These days, a stiff neck and tense shoulders seem like unavoidable side effects from working in front of a computer screen for long hours. In fact, we are so beset with 21st century ailments that we’re practically manic in our search for new antidotes suited to our technologically dependent lifestyles. Oddly enough, many are discovering… Continue reading Can Tai Chi Help Reduce Side Effects of 21st Century Living?
So "tai chi." This animated short came from FB friend, Michelle. It's a film short by Thomas Long. https://vimeo.com/61481633?ref=fb-share
"Pinterest picked tai chi as one of its top 100 trends for 2018, so it’s safe to say it won’t be flying under the radar for much longer." It's gratifying to see the strong trend in tai chi as exercise to reduce stress and chronic pain. See: https://www.nbcnews.com/better/health/why-tai-chi-most-underrated-workout-relieving-stress-improving-sleep-ncna871946
I enjoy seeing people doing tai chi, taking control of the one thing they know they can change—themselves. Their bodies, their minds and their vital energy. We're brought up in a culture compelled to accept being told what is good for us. Increasingly, however, that's leading to questions about just what is good for us.… Continue reading Tai chi: Taking matters into your own hands
I find value in repeating the same movements over and over with my students with the intention of helping them to grow more aware of what the moves have to offer them in tai chi terms. For example, "qi go through" is a term Master Xu uses often to refer to the flow of energy… Continue reading Repeating movements helps to cultivate memory and feel qi