Yang Style Tai Chi Saber

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This is the Yang Style saber form. The first time through the form it is shown with pauses in between the movements. This is so you can see the form more clearly. The second time through it is performed more smoothly and how it should be practiced. Names of the movements: 1. Commencement Of Tai… Read more »

How Does Tai Chi Can Improve Your Long-Term Health?

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Participating in any type of physical activity is proven to have a positive effect on our bodies and our minds. But even though we all know we should exercise regularly, the fact is that less than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical fitness each day. That can certainly affect us in the… Read more »

One of the Songs of Tai Chi Chuan

8 Essential skills needed to reach a high level in your Tai Chi Chuan training   1- No Shape, No Shadow- Tai chi chuan. Developing a transparent feeling with in the body will help you to establish a smooth flow of energy. If you have a good posture and are relaxed there will be less… Read more »

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 »