Integral T'ai Chi

School of Consciousness and Transformation PARP 6829 3.00

T’ai chi ch’uan (taiji quan) is a subtle and profound “internal art” that, through embodying the Chinese concepts of yin and yang, tao (dao), and ch’i (qi), promotes greater health and vitality, psychological equanimity, and spiritual alignment. This course will introduce students to t’ai chi ch’uan as an integral, embodied, psycho-spiritual discipline. The core of the course will consist of expert instruction in the first section of Yang Ch’en-fu’s original version of the Yang style Long Form. Students will also learn the fundamentals of Taoist cosmology, chi kung (qigong), standing meditation (zhan zhuang), and of t’ai chi as a method of self-defense.

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