Taiji with Weider

http://zhurnaly.com/images/Taiji_with_Weider_0.jpgWeider Young, long-time leader of an informal T'ai Chi lunchtime group at the office, retired a few months ago. His wife Sumei Yang captured a short video (click here to download) of some of us doing part of the 24-form Yang routine on Weider's last day.

(These two still photos are also by Sumei; Weider is in the plaid shirt.)

A few Weiderisms, comments he sporadically offered about Taiji and perhaps-related topics:

... and, referring to individual and group practice of Taiji:

Best memory of all: one day when I asked Weider for a proverb after class, he said, "I have nothing."

"Ah, nothing," I replied. "That's even more Zen!"

(cf. TaiChiRunning (2002-07-21), QiRunning (2006-04-12), Total Immersion Philosophy (2011-09-24), Mini Zen Gardening Kit (2013-01-28), Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain (2014-01-18), Mnemonic Principles of Taiji (2014-03-24), Good Manners and Taiji (2014-04-03), Steel in Cotton (2014-05-13), ...) - ^z - 2014-09-22