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Using the Tai Chi Symbol to help us achieve something we really want

The Equestrian Tai Chi Podcast

Release Date: 01/01/2022

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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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

The Equestrian Tai Chi Podcast

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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About the Development of the Equestrian Tai Chi Program for Riders show art About the Development of the Equestrian Tai Chi Program for Riders

The Equestrian Tai Chi Podcast

This episode is an overview of the development of the Equestrian Tai Chi Program for riders. It’s about how the different trainings in the Program developed,and how we can almost use parts, or all of them, every day out riding, to keep ourselves and our horse calm, to feel our chi flow in harmony with our horse riding, to communicate with our horse through our energy riding, and to even have a spiritual connection with our horse riding.  

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How our Equestrian Tai Chi practice is like a closed circuit Heating System show art How our Equestrian Tai Chi practice is like a closed circuit Heating System

The Equestrian Tai Chi Podcast

This episode is about how we can regenerate and smooth our energy with our practice, in the same way a heating system fitted with a magnet can!

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The Equestrian Tai Chi Podcast

It's New Year's Day today and this is a time when we often look ahead to the year to come and our hopes and dreams.

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Consciousness Love & The Ego Relating to Dental Adventures show art Consciousness Love & The Ego Relating to Dental Adventures

The Equestrian Tai Chi Podcast

This episode is about loosing a tooth, but gaining the joy of connecting with it. It's also about love flowing in at the dentist and how quickly the ego can kick in to take advantage!

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The Benefits of Equestrian Tai Chi for the Therapeutic Rider in relation to Balancing Emotions. show art The Benefits of Equestrian Tai Chi for the Therapeutic Rider in relation to Balancing Emotions.

The Equestrian Tai Chi Podcast

When we practice Equestrian Tai Chi, it relaxes the body and it relieves tension in the joints and muscles. When the body is relaxed it affects our thoughts and emotions and makes it easier for them to be positive, when tension gets stronger we tend to shift more towards negativity.

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The Importance of the Earth Element for the other Elements show art The Importance of the Earth Element for the other Elements

The Equestrian Tai Chi Podcast

According to many of the ancient traditions of the world, including Taoism, all matter and all relationship dynamics, are composed of some energetic combination of the Five Elements, Earth, Metal, Water, Wood and Fire. Some traditions have only four elements, some have air and not metal. 

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The Equestrian Tai Chi Podcast

Along with weaning, loading is another thing that can have a big effect on the foal's life, though not to such an extent as weaning.

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It's New Year's Day today and this is a time when we often look ahead to the year to come and our hopes and dreams.

This episode is about using the Tai Chi symbol to help us achieve something that we really want, but are blocked in some way from achieving. 

You'll need a big sheet of paper and a pen and some time to get your thoughts down relating to the Yin Yang of the situation!

I hope you enjoy this exercise and find it useful!