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One of the most important "secrets" we discovered during our decades of Tai Chi and Qigong practice is this:
"Regular" teachers focus on teaching you "Tai Chi" or "Qigong."
But you'll get benefits more quickly if you focus on "skills" that bring results.
What do I mean by this? Well, most teachers focus on teaching you sets of choreographed Tai Chi or Qigong movements. The idea is that, if you learn enough of these movements, and practice them for long enough, your health improvements and stress relief and advanced Chi Development will come somehow "automatically", just from practicing the movements. You just have to take it on faith it will happen, and keep practicing until it does.
And while that works for some students, I can tell you that that does NOT work for a majority of students. That's why most Tai Chi programs have a 40% to 80% drop out rate.
However, we found that we should NOT focus teaching you movements as the end goal. Instead, we focus on teaching you skills that bring results. For us, we are trying to teach you how to improve your health, how to relieve stress, and how to develop Chi.
Of course, we use movements to help with that, but the goal isn't to learn movements.
The goal is to learn "chi skills" that you can apply to any health problem you encounter, to any stressful situation, or to help you actual feel and use Chi for your health and happiness.
So what do we mean by "chi skills"?
This of course is just the tip of the iceberg. All in all, there are hundreds, maybe thousands, of advanced training tips and approaches to help you get the most chi from your Tai Chi and Qigong.
You have my best wishes for health, well-being, and Chi Development,
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