Welcome to today’s show with my guest, Dan Hyde. Dan is a licensed massage therapist and instructor in the martial arts of Tai Chi and Chi Kung. He practices in Greensboro, NC, at Move With Life Martial Healing. Dan centers his work around the art of relaxation. Do you truly know how to relax? Dan shares the relationship between life, tension, and relaxation. Join us!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Dan’s path: karate, Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and the Marines
  • “How can I use what I have learned to help others?”
  • How Dan’s physical martial arts practice transformed into something much deeper
  • How Tai Chi helped Dan navigate through tough times and physical ailments
  • The point of the physical practice: to learn to relax
  • Foundational principles of Tai Chi:
    • Invest in the loss
    • Return to the root
  • Putting your body in proper alignment by the basic principles of movement
  • Dan’s car accident illustration of tension vs. relaxation
  • Relax into your fear
  • DBT: What is it? How does it align with Tai Chi?
  • “The more you relax, the better you can see.”
  • How to lighten life’s ball and chain
  • Dan’s advice to those who might want to start practicing Tai Chi? “Find a good teacher and go with an open mind.”

Resources:

www.movewithlife.net

Watch him on YouTube

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