1.Master, Can you Please tell us the relevance of Tai-Chi training in today's context & the other internal arts that you teach at your centre of Tao & Healing arts?
25 March 2017
Yes, certainly we need Tai-Chi in today's world more than any other time. Look around you, people have either forgotten to relax or there is no time for such things. Everybody is in a hurry. Fast food, fast life, no time for relaxing. Somebody said "when I was a small boy I was dying to become big & go to college, and then when I joined college I was dying to get a job. When I got a job, I was dying to get married & have children. Then when I had children I was dying for them to grow up. When they grew up, I was dying to see them get married & have children. Now I have grand children and I am old & dying. Suddenly I realize that I have not lived at all" Most of us are like this man. Always living either in the past or a glorified past which we call the future. So where does Tai-Chi fit in & how can it help? When you perform Tai-Chi at least for a few seconds it makes you live at the present, which is the only reality. They say "tomorrow's work do it today & today's work do it now. This is fine, but not at the cost of your health. Your breadth in your chest, and tensed, with the blood pressure shooting up. This is where Tai-Chi helps. Along with Tai-Chi, when I conduct intensive training camps, I combine Zazen (sitting meditation) and Pranayama. After many years of teaching and practice I have come to realize that no one can teach meditation. Meditation has to happen on its own. A master can only prepare you for the meditation to happen. Tai-Chi is meditation in movement.