Benefits of tai chi

Tai Chi for Parkinson’s Disease Patients

Thanks to the press received regarding celebrity Michael J. Fox, most of are now at least somewhat aware of Parkinson’s disease and the devastating effect it can have on the human body. As this disease progresses those who suffer from it can lose their ability to walk, suffer from severe body tremors and no long… Read more »

A Guide to Qigong for Beginners

To start our guide to Qigong for beginners, we need to take a look at the meaning behind the word “Qigong”. In order to do this, we need to break it down into the two separate components that comprise the word Qigong. Qi, which is pronounced “chee” is ancient Chinese concept that dates far back… Read more »

depression

Is Tai Chi for Depression Therapy Effective?

The number of people dealing with at least some level of depression in this country has been rising for a number of years. It seems that the more technological and fast paced we become the harder dealing with the ins and outs of everyday life can before a large percentage of the population. The most… Read more »

Qigong for Digestion

How Does Qigong for Digestion Help with Both Digestion and Weight Loss?

If you have ever observed someone practicing Qigong for digestion and weight loss, you could easily be led to believe that this practice is all about the physical movements or forms that you are seeing. While they are in fact a very important part of the whole picture, they are only a small part or… Read more »

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How to Do: Standing Meditation (Yiquan)

Yiquan is one of the Taoist meditative arts in the same family as Tai Chi Chuan, Qigong, Bagua, and Hsing-i.  It translates to Intent – Fist (or grasp) and focuses on the strengthening of one root, qi and intent through standing meditation postures.   Resident artist and instructor Willem has produced a reference for key… Read more »

Your guide to successfully changing your life.

Ever worked out/dieted to loose weight only to get little or no result? Given up your efforts out of frustration? Repeated that cycle countless times? Let’s interrupt that pattern. Enter the lifestyle hack. Lifestyle hacking is the idea of making small adjustments to your habits and patterns to produce better results and increased performance. We… Read more »

Practicing Qigong for High Blood Pressure

The incidence of hypertension in this country is rising at an incredible rate as our lives become more complex and stressful, while our diets steadily decline with every processed meal we eat. At the same time sales of blood pressure medication are soaring as most believe that this is the only way to control their… Read more »