BE HERE TAO: My life with Qigong and Tai Chi By Pat Gorman (May 2018)

BE HERE TAO: My life with Qigong and Tai Chi

By Pat Gorman


Growing up in a blue-collar neighborhood in Queens in a first-generation immigrant neighborhood - Italian and Irish - all the parents were invested in having their kids fit in and become "American". American language, sports, movies, ideas, behavior. Meditation, self-examination and exploring consciousness were not even on the horizon.


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Tai Chi and Aging – Spring 2018

Tai Chi and Aging

by Margaret Olmsted.


There are many benefits that come with aging. Among them are increased wisdom and ease with life. Also, many senior citizens are partially or completely retired and are exploring new activities and freedoms.


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The Wonders of Tai Ski

The idea of applying tai chi principles to every aspect of one’s life is attractive to almost everyone. It is easy to understand that the more we integrate principle into life, the more we embody our art and enrich all aspects of life. This article reviews how skiing can inspire deep tai chi practice.

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Cultivate Your Chi

by Edna Brandt, LAc Licensed Acupuncturist and Tai Chi Teacher

Your houseplants or your lawn or garden will grow more or
less by themselves, though they will get gangly or weedy
without attention. If you want a premium lawn or prize roses,
you need to cultivate, to pay attention to what is needed. You
need to make sure that there is the right placement, the right
amount of water and sun, the correct fertilizer. If you
cultivate your plants or lawn, they will have beautiful qi.
In the same way, you need to cultivate your own qi to have
the best health you can. Without special care, you will

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Cultivation of Qi

This handout has been used by Dan Ogrydziak and others to support students in their practice.


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The Winter Blues Can Affect Anyone

A gentle way to fight stress

Tai chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. And it also helps increase flexibility and balance.f you're looking for a way to reduce stress, consider tai chi (TIE-CHEE). Originally developed for self-defense, tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that's now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.

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