Spiritual Benefits

The spiritual benefits vary for each person depending on what they as an individual need and are ready for but students have meditative experiences, find peace, experience grace, the mystical and magical, and spontaneous chi flow.


“Eternity is now. Because Reality is only ever the present moment.” Brenda

“I’ve never known squirrels to be so loving with one another, it was almost like a dream!” Amy

“I experienced the feeling of many parts of the form expressing the dance of Shri Ganesha.” Andrew

“Then it came to me that in comparison how quiet our own form is-when it is done it seems to leave nothing behind. No trace except peace.” Danya

“It was as if my body moved by itself.” Stefanie

“I need to thank Janaki for reminding me today that Taiji Chuan practice can be performed as a devotion to the Absolute.” Lionel

“Time is another aspect that is changing for me as I am now noticing that the form feels a lot quicker.” Mick

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“At times when practising I would get a sensation of shimmering vibrations on my hands, and lots of cool.” Andrew

“I had been getting quite hot, and suddenly my face and neck were very cool.” Gregor

“John unconsciously emitted a strong cool breeze…” Master Michael

“Oh, on a really high note – Dinh had a wonderful experience at Tai Chi on Saturday (a drop of Kundalini energy on her back)…” Gregor

“I could feel a very strong Cool Breeze through both hands” Mick

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“..all that remained of *me* was my awareness…” Danya

“..there was a powerful urge to just sit down and meditate..and just blissfully watched my body-mind do its thing.” Lionel

“Within the first couple of lessons I noticed my attention was more focused for meditation after practising Tai Chi.” Andrew

“have been having quite deep experiences of meditation in particular with Push Hands,” Andrew

“Again this was repeated only this time it appeared my movements were easier and in fact drifting along independently of me…” Mick



“The only way I would be able to describe it would be as being touched by Grace.” Carlos

“One of the most profound experiences was that of experiencing becoming aware of moving the feet very lightly and gently on the living, loving, supporting Mother Earth.” Ray

“The grace and elegance of the form, and the underpinning strength and balance, flow through into the rest of my life…” Danya

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“Tai Chi Chuan is like a sassy woman. Once you have discovered her and she has touched you with her spirit, you have a lot of trouble breaking it off.” Cameron

“The stillness in movement felt like floating on legs -” Danya

“This morning I felt very strongly again the beauty of movement. I love it!” Gregor

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“My immediate response was that it was like variations on a theme of music..” Magda

“By traversing such areas I found a landing, a support from the flow of Chi, a song that supported every movement.” Eva

“I started feeling Tai Chi like a piece of music.” Eva

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“I felt I was watching a dance between you and a much beloved being” Linda

“The sense of Chi directing my form that I mentioned to you in person several weeks ago is persisting.” Danya

“Then there was a realisation that we were telling a story with the form…” Jane

“The fascinating observation was that it could almost be described as dance …” Gregor

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“The arrival and departure of this force was spontaneous – I didn’t make it happen, I didn’t try to hang on to it, I didn’t make it go away.” Magda

“And how does it feel? To Surrender?” Amy

“Interesting tangent from applied maths/mathematical physics – ” Danya

“An interesting thought to be coming home to my Irishness through Tai Chi!” Sally

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“I found it very hard to distinguish the two in terms of their flow…I had to actually clear my head to see that it was two people, not just one person in two places.” Danya

“Gregor was in front of me and he appeared to be somehow ‘in’ the air” Jane

“Returning neutral hands to him and he is repulsed almost before I touch him.” Danya

“I didn’t actually feel myself at all, which was quite disconcerting. At the time there were two emotions: joy at the newfound lightness…” Gregor

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“And I felt like that I could be a balloon – that if I lifted my feet off the floor that I’d float.” Sharon

“..my arms floated up in front of me and my whole body was carried through the form…” Danya

“Speaking of light, ..I notice my lower arms beginning to feel fluffy and lighter around the outside layers. An unusual, but very pleasant feeling.” Gregor

“I feel a lightness in my movements which I could never imagine to gain after such a short time.” Sieghilde

“I’ve felt fantastically light and full of energy since.” Gerry

“…my hands and arms felt much lighter as I glided through the movements” Mick

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“I love the way birds gather when we are practising Tai Chi Chuan with you, they seem to be drawn to the energy.” Brenda

“Today I felt more the relation as one of connection and even longing to return home.” Sally

“You realise that you are doing something really worthwhile..” Susanne

“..this movement cleared the path of feeling between my lower abdomen and my chest, like they could more effectively communicate afterwards.” Lionel



“I could feel it rushing through and around my body – like being part of a building whirlwind…” Sharon

“When participating with the class I sometimes feel the spontaneous flow of Chi..lifting my body and connecting it to the greater Chi flow.” Brenda

“..there was a very strong sensation of there being a sort of “puff” of Chi that…was enough to truly move me.” Danya

“I felt my hands awaken with a connection of energy from my heart coming through my palms, and to (and from?) the universe.” Amy

“I felt an energy source in the middle of the soles of my feet connecting me deep down into the earth-” Sally

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