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Tips on developing your tai chi home practice

Often the only thing that stops us from home practice is not knowing where to begin. The simplest thing is to start anywhere, which might be too vague, so I suggest asking yourself what do you remember from class that resonates with you? The answer is do that one thing and go from there with… Continue reading Tips on developing your tai chi home practice

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How tai chi can positively affect heart rate

Did you know that your posture and body position effect your heart rate? Why would you care about this little piece of knowledge? Because your heart rate determines how much oxygen in your blood reaches the cells in your body. The cells are the locus of life where energy is created through biological processes. Blood… Continue reading How tai chi can positively affect heart rate

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Don’t wait too long before starting tai chi

People sometimes start tai chi almost too late. They waited too long. I started at age 46. Ten years before, I had begun yoga and had 2½ years of Shotokan karate. And for decades, I hiked the mountains and deserts and canyons. Wherever I traveled, I walked. Although, I had injuries and illness when I… Continue reading Don’t wait too long before starting tai chi

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Taiji at the Mystery Temple

Early morning practice at the Mystery Temple in Suzhou City, a couple of hours SW of Shanghai China.