Tai Chi FAQ: Will Tai Chi Help Lose Weight and Lower Blood Pressure?

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The answer is a resounding “Yes.” Tai Chi does all this and more. Chronic mental stress. Addiction to junk food. Sedentary lifestyles. The ills of the modern life manifest in expanding girths and increased instances of cardiac diseases that are … Read More

Tai Chi For Self-Defense: Keep Moving

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Tai Chi For Self-Defense: Stay in Motion and Combine Moves Ordinary Tai Chi, practiced for spiritual and physical health, mental balance, and fitness, teaches us an important lesson that carries over to using Tai Chi for self-defense: always stay in … Read More

Tai Chi For Physical Therapy

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Physical therapy is a crucial part of returning to full health after a serious illness, an operation, or a bad injury, and Tai Chi for physical therapy offers a blend of mildness and effectiveness that makes it particularly suited to … Read More

Tai Chi For Self-Defense

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Deflection and Lateral Movement in Tai Chi for Self-Defense Angles are important in Tai Chi for self-defense – you should always be thinking in terms of slightly oblique motions, rather than straight-on right angles. This is true both when you … Read More

Tai Chi For Fitness

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Tai Chi – a Tool for Multifaceted Physical Fitness Developed over the course of centuries in China, but only recently revealed to the West, Tai Chi is a series of movements that combine exercise and martial arts – and which … Read More

Losing Weight Comfortably with Tai Chi

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Tai Chi is a Safe and Time-Tested Method for Losing Weight Losing weight and getting a leaner, trimmer physique is an excellent idea for anyone who is overweight – with benefits including a more attractive appearance, easier, lighter movements, and … Read More

The use of sounds in Qigong

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The sounds in Qigong Sound is used in some forms of Qigong for various reasons primarily including the stimulation of various meridians (energy channels) and as a focal point for meditation. The organ channel sounds are as follows: Xu – … Read More

The Chi in Tai Chi Ch’uan is not Qi

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Tai Chi Philosophy Crash Course: Knowing the philosophy and history behind the art of Tai Chi is essential for developing a deep practice.  There is common misconception that the name Tai Chi (taiji) is referring to the same subject as … Read More

Tai Chi vs. Qigong

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One of the most common questions I’m asked is, “What is the difference between Tai Chi vs. Qigong?” My short answer is that they are mostly the same. Tai chi originated from Qigong and can therefore be thought of as … Read More

Tai Chi Root

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Roots run deep The idea of rooting oneself is important in Tai Chi and Qigong. Stated simply, your root is your ability to sense your connection to the ground. It is the foundation upon which you build your practice. “You must … Read More

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