Day 17.5 – A Quick Mandarin Lesson

China 2019 - Day 17.5, Saturday, 3rd AugustThere is sometimes a little bit of confusion as to what the difference between tai chi, tai chi chuan, taiji, and taijiquan is. They are all the Romanisation of the Hanzi script - just a different standard. The Wade-Giles system was developed in the mid 19th century by … Continue reading Day 17.5 – A Quick Mandarin Lesson

Spring and the Wood Element

In terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) we are now heading into the Wood element and this changing of the season from winter to spring brings with it a renewing of energy, a rebirth and a new beginning.   Spring always gives me a (for want of a better word) spring in my step and … Continue reading Spring and the Wood Element