Monday, 14 August 2017

Empowering Exercise

Here is the empowering exercise that is so useful in opening ourselves up especially when we are feeling reluctant. It has been shown is experiments that when we open our body physically for 2 minutes hormones are released into our blood stream that cause us to feel more empowered or courageous. How cool is that !!! This is exactly what this exercise will do for you so go on and give it a go you will be glad that you did.

Opening the body and heart to empower your day. ��� from ann on Vimeo.

For people who are getting into 'Pushing Hands here is a little exercise you can practise on your own that will help you when actually working with a partner.

Ward off - pushing hands exercise. from ann on Vimeo.

Here is a link to the Sedona Method Movie that I promised to share. Enjoy !
Sedona Movie

Friday, 11 August 2017


Welcome to the great T'ai chi group at ARC House on Thursday morning. It was lovely to have the opportunity to share time, relaxation and some T'ai Chi with you all. Here is the ' Ball ' exercise that we 'played' .

Turning the ball exercise. from ann on Vimeo.

Here below is a link to  the movie about the Sedona Method of Letting Go ( or Releasing ). It gives an interesting overview of the work and how to use Lester Levenson's inspiring method of letting go of our feelings and discovering our true nature. Looking forward to seeing you all soon again.

Sedona Movie

Monday, 31 July 2017

Apologies for the delay in posting this for Thursday's group.

Short Form To Single Whip from ann on Vimeo.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Time to Heal

Here is our baby crow enjoying his breakfast. I got him into eating from a syringe my next challenge is to teach him to eat solid food. Now he responds easily to this method but tends to spit the food back out if its not from the syringe. We will work on that tomorrow.

Breakfast time ! from ann on Vimeo.

We took him to see someone yesterday who checked out his injury and we are hoping that his wing will heal fully.

Time to Heal from ann on Vimeo.

So happy to have the opportunity to get to know this wonderful bird.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Rescue Mission !

Yesterday we rescued this injured crow. My daughter and her friend Brian  saw him struggling on an embankment unable to fly as one of his wings was broken. They phoned me and of course I couldn't resist coming to get him even at the cost of being late for my T'ai Chi.  

 Just a day later and he is eating hungrily  from a syringe. Yesterday I had to prise his beak open and look now how quickly he has learnt.

I'm besotted !

But it still does get messy  when we miss each other.

So wonderful to give him this chance at a life as he so clearly wants to survive.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Remembering Santa Monica

Sunset in Santa Monica on the evening I arrived from a Releasing Retreat in LA.
Warm sand under my feet, calm mind from Releasing and a few days to explore  Santa Monica I was in a state of bliss.

 Next day I had time to stroll around and take in the local beauty,

Succulent plants so different from our native Irish ones,

 So beautiful in the leaf arrangement reminding me of sacred geometry

 City Centre attire so different to Cork !!!

Super healthy acai bowl breakfast - delicious.

 Well fortified and ready to stroll Santa Monica's Iconic  Pier,

 Where else could you find this !

Sometimes it's just a perfect to be alive.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Welcome to New Beginners

Welcome to new T'ai Chi beginners it is great to share this fabulous practise with you. Keep up your practise and you can expect great benefits. Your health will improve, you will feel more relaxed and self aware, better able to deal with life. Stick with the practise and discover even more benefits for yourself.

 Here is the 'Parting Wild Horse's Mane , such a lovely exercise to connect you to the feeling of soft flow and movement a great introduction to T'ai Chi. .

Parting Wild Horse's Mane for beginners. from ann on Vimeo.

I have found this posture to be a  great place to begin as it allows people to get the 'feel' of tai chi and as you can see in the video below we can prctise together and get a really nice sense of connection even in a few lessons.

Garden taichi in ARC House from ann on Vimeo.

Here is the Mini Form for people who are moving on .     .          .

Mini Form with postures described ( filmed from behind. from ann on Vimeo.