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 desire to have more energy and feel better about myself. I am ready for a change and need to lose some weight. I am 218 and reaching for 195. I am 63 yrs and I just need some healthy changes. I am doing this for me and no one else. With the help of... Read more
Ok, even though I PROMISED myself that I would log all weekend and exercise, I did neither. I don't know why the weekends derail me and really it is so frustrating to me. However, I got back on track yesterday and had the PERFECT day. I feel like... Read more
Depends on which workout I'm doing. For weights, I like heavy bass, so I go with a Dubstep playlist (keeps me on count for reps). For walking/HIIT/other, I like more "dancy" and fun stuff, and for running, I like fast rock (Green Day, Strokes, etc).... Read more
Hi everyone. I am here to say that since May 13th, 2015 I have lost 6lbs and I'm very proud of myself. I've been trying to talk my husband into eating healthier with me so we can live longer for our soon to be 6yr old daughter. It all backfired . He... 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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