Sunday, March 29, 2020

MMTCA Newsletter April 2020

"My mind is like a bad neighborhood. I try not to go there alone."
-Anne Lamott

I hope this newsletter finds you healthy, safe, and hopeful. I know I asked for more time to write, but this is ridiculous! Be careful what you ask for! But seriously, take your time in all things, be patient, no worry-no hurry.

I'm following the guidelines from our local government, so classes will be suspended for April. The Ivy Bldg. is also locked until further notice. We will check in at the end of April and see what May brings, besides flowers!

I appreciate all the offers of support. Thank you! If you want to continue paying tuition, or even partial tuition, or just gas money, you can mail a check or cash to;

Ray Hayward
1721 Jefferson St.
Duluth, MN

I will continue to write via e-mail, Facebook, and my blog and will be sharing more  movies, articles and videos. I am also filming some lessons and will get them to you as well. Go to the website and follow along for class basics and two guided meditations.

Julie Cisler is also teaching class on line. Contact her for the schedule and info.

Movie suggestion- The Education of Little Tree

Book suggestion-Anam Cara by John O'Donahue

Audio book (go to youtube)- Journey to Ixtlan by Carlos Castenada

Myself, and a few people I know, are doing a nightly meditation between 7:30 and 8;00 PM for sending out healing, peace, calm, light, and support. Nothing fancy, just sit , join us, and add positivity to the world current. Namaste!

I've been sent photos of some people's home training areas/studios. I love it! If you have a photo of where you practice at home, please e-mail it to me. I'd like to make a blog, keeping you anonymous if you like, showcasing your amazing home studios. Here are two places I practice in Duluth;

My home studio

Evolve Fitness

Thank you for all your support, patience, and good cheer. Be safe, healthy, and breathe deeply.If you need to get in contact with me, for any reason, call, text, message, or e-mail.
cell phone- call or text 612-404-7320


"The god you seek is within. The truth you chase lies between your own eyebrows. Look again with a different eye."

-Awakening Osiris trans by Normandi Ellis

Friday, March 27, 2020

Stranded on a Desert Island part two

OK, I'm stranded on a desert island, or quarantined, with 5 books on breath. Here are mine!

1. The Way of Qi-Gong by Kenneth S. Cohen

2. Science of Breath by Swami Rama

3. The Way Of the Ice Man by Wim Hof

4. Tai-Chi Chuan and Meditation by Da Liu

5. Breatheology by Stig Severinson

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Stranded on a desert island with 5 Tai-Chi books...

I have played this mental game for years. What if I'm stranded on a desert island with only five Tai-Chi books. What would they be? How about if I was quarantined and could only bring 5 books? Over the years, since about 1986, the first four have been consistent. The fifth has revolved and evolved. Here is my list, with a few for the fifth place. Enjoy your quarantine!

1. Tai Chi Chuan for Health and Self-Defense by Master T.T. Liang

2. Tai-Chi Touchstones; Yang's Family Secret Transmissions by Douglas Wile

3. Ch'eng Tzu's Thirteen Treatise' on Tai-Chi Chuan trans by Benjamin Lo

4. Tai-Chi Chuan and Meditation by Da Liu

5. On Tai-Chi Chuan by T.Y. Pang

5A There Are No Secrets by Wolfe Lowenthal
5B Fundamentals of Tai-Chi Chuan by Wen-shan Huang
5C Tao of Tai Chi Chuan by Jou Tsung Hua
5D Reeling Silk by Paul B. Gallagher
5E Tai-Chi Chuan, Its Effects and Practical Applications by Yearning K. Chen