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

Thirteen Postures of Tai Chi Chuan

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Tai Chi Chuan is sometimes referred to as Thirteen postures or “Thirteen patterns”, these patterns include “Eight Jin Patterns,” also called the “Eight Doors” and five foot work patterns referred to as the “Five Strategic Stepping patterns”. According to the … Read More

History of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan

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The Yang family first became involved in the study of tai chi chuan in the early 1800s. The founder of the Yang style tai chi was Yang Lu-ch’an, aka Yang Fu-k’ui (1799-1872), who studied under Ch’en Chang-hsing starting in 1820. … Read More

Tai Chi for Seniors Offers More Than Just Another Form of Exercise

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For most of us reaching our senior years means a time to retire and relax, this is the time in our lives when we start to slow down and for many it becomes a very challenging time as a number … Read More

Recent Studies Show Using Tai Chi for Diabetes Patients Is Meeting with Success

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If you believe what you read, you have probably noticed that more information regarding the use of Tai Chi for diabetes patients as a form of therapy keeps coming to light. While Tai Chi is undoubtedly an ancient Chinese martial … Read More

Tai Chi for Cancer Patients In Addition to Traditional Therapies

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The incidences of cancer in all of its various forms has been on the rise for years, the more modernized our society has become; the more we are exposed to an unlimited number of carcinogens and toxic substances. But despite … Read More

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