This beautiful photo I took at Heart Lake in the western high peaks region of the Adirondack mountains.
Settle like a pristine lake, with mountains surrounding it.
Most of us want this calm mind. Keeping the body active while maintaining that calm mind helps with balancing our emotions. Mountains around a lake provides protection from the winds, which allows the waters to settle.
How do we use our Tai Chi practice to provide ourselves the calm mind, and balanced emotions that is so necessary in today’s world? Focus on our relaxed movement. Watch how our body and mind connects itself into one whole. Our minds will settle, and our emotions become balanced. If we become distracted, just repeat the process… it gets easier with practice.
To me this connection of mind and body is enormously beneficial and is the source of Tai Chi’s rejuvenation.