Two Great Articles about Tai Chi

Montreal May 2013 Greetings everyone!

I missed last week because my husband and I bought a house! We saw the house and knew it was the one for us. We felt that way along with 5 other couples who felt the same way! Even though I am a meditation/taijiquan/qigong person, I invoked my inner competitor and with sweat and nerves we won the bidding war. Phew! In the mean time I have not been tracking my breath much less time and my Tuesday blogs! Yes, its true, even body/mind teachers loose their present moment. LOL.

So this week, I’ll point you in the direct of a TWO of great pieces of news from the Taijiquan & Qigong world that I know you will find interesting.

Harvard Medical Center has just relased a great book on Taijiquan, “Conventional medical science on the Chinese art of Tai Chi now shows what Tai Chi masters have known for centuries: regular practice leads to more vigor and flexibility, better balance and mobility, and a sense of well-being. Cutting-edge research from Harvard Medical School also supports the long-standing claims that Tai Chi also has a beneficial impact on the health of the heart, bones, nerves and muscles, immune system, and the mind.”

Here is an excellent lecture from several of the researchers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxpEyhDadrY&feature=player_embedded

Here is the book: http://www.amazon.com/The-Harvard-Medical-School-Guide/dp/1590309421

And here is a very moving article about how Tai Chi helps children who were in the 2008 Earthquake that killed so many.  Tai Chi helps them release trauma: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2013-05/11/content_16491968.htm

Stay in the flow!

Kim
http://www.embracethemoon.com
By the way, my 1200 square foot studio has lots of great times available for rent! Contact me: kim@embracethemoon.com for details.

World Taijiquan & Qigong Day

Our group, Embrace The Moon Taijiquan and Qigong on World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, April 27th. Myrtle Edwards Park.

Our group, Embrace The Moon Taijiquan and Qigong on World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, April 27th.
Myrtle Edwards Park.

Did you know there is a day set aside every year to celebrate Taijiquan (Tai Chi) and Qigong (Ch’i Kung)?  Its called World Tai Chi & Qigong Day. On the last Saturday of April, at 10am, starting in New Zealand and moving through each each time zone across the globe, people gather in groups, large & small, and practice together.   It is quite a powerful experience to flow with people of all levels and to know you are among millions around the world. The Day was started by Bill and Angela Douglas. You can get more information here: http://www.worldtaichiday.org. Its quite a jam packed website, but if you spend a little time there you can find out interesting information, including Harvard Medical Center’s New Guide to Tai Chi:  http://www.amazon.com/The-Harvard-Medical-School-Guide/dp/1590309421  World Tai Chi Day events are always free. Check near you next year but don’t wait until then to start Tai Chi or Qigong!

Salute,

Kim