What are the Health Benefits of Tai Chi?

Tai Chi For Alzheimer’s

Improved Memory With Tai Chi For Alzheimer’s Health benefits gained from the practice of the centuries-old Chinese martial art of Tai Chi have been known for some time, yet recent research suggests that the positive effects offered by these exercises extends further than was originally believed. Not only can Tai Chi reduce excess weight, improve… Read more »

tai chi for physical therapy

Tai Chi For Physical Therapy

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 people recovering from one or several of these problems. Physical therapy can help restore the… Read more »

Self-Defense

Tai Chi For Self-Defense

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 are making a defensive maneuver – deflecting a punch or blow sent your way by… Read more »

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Tai Chi For Fitness

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 today are an excellent source of physical fitness. The first records of Tai Chi come… Read more »

Losing weight with Tai Chi

Losing Weight Comfortably with Tai Chi

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 improved health in many ways (including greatly reduced risk of heart disease, strokes, and heart… Read more »

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Tai Chi For Strength

Tai Chi’s dance-like movements often seem deceptively gentle to observers, who frequently think that a Tai Chi workout cannot build strength – but, in fact, Tai Chi can build strong muscles quite effectively. It is, after all, a true martial art despite its focus on low-impact movements, poses, and breathing. One of its early practitioners… Read more »

Will Tai Chi Help Lose Weight and Lower Blood Pressure?

Tai Chi For Flexibility

Tai Chi – Flexible Bodies and Flexible Minds Tai Chi’s movements have often been likened to a slow and graceful dance, as the practitioners of this five hundred year old Chinese martial art move their bodies through a steady cycle of poses. Stretching, extending, circling, and withdrawing, those who use Tai Chi stretch their tendons,… Read more »

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The use of sounds in Qigong

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 – For the liver, associated with the color green He – For the heart, associated with… Read more »

The Chi in Tai Chi Ch’uan is not Qi

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 the word Qi (Chi).  The first part of the art name Tai Chi Ch’uan, “Tai… Read more »