Quote: "Take, for example, the question of what happens to our brains as we age. New studies are showing how our behavior impacts healthy aging. As we age, routine becomes, well, routine. These routines shape our lives into ever narrowing circles of habits. At 30 or 40, the peak of our professional and family lives,… Continue reading Forwarded Article: Brain Health
By making minor, but meaningful “tweaks” in how we act, we can decrease stress and increase confidence. Tai chi helps a lot of people to be more confident in a number of ways and this article relates to that. One key to it is that it works better if you consciously intend to develop greater… Continue reading Forwarded Article: Stepping outside of your comfort zone
Yin and yang are always in dynamic play when you walk. Every movement has each in it. Becoming aware of them in motion is step #1 towards cultivating deeper understanding.
People ask, “how much time do you spend doing tai chi? Everyday?” I’m troubled to answer, because time is not an issue, only that I practice. Less and less I have to look for the time. It’s more of a command. I know if I don’t heed it, I will pay a price. I am… Continue reading How much time to I spend doing tai chi?
Mindful means … being aware in the moment of the moment. No past, no future, only now. Not even now!
We move slowly in tai chi. Why so slow depends on the practitioner. A beginner goes slow because that is how they develop control and take time to listen to their inner being and realize that slow movements result from moving more artfully. At first you can measure your activity by moving slowly. Later you… Continue reading Slow movements of taiji and qigong
These two news articles refer to new research results talking about tai chi improving the lives of peripheral neuropathy patients and reducing stroke risks. I continue to hold tai chi and qigong classes in Durango for learners with a variety of challenges, as does my teacher and friend Susan Matthews in Cortez (she's the anatomy,… Continue reading ARTICLES: More research results on Tai Chi helping with health challenges