Welcome and thank you all for joining us today as we discuss Tai Chi and Qigong with our esteemed guest, Professor David-Dorian Ross, International Master Tai Chi Instructor. You may begin sending your questions to Professor Ross by clicking on the Submit a Question button.
Welcome everyone! It is such an honor to be here with the launch of the Professor Chat program. Tai Chi, Qigong and mindfulness practices have been a part of my life for more than 35 years and have given me health, great relationships and a compass for navigating the aging process. I am delighted to be able to share what I've learned with all of you.
Dear Max: I am so happy that you found the Essentials program, and that it has helped strengthen your back! I am so sorry to hear that a young man your age has had an accident like this. Of course the first thing I would always say is work with your physician to make sure any program is appropriate - but I'm going to assume that have already done that. To help build up Qi - remember to "work softer, not harder." The principles of Tai Chi are clear - wherever there is tension (which often happens when we work hard) the Qi cannot flow. I would also invite you to take classes with me - and I would be delighted to help you progress through Tai Chi.
We’ve received a number of great submissions. Thanks for your patience as Professor Ross answers your questions as quickly as possible.
Due to the volume of questions, we will be extending the chat for another 30 minutes.
Thank you so much for joining us this evening. A special thank you to Professor Ross for taking the time tonight, and providing us with such insightful answers to your questions. For those who participated in today's giveaway on Twitter, we'll be notifying winners tomorrow morning. We hope you will join us for future chats with our Great Courses instructors.
I'd like to thank everyone for all these great questions! I would love to continue with you - so I want to invite you to take a class with me. I teach a class online daily from my website at daviddorianross.com. You can also see these sessions live using the Meerkat app. These classes are free - just my way of giving back to my world and saying Thank You for all your generosity and support.