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PRACTICE MAKES THE MASTER

I have the privilege of teaching some wonderful folks who work hard in every class to improve their tai chi skills and in so doing strengthen their balance and coordination. Ironically the most difficult issue I have with students is how to get them to “practice” on their own. While students will get benefits just […]

December 4, 2015 in Tai Chi by

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TAI CHI’S EFFECTS ON INSOMNIA AND INFLAMMATION

Sleep or rather the lack of it is a continuing theme these days. Insomnia sufferers flock to physicians for prescription medication or look for over the counter solutions to the problem. Aside from the mental/emotional toll that lack of sleep can cause, did you know that lack of sleep or poor sleep quality is also […]

November 30, 2015 in Tai Chi by

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Yang Style Tai Chi Movements for Balance & Coordination

Yang Style Tai Chi Movements for Beginners: Improving Balance & Coordination Where: Aging In Paradise, Longboat Island Chapel, Longboat Key, Fl. When: Wednesday 9-10:00 a.m. Dates: Nov. 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, Dec. 2nd, 9th, 2015 (6 classes total) Cost: $56/student for the 6 week class (payable at the first class meeting) Pre-Registration required. To register […]

October 15, 2015 in Tai Chi by

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Tai Chi: The Original “Mobile App”

As I started my tai chi practice in my local park recently it occurred to me that tai chi IS the “original mobile app.” Here I was, facing the exquisite waters of Sarasota Bay, cool morning breezes blowing across the waters, and I could “pull” out my “mobile device” (in this case my tai chi) […]

August 28, 2015 in Tai Chi by

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On the journey….

One of the reasons that I love photos of “roads” whether of actual roads or paths through the woods is because when I look at those photos  I am never sure of whether I am looking at where I have been or where I might go.  The “road” becomes a metaphor for the great journey […]

April 16, 2014 in Tai Chi by

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EXCITING TIMES FOR TAI CHI

                          This is a tremendous time for all of us who love tai chi and have experienced its health benefits firsthand.   It seems that everywhere I look tai chi is taking its place in this country as a powerful tool for creating and maintaining good health.  Last year Harvard University published the Harvard Medical School […]

February 25, 2014 in Tai Chi by

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TAI CHI IS EVERYWHERE….

Yes it does seem as if Tai Chi is everywhere these days.  Consider the following: This spring Harvard Medical School published the Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi: 12 weeks to a Healthy Body, Strong Heart, and Sharp Mind by Peter Wayne.  With cutting edge research, this book supports the long standing claims that […]

August 28, 2013 in Tai Chi by

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Connecticut College June 2013

I’ve just returned from one of the most anticipated events of my year, namely the Annual Tai Chi for Health Conference.  This year’s meeting of my fellow tai chi practitioners occurred on the beautiful campus of Connecticut College in New London, C.T. No matter how many of these I attend, the feeling is the same—a […]

July 6, 2013 in Tai Chi by

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You Become What You Think

Over my thirty plus years as a Massage Therapist it became quite obvious to me that the “body and mind” are not separate, especially when it comes to healing or recovering from illness or injury.  A positive attitude and a willingness to work with the body both by accepting where you are and seeing or […]

January 5, 2013 in Tai Chi by

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Dr. Paul Lam Workshops

Every year, Dr. Paul Lam travels the globe teaching his “Depth of Tai Chi for Arthritis” and his Tai Chi for Health Classes.  In October 2012 we were fortunate to have him teach two of his workshops in Bradenton, Florida. The two day “Depth of Tai Chi for Arthritis” is a must for any student […]

December 2, 2012 in Tai Chi by

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