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Tai Chi is in the Holiday News!
Scroll down to see below Huffington Post article extollling Tai Chi as a solution to holiday stress.
A holiday inspiration to you.
We spend a lot of time extolling the profound health benefits Tai Chi and Qigong offer the world, citing emerging research to promote Tai Chi and Qigong usage worldwide, to expand world health and reduce skyrocketing health costs worldwide.
But for the holidays ... we thought we'd expand beyond the purely physical aspects of Tai Chi and Qigong meditation.
Tai Chi and Qigong, based on the energetic systems of acupuncture, our practice helps us, not to understand with our linear minds, but with our knowing it by feeling it again and again in our practice, that we are made of energy, a wave in the ocean of energy that is our universe.
No longer Eastern mysticism, this version of our existence in our age is absolute fact of physics. We are energy, Qi, life energy is pulsing through us constantly.
The Tao te Ching, by Lao Tzu is an attempt to enable us to glimpse this larger reality Tai Chi and Qigong can sometimes reveal in a meditative flow or state. The Tao, is "the way of the universe," an ocean of energy that flows through and all around us.
When we fall into that meditative flow we often think of it as losing our sense of self, a sense of in a way being connected to everything all at once. This is when we merge into the field ... the energetic foundation of the universe.
Most people who practice Tai Chi and Qigong become kinder and more patient over time. Perhaps, by immersing ourselves in "the field" and feeling our connection to everything ... it changes the way we see the world around us, and through millions of personal interactions ... changes the world.
One World ... One Breath
Tai Chi and Taoist philosophy became entwined over the centuries. Tai Chi players are familiar with "empty/full," "yielding," "soong" or "sinking," "opening/closing." We operate at our highest when we let go of everything and allow the movements to expand through us as we relax out of the way.
We offer this excerpt from The Tao te Ching for your holiday Tai Chi and Qigong inspiration. This time of cheer and compassion.
The Tao te Ching
by Lao Tzu (604 BC to 531 BC)
The tao that can be told
is not the eternal Tao
The name that can be named
is not the eternal Name ...
The supreme good is like water,
which nourishes all things without trying to.
It is content with the low places that people disdain.
Thus it is like the Tao ...
The Master keeps her mind
always at one with the Tao;
that is what gives her her radiance.
The Tao is ungraspable.
How can her mind be at one with it?
Because she doesn't cling to ideas.
The Tao is dark and unfathomable.
How can it make her radiant?
Because she lets it.
Since before time and space were,
the Tao is.
It is beyond is and is not.
How do I know this is true?
I look inside myself and see ...
If you don't realize the source,
you stumble in confusion and sorrow.
When you realize where you come from,
you naturally become tolerant,
kindhearted as a grandmother,
dignified as a king.
Immersed in the wonder of the Tao,
you can deal with whatever life brings you ...
The Tao is called the Great Mother:
empty yet inexhaustible,
it gives birth to infinite worlds.
It is always present within you.
You can use it any way you want.
[Read entire text]
Tai Chi in the News!
This week the Huffington Post ran an article "3 Simple Ways to Relieve Holiday Tension With Tai Chi." Tai Chi is permeating popular culture.
When did stress become synonymous with the holidays? Each year, we seem to anticipate the anxiety just as much as we anticipate the love and peace of the season. The problem is that stress -- beyond its negative effects on the body -- can sap the happy from the holidays.
The three main components of a tai chi practice -- movement, meditation, and breathing -- can help you shake off stress this season. So, when you catch yourself tensing up, try these instant soothers borrowed from the ancient martial art.
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KCPT Public Television coverage of "HOW TO TREAT CHRONIC HEALTH ISSUES WITH TAI CHI -- a Kansas University Hospital Program Pushing the Boundaries of Modern Healthcare ...Click
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day founders have also worked for 20 years to collect emerging medical research on Tai Chi and Qigong, to share with enthusiasts and tai chi and qigong teachers worldwide, to empower them to educate the world and local health institutions, government, etc., about tai chi and qigong health benefits. The goal being to get society to recognize the profound value of their local tai chi and qigong teachers worldwide, to advance calm and healing worldwide. Via the free public resource of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's WorldTaiChiDay.org Medical Research Library.