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Teaching And Learning, Tai Chi And Writing: The Power Of Friendship

Any man who tries to teach me something is a brave man in for a great struggle, I have left a bloody wake of broken teachers behind me in my journey through life. Every Thursday at 1 p.m., we meet at Pompanuck Farm for an hour (it’s usually 90 minutes). For the first 30 minutes, Scott teaches me Tai Chi. ...

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Benefits Of Tai Chi (Hint: It’s Not Just For The Elderly)

If you’ve ever seen a skilled practitioner of tai chi in motion, you know that it is a beautiful practice, with an almost hypnotic quality. Recently, research has been uncovering significant health benefits that stem from the art of tai chi. Much of this research has centered around older adults and the elderly, but people of all ages can benefit, ...

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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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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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THE TAIJI MANUAL OF LI XIANWU | Brennan Translation

THE TAIJI MANUAL OF LI XIANWU | Brennan Translation Looking back over the millennia, practitioners of boxing arts are beyond counting, but it can be said that boxing theories are rather sparse. This causes people to look upon boxing arts as very minor and not worthy to be placed alongside other forms of learning – a very depressing attitude. At ...

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SunLive – What’s On: Relaxing with Tai Chi – The Bay’s News First

Good morning Sunners, if you are looking for spiritual enlightenment or just to feel good why not try out Taoist Tai Chi. Tai Chi helps to “tame the heart” and develop an attitude of calm, compassion and reduced self-centredness, both during practice and in daily life. If you are interested and want to find out more, then contact Neale on ...

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