Slanted FlyingJournal of Tai Chi Chuan


A Shared Experience

I regularly hold a free practice session for my Tai Chi students on Sunday mornings. The place we practice is a covered area of a local neighbourhood elementary school. The covered space overlooks the local park. It is a wonderful place to practice: peaceful, lots of children and families, and people walking their dogs.

On this particular day, when arrived at our Sunday morning practice spot for Tai Chi, a musician was already there playing on his guitar. We moved over to the other end of the space, and then we both did our prospective arts for awhile, sharing the moment in each other’s company.

When he was finished, the musician thanked us, saying he hoped his playing didn’t distract us. We thanked him, saying that it was a pleasure to practice along with his playing. A wonderful shared experience!




Guy Tomash

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Guy Tomash has been practicing the traditional Yang style of Tai Chi Chuan for over 30 years. He teaches in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Find out more about Guy on his Tai Chi website:

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