Understanding stress Stress is one thing. “Stress is anything that disturbs your equilibrium.” -Psychology Today Our bodies respond to these disruptions the same no matter what the source. The body responds with physical tension (prepare to fight or run even though that’s almost never the right response). Your awareness tightens and locks on the trigger… Read more »
Author: Sifu Jeff Patterson
Tai Chi Posture Training
Sit up straight! We’ve all heard it before. What we didn’t know then is that having an open posture is one of the simplest, most powerful things we can do to be healthy. Awareness of posture and how important it is has recently become mainstream. Just google “standing desk” or “sitting is the new smoking”… Read more »
3 Meditation Relaxation Exercises
First, start these relaxation exercises by establishing a deep relaxed breath. Inhale and bring in as much air as possible without making yourself tight. Then exhale and let yourself melt releasing every ounce of tension in your body. This exercise can be done either standing or sitting in an up-right position. Make sure to maintain a… Read more »
Tai Chi Application: Does Tai Chi Work for Combat?
Look at a group of people practicing Tai Chi at a park. Its gentle rhythmic movements are as graceful as any dance while the slowness of the form is lulling. Would you believe Tai Chi started out as a martial art technique in China? It subsequently evolved as a mind-body healing exercise, and its moves… Read more »
How Does Tai Chi Work to Deliver Good Health to You?
The pace of modern life will not slacken. The stressors will maintain their stranglehold. So the sundry lifestyle diseases and mental maladies will continue to be around. Both the scientist and the common man in the West have realized they need a more effective solution than popping in pills to manage the ills. Thankfully, they… Read more »
Holistic Health Answers: What is Tai Chi Good for?
It has been a long journey for Tai Chi from the secluded monasteries of China to gleaming fitness studios of the Western world. From being a part of the life of ancient Chinese monks, Tai Chi is now the fitness regime of choice of countless Westerners, from busy executives to busier homemakers and from college… Read more »
How Do I Find a Good Tai Chi Teacher to Guide Me?
Tai Chi is more than a set of physical moves. It is a complete mind-body healing routine that has been around for about 2,500 years. It harmonizes your body, emotions, and soul and awakens your inherent energy and finer feelings, so you may lead a productive life full of purpose and compassion. A good Tai… Read more »
Why Tai Chi is a Martial Art?
The Tai Chi that most of us are familiar with consists of slow, gentle, flowing movements—the kind that you see people practicing in parks usually in the mornings. This is just one aspect of Tai Chi, and it is a therapy for the mind, body, and soul. But do you know Tai Chi can also be used… Read more »
Tai Chi Training FAQ: Can You Learn from Tai Chi Videos?
There is an extensive body of research on the benefits of Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese mind-body exercise system. Regular practice can keep away or manage the symptoms of a host of medical conditions like diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, and cardiac diseases. It can also help you cope with chronic pain and stress. So it is… Read more »
Eastern Healing Secrets: What are the Health Benefits of Tai Chi?
The Chinese healing art of Tai Chi has been around for more than 2,000 years. But it is only recently that scientists have explored and discovered its myriad physical and emotional benefits. The results of the various studies are surprising and inspiring. The health benefits of Tai Chi range from reducing weight and lowering blood… Read more »