions makes me have a clearer mind that allows, among other things, to do my work better.

Trust myself more. I feel stronger.

Be more aware of how important self-care is, and how this reverts to others.

Develop a greater capacity for empathy, generosity, attention and observation not only with myself, but also with what is outside.

My family relationships have strengthened.

Isabel, Madrid, Spain

https://www.taoisttaichi.org/blog/the-best-out-of-the-worst/

02/16/2021
Lunar New Year Greetings from Around the World

As part of the Lunar New Year celebration, Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi invited representatives from all 26 countries around the world where the organization has branches to offer greetings in their own languages. More than 1,500 participants joined the online festivities to welcome the Chinese New Year of the Metal Ox. This year’s virtual celebration also included chanting, a toast, a dragon dance, live music, reflections, and stories—a wonderful celebration that fully expressed our powerful positive intention for the year ahead!

#gungheifatchoi #sanninfaailok #yearoftheox

Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism

02/15/2021
Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi

Research and anecdotal evidence show that tai chi helps people improve their heart health, better manage heart disease, recover from cardiac surgery and live fuller lives. With Taoist Tai Chi® practice, many people have found they increase energy, reduce stress and anxiety, and dramatically improve their mood.

People practicing Taoist Tai Chi® arts also find they have better balance and flexibility, and a feeling of lightness and well-being.

Learn more at https://www.taoisttaichi.org/healthyheart-cardiacrehab/.

I had open heart surgery for a double bypass. My Taoist Tai Chi® practice really helped my easy recovery. With #taoisttaichi you bounce instead of break!
~ Larry

@heartandstroke #heartandstrokemonth #fungloykok #taichi #findingharmony #findingstillness #cultivatingbalance

Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism

Happy New Year from the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism! This year, Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi held a virtual Lunar Ne...
02/14/2021

Happy New Year from the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism!

This year, Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi held a virtual Lunar New Year celebration, expressing powerful positive intention for the year ahead.

Traditionally Lunar New Year is a joyous time when we set a positive direction for the New Year and families come together to celebrate. It usually begins with a trip to the Temple to cultivate our good intentions, offer incense and ask for blessings and guidance.
This year FLK celebrated Lunar New Year virtually with welcomes, chanting, thoughts from FLK leaders, a toast, a dragon dance, greetings from all FLK affiliates, music, reflections and stories. It was a wonderful celebration that fully expressed our powerful positive intention for the year ahead!

#gungheifatchoi #yearoftheox2021 #chinesenewyear #chinesenewyear2021 #CNY #fungloykok #taoisttaichi #chanting #chantingfortheworld #findingharmony #findingstillness #cultivatingbalance

Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism

"I would like to share my experience in these times, and something that was said at some point in the meetings on Saturd...
02/11/2021

"I would like to share my experience in these times, and something that was said at some point in the meetings on Saturdays comes to my mind: “In difficult times opportunities arise …”.

For me it has been a great opportunity to learn more about the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism. The teachings and recommendations have helped me to grow spiritually, to discipline myself, to have more balance and to look at life without worry, as is often recommended, both in local and international meetings.

So I created my daily routine. I start the day with a meditation, then I practice the movements without worrying about how I do them. I focus on feeling them and everything flows; they leave me with great energy. At night I practice donyus and other foundations that allow me to sleep very well.

Another great opportunity is to practice the chanting frequently; they leave me great joy and peace.

Infinite thanks for everything you share with us at the meetings, both from the Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi® Association of Costa Rica, and from the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism.

Angie G."

https://www.taoisttaichi.org/blog/costa-rica/

Gung Hey Fat Choy! Happy New Year! #taoisttaichi #yearoftheox
02/06/2021

Gung Hey Fat Choy! Happy New Year! #taoisttaichi #yearoftheox

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Taoist Tai Chi® arts, President of Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism, John Huang, sha...
02/04/2021

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Taoist Tai Chi® arts, President of Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism, John Huang, shares calligraphy that speaks to a solid foundation and a bright future.

On December 5 more than 2000 people celebrated together/apart!

Source: Taoist Canada

https://www.taoisttaichi.org/blog/celebrating-the-50th-anniversary/

Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi
01/29/2021

Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi

As nature renews itself, so do our bodies, mind and spirit with our daily practice of Taoist Tai Chi® arts.

