What Type of Rider Are You?
Are you a rider who’d like to deepen your connection with your horse?
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Are you someone who teaches Riding or Therapeutic Riding?
Or are you an equine professional with a client base that would benefit from learning Equestrian Tai Chi?
What is Equestrian Tai Chi?
Equestrian Tai Chi is Tai Chi that I developed for practicing on horseback. It combines the positive aspects of Tai Chi with the therapeutic aspects of the horse’s natural energy.
The purpose of Equestrian Tai Chi is to promote the smooth flow of Chi (internal energy) through your body and to help your energy to blend with your horse’s energy.
Equestrian Tai Chi works by moving and cultivating the Chi in your body.
Once your Chi has been cultivated, at the end of your Equestrian Tai Chi practice, you store your energy in your Tantien, which is the major energy centre of your body, located on your centre line a few inches below your navel.
What is the Tantien?
Your Tantien acts as a reservoir for storing your internal energy. The energy from your Tantien can be used to maintain a healthy body, a healthy mind and a healthy spirit. When your energy is abundant, it contributes to your overall vitality, and to you feeling at ease, and comfortable in your body, and in your life.
When you practice Equestrian Tai Chi, as the Chi flows through your physical body, it also flows through the layers of your energy, your vitality, your emotions, your mind and your spirit – these extend from inside your body out into your bio-energetic field.
The Benefits of Equestrian Tai Chi
Like us, our horses also have energetic bodies, when you practice Equestrian Tai Chi, it has the effect of merging your energy field with that of your horse’s, so that your actions smooth both your energy – and your horse’s energy – calming, relaxing and removing blockages from both of you.
Most horses appreciate this smooth flow of energy and they communicate this to us through their behaviour, often dropping their heads and licking and chewing, which is a common sign that horses are relaxed and happy.
Horses intuitively know how we feel internally, because they are able to sense our emotions and feelings, as they come out through our physical body into our etheric field.
Achieve Harmony and Balance
When we practice Equestrian Tai Chi, it brings harmony and balance to our emotions, drawing our horses to want to be with us, and not be repelled by our bad moods and anxieties.
When you practice Equestrian Tai Chi on a regular basis, it softens the energetic boundaries between you and your horse, and opens up the energetic lines of communication between you.
The mutual energy field that develops, benefits both you and your horse, it flows from you to your horse, and from your horse back to you.
This unified energy field is more powerful than just yours, or just your horses – together, it multiplies the healthy effects and advantages for you both.
Please choose which option suits you
If you want more connection with your horse, and would like to learn Equestrian Tai Chi, to enhance your riding and refine your internal energy, please
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