New student having insight and breakthroughs. Found an ad for one of my workshops and decided to come. After only 1 private lesson receiving more benefit and value than his previous 1 hour daily standing meditation sessions by attempting to self learn through Master Lam Kam Chuen and Bruce Frantzis’s material. Massive satisfaction on both ends after him realizing that he could get more from correct 30 minute practice than doing an hour of standing of doing something incorrectly. Priceless.
I love students like this because they realize at some level that a lot of the book and published material can only be helpful to a certain point mostly aimed and marketed at beginner’s.
Usually these materials are heavily consumed by American Tai Chi and Qigong enthusiasts are meant to bring people into a system so they can begin training sincerely under the guidance of a coach.
Other materials are published purely to make money and not give any sincere or long lasting value to customers…..yikes.
The issue is that in today’s fast paced culture everyone is in their heads and not in their bodies. They have large libraries of knowledge “about” topics like Tai Chi and Qigong and have no in body experience of any of it. Everything as far as they know is theoretical and they try to translate the knowledge without knowing where to go or having a destination.
My goal as a coach/guide is to provide long lasting value and benefit to students to start their own self-healing Tai Chi and qigong practice. As a coach I spot correct errors and am able to prescribe drills and exercises to help overcome students physical and mental roadblocks and challenges. Once you have been there yourself and know yourself you are able to guide students around challenges they can’t even see.
Looking forward to doing Skype work with him while i’m away.
The main thing I saw as a teacher was that student was ungrounded and lacked physical connection to earth. Various physical misalignments and so on. Physical and Mental body floating…
Clear explanations of functions of how the mind and body work under Gravity. How to spot and correct alignments.
Teaching how to get mind inside body and to release tension and get student to occupy the feet and inside the body as much as possible.
Master Huang’s loosening exercises as warm ups to loosen joints and in 2nd lesson explanation of wave power and jin generation.
Tai Chi Standing postures from Master Huang Sheng Shyan’s 37 form focus on sinking, Song/releasing work. Focus on lifting crown tuck chin, sit on barstool. Needs more practice time on loosing excercises to drop the tension in Shoulders.
Needs do to more squats to open kua and hips.