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
OMG!! I suuuuuuck!!!! I was doing sooooo good & lost about 22 pounds! I've done TERRIBLE for the past 2-3 weeks & gained a ton!!!! I have to get back on track & lose as much as possible before our vacation to Colorado next month!!! Ugh! Why do I a... Read more
Day 2 of the Bodyweight Blast Boot Camp done and done! I have been surprised at what I have been to do these last two days. It has been awhile since I timed sets and reps. I have worked muscles I had forgotten about, lol. Thanks, SP, for the boost!... 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
we started learning about and doing tai chi just today in the " Sharing the journey" team.
If you are interested in checking it out go to www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messagebo ard_thread.asp?board=27086x61293x61850131 hope you give us a p... Read more
Water Tai Chi – Slow movements
1. Sweep Arms. Stand with feet apart, elbows bent by side, wrists loose and sweep arms to left and right while twisting body same direction, eyes on outside hand. Breath.
2. Stand with feet apart, bend at kn... Read more
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