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Who does tai chi?

What kind of person wants to learn tai chi? A person who: needs/wants more physical activity needs/wants more mental focus is healing from injury wants to do more than an occasional fitness class enjoys interacting with others in an educational setting wants to delve deeper in the study of the subject is looking for a practice that complements other activities is having health issues, such as Read More …

Getting Connected

One of the first techniques to learn in tai chi practice is to “get connected.” Initially, getting connected is manifested by coordinating breath and body; then with continued practice, synchronizing mind, energy, and body in harmonious motion. Then even further, linking intent with feeling, and ultimately, the result of graceful and powerful movement. There is hardly any reason to go forward in your lessons without a Read More …

What the NIH says about tai chi—factsheet excerpt

The National Institutes of Health put out informative fact sheets regularly, and you might like to peruse them for info on a number of health-related subjects. Recently, I read a fact sheet in which the following was stated: “People with fibromyalgia may benefit from practicing tai chi according to a study in 66 people. Study participants who practiced tai chi had a significantly greater decrease in Read More …