PS: I haven’t really had an opportunity to say it-but my experience with Tai Chi to date has been positive and meaningful--and your relaxed and humorous (but rigorous) approach to teaching the Art, is one I’m enjoying immensely. I must add that the ‘Class Culture’ (if I can call it that) is highly supportive-I’ve really appreciated that….
I have been attending classes taught by Master Ric Lum for the last year. Whilst I have always had difficulty learning new things physically, I found the Tai Chi classes brought an unprecedented level of both challenge and reward.
The most notable were experiences of coming to an edge where the mind had NO IDEA where or what the movement was all about. By traversing such areas I found a landing, a support from the flow of Chi, a song that supported every movement.
I started feeling Tai Chi like a piece of music. Whilst practising some sequences, I ‘felt’ where the connection to the Chi vanished, where the ‘false notes’ were. It did not have so much to do with the execution of the movement as with its connectivity to the Chi flow.
I have enjoyed the Tai Chi classes. The park and the trees have offered an unprecedented level of references, which my physical body had difficulties with.
In gratitude for the teachings
May the Song Be Heard By All
A few weeks ago during the warm-up, without consciously moving, my arms followed yours, sort of like a puppet on a string.
Mrs. Linda Cameron, CYPRUS
Anyway the DVD was a very welcome distraction and I watched it and did
not want to stop it as I was entranced with the movements and the feelings
it brought to me over all that distance. I felt I was watching a dance
between you and a much beloved being, maybe your Higher Self. It is very
beautiful to watch. I have not had time to practise yet as very busy this
morning so some time today will play with the moves and give you some
"When I began Tai Chi I was quite unfit, lacking energy and suffering bouts of depression. Since practising Tai Chi I have felt my overall energies have come into balance and have integrated in a more harmonious and new way.
“Through Ric’s guidance and teaching method I have began to develop a heightened awareness in regards to the positive effects Tai chi has had on the physical body as well as the subtle.
“The benefits have included the clearing of negative thinking and the clearing of subtle blockages, becoming one with the flow in a way that makes you feel more energised without over exerting oneself, increased flexibility, muscle relaxation and overall balance.
“Six months down the track I can say that
Tai Chi classes with Ric have helped me to
become more centred in my being, more
connected to the flow of things including a
newfound enjoyment in mundane activities. It
also helps with becoming less reactive angry
and I am not as volatile as I used to be. SO
whoever is contemplating classes in Tai Chi
with Ric Lum just give it a go and prove the
benefits for yourself.”
“Tai Chi put me into such a deep space that it took about half an hour to come back.”
“At night I do one round of section one immediately before bed and find that it increases the depth of my sleep immensely.”