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Tai Chi From The Inside Out

Tai Chi From The Inside Out

https://youtu.be/ie069w8Mngs When you begin your Tai Chi practice, you'll often rely on your visual perception to make your postures. What this means is you'll see a posture and you take the shape of it. This is how you learn, but this is not how you practice Tai Chi....

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Hope Instead Of Helplessness

Hope Instead Of Helplessness

https://youtu.be/5XLc_1gTZGA We are repeatedly subjected to seemingly uncontrollable circumstances every day.  At this very moment, you may be experiencing the pain of loss, separation, loneliness, unpredictability, or health difficulties. You may have...

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How Long Does It Take To Get Results From Tai Chi

How Long Does It Take To Get Results From Tai Chi

https://youtu.be/RAIUwFY9HZA For some, Tai Chi is recognized as an exercise similar to calisthenics. For others, it is recognized as a martial art used for self-defense. Still others call it a form of art. That's because it can be done theatrically with music, and...

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The Possibility Of No Pain

The Possibility Of No Pain

https://youtu.be/3ViMQmbuKtI Your body is the best place to start learning to live in the present and to sense and move with the flow of the cosmos.  Your body's responsiveness to awareness is the key to transformative learning and change. When your body responds...

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Getting Feedback To Alter The Course Of Your Life

Getting Feedback To Alter The Course Of Your Life

https://youtu.be/NlHI6_z26nM Your body is an important gift. With this gift, you sense, feel, and know yourself from the inside out. The gift of embodiment is important because you learn through the body's feedback system. You need feedback in order to sense, evaluate...

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Relax To Help You Stretch

Relax To Help You Stretch

https://youtu.be/Ik1Tvl-9Dh8 Tai Chi is a health system that has stood the test of time for some decades now. It has emerged into the mainstream as a beneficial health exercise. Tai Chi emphasizes the use of the mind and its partnership with the physical body to...

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Opening and Closing In Tai Chi

Opening and Closing In Tai Chi

https://youtu.be/92Rjzgad9jk Tai Chi movements are achieved through relaxation. Your movements are primarily not using your muscles or any kind of tension to move your body. Your movements flow towards or away from a point of origin. Since the point of origin is...

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How To Use The Mind To Move Your Chi

How To Use The Mind To Move Your Chi

https://youtu.be/nYKIThaW3Qg How do you get your Chi flowing?The basic instruction for you to influence your Chi from within is to use your mind to move the Chi.You've heard it many times in the Tai Chi Classics, “Move your Chi with your mind.”What does that really...

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Circular Motions and Spiraling Methods in Tai Chi

Circular Motions and Spiraling Methods in Tai Chi

https://youtu.be/L4WuPgr8pbU A circle is round with no sides or corners. A circle has no beginning or end. You might say that when you draw a circle, it is never-ending. To the Greeks, the circle is a symbol of divine symmetry and balance in nature. In spiritual...

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Are You Having Trouble Feeling Your Chi?

Are You Having Trouble Feeling Your Chi?

https://youtu.be/6KyUxV368Aw There are three ways you can experience Chi when you do Tai Chi long enough. Your hands and fingers become warm and swollen. Tai Chi practice increases blood flow to your hands and fingers. This is a sure sign that your Chi is flowing. You...

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How To Move Like A Great River

How To Move Like A Great River

https://youtu.be/5OMsf1ORhkw Tai Chi practice involves drawing images from nature. One image of nature that humans love to observe is water. Water that flows down from a waterfall. Water that crashes with the ocean waves. Water that runs downstream in a river. The Tai...

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Free And Facilitate Your Flow with Tai Chi

Free And Facilitate Your Flow with Tai Chi

https://youtu.be/rS9mVwIqqgY Tai Chi leads to better posture. Carry yourself consciously in a more upright posture all day. Improved posture, frees and facilitates your Chi flow. This leads to good health and better posture which reduces tension on your joints and...

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The Physical Approach Comes First in Tai Chi

The Physical Approach Comes First in Tai Chi

https://youtu.be/3nh4Wni8lys Your body is the container through which your energy flows. It makes sense that you start with the physical approach to your health, longevity, and optimum performance through Tai Chi exercise. Each time you practice Tai Chi, you go into...

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Two Levels Of Tai Chi

Two Levels Of Tai Chi

https://youtu.be/3arn_zzYsWo The first two learning levels of Tai Chi are the physical level and the mental level.  The Physical Level Tai Chi is comprised of physical movements to develop your health and wellness. You can use Tai Chi as a physical exercise for a...

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The Internal Power Of Tai Chi

The Internal Power Of Tai Chi

     https://youtu.be/jEB0z4zwNLQ We know that cardio or aerobic exercise is essential and good for your health. Your heart rate increases, and it makes your blood pump faster. This delivers more oxygen throughout your body, which keeps your heart...

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Take Breaks, Be Productive With Tai Chi

Take Breaks, Be Productive With Tai Chi

We have all been obsessed with productivity. https://youtu.be/v2ttWujXN5A I can't tell you how many online courses and master classes I've come across in the last several years teaching people how to be more productive. We live in a digital age, where staying on task...

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Avoid The Mid-Life Crisis With Tai Chi

Avoid The Mid-Life Crisis With Tai Chi

https://youtu.be/wHqbiWKRLvw Most people do Tai Chi in their 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond. Rightfully so, they do Tai Chi to age well later in life. However, people in their 30s, 40s, and 50s need Tai Chi the most. Why do people need Tai Chi earlier in life? The midlife...

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The Heart Massage Of Tai Chi

The Heart Massage Of Tai Chi

https://youtu.be/A3f-UJ5z1sE Tai Chi's gentle movements have shown that they are effective in lowering your blood pressure. It's just as effective as higher-intensity activities such as aerobic exercise.  High blood pressure can damage your body in many ways. When you...

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Tai Chi For Healers

Tai Chi For Healers

https://youtu.be/nICuglo8TA0 If you are in the caring profession, then you know work can be draining and you can become progressively less effective at work. As a result, doctors, nurses, therapists, and social workers need to learn how to renew their energy...

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How Do You Really Relax? Try Tai Chi

How Do You Really Relax? Try Tai Chi

https://youtu.be/J14CYFjIKJs How do you relax?  There are many answers to this question… Some relax by going to the beach. Others listen to soothing music.  Or you may relax by having a drink.  Then, there are some people who don't know how to relax. When...

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Building Your Energy From the Center In Tai Chi

Building Your Energy From the Center In Tai Chi

https://youtu.be/V1cKtn9nx5Q Tai Chi is a practice or a way for you to store and build your energy. Think of a time when you may have felt low on energy, felt weak, sick, or maybe depressed. To combat this, you need to find a way to have more energy because when you...

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Put Your Body Back Into Alignment

Put Your Body Back Into Alignment

https://youtu.be/J2wZNAtQaRc In everyday life, we inefficiently tense and contract our muscles to hold our joints and spine together. This is just because we don't give ourselves the proper support.  Over time, the tension feels normal and relaxation feels...

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Tai Chi, The Pump For Poor Circulation

Tai Chi, The Pump For Poor Circulation

https://youtu.be/ji0ZBfx7fKo If you have poor circulation, it means that certain parts of your body are not getting enough blood, nutrients, and oxygen. This may cause a particular part of your body to experience unwanted symptoms. When you have poor circulation, you...

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Tai Chi For Building Strength

Tai Chi For Building Strength

https://youtu.be/emmJ2gka5Gw If you are looking to build strength as you age, start by training your legs. Without your legs, you'd be very limited.  You wouldn’t be able to carry your groceries or simply get around as easily.  When we build strength, we...

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Relieving Stiffness And Pain

Relieving Stiffness And Pain

https://youtu.be/oj7aHmCCi0g Stiffness causes pain, and there are a lot of activities in life that make your body stiff. Working at a computer for long hours, carrying boxes all day long, or even carrying a child around can all cause your body to become stiff. The...

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Tai Chi’s Twists And Turns

Tai Chi’s Twists And Turns

https://youtu.be/DDMPEhDmRDI When you think of exercise, you think of it as a commitment. There's a lot involved, such as setting a time for it, eating around it, and being properly dressed for it. There are minimum requirements for doing exercise. You have to buy the...

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