Episode 7: Body Mind Healing Tai Chi Chuan, Four Dimensions of Purpose


Welcome to the seventh episode of Bodymind Healing Tai Chi Chuan, Four Dimensions of Purpose, created and presented by Dr. Michael Mayer.

In this Episode #7 you’ll be introduced to:
a. Embracing the Tiger Returning to the Mountain
b.) Bagua Fish
c. Fist under elbow .

You’ll learn about “the four dimensions of purpose approach” to the movements:
1.) Self-Healing
2.) Spiritual Unfoldment
3.) Self-defense
4.) Changing your life stance psychologically.


I hope you’ll be inspired to discover your unique meanings to various Tai Chi movements when you hear the story of a workshop participant who discovered how Fist Under Elbow could help her cultivate “affect modulation” skills to deal with a man in our workshop who was “coming on to her”.

Hear a critique of applying the “imaginal perspective” to Tai Chi and a response.

Note: I hope you enjoy the psychological interpretation of “Fist Under Elbow” as an initiation into affect modulation skills.

This series may be better appreciated, if first you return to the foundational concepts espoused in our Introduction to Tai Chi Chuan video, https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/679302165, and you may also enjoy the origin of this art form, as discussed in this Origin video, https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/679372832.

1 review for Episode 7: Body Mind Healing Tai Chi Chuan, Four Dimensions of Purpose

  1. Hana Matt,Teacher of World Religions, Graduate Theological Union

    “I did not go out of our home during the daily terrorist attacks in Israel. I practiced Michael Mayer’s Bodymind Healing exercises regularly to regain my calm. They relieved my tight body and took my mind off of the stress and worries to be more present to others, to help them deal with their fears and find an oasis of tranquility in the middle of the war zone.I continue to use Bodymind Healing Qigong to ease everyday stresses and bring me back to my inner sanctuary of equanimity.”

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