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TAI CHI CHUAN VS TAI CHI

tai chi chuan vs tai chi

Is there a difference between Tai Chi and Tai Chi Chuan? In my opinion, Yes and No. Tai Chi vs. Tai Chi Chuan Many people, myself included, refer to Tai Chi Chuan as Tai Chi. Tai Chi can be a short nickname for Tai Chi Chuan. For example, the name Jim is a nickname for James. Tai Chi Chuan, known as the "supreme ultimate fist," is a Chinese martial art. Tai Chi Chuan is a mindful series of individual martial Qigong movements. When these movements are applied can be an effective form of self-defense. These Martial Qigong movements seamlessly flow together. Each...

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HOW TO STAY MOTIVATED TO PRACTICE TAI CHI

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When I started learning Tai Chi in 1993, I was very motivated to practice Tai Chi daily. I found every Tai Chi class interesting, and I was eager to learn. My teacher taught me one Tai Chi movement each week. He would not teach me the next posture until I memorized the first. It was my job to remember the previous week's class. I wanted to show my teacher I was serious and willing to do the work. I always did.One day after Tai Chi class, my first Tai Chi teacher, sensei Howard had us all sitting seiza in a...

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CAN WEARING A SMARTWATCH HELP WITH ANXIETY

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CAN WEARING A SMARTWATCH HELP WITH ANXIETY

Can wearing a smart watch help with anxiety I believe the answer is YES. I suffered for many years from debilitating panic attacks and anxiety. My anxiety symptoms included giddiness, tunnel vision, shortness of breath, and fear of passing out. The day I decided to try and cure myself from panic attacks, I knew I needed all the tools necessary. One of the tools that aided me in my cure was a smartwatch which can also in my opinion be nicknamed an Anxiety watch. The first smartwatch I purchased and wore daily was an early model Fitbit. I bought a...

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WHAT IS TAI CHI?

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

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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