La nature se renouvelle, tout comme le font le corps, le cœur et l'esprit grâce à notre pratique quotidienne des arts Tai Chi Taoïste®.

#FungLoyKok
#taoism
#taoisme
#taoisttaichi
#taichitaoiste
#taichi
#findingharmony
#trouverharmonie

Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism

The right course - a story of personal practice from a Taoist Tai Chi participant in Poland:"We’ve recently discussed on...
01/26/2021
The right course - Taoist Tai Chi Society

The right course - a story of personal practice from a Taoist Tai Chi participant in Poland:

"We’ve recently discussed one of the guidelines from Fung Loy Kok directors at our ZOOM meeting with Polish members. It was about having a notebook to make notes regarding our individual practice and the progress we make and changes we can observe while being on the Taoist Tai ChiTM training path.

Włodek, a member from Warsaw shared his story of the notebook he’s received from his mother in 2008. There was a note written by her:

“Notes to keep as you wish and as time goes on. Keep the right course, son, as long as you’ve checked and you are sure that this is the one you want. “

Włodek’s mother passed away in 2013 and he didn’t feel like writing anything in this notebook, until now.

He decided it is the right moment to start writing about his Taoist journey and that this will be the best use of the notebook his mother gave him."

https://www.taoisttaichi.org/blog/the-right-course/

We’ve recently discussed one of the guidelines from Fung Loy Kok directors at our ZOOM meeting with Polish members. It was about having a notebook to make notes regarding our individual practice and the progress we make and changes we can observe while being on the Taoist Tai ChiTM training path. ...

"Thanks to regular zoom meetings with the leaders of our organization, I’ve come to realize several challenges in these ...
01/24/2021

"Thanks to regular zoom meetings with the leaders of our organization, I’ve come to realize several challenges in these difficult times when restrictions change our ordinary lives.

One of the key messages for me is to take responsibility for yourself, for your training.

It means trusting yourself, trusting instructions we have received and still receive and working on their incorporation in our everyday lives. Only in this way we can discover our inner strength, connect with it, become stronger and more independent, not relying on outside help.

At the same time we can develop our creativity as we become architects of our training, as we become our own instructors.

This is the best time to take that step!

Marcela, Považská Bystrica – Slovakia"

https://www.taoisttaichi.org/blog/take-responsibility/

A personal story on #osteoarthritis from a New Zealand #TaoistTaiChi participant, Making The Pain Go Away:“I just wanted...
01/21/2021

A personal story on #osteoarthritis from a New Zealand #TaoistTaiChi participant, Making The Pain Go Away:

“I just wanted to tell you about something that’s happened since Lockdown. I’ve been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both hips, and was getting quite a bit of hip pain until I finally got a diagnosis. Then I remembered something that we had been told at CIT week in Orangeville, back in 2009, about how dan-yus help to lubricate the hip joints. So I began doing lots of dan-yus (I aim to do 49 dan-yus every 20 minutes while I’m at work), and it was amazing how quickly the pain went away. As long as I keep doing it, my osteoarthritis isn’t a problem at all anymore.” — Erik

https://www.taoisttaichi.org/blog/making-the-pain-go-away/

Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi
01/21/2021

Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi

The practice of #taoisttaichi, the sequence of all movements or a few foundation exercises, allows me to center myself, regain focus, come back to the present moment and have clearer ideas.

Regular practice has changed me, not just physically, but also psychologically. My way of being has changed for the better and it’s not over. The evolution has been gradual. On the social level, I’m learning to speak in public. Formerly, I wanted to enter below the floor. Fortunately, there are still a lot of transformations to come, as my whole body evolves.

La pratique #taichitaoïste, l'enchaînement de tous les mouvements ou quelques exercices de fondations, permet de me recentrer, de reprendre le focus, revenir à l’instant présent et d’avoir les idées plus claires #linstantprésent.

