T’ai Chi for Cats

Many moves in T’ai Chi are often named for the activities they resemble, such as “Parting the wild horse’s mane.” Here we see Quat Mi-Yao, fifth-generation T’ai Chi master, demonstrate “Eating the Invisible Tuna.”

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  1. 😀
    Quat Mi-Yao. [SNRK]

  2. Bwah-ha-ha-ha, snort, snerk, tee-hee!

  3. Clairdelune says:

    I would love to practice some Tai-Chi moves with Master Quat Mi-Yao!!!
    [double SNRK] 😀 😀

  4. Hahaha… Me too! 😀

  5. Martha in Washington says:

    Thanks NomTom for starting my day with a snerk and a snort!!

  6. crouching tabby, hidden faaaaabulousss!

  7. The cat looks terribly dirty, but that pose is just perfect. Or purrfect, what ever you prefurr 🙂

  8. I’d love to know the story behind this pose.

  9. emmberrann says:

    I love this picture! “Invisible tuna!” *snertlaff* shall lwe see this in the coffee table book, too? Gosh, I hope so!

  10. Count me in as well! I think we’re going to need a pretty big area to fit everyone.

  11. hahaha brilliant!!! I am starting with tai chi ch’uan lessons! loving this kitty!

  12. For the record, I agree NOMTOM’s coffee table book would be a great book! Can I just say, we need a magnum opus of Classic Meg at the same time.

  13. This cat reminds of my dads reaction when a football player drops the ball…almost like ARGGGGH!!!!

  14. canadianmary says:

    I have been doing tai chi for years, and would LOVE to have this kitty in my class, doing this demonstration…lol
    “eating the invisible tuna”, forsooth..LOLOLOL! 😀
    Hey non tom, sounds like YOU know a bit about the subject?.

  15. Blue Footed Booby says:

    Jaz hands?

  16. 😆 Yep if I can come there from Canada 😆

  17. petless in Puddletown says:

    Thank you NTMTOM, I needed that laugh today!! You should get a Hoomanitarian Award of some sort, for your service to personkind.