Slanted FlyingJournal of Tai Chi Chuan

Philosophy

The Pathway To Stillness

Gary Irwin-Kenyon talks about Tai Chi, and the use of stillness to benefit practice and everyday life. He is a gerontologist, author, and Tai Chi

Taking The Initiative In Taijiquan

Wu Yuxiang’s Taijiquan classic states “You must act according to your opponent, not try to do things from yourself, for if you go along with your opponent,

Softness, Sensitivity, and Science in Taijiquan

Weber’s Law of Just Noticeable Differences can help us understand our perceptions of changes in force against an opponent when practicing Taijiquan …

My Journey

I wasn’t a particularly nervous child, just never seemed to fit in. I’m telling you as this is the first step on a journey to understand how Tàijí …

Don’t Know Mind

Several years ago I read book called ‘Wanting enlightenment is a big mistake’. It was about the teachings of Korean Zen master Seung Sahn and written by …

Hitting Taijiquan’s Sweet Spot

(A New Commentary on Wang Zongyue’s Treatise) The sweet spot in Taijiquan (太極拳), as I understand it, is the fine line between yin (阴) and yang (阳) …

Humility

The article Humility is reprinted on Slanted Flying website with the permission of the author Sam Langley from his personal Blog. If you practice Tai Chi …

Chinese Cosmology And Why Breath Is Important In Tàijí

Most times when we discuss Qì (氣), we are talking about Human Qì, or Rén Qì (人氣). But it is important to realize that this is not the only type of …

About the Written Tradition of Taijiquan

Taijiquan is practiced both as a self-cultivation and health technique, as well as a martial art. Quite often this results in the discussion of its

The Flow Experience in Tai Chi Chuan

Tai Chi Chuan is often described as meditation in motion. With this feature, the simultaneity of physical action and the achievement of a meditative state of …