La pratique régulière m’a changée, pas seulement physiquement, mais aussi psychologiquement. Ma façon d’être a évolué pour le mieux et ce n’est pas terminé. L’évolution s'est faite graduellement sur le plan social, j’apprends à prendre la parole en public, anciennement je voulais entrer en dessous du plancher. Heureusement, il y a encore plein de transformations à venir, suivant l’évolution de mon corps tout entier.
~Christine N

#taoisme #taoism #taichi #meditation #tranquillité #findingstillness #trouverlharmonie #findingharmony #meditationenmouvement #movingmeditation #fungloykok #meetinglife

Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism

Finding A New Grace - new post on The Dragon's Head Blog by a New Zealand Taoist Tai Chi participant: "Everyone probably...
01/18/2021

Finding A New Grace - new post on The Dragon's Head Blog by a New Zealand Taoist Tai Chi participant:

"Everyone probably has lockdown stories to tell: here is mine. Even after years of Tai Chi, I still sometimes wondered if I could get through a set without clues from my fellow practitioners, but was determined to try and do a set each day during lockdown. I had fallen in love with Tai Chi from the moment I joined nearly a decade ago, knowing instinctively that it had a secret to impart, but though I earnestly worked at it, I couldn’t begin to decipher its gifts … yet.

During lockdown I found a little-used space near the beach to do a set without interruption. Very soon I realized I could work to my own inner rhythm, slowing down and feeling how a move was affecting my body and balance. I had up until then often experienced fatigue or exhaustion in classes after an hour or more of putting my body (especially arms and shoulders) into positions I thought I observed in the teacher or perhaps the “corner people” when doing a set.

Suddenly I had time to go inwards, with no-one to look to for guidance, and there I was … just myself and those years of patient attendance at classes: but BLIND to the fact that this was a metaphor for my whole life! I had so often looked outside myself for clues as to how the world worked, never trusting my own senses or body-awareness. I’d been overlooking my own body which was giving me clues if only I’d listen. The beautiful silence, only broken by bird-song, sea sounds and the autumn breeze helped me slow down and learn to complete the moves rather than scramble to keep up with the class. A new grace could sometimes be felt, and I knew enough not to “grasp” at it but be thankful for those moments laying down learnings.

I began to see that it is much more important to tune in to your own body than put your arms and feet into exactly the move you see being demonstrated. The central message of upright posture, gentle spine turning, and deliberate weight shifting while remaining internally relaxed, showed me that all the “arms and legs” stuff was rather an optical illusion and that they didn’t move nearly as much as I had thought, but quietly followed the central setup of posture and spine turning.

It wasn’t until I took ownership of my own practice that I could make these learnings my own. Now they are a taonga (treasure) for me, and I hear our teachers through new felt experience.
Today I came away from a good morning session relaxed in my legs and shoulders … and smiled at how very long it has taken me to link that insight about looking outward for validation or clues as to how the world works with my Tai Chi practice. Well, approaching 80, I think I can begin to change. — Jenny"

https://www.taoisttaichi.org/blog/finding-a-new-grace/

"The adversity of this time of pandemic has given me the opportunity to realize the importance of being conscious and co...
01/15/2021

"The adversity of this time of pandemic has given me the opportunity to realize the importance of being conscious and consistent, both in the practice of tai chi, as in the zoom and chanting sessions. Sharing all this gives way to words and emotions, such as: consistency, patience, awareness, connection, attention, observation, letting go and many more.

As it is a hard and permanent job, I want the ego, pride, the importance of being, the interdependencies, the assumptions, the distances, and more to be left behind.

For all this, I want to thank the Taoist Tai Chi Society for its good work, and the generosity of all the people who accompany me in this process.

Paquita, Cuenca, Spain"

https://www.taoisttaichi.org/blog/opportunities-through-adversity/

01/14/2021
Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi

How do you let go while staying grounded? Let us know in the comments below.

How do I let go while staying grounded?

Comment lâcher prise tout en restant cloué au sol?

-Stefan N

#taoisttaichi
#taichi
#fungloykok
#intention
#onthepath
#surlechemin

Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism

01/10/2021
50th anniversary - Premier Message

We were honored to receive a special message from the Premier of Nova Scotia, Stephen McNeil, in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Taoist Tai Chi Society.

