Philosophy

PHILOSOPHY

Tai Chi is guided by the principles of yin and yang, by regulating and finding the perfect point between opposites. 

01

Sinking to the Ground

In Tai Chi, we shed our weight to the ground, we surrender to gravity and we let go. How often do we hold tension because we are afraid? Sinking is not always a bad thing. It is letting a force bigger than ourselves guide us through muddy waters. 

02

Rising Up

I love the Japanese proverb 七転び八起き“Nana korobi, ya oki” which means “Fall down seven times, stand up eight.” It means choosing to never give up hope, and to always strive for the best version of ourselves. Life is full of ups and downs and the choice is always up to us whether we stay down or rise up. 

To squat, I need to let go of so much, breathe easily in my core, and make friends with the grounds.                               ~The Morphology of Butoh

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