Gravity and Posture By Tina Curran ~ (Oct 2019)

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.

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The Lion Dance Fire Tuning 2019 ~ (Aug 2019)

 

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.

 

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The Best Exercises to Prevent Falls By Nicholas Bakalar ~ (Mar 2019)

Here is an article from the NY Times. This article appears in print on Feb. 18, 2019, on Page D4 of the New York edition with the headline: Aging: Best Exercises to Prevent Falls.

The Best Exercises to Prevent Falls

Activities that required standing up rather than sitting, such as tai chi, were the most effective.

By Nicholas Bakalar

A large review of studies confirms that exercise can be a good way to help reduce the frequency of falls in the elderly.

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