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Can Tai Chi Truly Help Those With Knee Arthritis?

Tai Chi–an ancient Chinese therapy used to reduce stress and fight anxiety—is as effective as standard physical therapy in patients suffering with osteoarthritis of the knee, according to results of a new study. Article and Image courtesy of forbes.com  

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How Tai Chi Can Help Conquer Fear of Falling as We Age

The odds of a bone-shattering fall increase with age, as muscles grow weak and vision fades. Yet seniors who fear falling are at higher risk of falling, research shows, even if they have never taken a spill before. Those most fearful of falling may decide to avoid risk by avoiding activity—and then grow weaker and more likely to fall as ...

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World Tai Chi And Qigong Day 2016

All across the globe at 10:00 am local time on April 30th, of people from more than 80 countries will celebrate the practice Tai Chi and qigong. The celebrations will first begin in Fiji, at 10:00 am their local time. Article and Image courtesy of slantedflying.com  

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Drop The Pain Reliever: Experts Say Yoga, Acupuncture And Tai Chi Might Be Just As Effective

Complementary health practices like yoga, acupuncture and tai chi are effective in relieving some pain conditions like headaches, back pain and arthritis, reports a recent study. Pain is a feeling that indicates a problem, which in turn helps in diagnosing a condition or disease. When the underlying condition is treated, the pain subsides, but some problems like migraine and arthritis ...

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How Different Are Yoga And Tai Chi?

Yoga and tai chi may seem quite similar to the uninitiated. Surprisingly, though both are grounded in the same kind of beliefs, it is the external manifestation and approaches of the two that differ greatly. Eastern Beliefs, Energy, and Balance: Meeting Points Yoga and tai chi both hinge on balance, harmony, and the proper flow of energy within the body ...

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Why practice Tai Chi?

When I ask new students why they are interested in learning Tai Chi, they usually have difficulty coming up with an answer. Of course, the myriad benefits of Tai Chi are well known and one could say they want to improve their posture, balance and general well being. A few beginners are interested in the martial side of Tai Chi, ...

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Try Tai Chi and Enjoy These Benefits

Tai chi is originally a form of martial art originating from China. These days, however, it is a popular form of exercise and meditation. The fact is there are many different types of tai chi. Article and Image courtesy of healthdigezt.com  

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The Forgotten (Female) Pioneers of Tai Chi in the West

Sophia Delza—an American with her own established career in dance and choreography—was also compelled to learn the Chinese martial art of tai chi while in Shanghai during that very same year. Like most westerners at the time, neither women had any exposure to tai chi, but both quickly found value in what they were witnessing. In a pair of trailblazing ...

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Exercise for Knee Health – Is Tai Chi lower impact than walking? The answer will surprise you.

Tai Chi is often characterized as “low impact” exercise. Keeping exercise “low impact” can be important for many reasons – injury, age, body weight, illness. For the millions of adults who suffer from the pain of knee osteoarthritis (OA), low impact exercise is especially recommended to  maintain strength and function. Article and Image courtesy of chicagotaichi.org  

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Tai chi: for seniors, this Chinese exercise could be just what the doctor ordered | Lifestyles 55

It improves balance and agility, along with stamina and muscular strength. Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner accompanied by deep breathing. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in… Article and Image courtesy of ...

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