Why People Can’t Meditate and How You Can…

Why People Can’t Meditate. Ever Wonder Why so Many People Fail at Meditation? Why People Can’t Meditate. I have been teaching meditation for over twenty-five years. I have met hundreds of people through the years that have tried meditation and not experienced success with the practice. Why is it that meditation can be so amazing… Read more »

Chan Ssu Chin

Chan Ssu Chin Comes from Chen Tai Chi 1. Learn external movements 2. Then study internal Silk Reeling Cocoon (Training exercises) • Silk represents the way in which the energy flows through the body • Cocoon represents your waist, as it rotates on its axis • Chan Ssu= silk reeling cocoon • Chin= internal flowing… Read more »

Tai Chi-ing Around Portland

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  Tai Chi-ing Around Portland. One thing that I hear over and over again is how easily people get bored with their workout routine. With swimming you chase walls, and running you pound into the same pavement. Aerobics classes can burn you out, with lifting weights you’re chained to a stuffy gym.   Tai Chi-ing… Read more »

The Ultimate Detox: Qigong

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The Ultimate detox. It seems like there is always some new fad over how to “Lose Five Pounds Fast!” or “Get Clear Skin with this Juice Cleanse Diet!” Over and over, so-called miracle regimens and pills promise to give you something that you have to work for: good health. The human body is so incredibly… Read more »

The Use of Tai Chi in the Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis

For those who are not sure what Ankylosing Spondylitis is, AS is described as being a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease that most commonly affects the sacroiliac joint and the spine. The use of tai chi for treatment has shown to be very positive. Among the most common symptoms of this disease is fatigue, a reduced… Read more »

How To Do Tai Chi For Beginners

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This guideon How To Do Tai Chi For Beginners is broken into three parts The How, The Why and Going Deeper. The how only takes a couple of minutes and will change your life.  Do it now. Once you’ve had that experience move on the to why and going deeper.  Each will add to the power… Read more »

Mindfulness through tai chi

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Tai Chi is a study of mindfulness and your movement. There is a deep awareness of your body waiting to be accessed.  All it takes is turning attention to observing yourself in motion.  When we focus our minds on our bodies we can notice a hundred details in the simplest of movements.  We start to… Read more »

Portland Tai Chi Class

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For the qigong portion of our Portland Tai Chi class today we worked the Four Count breathing set for half an hour. This is one of the simplest forms we teach at the studio. It can be worked for anywhere from 5 minutes to several hours, if you felt so motivated. I encourage you all… Read more »

Martial Tai Chi

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For Martial Tai Chi you must find the movement in every joint of your body. When you work a position like “Ward Off Left” every single joint and muscle is active. The movement is driven from the core and expresses through every part of the limb. Find the rotation in each shoulder, elbow, wrist and… Read more »