Our Health Benefits

“Live Long, Live Well” -Teachings

Live Long, Live Well: Teachings from the Chinese Nourishment of Life Tradition  – by Peter Deadman. If someone ever asks you what are the proven benefits of regular Tai Chi Chuan or Qigong practice maybe you could try the following sentence ... “Either Tai Chi or Qigong have been shown to improve renal and cardiac…
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Benefits of Qigong

A ‘Little Bit of Science’ Behind the Benefits of Qigong Telomeres protect the end of everyone’s chromosomes; they are important in protecting your DNA. The length of your telomeres is an important indicator of health, the longer they are the healthier your cells and tissues, therefore you! One’s genes do affect your telomeres. Telomeres naturally…
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‘SUBSTANCE’ in Yang-Style Tai Chi

Introduction Yang-style Tai Chi had its roots in the successful martial art routine developed by Yang for training competitors in hand-to-hand fighting. The routine is performed as a gentle, slow and graceful routine, found to be excellent exercise because it uses every joint and muscle in the body together with providing excellent exercise for the…
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TaiChi–blending Body, Mind and Spirit

How does Tai Chi provide us comprehensive guidance? And how can we consider applying the benefits to our own context? Consider the "body, mind and spirit" model... BODY Stretching the muscles. Loosening the joints. Improvement in circulation of the blood. Achieving flexibility of the body. Movements come from what the Chinese call ‘wu-wei’ or ‘not-…
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Never too Late to ‘Un-Learn’

To appreciate Tai Chi Chuan, we should consider that it is not an activity where you are learning new stuff. It is what you are, but have forgotten, it is an awakening of innate qualities of what it is to be human. We can refer to the teachings of F. Matthias Alexander - the creator…
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TaiChi Circular Movements

'Stop being a square !'...Who me? Yes it is easy to slip into square habits. You have no doubt been told on numerous occasions that one major principle of the Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan is circular movements. This exhibits on many levels, most of which are clearly apparent. Why is this principle so important?…
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Benefits of Tai Chi -Bruce Ellis

It is now 17 years since I went to Beverley Hills to “try” Tai Chi with Tony and Mario. Apparently the trial was successful, because I am still going to classes, instructing students, helping Belinda run the Beverley Hills Centre, helping Mario at Box Hill and Doncaster, and most importantly, still learning from our Masters…
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Ancient Philosophies – a part of Tai Chi

The Yin Yang symbol, or Taijitu, consists of black representing yin and white representing yang. It is a symbol that reflects the inescapably intertwined duality of all things in nature, a common theme in Taoism. No quality is independent of its opposite, nor so pure that it does not contain its opposite in a diminished…
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