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Tai Chi May Improve Balance and Quality of Life
Lori J. Batcheller
Brain and Life Magazine, April/May 2019
(Photo: Seán O'Neill)
Tai chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that incorporates breathing, visualization, and specific movements called forms. Some experts say it may be an effective therapeutic tool for people with neurologic disorders.
Our relationship to gravity defines much about us: how we move; how we age; how we present ourselves to the world. Tai chi teaches us to live with gravity and not against it, to be at home in our bodies and on this planet. Gravity is the thing that holds us to the earth and lets us rise from it. Our very posture, and everything that grows in this world, grows upward, toward the sun. Within our relationship to gravity, we have what allows us to rise.
When we are balanced between above and below, gravity becomes not a weight but a freedom from weight.
Tai Chi training might promote emotional stability and slow gray matter atrophy in seniors ~ (Sep 2019)
Tai Chi training might promote emotional stability and slow gray matter atrophy in seniors
By Eric W. Dolan September 14, 2019
Published in PsyPost.org. PsyPost is a psychology and neuroscience news website dedicated to reporting the latest research on human behavior, cognition, and society.
The Lion Dance Fire Tuning 2019
The Tai Chi Foundation offers qigong tunings seasonally. These tunings are an opportunity for people to join together doing qigong while in their own homes. From June 21 to July 11, 125 people participated in our summer/fire tuning, “The Lion Dance”. While a few people didn’t enjoy it, most people reported positively. Here are some of the comments we received.
I love these tunings. I love feeling the connection with the school.
What are the Benefits of Tai Chi?
By Joseph Nordqvist , last updated August 30, 2018
Reviewed by Daniel Bubnis, MS, NASM-CPT, NASE Level II-CSS
Tai chi is a non-competitive martial art known for its self-defense techniques and health benefits. As a form of exercise, it combines gentle physical exercise and stretching with mindfulness.
Deadly Falls in Older Americans Are Rising. Here’s How to Prevent Them.
This article appeared in the New York Times in print on June 4, 2018.
“A study published last year found that among adults over 70 who practiced tai chi twice a week for an hour, the incidence of falls was reduced by 58 percent.”
By Katie Hafner