Entries by Taichiforkids

Release Stress with Tai Chi

Calm down! Relax!  these instructions rarely work.   Tai Chi gives you something concrete to focus on so you can relax.  WE all need to relax.  Especially now in this decisive time.  We need to turn off the news, and be an elephant.  Or a flying crane or a tree.  You will be amazed how […]

Tai Chi – the Perfect Exercise

A recent article describes Tai chi as the perfect exercise.  The perfect exercise is one that: is strenuous but not painful soothes our tired brains boosts fitness preserves heart health provides more energy than it consumes improves balance, strength and immunity is so powerful that it serves as a “medication in motion” you go deeper […]

9 Reasons to try Tai Chi

Doctors recommend it.  Researchers recommend it. Teachers recommend it. Have you tried it? Benefits of this meditative movement include: improvement of Balance and prevention of falls Improvement of the immunity improvement of heart health improvement of quality of life stronger bones and reduction in fibromyalgia improvement of mind and  outlook reduces frailty reduces pain improves mood […]

Balance and Focus – a video for you

This year, let’s make balance and focus an important part of everything we do.  Take a break from rushing around, getting upset or frustrated, trying to do too much in an hour.  Take time to breathe, feel, become aware of ourselves, our feelings, our potential.  Let me inspire you with a wonderful VIDEO ON FOCUS […]

TAI CHI and HEART DISEASE

Tai Chi is a safe alternative exercise for patients who are at risk of CHD (CORONARY HEART DISEASE) or with existing CHD. Implementing Tai Chi exercise may improve serum lipids, blood pressure, and heart rate. There is lots to read, lots to know.  But most important of all is to  PRACTICE OF TAI CHI!!

QI GONG EASES FIBROMYALGIA PAIN

Routine practice of Qi Gong (chi kung – the grandfather of tai chi) seemed to significantly improve pain in patients with fibromyalgia and lessened the impact of the disorder, a randomized trial showed. After 8 weeks of regular practice of this “meditative movement,” pain as measured on a 10-point scale decreased by 1.55 points, compared […]

TAI CHI AND MULTI MORBIDITY

Mulitmobidity means the presence of 2 or more chronic conditions.   This study looked at the  effect of Tai Chi on 4 chronic conditions. The participants who practiced Tai Chi had significant improvement in the 6-minute walking distance test (6MWD) and better knee extension strength in the four targeted chronic conditions: cancer, osteoarthritis, heart failure, […]

TAI CHI MAY STAVE OFF CVD IN ARTHRITIS PATIENTS ,

from MEDPAGE I case you don’t want to read the whole article, here is a summary. “To the best of our knowledge, this study is the first evidence of a possible reduction of cardiovascular risk through tai chi exercise by improving endothelial dysfunction and arterial stiffness in patients with RA (rheumatoid arthritis),” wrote the study […]

New Studies on Benefits of Tai Chi

I am so happy when I get reports of new studies on Tai Chi.  Every months there is more “proof” in the western sense of the word that Tai Chi really works.  Of course, those of us who practice tai chi and qigong know that it works.  But scientific studies make it even better! Remember […]