stillness in motion

One common aspect that permeates all the different types of tai chi practice is to develop the mental capability to settle the mind, to be able to stay in the present moment and to cultivate awareness  

– this is a fundamental prerequisite that enables the energetic, mental and spiritual development of tai chi to occur.

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In tai chi this is simply referred to as stilling the mind, or finding stillness in motion – there are deeper implications and terminologies used for this process in taoist meditation, where this is the starting point for a deeper set of mental and spiritual practices.

There are also a number of similarities to the concept of ‘rigpa’ in many Tibetan dzogchen traditions – where rigpa is described as the awareness that allows you to see the true nature of the mind.

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