Classes in Qigong (Qi Gong), Taiji (Tai Chi), Xingyi (Hsin i) and Bagua (Pa Kua) in Guelph, Ontario. Learn these
traditions in an open, non-competitive environment.
Information on the club, class schedules and resources for students can be found in the navigation bar above.
I hope the blog entries below provide interesting reading and food for thought for everyone interested in the internal arts.
Every style seems to have an exercise that appears meaningless but is teaching a fundamental skill. It appears to be simple drugery or a test of character, but it simply the most efficient way to re-train the body according to the meeds of the style.
In Bagua it is circle walking, in Xingyi it is Santishi standing, in Taiji it is silk reeling.
(photo by Dimitri dF. Click on photo to see more.)
The finishing touches are almost complete to Stone Lantern’s new home - 42 Quebec Street, 2nd floor. Across from The Bookshelf, the new studio is right downtown, and shared with Jack Yan’s Tai Chi club.
Check the class schedule for evening classes. And watch for upcoming events once we have settled in.
Recently in Taiji class, Yan Laoshi mentioned how the body and the limbs need to be coordinated. Each segment should be connected and move together, but also be independent from each other. This maintains sensitivity. If the coordination is done through alignment it risks being stiff. If the coordination is done with the mind it risks being tense. If instead the movements are connected and responsive, clear but not fixed then they are coordinated by Qi.