Children To Learn Tai Chi 

Ta – When should I send my 3 years old son?
Wo – ….Where?
Ta – To learn Tai Chi.
Wo – When he is able to understand.
Ta – …His understanding is much better than you. Got it?
Wo – …if you wanted to humiliate me than it’s different thing but for your question, I have answered already.
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Who would teach him Tai Chi?

Na, I would not.

I feel, children are difficult to teach Tai Chi. Their energy is uncontrollable and they are not focused if they are not interesting in something.
Parents don’t know what their children want to do or be. Parents wants their children to learn everything, painting, music, writing, dancing, acting, and later they want them to become doctors, engineers, civil servants. Parents are not father and mother. Parents are people who impose their unfulfilled desires on children and want children to do everything.
I think, children below 8-10 years are difficult to teach Tai Chi. If they are above 10 years and still not interested in learning, I would not like to drag them into Tai Chi.
A 15 years old boy was my student. He was in 11th standard. His father asked me to teach him Tai Chi. I found him not interested in learning. His father also used to practice with us so that his son would be encouraged but I saw no progress in the son. He used not to listen my words, his eyes were somewhere else when I was teaching him. Finally, I had to tell his father that his son is not interested and I could not spend my time on him.
Maybe, my processe or method of teaching is not good, it might be very boring but because I was not changing any fee, I could not spend time on someone not interested in learning.
Tai Chi is good if one feels the rhythm.
18:55 Wednesday 17th May 2017

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Tai Chi : Meditation!

Ta – Sorry I’m late.. I was doing meditation.
Wo – It’s ok. You can join now.
Ta – Have you finished?
Wo – Almost.
Ta – Am.. ok.
(After few minutes)
Ta – Don’t you do meditation? I know you do Tai Chi that’s also meditation.. but that, to sit and medicate.. you don’t do?
Wo – We are in modern time. That way of meditation was used by ancient time that was suitable for them, to go mountain, to sit continue for days. I do meditation. I do Tai Chi, but also, meditation for this time is not only in Sitting, but also Eating, Walking, Talking, Sleeping, too. I do meditation. It’s not like to go to toilet for 10 minutes every morning and come out. It’s always with breathing, with movement, with eys, and in all their combination.
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Ta – What are benefits of Tai Chi?
Wo – Don’t be greedy!
Ta – Why do you do Tai Chi then?
Wo – I enjoy!
Ta – Why should I do Tai Chi?
Wo – Search on internet!
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21:56 Monday 1st May 2017

Tai Chi or Yoga – do anything but with Love 

​Shraddhanshu Shekhar posted in Tai Chi Secret Movements (Facebook Group) :-
“People ask me why don’t I do Yoga and why do I do Tai Chi.”
Lauriat Lane Third commented –

“People often confuse the simplistic practice of asanas with yoga, qigong is in fact simply one of the eight branches of true yoga.”
Conny Landskröner said –

“Some do both…my choice is Tai Chi. I hate as a child floor gymnastics…but I like athletics, climbing, running very much. Yoga seems (nowadays) to me as very strong floor gymnastic. I think I like to have fun with all I am doing…I am not achievement-oriented but in the end this way is for me successful.”
Shraddhanshu Shekhar replied –

Nowadays in India, Yoga is in nothing but commercialized fashion and status symbol to show you are health conscious. I learned Tai Chi (24 & 48) from my Chinese – Taiwanese friends and it was totally Free!
Lauriat Lane Third said –

This illustrates my point, actual Yoga is a complex and lifelong practice of training both body and mind. Modern populist yoga, in the west and in india has degenerated into an ego system of performance of the asanas, and total neglect of the scientific and philosophical studies that are real yoga. Sadly the same thing is now beginning to happen to tai chi with miraculous powers being claimed, and spurious push hands replacing proper solo practice.
Dow Thompson asks –

What’s true yoga?
Conny Landskröner puts his opinion –

Yes and no. The chinese lineholder from the original Tai Chi founder familys discover since 15-20 years the world…all have the choice to take what they want. Since one year the people who want to learn tai chi from me as a dance or gymnastic (only the form) get more…but I don’t teach as they want…for me the internals of tai chi chuan are more important than make a figure. You get what you want.

There maybe more comments now on my post in the group but what I conclude the topic here with is

 

“All what we do in our life there must be love inside.”

23:24 Thursday 9th November 2016

Small Illness Is Good

​I was coughing since yesterday morning and got fever at noon but reached Fothang at 02:30 pm and attended the class till 6pm. I was really feeling sick but couldn’t leave Fotang before the class finished and I left without having the food. Neighbouring doctor gave me an injection and some medicines, and now I’m feeling well.
I realized, mind rules body. I tried to ignore weakness while I did not had lunch yesterday. I came home in evening from Fotang and even after visiting doctor, I was had body pain, headache, fever, coughing, but successfully ignored the sickness. Took some rest and till night I was feeling better.
Mind rules over body but mind has some limitations also. Bruce Lee and  Mohd Ali type legends believe, man loses only if mind loses. In our society, I see, people have mind with limitations (of culture, religion, morality, family, friends etc.) Being free from limitations is not for everyone. Our economic conditions and social status also decides what we think and how to think, that also create limitations in mind. Generally a poor boy can see and imagine a girl from rich family but not think to have her as girlfriend.
Whenever I’m sick, doing vomiting, my body becames weak, I lose my control over my body and then I lose hope too. I feel I would die.
Yesterday and today I have fever with coughing. These sorts of small illness or little weaknesses, I think, are good. It makes me concerning (aware in another way) about my body. It also helps me to understand the relationship between body and mind.
In 1998, I was in class 8th, malaria caught me a month before my annual exams. I couldn’t study properly, my mouth was bitter, fever with cold and shivering every night. Anything I would eat used to be out by vomit and indigestion. I could hardly drink Pej (Aayambil) and watermelon to eat. I was too weak that I had to walk through walls. Satish Verulkar, my friend, helped me taking to school for exams and bring back to home in evening. During my school examinations, doctor came to know that malaria was gone already very early but fever was because of worms in my stomach. He changed my medicines and next day of my school examinations, I was fine. I passed the exam in first class marks while Satish Verulkar failed.
I was 16 years old, pure and innocent good boy. I often dreamed human skull burried in mud, dirty but unbroken, strong, yellowish white human skull. I would feel that skull is mine after my death by malaria, but I survived.
I become more aware about my body. But it was interesting to know what after life? What I could do was just to know the life. I used wrong way by studying palmistry, astrology, numerology, samudrik shastra etc. I tried to find answers in religious books also. In my 25th I got freedom from all those things but I’m still keen to know hidden things. Small illness are good to understand that soul, rooh, spirit are names only. Consciousness is important. Life Force is different and that’s not soul, atma, rooh etc. I come to know that Life Force is divided into all parts of body also combines to work as one. Body doesn’t work, heart and breathing may stop, but nails and hairs remain growing they say. I can’t say death is an incident. It maybe a process going on during life and even after life too, until everythingis returned to the matter and energy.
When I’m fine, with good health, then too, sometimes I feel less energy in me. It depends on minds, what it gets from circumstances and environment, and society (the unnatural system of globe). Matter is body, consciousness helps for communication between body and mind. If mind is sad (of course the mind, not the blood pumping machine), I find no enthusiasm in body. If body is tired but mind is happy, I feel tension in muscles but ready to work.
So mind and body are different, communication is by consciousness. Life Force is not a thing that leaves out after a time but decreases gradually in Life time, and faster after death (I think just).

19:15

Sunday evening

17th of July 2016