New book offers novices and beyond activities, concepts for developing a tai chi practice

“At its core tai chi is a practice, a routine activity that you engage in, in order to improve and maintain specific kinds of movement for a multitude of results, such as for overall health and longevity.” This statement in my new book,¬†Practicing Tai Chi: Ways to enrich learning for beginning and intermediate practitioners, offers ways to think about a tai chi practice and to learn a few techniques from tai chi movements. It’s a brief learning aid that I wrote to instruct and inspire, but also to have as a reference to keep handy for reviewing concepts related to an authentic tai chi practice. It’s really about the process of learning tai chi, or as Read More …

Article Forward: How practicing tai chi can help the heart

This article’s news is good reading, but I’m a little disheartened as tai chi teacher. But that’s okay. I still am forwarding it because it’s yet another documentation of people utilizing tai chi with measurable success to address challenges they have with their health. Composed by¬†Alice Park for Time Health, it describes a tai chi program for heart-attack victims that demonstrated positive behavioral changes after practicing twice or three times a week for 12 and 24 weeks. Many of the practitioners were obese and had not exercised much in their lives. They were actually afraid to exercise after having cardiac arrest. So they tried tai chi and got good outcomes. I live in a health-oriented town. Read More …

Another famous sports star does tai chi

Yet another famous athlete gets interested in tai chi. Tai chi and sports go together, people. This time, Stephen Curry, the basketball player. Stephen Curry joins special Tai Chi exhibition in China

Article forward: Another report on research about tai chi research findings

Falling is the primary cause of traumatic death for older adults, and more than 17% of older adults report between one and five falls in the past three months. The problem seems to be getting worse. I’m getting jaded by all this research of research on tai chi. There seems to be a steady stream of it for sometime. It’s a little boring, however, good as it is to know tai chi is good for you … maybe. Researchers are not positive. More research is needed to really know for sure. This recent article from Time.com refers to a report published by the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. It reports on the results of a Read More …