Read the latest personal story on the Dragon's Head blog: Since doing sets on my own for over eight months now, an inter...
01/07/2021

Read the latest personal story on the Dragon's Head blog:

Since doing sets on my own for over eight months now, an interesting thing has happened. At first it seemed strange to practice alone, without a group. I felt oddly self-conscious, even though no one was watching. Over time, though, I stopped worrying about that and just started focusing on how my body felt while practicing. I started noticing where in my body I could feel a stretch in each move. Can I lengthen that stretch without reaching? I started noticing how I could feel my weight in each foot. Can I get even more weight in that foot without leaning? Getting all my weight in each foot keeps me balanced and gives me stability. Then each turn of my spine feels more centered. There are so many things that I’ve heard from instructors to play with!

With all of this self-discovery going on, I am now liking this time for practicing on my own very much! In fact, I feel a little protective of it. That’s the interesting thing. I don’t want to lose it when we all get together to practice again. And I really want to practice with everyone and be together and receive instruction again. But I have found something new — my very own practice. A new way to learn and develop.

Like learning to play an instrument or a new language, I must practice on my own in order to truly progress. I feel it working. So I plan to continue my new-found personal practice after we reopen. And the burden is on me to do so.
— Kathy, USA, Portland

https://www.taoisttaichi.org/blog/personal-stories-usa/

"I am 75 years old. I have been doing tai chi for seven years, but a year ago I had to stop attending classes because I ...
01/05/2021
I'm grateful to the Society - Taoist Tai Chi Society

"I am 75 years old. I have been doing tai chi for seven years, but a year ago I had to stop attending classes because I am taking care of my husband, with senile dementia.

Thanks to the years that I have been doing tai chi, today I can say that I am doing quite well. It is hard but I have serenity, understanding and knowing how to be in the most difficult moments. This has been given to me by Taoist Tai Chi, and nothing else.

When I started seven years ago, I had been taking care of my mother with the same disease and also my mother-in-law until they passed away. I was always very anxious and nervous, I didn’t know how to control myself.

Since I have been doing tai chi I am a new person. You don’t need a psychologist or take pills, I say it from my experience. This is the best thing I could have done.

I stopped attending classes, and I haven’t been practicing by myself, but my instructor keeps encouraging me to do it, even if it is just the foundations. My hopes are not gone, my duty now is to take care of my husband. Better times will come but I still have serenity, temperance and affection to give.

I am very grateful to the organization and its incredible, caring people, I have no words to thank for the good they have done to me and to have found a landscape of peace. That is the feeling that Taoist Tai Chi has given me.

I encourage everybody to try so they can discover it, and see that what I say is not a lie or fantasy, it is pure reality.

Salvi, Madrid, Spain"

https://www.taoisttaichi.org/blog/im-grateful-to-the-society/

I am 75 years old. I have been doing tai chi for seven years, but a year ago I had to stop attending classes because I am taking care of my husband, with senile dementia. Thanks to the years that I have been doing tai chi, today I can say that I am doing quite […]

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Taoist Tai Chi® arts are founded upon a rich tradition of Taoist training. They are intended to return both body and mind to their original nature. According to Taoist teachings body and mind cannot be separated. Each step in the training is intended to help the mind return to stillness, clarity and wisdom, and the body to a balanced, relaxed and healthy state.

Taoist Tai Chi® arts include Tai Chi, Lok Hup Ba Fa, Tai Chi Sword and Tai Chi Sabre, community service, meditation, chanting and ceremonies.

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Je souhaite à tous les membres du Tai Chi Taoist une bonne et heureuse année. Malgré toutes les péripéties de l'année 2020, j'espère que l'année 2021 nous sera plus favorable. Jean-Francois ANSELME
Merry Christmas Tai Chi friends ☯️
Hello I am with the Louisvile KY branch and am just starting to participate in the on line chanting and practice. Thank you 🙏
Nice tomatoes also friends
Doing brushed knees and parting wild horses mane in the park. Anyone else practising at home?
Fish in Penn Museum- Philadelphia.
Fish at Penn Museum- Philadelphia.
I have a question, What translation of Tao Te Ching is the closest to the original? Thanks
Diner jeudi 7 Nov 2019
Los cambios notables en la actividad física y en la emocional si notan rápidamente tras un periodo de práctica del Tai Chi Taoista