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Downward Dog or Yang 24?

December 8, 2016 0 Comments
Downward Dog or Yang 24?

  National Health Statistics Reports, February, 2015 reports that US complementary health approaches of yoga, Tai Chi/Qigong practice increased linearly over  ten-year period 2002 to 2012 from 5.8% to 10.9%, with many more practitioners of Yoga (9.5%) than Tai Chi/Qigong (1.4%) You may be thinking that Yoga or Tai Chi/Qigong could be right for you, but how […]

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Consistent and Powerful Practice

October 31, 2016 0 Comments
Consistent and Powerful Practice

It is a joy for me to a Tai Chi form that calls for large and complex movements.  Right now, I’m learning Double Rainbow Fan created by the late Madame Wang Ju Ron, and continued by her daughter, Master Helen Wu. Master Wu is my teacher’s sifu (sifu:  a skillful person or master). The version provided in the link above […]

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Youthful Exuberance

March 31, 2014 0 Comments
Youthful Exuberance

Twice a year, I have the pleasure of teaching Tai Chi to kids.  In Spring and in Summer, about 26 kids, grades 2nd to 9th grade participate in Gateway Dance Theatre sm.ART camp.  sm.ART camp is a week-long program exposing kids to arts, crafts, dance and rhythm.  During spring break and Summer vacation, the week-long […]

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The Gravity of the Situation

February 20, 2014 0 Comments
The Gravity of the Situation

  In late January, sixty Tai Chi/Qigong students and teachers celebrated the beginning of the Lunar New Year.  We practiced many forms, had a pot luck and watched Tai Chi demonstrations.  One particular teacher demonstrated Wu Form.   Sonny performed a combination of  finely synchronized, smooth moves  interrupted by exploding vertical jumps and kicks.  He […]

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Biophilia hypothesis- The “Root” of all Things

October 31, 2013 1 Comment
Biophilia hypothesis- The “Root” of all Things

The biophilia hypothesis suggests that there is an instinctive bond between human beings and other living systems. Edward O. Wilson introduced and popularized the hypothesis in his book, Biophilia (1984).[1] He defines biophilia as “the urge to affiliate with other forms of life”.[2] The term “biophilia” literally means “love of life or living systems.” It was first used by Erich  Fromm to describe a psychological orientation of being attracted to all that is […]

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