Last Tuesday, I shared a tai chi chih practice with an unusual group. The practice is offered each week at a mental health clinic that is used by mostly poor and sometimes homeless individuals. On this day there were two long time practitioners and one fairly new one. On speaker phone were two more who were at home with a sick daughter. In the middle of the circle was a small dog owned by one of the group. The only spoken words were mine as I gave the name of each movement. We moved together in silence for about 20 minutes. Even the dog relaxed and grew silent. For that brief time, we moved as one, sharing energy and silence . We ended with”Namaste” – “The light in me honors the light in you. “. We were as one – one practice, one energy, one prayer.