Integral Tai Chi

Integral Tai Chi (CK10) is a series of exercises, relaxation technique and meditation that combine Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and meditation into a self-healing system that integrates body, mind and spirit. This comprehensive approach involves a series of 10 body movement postures each designed to increase balance, awareness, endurance, flexibility, flow, concentration, energy and spiritual transformation.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

turtle posture 9


The tortoise exercises the crown chakra (chakra 7) and is positive in its nature. The tortoise can submerge deeply under the vast ocean representing our spiritual world that is unfathomable. The tortoise can also moves to the shallow waters and on the shore. Practicing this form allows us to develop superior consciousness and wisdom of the non-duality of the dharma.


  • Go upstream learning the dharma (Nghịch lưu học đạo)
  • Go upstream performing the dharma (Nghịch lưu hành đạo)
  • Join the world selflessly (Nhập thế xả mình)
  • Join the world helping others (Nhập thế giúp nguời)

Essential points

  • The image is to encompass the whole universe. The tortoise is a sea creature that can dive to the very bottom of the sea, which is symbolizing the consciousness and the sub-consciousness.

Points of attention

  1. Move the hands in large, full circles
  2. Relax the arms
  3. The shoulder on the same side as the leading foot is slightly more forward than the other shoulder. Consequently, one hand would reach slightly further than the other.

1 comment:

  1. In spite of that, the gentle, slow, stretching and circling movements exercise more muscles than any other type of exercise - including swimming. When performed correctly your posture improves as the muscles support the bones in their proper alignment.

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