High-flying fighters. Hand-to-hand combat. Is this what you picture when you think about Tai Chi? Perhaps it is time to re-examine your notions about this ancient Chinese discipline, which is most commonly used as a system of medit... Read more
There are a myriad of factors that affect heart health. From regular exercise to smoking cessation to eating a nutritious diet, there are a number of things you can do to strengthen your heart. But did you know that the mind-body connection can also... Read more
There's little I love more than a good run or high-energy kickboxing class where you leave completely covered and dripping with sweat. There's something about being drenched that signals—to me—that I've had a really good worko... Read more
When you think about “fitness classes,” what images come to mind? Do you picture skinny people (leg warmers included) jumping around and kicking their legs to loud music? Although that might have been the case 10 or 20 years ago, the late... Read more
Imagine experiencing severe abdominal pain, along with alternating bouts of both constipation and diarrhea. Even worse, your doctor can find no physical explanation or effective treatment for you, despite these very real symptoms. Unfortunately, this... Read more
I understand that! My Chi is on Vetmedin,Lasix,Epakitin,Prednisone,Renavas e,and Proin.....The Lasix and Prednisone cause her to drink more water..I totally understand what you are going through.Just keep it in mind in case you need something in t... Read more
Yesterday my trainer stayed home with her sick child. Her fiance trained me instead. It was leg day and now today I can't walk. LOL. I am dying. My thighs hurt just trying to sit on the toilet. Argh!... Read more
I've been fighting with my weight for a long time now and have made several great victories towards self love and health. I've lost quite a lot of weight from what I used to be at worst I remember being recorded was 450. However it's been more than j... Read more
I have really stayed focus on this journey since I started Tai Chi. Now when I get a craving, I do tai chi for ten minutes before I react to the craving. Not only do I feel better, most times I am past the craving and don't need it.306... Read more
Tai Chi has become an increasingly popular form of exercise for all age groups, but current research has shown how it can be especially beneficial for older individuals. This graceful sequence of gentle, flowing movement combines physical... Read more
Contest closed. The winner is:KMKUCKCongratulations!Yoga, walking, and meditation are all great ways to rejuvenate the body, but sometimes it's fun to switch up your relaxation routine a bit. That's why we were so excited when we came across... Read more
I am going to denote some of the elements that I consider important as far as the physical movements involved in Taijiquan and Qigong. Please note that most of these observations will apply in someway to any taijuquan form or qigong form, but there m... Read more
Basic Principles and stances
In the next sections I will begin to define some of the movement principles, energy points and define some terms that I will use to describe movements for Taijiquan and Qigong.
My teacher’s teacher sometimes say... Read more
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