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How To Keep Up Your T’ai Chi Training Routine

Keeping to a training routine is easy when you first start out, as the novelty of starting something new keeps you excited and focused. Motivation is high at the beginning, so to keep up the momentum and interest, it’s best to try and cement a regular T’ai Chi practice routine into your life from the word go. Here’s a few tips to help you do just that… First, use the Calendar function on your PC,...

Stress Relief Through T’ai Chi

Modern day living can be very hectic and a whirlwind of seemingly never-ending activity. With this background, stress is becoming a real problem. But as a T’ai Chi practitioner, you have a better chance of combating stress than people who don’t practice this fantastic art. Meditation is has risen in popularity as a way of beating stress, but what many people don’t realise is that T’ai Chi is a form of...

Four T’ai Chi Weight Loss Tips

It’s a well-known fact regular T’ai Chi practice will bring enormous benefits to your overall health and fitness levels. When T’ai Chi becomes a regular part of your life, you should notice it helps with any weight loss goals you want to achieve. But relying on T’ai Chi alone to lose weight is not a good strategy. It would be far better to have a goal of reducing weight using other methods as...

How To Motivate Yourself For Your T’ai Chi Sessions

When you decide to take up T’ai Chi, you may experience some resistance. This resistance can be both internal and external. The external resistance could come from friends and loved ones if they’re not used to you being active and engaging in physical exercise of some kind in the past. The internal resistance can come from yourself in the form of procrastination. Here are a few tips to help you overcome this...

T’ai Chi: Health vs. Science

At first sight, to those that know little about it, T’ai Chi can look like a strange form of exercise. But the truth is there’s more going on than meets the eye. And because of the benefits it brings to many people who engage in it, T’ai Chi is often studied from two different viewpoints: Health and Science. Health T’ai Chi is performed by slow, flowing movements with body weight and balance constantly...

T’ai Chi Helps Protect Adults against Shingles

Research seems to suggest that T’ai Chi can help to prevent the VZV or varicella-zoster virus – commonly known as Shingles – by increasing the body’s immune system towards it. Not only can T’ai Chi help prevent susceptibility to Shingles, it can also boost the body’s response to the vaccine for older adults. According to online encyclopaedia Wikipedia; VZV is the virus responsible for...

T’ai chi on YouTube, Part II

Tung Yin Chieh Yang form, filmed in 1950. Master Tung was a senior student of Yang Cheng-fu (d.1936). This film is probably the clearest example of the Yang form as taught by Yang Cheng-fu. The stances are low and long, which is achieved by bending the knees more. Master Tung’s back alignment is similar to that shown in pictures of Yang Cheng-fu. By this I mean that the spine is straight but the back is angled in a way...

Master Moy Lin-shin – T’ai Chi Innovator, Teacher and Visionary

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dhbSE6IImU   Moy Lin-shin is best known in the West as the founder of The International Taoist T’ai Chi Society in Montreal, Canada. He established this thriving organisation after many years teaching and spreading the concepts of Taoism and its practices. Legend has it things didn’t start out too well for the young Lin-shin, as he suffered bouts of ill-health as a child...