Savvy Raj

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Healing Moves

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Wisdom of Moderation

‘My first intentional practice of Tai Chi began years ago on a rainy day in the month of June. The sweet cadence of the rain in all it’s rhythmic glory, the cleansing nature of the rain was just as wonderfully comforting as much as the experience of Tai Chi, with its movement in stillness and the stillness of its movements.

 As I tried to move in unison with breath and learned to direct the momentum for the movements from the central core of the body to the outward, I could draw the parallels of the simple yet profound principles of Tai chi giving a lifetime’s guidance.

A life lived in the middle path gives one equanimity to see beyond the obvious. To envision the duality of existence enough to understand joy and sorrow, are not something eternal. Life becomes simple and just as easy to live as we make it , letting go of excesses of any kind, which ultimately works towards healing oneself from within.

It only adds to the fact that this moderation makes you want to work at building progressively, instead of  pushing the boundaries and stretching beyond your abilities to the point of probably injuring yourself and giving up altogether.

The rain’s rhythmic tapping on my open window sill, the occasional bursts of cool breeze surrounding me now and then was in tune with my learning to release and melt away the accumulated stresses through conscious gentle outward movements . I felt a few varied sensations coming to me vying for attention, but as soon as my focus returned to simply witness the flow of breath in the movements the very same sensations completely vanished.

It was so peaceful to end the practice with breath awareness and mindful movements that I must add that like everything else in life, Tai Chi must be ideally learned under the guidance of a good teacher to experience the gamut of life enriching experiences it surely has to offer.

As I completed my  practice for the moment , suddenly there was thunder and lightning  signifying the release of feel good endorphins and hopefully parting with some of the tensions within me. This is after all the essence of Tai chi , to be one with Nature and learn to nurture it .

  A humble dedication to Tai Chi form and the powers of the supreme in and around us. 

Savvy Raj

Author: Savvy Raj

Dance Educator, Writer, Artist, Designer, Wellness Mentor & Consultant

3 thoughts on “Healing Moves

  1. There is something beautifully moving in the simple flow of movement, whether it be from Tai Chi, yoga, or the martial arts. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Certainly so Dr. Maples.Thank you for the resonance.

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  3. Hehe Dear Savvy i’ve often Been ‘Accused’

    Of Doing This or That Kind of

    Tai Chi

    Haiku

    or Haibun

    Or Kung Fu

    However

    i’ve only

    Been Taught

    By Essence Within

    That Decides From Middle

    Me Yes Intuitive Gut Which

    Way to Flow Next in Mind

    Body Whole Soul Balancing

    River Requires No Lessons

    To Return To Ocean As Waves

    Naturally Fall and Rise To Remain Water With SMiLes…

    However i Realize Human CuLTuRE Usually Takes The

    Ability

    To Fly

    Without
    Lessons Away…

    Never The Less ‘the

    Balance of Zero’ And The

    Potential Positive Up or Negative

    Down Remains as The Essence of

    Balance Wears No Clothes Including Human

    Words

    Just

    SMiLinG

    Effortlessly
    In Ease River
    Water Ocean
    Non-KNoWinG-Flow..:)

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