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Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is:
  • an internal exercise and art for connecting the body, mind, and spirit
  • mindful moving and breathing known as forms for generating inner power.

The Book of Changes informs: “in all changes exists Tai Chi, which causes the two opposites in everything.”
Tai Chi means the “ultimate of the ultimate.. to describe the vastness of the universe. …
Tai Chi is unique but also complex, that no one can know it all. It can be many things to many people; it is an art that embraces the mind, the body, and the spirit… At the core of all tai chi are the principles.” (Lam)

Tai Chi Goals:

The goal of Tai Chi is centering and groundingwithin for regulating the internal force or inner power. This power brings coordination and balance resulting in holistic wellness of individuals, groups, and organizations.

Tai Chi

  • Internal exercise & art
  • Embraces & Connects body, mind & spirit
  • Tai Chi exists in all changes - Causes Opposites-Yin n Yang
  • Ultimate of Ultimate
  • Tai Chi principles make Tai Chi real

Tai Chi Goals

  • Centering & grounding within
  • Regulating internal force/power
  • Co-ordination and balance
  • Flexibility and agility of body, mind & spirit
  • Holistic Wellness in individuals/groups/organizations

History & Background

Nitya Gurukula, a Holistic People Work Institute, with its vision ‘The Guru Within’, has been using Transactional Analysis-TA and Participatory Action Research-PAR approaches and techniques in its services:

  • Counselling
  • Training in Counselling & Transactional Analysis
  • Supervision &
  • Workshops

Search for a Scientific & Nonviolent Tai Chi

Polarized between tradition and modernity, individuality and collectivism, many in India are looking for stress relief and meta cognitive answers to uncertainties. NG experienced this urgent need for a modality which addresses the physical and energy dimensions, along with the cognitive behavioural aspects provided by TA & PAR.

Experimentation with different schools/types of Tai Chi failed to add value to NG Services- it polarized the holistic dimensions in individuals and the institute.

NG Tai Chi journey took us to Dr. Paul Lam online.

Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi provides the essential relief, scientific approach and healing required to face, handle and benefit from modern day stressors.

  • expertise and experience as a medical doctor,
  • sensitivity and
  • openness to learn from his misfortunes in China as a young kid, from his master’s and trainees

Dr. Paul has created humane Tai Chi practices which nurture and nourish the body, mind and soul.

Tai Chi brought in the much-required balance; it blends with Transactional Analysis, Participatory Action Research and NG’s Holistic Approach, which addresses participants biological, affective, cognitive, behavioural, social and spiritual dimensions.

NG’s Experience: Dr. Lam Tai Chi

At first, Nitya Gurukula Team (Counsellors, Trainers and Admin Staff) practiced Dr. Lam’s Tai Chi for Energy online videos with interest and commitment. Lightness, joy, dignity, pain relief and energy surfaced in the NG Tai Chi climate. NG’s core principles of Nonviolence and East-West Synthesis were operationalized in this Tai Chi program.

NG CEO participated in the Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention TCHI & FP workshops at the Annual Tai Chi Conference 2019 in Wollongong. Certified as an Instructor for TCHI & FP (Levels 1 & 2), CEO brought backher rich experiences of the theory, practice and techniques. These were eagerly picked up by NG Team along with the TCHI & FP safety norms and the Progressive Stepwise teaching methodology- and passed on in small packages to NG clients, trainees and members. It was exhilarating to have a scientific and systematic approach, so succinctly captured in the six principles by Dr. Lam.

NG Tai Chi Journey

Dr. Lam’s Tai Chi:

Relief, Scientific approach & healing to
Face, Handle &Benefit from stressors

Dr. Lam’s Tai Chi:…

Dr. Paul Lam online

Dr. Paul Lam online

NG Search for a Scientific & Nonviolent Tai Chi

NG Search for a Scientific & Nonviolent Tai Chi
Dr. Paul Lam
  • Medical doctor
  • World Renowned Tai Chi Expert
  • Sensitive, open to learn, compassionate n developed
  • A humane Tai Chi which nurtures & nourishes: Body-mind-soul
Dr. Paul Lam…
NG Tai Chi Experience
  • Lightness, joy, dignity, pain relief & energy surfaced in NG Tai Chi climate
  • Nonviolence & East-West Synthesis operationalized
  • Scientific & systematic approach- exhilarating
NG Tai Chi Experience…

