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Your tai chi goal

My goal in teaching tai chi is to show you the process. A secondary goal is to help you to realize that you can do it. The question of what is tai chi lies at the core of all learning in tai chi. You're in the process of discovering what tai chi is for you… Continue reading Your tai chi goal

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Do tai chi in the morning

Do tai chi in the morning. It will place you in a frame of mind that you can carry through the day. Most of us won’t make it the whole day, or even the rest of the morning, as we slip back into an accustomed manner of moving. Our body, our thoughts, our feelings, our… Continue reading Do tai chi in the morning

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Memory vs observation and your tai chi practice

We rely on memory to get by, but as we age our memory gets a little slack. This is normal, they say. But the suggestions people make to help you manage forgetfulness as we grow older seem ineffective. My thinking is you have to figure something else out. Luckily, there is something. We can train… Continue reading Memory vs observation and your tai chi practice

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Tai chi and Aging: A story

Not long ago, a friend and I were talking about our ages and about growing old. My friend said that he could hurt himself just from bending over and tying his shoes. That's how fragile his body seems to be getting. I was embarrassed to admit that I've tweaked a back muscle doing just that.… Continue reading Tai chi and Aging: A story

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The Spinning Top Approach

When it comes to how to move, starting off for a beginner can be compared to a spinning top. Many beginners start moving similarly to where a spinning top is slowing down and begins to wobble off its axis. Some masters refer to this as wai dan, or the external leading. Your task in practice… Continue reading The Spinning Top Approach

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Tai chi and “quiet mind”

People perceive quiet for being still, but this is not the only way to understand "quiet." Trying to hold still creates "quiet-but-not-moving," which is only one kind of quiet. It can lead to tension and clenching, pain, poor balance, especially in beginners. That kind of tension can't be held long. "Quiet-in-movement" offers an alternative worth… Continue reading Tai chi and “quiet mind”

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Report: Tai Chi Can Ease PTSD in Vets

Tai Chi Can Ease PTSD in Vets This is reference to an article written By Rick Nauert PhD in psychcentral.com This study's conclusion states: "Tai Chi appears to be feasible and safe for veterans with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is perceived to be beneficial and is associated with high rates of satisfaction. This… Continue reading Report: Tai Chi Can Ease PTSD in Vets