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TAI CHI JOURNEY

My interest in health and fitness began very early in my life. My father was a Chiropractor in the 1960s and very knowledgeable of healthy foods and good nutrition before it was popular. My father introduced me to lifting weights at age 13 and taught me Boxing from the moment I could stand. He enrolled me in Jiu-Jitsu from age 13 through 17. My mother was an avid reader, I don't think there was a day I didn't see her without a book in her hands. She too was a proponent of health and nutrition and was constantly reading books and...

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HOW I BEGAN MY TAI CHI JOURNEY BY FRANCISCO MARTINEZ

by Francisco MartinezSubmitted on 9/15/2022 How I began my Tai Chi journey? It really began when I went to NY to participate at a Tai Chi workshop run by Dr. Paul Lam. It was health oriented but it gave me the opportunity to practice some of the 24 forms. I was a beginner in contrast to the other people at the workshop. I practice on my own but it is hard without a teacher. This led me to a book by Chungliang Al Huang: Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain: The Essence of Tai Ji. Beautifully written. Very poetic and free flowing. Huang criticized...

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WHAT IS TAI CHI?

WHAT IS TAI CHI?

Tai Chi Chuan is a Chinese martial art that promotes health and self-cultivation. The Tai Chi form is a series of Martial Qigong movements that flow seamlessly. Tai Chi can be a moving meditation. It can also be a daily exercise routine. Tai Chi Chuan offers the practitioner many health benefits. The health benefits include better balance, increased bone density, mindfulness, better posture, longevity, improved mood, better sleep, and more. [1]The five major styles of Tai Chi Chuan are Chen, Yang, Wu, Hao, and Sun. All are named after the Chinese families who originated them.Chen style - Chen Wangting (1580–1660)Yang style -...

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BE BETTER

Be better Better. Because you want to be.

BE BETTER

Better. Because you want to be.™ I remember my father giving me a button when I was young. It was an old-fashioned metal button, the kind of button with a straight pin on the back. The words were white on a red, orange background. The button read something very similar to Better. Because you want to be.™ I remember attaching the button to the middle of my wooden bedroom door. At night, I would close my bedroom door lay in bed, and read this positive daily reminder. I feel like these words kept me from getting sick. These words gave...

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BREATHING EXERCISES FOR ANXIETY

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Are you suffering from anxiety or panic attacks? Are you interested in finding a cure for anxiety? I remember being in the same position and searching online for anxiety cures. The advice I found and read was to slow down my breathing when I became anxious. Every time I tried this technique, I almost always felt worse. I believe this was the case because my nerves were sensitive. When I tried breathing techniques, I was usually dealing with a panic attack.At the time, I had been practicing Tai Chi and meditating for more than ten years. I should have been...

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