Chinatown Tai Chi Center

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What are you smiling about?
Posted By: Sifu Phyllis Calph
On April 21, 2014 at 09:56

For the month of March you were challenged to meditate more and for the month of april I asked you to " write something daily about tai chi chuan and you." So, how did that go?  Did you try to meditate more?  Were you able to journal or write one thing down during the month of April about you and tai chi and its benefits to you?  Congratulations!  If you did it even one time you made a positive change in your life.

So for the month of May my challenge to you is twofold.  First I challenge you to smile at someone you don't know or know well at least once every day. It is easy to smile at family, friends and loved ones but not so much to smile at strangers.  I challenge you to try it.  Second, I challenge you to find a quote about smiling print it up and bring it to class with you sometime during the month of May.  

 It has been said that smiling uses less facial muscles than frowning.  

 

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. ~Phyllis Diller 

 

Please sign up for the Spring Potluck to be held on Saturday May 3, 2014.  Details are in the Members Section.  The sign up sheet will be available by the sign in clip board beginning Wednesday April 23rd.

 

 Also please note that the school will be closed on Saturday May 24th for the Memorial Day holiday


Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese Martial Art that is well known for its superior health benefits and high level of effectiveness in combat. Tai Chi forms, which are performed in a slow and relaxed manner, calm the mind and release the mental and physical tensions of our modern, stressful lifestyle. Our school is directly descended from the originator of Yang Style Tai Chi through his grandson Yang Cheng-Fu.

Please call Sifu Phyllis Calph at 651-699-2863 with questions. You may also send us mail

If you call in advance, we can answer any questions you may have before you come to your first class. Of course, you can always just show up to watch a class. Everyone is welcome.


Student Creed

I intend to develop myself in a positive manner and avoid anything that would reduce my mental growth or my physical health.
I intend to develop self-discipline and respect in order to bring out the best in myself and others.
I intend to participate in class consistently, practice what I learn constructively and defensively to help myself and others, and never be abusive or offensive.


Yield and overcome,
Bend and be straight,
Empty and be full,
Wear out and be new,
Have little and gain,
Have much and be confused.


Tao Te Ching - Twenty-Two

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