Newsletter • Nov 16, 2020
16th November 2020
Believe it or not, we are traveling towards the end of 2020! No matter how hard life pushes you around during this year, you didn’t give up, instead, you stand tall confronting all adversities. If you are reading this, I hope you feel I am talking to you, as I really want you to know that you are brave and positive during this uncertain time. Regardless of the small or big things you have done, you have done it. For this, it is a great achievement.
Apart from death and taxes that are inevitable in life, I guess we can add “Change” on the list. Changes are happening all the time and we need to be able to cope with changes with strong body and calm mind. A weakened body and a stressed mind won’t help you in today’s hectic and ever-changing world.
How do you cope with everyday life and live with hope and purpose?
Stay positive, keep fit and healthy (both physically and mentally), live with gratitude, the list goes on … (Please share your views with us in the class or via email!)
Your body is like a car, if you want to maintain your car well so that it can run for many years without being problematic and costing you a leg or an arm, what would you do?
You can’t leave your car in the garage (you know why, it’ll get rusty), neither should you let your car have too many acceleration/bumps, sudden breaks and accidents while driving and having fun.
The key to live a healthy and long life is to “Keep moving and to move slowly”. Just pause here for a moment and think about it why.
One of the best holistic exercises you can do is Tai Chi and Qi Gong. The perfect combination for an active body and calm mind is that Tai Chi is for everyone. An active body ensures all joints supple and muscles strong. A calm mind enables you to navigate through life everyday and make right and effective decisions for you and your family.
The challenge for the ultimate reward is Delayed Gratification, which basically defines resisting a short-term reward instead of a longer-term reward. Let’s still use our car as an example. The car problem won’t appear immediately, just like the reward won’t happen when you start to learn Tai Chi and Qi Gong. You may even get some challenging moments at the beginning (I hope this doesn’t scare you away, keep reading).
What requires you the most before receiving your Tai Chi life reward is Patience. Being patient to yourself and to your practice. In many ways, Tai Chi training is not about learning techniques, rather it is to explore yourself in this world. Because patience and dedication are rare traits to find these days (I get it, who has the time to be patient, right?), that is why it is even more important for you to partake in Tai Chi training to train your patience and grow yourself.
Studies show that Tai Chi can help you reduce pain, improve cardiovascular health, improve strength, balance and flexibility, arthritis condition, and immune system, just to name a few.
I believe if you put your mind into it with a desire to live a healthy, happy and long life, you absolutely can do it. Everyone can do Tai Chi! After all, Tai Chi doesn’t want to challenge you in a hard way, but in a subtle way, and you can adjust your learning to your own situation. You grow together with your tai chi training. As a matter of fact, you soon find it is so much fun to play with Tai Chi!
Recently I published an article “The Meaning of Tai Chi and its Application” at LinkedIn and I hope you will find some useful information here https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/meaning-tai-chi-its-application-fang-qin/?trackingId=aDpUlBExHaBzetBquV8C6g%3D%3D.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via https://meridian-connection.com.au/contact-us/. The first come ‘n try session is always FREE for you. Do share with people who you think may benefit from Tai Chi and Qi Gong and those who are keen to grow and want to become a Tai Chi instructor. Thank you.
To your health,
Fang & Meridian Connection Tai Chi Team