Taiji and qigong classes started this week. Twenty-six students in one class and eighteen faculty and staff in the other. Everyone seems very keen to learn. Several in each class are returning members. This semester, besides a basic warm-up joint routine and zazen sitting meditation I am teaching the Nine-Piece Tai Chi Gong designed by Master Jesse Tsao. The routine consists of nine postures taken from serval different taiji traditions, and practiced for health using qigong breathing and intention. It's a very nice little set to introduce folk to both taiji and qigong.