I truly enjoy watching TED talks. It’s so much better than watching another episode of Big Bang Theory… So I searched for what I think are the best TED talks somehow related to Taijiquan, Qi Gong and Meditation.
Watch this very moving talk about how this woman prepares for Alzheimer. And yes, Taijiquan is one of the things she does:
Learning and doing Taijiquan is a slow thing. And living in a fast world doesn’t kame it easier. However, more and more people know how wonderful it is to be slow sometimes. This is Carl Honoré talking about the praise of slowness:
If you still want to speed up your learning curve, And just imagine you could do this: plug some patches on your master’s body, connect yourself and then learn the Taijiquan movements – does that sound too Sci-fi-ish? Have a look at this TED talk:
Well, until that neuro science technology is further developed, you need to learn the Taijiquan and Qi Gong movements all by yourself. I like how open this speaker is about how boring it can be in the beginning to learn Taijiquan or meditating:
In case you want to get up and move a bit, have a look at this talk and do a small Qi Gong exercise:
Now let’s move on to meditation. You can find a more scientific look at how meditation changes the brain in this TED talk:
However, I prefer the next talk about “the art of stillness”. It has some really wonderful quotes. My favorite is: “Going nowhere (= sitting still) is at least as exciting as going to Tibet”:
I hope you enjoyed my best TED talks about Taijiquan, Qi Gong and meditaion. And I welcome you to get up now and do a Taijiquan form or some Qi Gong exercises, meet your Qi-friends or meditate, eat well and move naturally!
If you still want more and would like to know more, have a look at Chungliang Al Huang explaining Taiji or YinYang philosophy: