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https://youtu.be/nknIafMwViQ What Happens To Your Body When You Are Stressed? Some doctors believe that stress is the cause of at least 95% of all illnesses and diseases. With that kind of percentage, you might as well consider stress as an illness unto itself,...
https://youtu.be/NSPeSf4iI78 Why Practice Tai Chi? Tai Chi is practiced for many reasons. One reason is for self-care which is used for enhancing your health and healing. The breathing techniques used during Tai Chi can really help you to reduce your stress...
https://youtu.be/6AWroOnkCdk Can Emotions Cause Disease? Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is based on the principle that mental and physical well-being are both intricately interwoven. Your emotions and physical health are intimately linked. The current emotional...
https://youtu.be/u4JC5kBHDfc How to Ground Yourself with Walking We walk for the sole purpose of getting from one place to another. For example, when you walk to your job, you just want to get there. Along the way, you may subject yourself to pollution, or to large...
https://youtu.be/LUtZeOUTXMQ The Powerful Health Benefits Of Spending Time Outside While doing Tai Chi Do you want to take a break from the rush of your daily life? Tired of spending too much time indoors? Most of us take a walk outside simply because it is good for...
https://youtu.be/yTlbqgtcDVk Your body is powerful. It records everything good and bad in your life. Your body records all your traumas, big or small, every stress and strain of your life. It records your illnesses, injuries, and your emotional attitudes. It also...
https://youtu.be/4Y1yqml9f7o By Observing Silence, You Can Hear Your Thoughts In stillness, you make the energy of your body healthy. You make yourself strong mentally. You become open to the moment and to more possibilities when you open your energy channels. Your...
https://youtu.be/7yGcdefrTE4 Do You Feel Empty? The basic practice of Tai Chi is geared towards developing you into a complete human being, one who feels whole again. In this state of feeling whole, you are physically healthy with energy flowing freely through your...
https://youtu.be/KXI3Oat9BWM Overwhelmed, Burned Out, Super-stressed Out? Now's the time to realize that you're probably pushing yourself too hard. Maybe you're tired all the time, or you have trouble staying focused. You may be getting sick more often, or maybe...
These emotions can range from mild to really extreme, but they all fall under one category… And the category is ‘energy blocks.’ Energy blocks are often associated with your emotions. They stem from not knowing what is happening to you, because you’re not honest about your emotions and where they really come from.
https://youtu.be/BRva1CWm63w An Unexpected Way To Meditate Everyday Are you having a hard time meditating? Do you get discouraged and say to yourself - "meditation just doesn't work for me." When meditating, you may get distracted. You may get more and more...
Free Your Mind Of Tormenting Thoughts https://youtu.be/yIT8GUHj3lQ Have you reached a point where you couldn't go on the way you had before? Have you felt the need to stop and shift direction? Have you lost touch with yourself and long for reconnection? If you have,...
What is perhaps more powerful than your mind and has more power over your body?
Exercise makes the body strong and healthy. When you have a strong, healthy body, you can prevent sickness from happening. But… Can you really say this with 100% certainty?
Have you ever admired the person who is capable of remaining level-headed, who is poised, unaffected by disruptive outside forces, or by disorderly human beings in a world where we all get excited or upset by the news?
The practice of Tai Chi movements can stimulate blood circulation, release the physical stagnation in the body, and ultimately relax the mind.
A Way To Attain Inner Satisfaction And Live In Harmony.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to tune out your surroundings and have access to your full capabilities at any time, in any place, despite any, and every difficulty?
You Have More Brains Than You Think.
Is your brain causing all sorts of doubt and suspicion, taking you on head trips and making you go around in circles?
Your Health Does Not Have To Decline As You Age.
At the Art of Tai Chi, we feel that each person has the right to live a life free of physical pain and mental disharmony, and grow into a life full of spiritual selflessness….
A High Level of Thinking for Healing
Avoid Build-up Of Tension And Energy Blockages In Your Body
How You Can Be The Best Version Of Yourself…
Are you feeling disconnected between your body and your spirit?
Internal exercise detoxes the body, and is the key to your longevity.
Go Into Your Creative Flow and Get Your Quality Work Done Consistently
Set Your Mind and Body in Motion with Internal Exercise…
When your energy levels are high, healing is taking place in your body. To heal is to optimize your health and well-being.
Remember a time when you were always healthy, extremely energetic, a time when you had good endurance? When you ran around a lot and didn’t feel tired all the time? When you had good digestion, when you were able to eat…
You and your body can accommodate an influx of additional energy over time, more energy than you can consume. When this happens, your body can transform itself into a vehicle that is unconditioned by space and time.
