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Learning movement principals is more important than learning traditional forms


I know that a lot of strict Tai Chi and Qigong instructors may argue this point but I don’t mind.   I actually hope they do.

One of the things my students tell me is that they would rather me teach the way I do, for the reasons I do than if I were traditional in my approach. Read more…

A pill is a band-aid, not a fix

As I approach my 63 year I am finding there are a few more achy parts to my body then there were at 53, but, I not as many as I would expect if I were to listen to a lot of others of my peers.

It seems I hear this a lot:  “this aging and getting old sucks”.   That is a phrase that makes me twinge.  You see, aging and getting old are not synonymous.  At least they don’t have to be. Read more…

The benefit of practicing Tai Chi and Qigong … A different viewpoint.

There are many wonderful things about Tai Chi, Qigong and my own brand of ChiforLiving exercises.

One of the best benefits of practicing however it what it is not about.

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Take a mini Tai Chi meditative moment for health and wellness

When you are stressed, which for many people these days seems to be almost constantly, here is something fsection_reach_grabor you to try which incorporates many Tai Chi and Qigong principles
Today, just once, when you go to reach for something, say a pen or your cup of coffee, instead of mindlessly reaching out to grab it do the following.

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Move those aching joint for pain reduction and better mobility

If you are new to ChiforLiving and my approach to aging with independence and a joyful attitude let me tell you, I have worked with hundreds of aging seniors and boomers.

Most of my students have some sort of chronic ache or pain yet they all find at least minimal and quite often major relief through the use of gentle exercise and stretching movements. Read more…