Entries by Taichiforkids

Can Exercise Boost Your Mood?

  Does exercise improve  your mood or does your mood improve  your exercise? We know they go together.   But a new study from Harvard Medical School showed a 26% decrease in depression for each major measured increase in physical activity.  For example 15 minutes of walking instead of 15 minutes of sitting. Does it matter […]

MINDFULNESS IN THE CLASSROOM

MINDFULNESS in the classroom can make a huge difference. “Mindfulness is a way to pause and reflect on the here and now. To be fully present in what is happening in the present, without worry about the future or past. The idea is that teaching this philosophy and using activities and practices in the classroom […]

TAI CHI IS BECOMING MORE AND MORE POPULAR

Great News:  Regular  practice of mind-body activities such as Tai Chi, Qigong and Yoga are up by 300% over the past 15 years.  Tai Chi is becoming more and more popular.  Why?  Because they are beneficial, natural and focus on the whole body.  Acute and chronic pain, arthritis and depressions are the three medical conditions […]

Tai Chi for Strength as well as Calmness

We often talk about the calming side of Tai Chi since we live such hectic lives in an over-busy world of constant stimulation and connection. But it is good to know that Tai Chi is also a great exercise for improving strength and stamina to keep you going.  Strength and stamina are not just about […]

Lack of Sleep – a big problem

Sleep is necessary to: repair tissue boost learning and memory potential flush toxins from the brain Is inadequate sleep really a problem?    Aren’t you just a bit tired? Can’t you make it up another night? Inadequate sleep can increase the risk of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Less than 6 hours of sleep a […]

Finding peace with Tai Chi for Kids

  What a small world we live in.  We can connect with anyone, anywhere, almost.  We share this planet, the air, the breath, the peace.  But sometimes it feels like we share too much hostility, pollution and negativity.               Every year it becomes more and more important to find […]

Mind-Body Activities Promote Overall Health

We all benefit from focus, calmness, inner peace. Mind-body activities promote Overall Health. But sometimes we search with such determination for inner peace that we defeat ourselves before we even start.     Know this is true I have done it myself Sometimes I promise myself with force and anger that I will do something […]

Students love a TAI CHI week in NYC

Imagine: A classroom is filled with students struggling with serious learning challenges. The noise and the confusion suddenly stops. Students love Tai Chi. There is silence as each child moves as an elephant or a tiger. Everyone is successful because there is not just one way to do it.     A running  elephant is […]

Finding Calm in 2018

Finding  peace, focus and calm is not easy.  We had to work at in 2017 and we will have to continue to work for peace in 2018.  The situation around us does not make it easier.     But Tai Chi, a moving meditation,  can help. You can read lots of scientific articles about meditation […]

Tai Chi Breathing

How important can breathing be?  We all do it everyday, naturally.  We don’t have to learn it, do we? It depends if you want to breathe efficiently, sending oxygen to every cell for maximum benefit, or just breathe to get by. We take thousands of breaths every day. Air is the most important thing we […]