Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Anniversary of Publishing My Book

It's hard to believe that only 4 years ago I published my book for families: Breathe: Tai Chi Qigong for Children. In that time I have enjoyed hearing from parents and teachers all over the world how they have utilized the book in their personal and professional lives. Without Createspace I would not have been able to share my love for Tai Chi and Qigong with them. When I wrote the book, Yoga was very well known and popular in North America. These days it is becoming more common for people to know what Tai Chi is, and to a lesser extent Qigong. Written as a brief gentle introduction to these arts, I hope it piques the interest of parents, teachers and other caregivers and provides a fun introduction to a healthier lifestyle.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Update: Harvard Women's Health Watch: The Health Benefits of Tai Chi

This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibilty and balance, and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Meditation in Motion - Harvard

This is the best article I've read about Tai Chi in a long time. It's a quick read full of good information, and comes out of Harvard Medical School's  Health Harvard Newsletter.
Read it and find out what Tai Chi has for you!

 Mary James, 88 Lindsay Ontario

"This gentle form of exercise can prevent or ease many ills of aging and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life.
Tai chi is often described as "meditation in motion," but it might well be called "medication in motion." There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren't in top shape or the best of health."

"A growing body of carefully conducted research is building a compelling case for tai chi as an adjunct to standard medical treatment for the prevention and rehabilitation of many conditions commonly associated with age," says Peter M. Wayne, assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of the Tai Chi and Mind-Body Research Program at Harvard Medical School's Osher Research Center. An adjunct therapy is one that's used together with primary medical treatments, either to address a disease itself or its primary symptoms, or, more generally, to improve a patient's functioning and quality of life."

Read the rest here