Tai Chi Academy

Life Changing Experience


“A Life Changing Experience”
by Aissa, Dentist

During a recent trip overseas, my husband was run over by a careless driver. He ended up battered, bruised and with broken bones. After the dramatic trip to the local hospital that day, I could not sleep.

In a place where pain killers are a luxury, reaching for an anxiety calming tablet in such a crisis was not an option.

My mind was racing in all directions, my emotions were all over the place.

While pacing our hotel room, I found myself “Balancing Yin Yang” (from Relaxation Fa Soong Gong). I kept doing Tai Chi, Qigong, Flexibility Silk Reeling exercises, etc. I don’t know which sequence I chose or under what heading the movements I was doing came. I just followed my body instincts.

When the neon light of the clock brought me back to reality, it was 3.40 am. It was just past midnight when I started. I kept practising for about 20 minutes or so, trying to re-capture the feeling of weightlessness and floating in the cosmos, before I dropped into bed for the best sleep ever. When I woke up the next day, it was like something I had never experienced before, so SERENE.

It was a life changing experience. I can hardly believe that your gentle encouragement at the end of each session made its way to my mind and brought me such a defining moment in my journey into Tai Chi.

Forever grateful to you for passing on your knowledge.


Tai Chi Classes at Aranda, Weston and Curtin begin the week 30 Apr.

Suggested Reading:

“The Art of the Straight Line : My Tai Chi”, by Lou Reed

“No Fight, No Blame: a Journalist’s life in Martial Arts”, by Michael Dorgan
Grandmaster Feng Zhi Zhang, founder of our Hun Yuan Tai Chi system, is featured in the book.

“Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us”, by Michael Moss

“The Web that has No Weaver : understanding Chinese medicine”, by Ted J. Kaptchuk