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Why You Should Consider T’ai Chi For Beginners

The Chinese have long understood the fundamental connection between the body and mind and how important it is to engage both when it comes to long life, health and happiness. In Western society, we pay little attention to this interaction and it is hardly surprising that we live strenuous and stressful lives leading to lots of illness, disease and obesity. We have a tendency to think that mind and body are somehow not related...

Want To Lose Weight? Then T’ai Chi May Be Just What You Need!

If you ever thought that t’ai chi and weight loss don’t go hand in hand because t’ai chi only involves slow, gentle dance-like movements, then, think again. A study by researchers at Victor Segalen University in Bordeaux, France, found that obese women lose considerable body fat when they practice t’ai chi regularly. The researchers, led by Dr. Arnaud Dechamps, looked at 21 obese women who didn’t normally engage in...

T’ai Chi: Not Just an ‘Adult Thing.’ It’s Good for Children, Too!

We all know that T’ai Chi is practiced by millions of adults globally, who experience major health benefits, in terms of improved mental and physical wellbeing. But T’ai Chi is not just an ‘adult thing.’ It is practiced, and with great results, by children as well. Improved school performance An increasing number of primary and secondary schools around the UK offers T’ai Chi classes to pupils as young as five. And...

Study Shows T’ai Chi Effective Intervention for Tension Headache

For millions of us, that painful, tightening sensation around the head at the end of a long day’s work is sadly all too familiar. It is called tension headache, and is well known for its negative impact on mental and physical wellbeing. According to a randomized controlled study – the gold standard for assessing the effectiveness of any therapy – practicing T’ai Chi regularly can reduce the pain we experience during a...

Myths and truths about T’ai Chi

The advent of the Internet is certainly a good thing. It allows all of us to find a wealth of information about any imaginable topic. But here’s a catch: misconceptions and false beliefs can easily arise, in any field, leaving us wondering what is true and what is not. This applies to most anything, and T’ai Chi is no exception. Here is a list of the most common ‘myths’ about T’ai Chi followed by the real...

T’ai Chi and Medical Conditions

One of the factors that make T’ai Chi an outstanding way of keeping active is that, unlike other forms of exercise, it can be performed safely even in the presence of medical conditions, including some of the most debilitating. Take stroke for example. Many stroke survivors are unable to move an arm or leg. This makes it difficult for them to exercise regularly, which instead is a key to full recovery. Yet, in a new study...

Keep your business on the road to success with T’ai Chi…!

If you own a business, or are leading one, you know that your employees’ wellbeing is central to your company’s success. After all, they are the driving force that helps you achieve high levels of performance and profitability. And you need to take good care of them. You also probably know that one of the most dreaded factors that may affect employees’ wellbeing is stress. This is true in all work settings and countries...

How To Practice T’ai Chi When Travelling

If you practice your T’ai Chi Form in the home or at a class somewhere, then you’ll get into a comfortable routine. But what do you do when you go away on vacation or travelling round and want to stay on top of your T’ai Chi practice? Well, all is not lost. All it needs is a little thought and your fitness levels will not suffer. Here’s a few ideas to keep you on track as you travel… If...