Secret (not!) to solving tension

You hear “letting go” a lot to reduce tension in the body. Also, “let the qi flow,” which is not heard as much. The how to do either is even less known or understood. One key: find the tension, become familiar with what tension is. Begin simply seeking tension, clenching, holding back, hesitation, and pain (of course). Move through it Not just moving it, the part that is tense, but moving “through Read More …

Tai Chi and its Quality of Movement

There is a way of moving in tai chi that is difficult to teach or otherwise convey. It is difficult to learn, too. It’s a “quality of movement” in which you become, or have become, aware of its nature. It is a state of being that you carry out like you would a movement. It compels the body to change its shape smoothly and freely. Maybe you don’t learn it as much Read More …

Finding center and balance

You have a center point and a center line. The center point drops and rests on the ground and from there moves, expands, shrinks. Become more aware and able to achieve this activity of sinking to build a sense of alignment. From feet to top of head, you can see it as the middle line up and down in the spine. The bubbling well, or bubbling spring (yongquan), is key in helping Read More …

Tai Chi, Qigong and Prevention

04/12/15 It’s common knowledge that exercising and eating better can improve the quality of life for seniors. This truth is a reality for more and more people as Baby Boomers reach retirement age, especially for those of us who want to live active lives during retirement. It’s a less savory reality, however, that from ages 60-75 you can breakdown a lot more quickly than you ever imagined, especially without taking preventative approaches Read More …

Do workplace wellness programs work?

Do workplace wellness programs work? Read a current article on findings of a study. The conclusion is keep on going, not because it’s working but rather it’s not clear enough https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/04/16/713902890/how-well-do-workplace-wellness-programs-work