Chinatown Tai Chi Center

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Welcome to 2020 - Chinatown Tai Chi Center
By Sifu Phyllis Calph
On January 07, 2020 at 14:13

At Chinatown Tai Chi Center we believe that taking some time for yourself is most important. We like to challenge each student to learn something new in every class.  Learning all of the aspects that make up tai chi chuan takes time but in every class you can add to your own understanding of the art.  The variety is endless too, so you never become bored practicing tai chi chuan because once you feel accomplished in one thing there are many principles to grasp and forms to learn.

 

 

If someone should ask you, "why do you practice Tai Chi Chuan" what would you say?  The answers would vary but almost certainly "because it makes me feel good" would be a constant refrain. Feeling good is important and not to be taken lightly.  No one can escape the duties and tasks that keep us busy throughout the day and evening.  Even our minds get tired.  I find that I only need a small space and the thought of a favorite tai chi form and I begin to move.  It is not out of duty but out of a feeling of well being that I begin to step and turn, shift and stretch, parry and punch, lift and kick.  Soon I am feeling better and I'm ready to face what part of the day comes next because my mind and body are definitely feeling better. 

2020 almost here
By Sifu Phyllis Calph
On December 25, 2019 at 18:14

To all the students and instructors at Chinatown Tai Chi Center have a wonderful holiday.
 
 Keep an eye on this site for more information about classes in the New Year 
Year Of the Pig
By Sifu Phyllis Calph
On February 04, 2019 at 16:27
Chinese New Year in 2019 starts on Tuesday, February 5th and ends on January 24th, 2020. Conforming to the chinese horoscope , the year of the Pig 2019 comes right after the Year of the  Dog (2018) and before the year of the Metal Rat (2020)!

 

Year of the Pig 2019 : a year of fortune and luck!

 

 


By SiFu Phyllis Calph
On September 12, 2018 at 17:02
 Those lazy days of summer are mostly over.  The weather is changing and it feels energizing.  Back at Macalester  the students are excited about learning Tai Chi.  It reminds me of all of the reasons that I love practicing Tai Chi Chuan.  As a very young person tai chi helped build my stamina.  Because of my tai chi practice  I relaxed more and did not feel so stressed by my busy schedule.  Over the years tai chi has become the stable practice that helps work out the physically tough times.  It continues to relieve the stress too.  Why practice Tai Chi Chuan?  Well I will tell you, because it feels so good.
 

So the invitation is open.  Come and find out what practicing tai chi is all about.  Questions are welcome.

 

 

Practice, Practice, Practice and Patience - Practice and Patience makes Perfect

 

  
Happy Chinese New Year of the Dog
By Sifu Phyllis Calph
On March 08, 2018 at 15:38

 

If only I had a little more time I think I'd like to learn Tai Chi Chuan.  I hear that a lot. So I ask "why do you want to learn tai chi chuan?" Usually, the answer is  " I want to reduce the stress in my life" or  "improve my flexibility", I want to improve my balance and learn to meditate"  or " I just want to use tai chi for relaxation"  and some even say "improve my health and for self-defense".  I myself practice tai chi for all of these reasons and more.   There is one more reason that I practice tai chi chuan and that reason is because it is fun.  I really have fun and get great enjoyment from my tai chi practice. 

So the invitation is open.  Come and find out what practicing tai chi is all about.  Questions are welcome.

 

 

Practice, Practice, Practice and Patience - Practice and Patience makes Perfect

 

 

 

 

 

   

Happy Chinese New Year
By Sifu
On February 09, 2018 at 04:56

I think it is great that the characteristic word for the year of the dog is Action.  It seems like a perfect way to begin the new year, having a plan of Action.  And part of that plan is to be active.  Practicing tai chi chuan is a very good way to be active.  Join us at Chinatown Tai Chi Center to celebrate the Year of the Dog.
 
Lunar Yea of the Earth Dog
By Sifu
On January 22, 2018 at 16:07

I think it is great that the characteristic word for the year of the dog is Action.  It seems like a perfect way to begin the new year, having a plan of Action.  And part of that plan is to be active.  Practicing tai chi chuan is a very good way to be active.  Join us at Chinatown Tai Chi Center to celebrate the Year of the Dog.
 
 
 
 Chinese Horoscope 2018 – Lunar New Year of the Earth Dog 

According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2018 is the year of the Dog 🐶 and its characteristic word is ACTION! Chinese New Year in 2018 is on Friday, the 16th of February and ends on February 4, 2019.

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