Tag: Tai Chi

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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Now Where Was I?

April 26, 2015 0 Comments
Now Where Was I?

About a month ago, I got a renewal reminder for my Live Long Qigong Website license.  Having taken a sabbatical from posting since last July, it was time to think through my plans for the Blog.  Quit?  Postpone a decision?  Jump back in with a renewed commitment to regular posts? That’s when the voices began inside […]

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My New Best (virtual) Friends

May 29, 2014 0 Comments
My New Best (virtual) Friends

There are many excellent, expert Tai Chi teachers.  We have many right here in Iowa, which is about as far away from China, where Tai Chi originated, as you can get.  There aren’t as many bloggers, or Tai Chi Centers or activities in our parks as in other parts of the country.  Our YMCAs do a great job […]

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Comparison, the Thief of Joy

May 12, 2014 1 Comment
Comparison, the Thief of Joy

Theodore Roosevelt is credited with the statement,  “Comparison is the thief of joy”. I’ll bet the concept has been around since the very first cave dweller looked at another’s shelter and thought, “not fair’.   Today, still, there is much conversation and energy associated with comparison and envy. Make no mistake, I’m not talking about […]

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