Art of Tao

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Tai Chi is connected to the Taoist philosophy and the concepts presented in the Chinese book of wisdom, the Tao Te Ching and the I Ching. These texts are an integral part of classical Tai Chi.   In classical Taoist philosophy, Tao is the absolute principle underlying the universe, combining within itself the principles of yin and yang.  Tao is the source of the cosmos and is a gateway to all of life’s mysteries. 

As a follower of Lao Tzu, author of Tao Te Ching, I have a responsibility to carry on the principles of Tao. One of my missions is to help to create a sense of equilibrium and harmony in my and other’s lives.   I believe that harmony and balance are immortal and elegant evidence that the individual and their spirit should be in harmony with society and with nature.   I consider that art is a method to embody our soul, thoughts, and energy, and it is also a way to communicate.  

Based on my daily practice, I enjoy interpreting the art of Tao through a variety of art forms. I view the practice of Tai Chi as a pathway to strengthen both body and mind.  The quintessence of the Tai Chi philosophy is that of seeking simplicity through the laws of nature, which guides my teaching and creative aesthetic.  I hope to bring wellness to my students through Tai Chi and to share its cultural origins.  In 2017, I had my first “Art of Tao" art show at Roost Studio, and my newest exploration for “Art of Tao” will be showcased in April 4th – 28th, 2019.“              - Jing Shuai*