Entries by Taichiforkids

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 […]

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!!