What a wonderful afternoon on Sunday as my students and those from Enso Tai Chi shared our energy in a special workshop. Attentive, relaxed, positive, flowing, congenial, open, eager, smiling – words that come to mind to describe the feeling in the room.
It is always so energizing to gather like-minded people, in an atmosphere of learning, generating positive Qi (energy)- going inside with breathing, focusing our minds on moving energy in a relaxed, balanced way. I enjoyed the give and take, the easy flow of teaching with Chris Cinnamon, the openness of all the students, the willingness to share and allow whatever was to happen, just happen.
I shared an important comment that Grandmaster Yang Jun said in the International Tai Chi Chu’an Symposium I attended last year — “Tai Chi is about understanding energy, not about learning moves.” Yes, we need to use our minds to learn a specific move with our body, but that’s just the shell. The key is learning to get in touch, feel, move our energy with our minds. This group got it. Knew it. Felt it. At times the energy was palpable.
How special it is to take time to be, to focus our minds on our energy and end up being in the moment. How special it is to share that moment with people whom we meet for the first time, as Tai Chi friends. We share a special connection from the onset – wanting to share energy and find the moment, individually and together.