Entries by Taichiforkids

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 […]

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 […]

Why Kids Shouldn’t Sit Still

This is not a new idea. Kids have been running around outside, climbing trees, building forts in the forest, organizing pick up sports, creating with sticks and twigs for centuries.  Kids didn’t used to sit still very often.    Until we got a new idea.  It seems that now we are focused on how much […]

Tai Chi = Peace + Focus+Strength+Compassion

Peace, focus, knowledge, compassion, inner strength, calmness are all qualities we strive to feel and share. The practice of Tai Chi can help us achieve this in this stressful world.   We must never allow the nasty language and lies we hear everyday take over our lives.  But at the same time we must not […]