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Some of you will know that last week I completed a series of Live Broadcasts on social media. The aim was to try and teach the 10 basic steps of Tai Chi without using words: Gestures, demonstrations and repetitions. Each session was filmed in portrait mode (narrow) for Facebook and Instagram and lasts just 5-8 minutes. For anyone that missed the experimental series and would like to catch it, then I have saved all the videos and uploaded them to a short course from my site. Although it asks for a payment, with this code you can get FREE access to the course and accompanying PDFs.
Why Learn Tai Chi in Silence?
Originally the idea behind staying quiet, was to try and address the needs of both English and Spanish students, using gestures only. I had run one short course in Spanish and the other in English, and quickly go tired of switching back and forth. So I proceeded without words at all. Feedback so far, has shown that by not using words, students could better focus on the moves and not get distracted by explanations whilst learning. So at the end of each session, I recorded brief explanations for each of the moves - what they mean and how best to learn them - as a separate series of endings that are optional to watch or download. You'll find links with the first set for anyone who wishes to go further with their Tai Chi practice.
The Quarantine Challenge: 10 Steps and Beyond.
See how you get on, use the button below or this link here to get access to the mini course for free. Challenge yourself to learn in silence, and - if you want more, after that, well, there are 2 more levels to work through. Enjoy, stay safe and keep practising a little each day.
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