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Working with the energy of the Fire Element

The Equestrian Tai Chi Podcast

Release Date: 06/27/2021

Taking the Time to Be Me show art Taking the Time to Be Me

The Equestrian Tai Chi Podcast

This episode is about taking a little time to address habits that are not helpful to us, that we wish we could be free of.

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Using our Yin energy to help us in the shortest days of the year show art Using our Yin energy to help us in the shortest days of the year

The Equestrian Tai Chi Podcast

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When Time is of the Essence show art When Time is of the Essence

The Equestrian Tai Chi Podcast

This Episode is about when we have to do something in a certain timeframe and we don't have enough time. We look at three things to consider in relation to this and how we can use another type of time to help us, when we are under pressure for time!

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In the Middle of Hope and Fear show art In the Middle of Hope and Fear

The Equestrian Tai Chi Podcast

According to Taoist cosmology, Wu Ji is the undifferentiated source of everything. Although Wu Ji is the source of everything, it has no desire to create and for this a creative energy is needed, and this creative energy is Tai Ji. Tai Ji can give birth to, or generate any set of complimentary opposites, both physical and abstract. This episode is about looking at the opposites of Hope and Fear in relation to something you want to do. I hope you enjoy it and find it useful in some way.

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Making the Small Big, so the Big can become Small show art Making the Small Big, so the Big can become Small

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A fundamental part of Taoism is the interplay between complimentary opposites, night and day, dark and light, big and small and so on. This Episode is about making things that seem big for us smaller, and highlighting the small things that are stopping us from doing them, so they become bigger.  

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Creating new things at the time of year when Yin energy is at its strongest show art Creating new things at the time of year when Yin energy is at its strongest

The Equestrian Tai Chi Podcast

This Episode is about creating new things or adding to existing things at the time of year when Yin energy is at its strongest. In the deep dark quiet of winter, if we spend time thinking about things that we want, they can be nurtured in the quiet stillness that surrounds us and is in us around the time of the Winter Solstice. Links mentioned in the episode. https://www.equestriantaichi.com/info-stable-clearing/

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About the Equestrian Tai Chi Certification Programs for Instructors 2022 show art About the Equestrian Tai Chi Certification Programs for Instructors 2022

The Equestrian Tai Chi Podcast

This short episode is about the online Equestrian Tai Chi Certification Programs for Riding Instructors and Therapeutic Riding Instructors. If you'd like more information about the programs please visit  

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Ponies Pro-actively Asking for Equestrian Tai Chi practice show art Ponies Pro-actively Asking for Equestrian Tai Chi practice

The Equestrian Tai Chi Podcast

This episode is about ponies proactivley asking for and arranging Equestrian Tai Chi practice, well one pony in particular! Equestrian Tai Chi is a shared practice for horses and ponies just as much as it is for us and if anything they seem to enjoy it even more than us, or least this give more outward obvious signs that they do!

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About the wood element and asking a tree for help with something .m4a show art About the wood element and asking a tree for help with something .m4a

The Equestrian Tai Chi Podcast

Now is the time of the wood element in the northern hemisphere. It’s spring the trees are coming into leaf, things are coming into bloom and growth is abundant all around us. In Taoism and other tradition too, the wood element is one of the five elements, wood fire earth metal and water. At different times of the year, each of the elements is predominant and that is a good time to work with the energy of that element, though all the element are always there in all seasons. This episode is about the wood element and connecting with a tree to ask for help with something.

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For Nervous Riders - I am versus I feel show art For Nervous Riders - I am versus I feel

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This episode is for riders who feel nervous sometimes and it’s to invite them to consider changing saying or thinking the words ‘I am a nervous rider’ to ‘sometimes I feel nervous when I ride’! Taoists believe that we can create identities or egos for ourselves without even realising! When we unwittingly create identities for ourselves, we can live from them and be controlled by them, without us really knowing and this can close down our lives in ways we might not have imagined.

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In taoism, and in other traditions too, the different energies of the 5 elements are regarded as being very important. And they express themselves in fire earth, metal, water and wood. According to taoist tradition all matter, all beings, and all relationships are comprised of some energetic combination of these five elements. The energy of the different elements are dominant at different times of the year.