Entries by Taichiforkids

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 […]

What do Tai Chi and Nature have in Common?

More than you think Both of them: Lower blood pressure – studies on walking in nature and doing tai chi both show significant lowering of blood pressure. Help us to let go of negative thoughts and fears- we are surrounded by so much bad news, aggressive voices, pollution, noise, and technology that moments of peace […]

Are you ready for school this fall?

Summer is FUN!    Summer is SPECIAL!  But are you Ready for School? When summer ends we need to be ready!  Ready for  reading, paying attention, getting things done on time,  showing discipline and concentration. OH NO!  IT CAN BE HARD TO GET READY Tai Chi for Kids is a great way to begin.  Tai […]

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 […]