Tai Chi can improve your symptoms of chronic fatigue. It can relieve your pain. It can improve your sleep quality and it might help your low spirits. It can definitely improve your quality of life.
Tai Chi meditation requires you to learn two skills. Tai Chi is about mindfulness meditation. It’s also about movement meditation. Mindfulness is about being present. It’s about resting in the here and now, and being fully engaged…
Yin-Yang is about working together, complementing each other, emphasizing one thing for the greater good, and enhancing each other. This is coherence and balance in life. There’s no more “us versus them” mentality, and your SPIRIT can be intact.
Chi provides the energy needed to support your body function. It supports your body temperature, maintains structure and strength in your organs and keeps metabolism constant. If your chi does not flow, then there’s a blockage in your body. This blockage is another term for stagnation.
There is such a thing as not getting enough exercise, which is underdosing and getting too much, which is overdosing. So the Dao tells us, and the Dao is nature – nature tells us that extremes are no good.
When you do Tai Chi movements, they may be small, they may be slow, but it’s humbling. You feel alive. You have feelings of abundance because at this moment of time, you are truly present and you are feeling what you’re feeling now, not what you felt a day ago or a week ago…
When your energy is clear and free-flowing throughout your body, then you’re in perfectly good health. When your energy is not free-flowing throughout the body, then there are blockages that may be in the way to prevent your internal organs from receiving the nourishment they need to perform.
Your mind is out of control. It wants to tell its own story and not the story that you want it to tell. How can you stop the monkey mind from spinning and circling? Begin with being aware of your thoughts, observe them, then understand how your thoughts lead you to certain behaviors.
Tai Chi helps you to become aware of your breath and brings you to an inner journey inside the body, away from any external conditions that you may be facing. Breath awareness is a key element to your health and wellbeing.
Bodily energy is divided into two types. One is yin energy, which is calm and sedated in nature. The other is yang energy, which is stimulative and tonic in nature. Both have to be in balance for you to have a good night’s sleep.
When you do Tai Chi, you do it nice and slow, but your breathing is also slow. This helps you to reduce blood pressure. It helps you to dilate blood vessels and improves your circulation so that it can calm the nervous system.
When you learn Tai Chi, the movements never go to 110% – in fact, you stay at about 80% of your maximum range of motion. You want to avoid the extremes of movement or activity.
Spirituality is something that people are starting to think can prevent illness and can assist in treatments. There is a connection between spiritual factors and health outcomes because spirituality is medicine and the more you practice spirituality, the more it becomes therapeutic.
Tai Chi is an inner journey. It’s an inner journey where you explore uncharted, unfamiliar terrain. It may feel uncomfortable that you are in the unknown, however, this is where you’re able to create, and expand.
Self-preservation is a sense of protection, a way to survive. To use this as a means of survival, you have to use gravity. Gravity is related to the fundamental instinct of self-preservation in human beings. You are rooted because of gravity.
The other day, I was told by someone who I just met that I was rounded. I had a round energy about me. There is certain roundness about me, she explained.
If you just go through the motions without feeling your hands, then Tai Chi would not be beneficial to you. It’s more important to learn to feel than it is to learn where your hands go. And to do that, you must learn to let go.
The human experience is processed by three components – the mind, heart and body. We observe with the mind. We feel with the heart. We live in the world through the body. These three components work together to make you an individual – one with the universe.
Taoists observed that we are a part of a larger universe where we can learn from it to live a better, longer and fulfilling life. When we are in, under or around water, we are in a relaxed state. We feel connected to the universe. Our thoughts change, they lead us to happiness.
When you lose focus, you start to question your purpose. You may feel hopeless and even trapped. Well, I am here to show you where you can find your path through life. I am going to put you in touch with who you are, the individual you, the only YOU that matters.
If you do not improve your balance, you increase your chances of having a fall. You have to be careful because you lose balance as you age or each time you catch a disease. And if you think this only happens to older people, then I would advise you to start preparing for fall prevention NOW.
Today, I am going to give you the inside scoop on breathing deeply. It’s important because you breathe in air and air is considered to be one of the primary sources of energy. Your energy is depleted through daily living…
Mind and body coordination is important to have if we want to perform efficiently. This coordination ensures that we waste no energy. Therefore, when we do things slowly we are able to maintain our energy levels throughout the course of the day.