TCHI Certified NG Instructors

15 participants in Nitya Gurukula (including Doctors, Physiotherapists) were certified as Instructors inTai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention TCHA & FP Levels - I & II by Dr.Kirthi Walgama, Master Trainer from Tai Chi for Health Institute TCHI following an intense training and evaluation program conducted on 21st, 22nd and 23rd September 2019. A Chartered Engineer and Senior Professor in the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, Dr. Kirthi is trained in various styles of Tai Chi in Sweden, USA, Canada and Australia. Specialising in 24, 45, 73, short sword Tai Chi forms, Dr. Kirthi is a certified instructor in

  • Chi Gong, under Tai Chi, Chi Gong and Feng Shui Institute, Canada ,
  • Tai Chi for Diabetes
  • Tai Chi for Health Institute (Australia) &
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention
  • Tai chi for Health Institute (Australia)

Spirit of Tai Chi permeated Nitya Gurukula
In the Teamers, in Participants, in Devi Durai, in the environment
Exuding vibrance- subtle power – an inexplicable something..
Gently n subtly, the width & depth of
Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention traversed –
spurred by the Encouraging words, tone & the spirit of the Master Trainer..

Missing were the build-up n showmanship
Leading to heightened expectations and promise of miracles in
Days to come- of unknown zones reserved for the privileged.

Simple, straight n clear: the program
Unfolded like a river, meandering thru landscapes to merge with
The waiting ocean.- not taxing or draining- but, healing n tempering.
Nature’s strategies, crafted in principles:
Slow, smooth n continuous, resistant movement for external;
Body held upright n shifting weights, followed by internal song n jing.

Dr. Lam – unifies with Tai Chi for Health
Bypassing divisive forces within n without which shred human dignity, to
Ground the body, sink the Qi and elevate the spirit for total wellness.
Nitya Gurukula- a microcosm of India
Absorbed the spirit of Tai Chi for radiating in the universe- the macrocosm
To generate and venerate eternal bounties- wealth of health, joy n peace.

Tai Chi & Yoga

Questions continue to arise about Yoga and Tai Chi. Yoga and Tai Chi are ancient Eastern practices and approaches to holistic health- with the common foundation of oneness, body/mind/breath connectivity, balance and gentle movements. NG CEO, trained in yoga by the Bihar School of Yoga, 4 decades ago, states they complement each other, despite the differences.

Yoga, postures are asanas, while breathing is Pranayama; while in Tai Chi they are forms and Dantian breathing. The philosophy, principles and theories in Yoga and Tai Chi are vast and complex- however their effectiveness in promoting health and wellness is experienced by many globally.

Tai Chi


Ancient Eastern practices & approaches to holistic health-
common foundation of oneness, body/mind/breath connectivity, balance & gentle movements

Movements- forms - Dantian breathing

Ancient Eastern practices & approaches to holistic health-
common foundation of oneness, body/mind/breath connectivity, balance & gentle movements

Focus on Energy- spiral force-
Yielding, Absorbing, Redirecting, Harmonising

Focus on getting comfortable in postures

Principles- make Tai Chi real

Niyamas & Yamas- Personal Observances & Universal Morality

NG Tai Chi 2020

Slowly, smoothly and continuously, Tai Chi is integrated in Nitya Gurukula services and processes. Clients and trainees practicing Tai Chi regularly experience emotional regulation, stress relief, enhanced productivity and creativity. Tai Chi principle of:

Redirecting and
the incoming force is applied for personal and interpersonal growth and development. Essence of Tai Chi and Transactional Analysis used to promote sustainable and holistic Well-being.
Looking forward to NG Transactional Analysis and Tai Chi Seminar in 2020- when the Master himself, Dr. Paul Lam and Master Trainer from Australia, Rani Hughes lead the workshops…

NG Tai Chi 2020

  • Slowly-smoothly-continuously Taichi integrated in Nitya Gurukula services & processes
  • Emotional regulation, stress relief, enhanced productivity & creativity by experienced by Tai Chi practitioners
  • Yielding, Absorbing, Redirecting & Harmonizing the incoming force applied for personal & interpersonal growth and development
  • Essence of Taichi & Transactional promote sustainable & holistic Well-being.
  • NG Transactional Analysis & Taichi Seminar 2020- Master himself, Dr. Paul Lam & Master Trainer from Australia, Rani Hughes lead the workshops…

NG Testimonials

“NG is a perfect platform to grow myself personally and professionally.
I am experiencing the depth of Holistic Wellness.”

NG Associate

“Nitya Gurukula gave me confidence to explore my competencies
and learnt to improve myself holistically”.

NG Resource (Full Time) & Trainee

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