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Tai Chi and the Art of Yielding

In the Internal Martial Arts there are three different kinds of yielding physical, mental, and emotional. Learning how to apply these different kinds of yielding into your everyday life can open up many opportunities. Physical yielding is the easiest to understand, but very difficult to apply at a high level. If we are pushing each… Read more »

Yang Style Tai Chi Saber Warm ups and Introduction

The Yang Style Tai Chi Saber   This is a great practice e to your Tai chi training. The Yang saber form is very dynamic and fun to train. With this form you will build your endurance, strength, coordination, and ability to direct the energy outside the body. The first video talks about the options… Read more »

Develop the Coordination, Agility and Strength of a Tai Chi Master

Learn Some of the Foundational Exercises That Make a High-Level Tai Chi master. This warm-up routine is designed to build basic coordination, strength, and flexibility so you will be able to perform the Tai Chi movements with ease. While this series is often practiced as a warm-up for more intense training it is also great… Read more »

Beginner Qigong Great for a Daily Routine

Daily Qigong Practice for Health In this video, you will learn a warm-up series along with an easy to learn qigong set. Remember your practice does not need to be complicated to get great results. If you spent 20-30 minutes a day doing this practice you will feel stronger, healthier and mentally refreshed. Check it… Read more »

3 Basic Yichuan Postures to Improve your Immune System

Yichuan is an ancient internal martial art. There are four areas of study in Yichuan. 1- Standing Meditation 2- Walking Meditation 3- Test of Power Exercises 4- Push hands The practice of Yichuan is a great addition to any martial arts system. It has many benefits here are a few: It will help you build… Read more »

The Most Beautiful Self-Defense: Fan Form of Tai Chi

Tai Chi Fan is a very beautiful practice. It’s like an intentional dance that emphasizes body awareness and mindful meditation. Observers and participants both can become easily entranced in the methodological and calming forms. Using weapons in Tai Chi is a historically common and significant practice. Swords, spears, and fans are the weapons that are… Read more »

Physical Therapy Sucked, Tai Chi For Physical Therapy Stuck And Worked

Tai Chi For Physical Therapy. For anyone that’s worked in a restaurant you know that it’s a beating for your body. You’re on your feet all day carrying heavy and lopsided trays, stooping over cash registers, and twisting to reach that last plate. Not very often does this job allow you the time to actively… Read more »

Tai Chi as an Alternative Treatment for ADHD

Tai Chi as an Alternative Treatment for ADHD. Experiencing forgetfulness, anxiety, and impulsivity are things that everyone goes through at one point or another. When it becomes a persistent pattern matched with hyperactivity and limited attention, it can be diagnosed as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (“Attention..”, n.p.). There is a range between physical, cognitive,… Read more »

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Tai Chi Stress Managment

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 »

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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 »