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
It's common knowledge that eating spicy foods or even being pregnant can result in heartburn for many people. But when heartburn or acid reflux becomes a chronic problem—the cause is often something more than the buffalo wings you had a... Read more
I recently discovered Tai Chi and really like it. I am older, out of shape, and the first day I started I felt so invigorated, and truly, I believe I felt my circulation kick into gear. A friend also gave me a book called a morning cup of Yoga. Ni... Read more
I really enjoy the spring rolls at my Tai restaurant in the Windy City. I know it has Avocado and other great fresh ingredients. And I did learn that even though they bring TWO for each order; the correct serving for Spark is to only eat ONE (I sav... Read more
I have signed up for a 4 hour Chi Running workshop. I figured since I am a total newbie for this, it might be a good thing, esp. since they say it can help avoid injuries. Anyone out there taken chi running before? Thoughts?... Read more
DVD: The Method: Tai Chi by Claire Hooten
I highly recommend this DVD. The instructor is a woman in our age group. Tai Chi is gentle on the joints; good for the balance and posture; includes movements for strength; massages the internal organs.... 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
Yesterday I had my first Tai Chi Chih class. And at the end of the class, having learned 4 movements and 1 posture, my legs and hips already felt better - in fact it felt like I was waking up all over! Next week there is no class as the instructo... Read more
Why Tai Chi Chih?
Here are the benefits of Tai Chi Chih
Mental, Physical and Emotional Well Being ( Which means eating less)
Stress Reduction (Which means eating less).
Blood Pressure Control (Which means you live longer)
Improved Cir... Read more
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