Wall Painting Designed & Painted by His Wife Patricia Doolittle Tingley
Is Transformational Energy
The International T’ai Chi Chih Community of students and accredited teachers is dedicated to the personal practice of T’ai Chi Chih® and to sharing with the world this form of moving meditation and its benefits affecting body, mind, and spirit.
International Teachers Boulder Meetup
School Library Adult Ed: Daughter in the Valley
Camillus Center Seniors: ready for Bird Flaps Its Wings
Around the Platter, a T’ai Chi Chih movement
Home Lesson in Texas: Rocking Motion
Wellness Seminar Trainees Learning Seated TCC
Daughter on the Mountain Top
International Teachers Seattle Meetup
NY State Teachers
Home Work: Around the Platter
Wellness Seminar Breakout TCC Pulling Taffy
Seminar: Push Pull
Cosmic Consciousness Pose
Most people who come for T’ai Chi Chih lessons do it for physical reasons, either because of ailments or because they feel it will help them in the areas of energy, hypertension, etc. Thus, they think of TCC practice as a form of therapy, which it undoubtedly is. However, they may later find that they have derived much deeper Spiritual benefits, which they did not expect. Justin Stone, Originator of T’ai Chi Chih https://justinstonetcc.com https://justinstonetcc.com/videos/
Home, school, church, outdoor, indoor, seminar, workshop, park, T’ai Chi Chih, standing or seated, is a valuable resource for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual balancing! To submit a question? firstname.lastname@example.org To see a movement: https://justinstonetcc.com/videos/
GROWING T’AI CHI CHIH IN THE UK
T’ai Chi Chih teachers Laurin McDonald & Lesley Neil in Oxfordshire hosted the first of its kind workshop open to students ‘willing to stay the course and teach [TCC] at the end of their journey.’ Seven people attended the workshop.
Participants came from Acupuncture, Yoga Pilates, Reflexology, Natural Health Service Clinical Psychology, and a Secondary High School. Three of the attendees at the close of the workshop made the decision to become teachers of TCC. Adapted from The Vital Force August 2020 p 19
The benefits of practicing T’ai Chi Chih are many. Let a few stories by students and teachers guide you. All stories are from The Vital Force Journal that is written entirely by teachers & students in the T’ai Chi Chih®Community.
Home, school, church, outdoor, indoor, seminar, office (any age) T’ai Chi Chih done standing or seated is a valuable resource for Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Rebalancing.
T’AI CHI CHIH GROWS IN NEW YORK
Oreann K, a TCC teacher of Rockland County, studied and practiced T’ai Chi Chih for five years becoming accredited in 2015. Oreann then began her ‘lofty task’ of introducing TCC to Rockland County’s 350,000 residents. Here is some of what a student, Laina, has to say about Oreann’sclasses of TCC.
When I saw the T’ai Chi Chih movements in my first class, I knew I had found the perfect form of Meditation. The flowing and repetitive movements of TCC resonated deep within me… The motions helped me feel connected to my body and the energy around me very quickly, contrary to the slow process of calming my mind during sitting meditation…..I move in the world in a calmer, more deliberate way because of TCC. Adapted from The Vital Force August 20 p 18
Jonathan R says: “When I saw [T’ai Chi Chih] practice on the prison television, I knew it as a sign. I started coming, and I experienced it as a chance to share a moment of Life with others. When I’m doing [TCC] practice it creates a filter—filter for bad thoughts from all around this place. … When I see these guys from class out on the Yard, we share a connection. We nod and we know.
I’m learning to listen beyond the prison chaos, to the Universal Energy that connects and completes us. We are the filter for this Energy, we have Healing Power to share with others. We just need to stay Connected. This is what I want to do on the streets: share this. Adapted from The Vital Force May 2015 p 11
SEEK – PRAY – LOVE
A few years ago in Florida, I was introduced to T’ai Chi. But since I was too lazy to get up for early morning lessons, I let go of the passing interest. Then, after an illness let me rather depressed and listless a year ago, I sought out healing aids. Achieving a better quality of life becomes a serious goal as we age. And upon entering my 70’s, I took this to heart. A T’ai Chi Chih article in our local newspaper caught my eye. After a phone call to my soon-to-be- teacher, I received the gift of TCC. This past year has shown me that my choice of aids has many benefits.
My energy level is better, and my flexibility and physical condition remain stable.
Focusing on the movements of TCC has moved me to use my practice time as a prayerful time as well. This leads to calmness, a peace, a healing of Spirit along with a healing of the body. TCC has also gifted me with new friends. Good people seeking a better quality of life.
God commands: Love one another. Justin says that TCC is a service of humanity. It is a form of Love. “Isn’t that what the world needs now?” A. Baker asks Adapted from The Vital Force May 2019 p 10
Heals all the wounds
Of a cruel
Life Pyramid Poem by Judy TrethewayThe Vital Force November 2019 p15
SOMETHING I NEEDED
I’m certainly glad I fit [T’ai Chi Chih] into my schedule. It’s an experience I wouldn’t have had otherwise, says R. Bethke. I don’t know how much of what I learned is going to stick in my life, though. I would love to say I’m going to continue practicing, but that’s probably not true… I think the issue is that I am not really a spiritual person and TCC has a very strong spiritual component. It can be done without said part, but that feels sort of incomplete. I’m always going to be a facts Guy.
I don’t care for most religions or alternative medicine or anything like that, but I do think I’ve gained something—if not an inherent love for TCC. I’m a bit more open to things now… doing things I’ve never done before, from trying new games, talking to new people, eating new foods…I believe TCC was something I needed this [college] semester, something to show me the opportunities waiting even though some others are gone. Honestly, that’s probably the most useful thing any class has taught me. Adapted from The Vital Force May 2015 p 11
The benefits of learning and practicing T’ai Chi Chih are many. All stories are from The Vital Force Journal which is written entirely by teachers and their students in the T’ai Chi Chih®Community. https://taichichih.org