Tai Chi Studies for Health

Why are most studies on Tai Chi done on adults, especially older adults? Because Tai Chi: improves breathing – filling every cell of your lungs with oxygen reduces bone loss improves strength helps with arthritis lowers blood pressure stimulates imagery for better mind-body integration relieves stress           Does Tai Chi do […]

Anxieties of our lives; Can Meditation Help?

“The bad news is that life is full of suffering and we humans are full of illusions. The good news is that these two problems are actually one problem: If we could get rid of our illusions—if we could see the world clearly—our suffering would end”. That is the opening sentence from a wonderful article […]

Tai Chi and Tapping

Every class I give begins with tapping on the body.  We tap up and down the legs, the arms, around the torso, and on our back.  The expression changes on everyone’s face.  Some begin to smile.  Others to relax.  Other seem to wake up. Tapping is so powerful I began to try it in a […]

Reflection on a year of Tai Chi

This was a great school year for Tai chi and me. I went to more and more schools and had the opportunity to change classroom atmosphere, enthusiasm, cooperation and focus.  Benefits that carry over into many other parts of life – even outside of school.   I had the opportunity to enjoy the peaceful expressions […]

Tai Chi – It May Be the Perfect Exercise

Tai Chi and Qigong are very similar and according to extensive studies on over 6000 participants may be the perfect exercise for well-being.   Whichever you choose, whichever feels right for you,  you will gain important benefits.  Check the list below.  How is it possible that Tai Chi and Qigong are effective for so many […]

Chinese Philosophy – popular at Harvard

I have been reading ancient Chinese philosophy for years.  It is the basis of Tai Chi and Qigong.  It teaches us to slow down, feel good, be in the moment,  understand what is important, to find the right path of our own life.   It can change your life.  You can do it by studying […]