The correct way of “Trying” when learning or practicing
Qi Gong/Tai Chi
Learning and practicing Qi Gong and Tai Chi with certain mental approaches, or attitudes, will not be fruitful. The purpose of this article is to consider and characterize these less beneficial approaches, and suggest a more productive one… …
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Tai Chi improves my balance and happiness!
Among the many improvements that Tai Chi has brought to my life the most remarkable one, the one that I think of everyday is the enormous improvement in my balance. I used to have to sit down to put my pants on but now I can balance on one leg after jumping in the air and executing a flying toe kick. It may seem like a simple thing, but to someone approaching his 70th birthday, it’s remarkable.
Balance becomes more and more important as we age, as many injuries in the elderly are caused by falls.
I’ve also noticed how much happier and mentally balanced I am. After reading an article on the relationship between Tai Chi and happiness, I realize that that improvement has come about since I have been doing Tai Chi regularly.
Lachine, October, 2015
Why should Westerners Learn Taichi?
When I first began Tai Chi I thought it was about learning a routine and then repeating it as a form of exercise and meditation. Five months later, I now know that Tai Chi is much more than that. It is an internal martial art, meditation system and healing practice. We Westerners are very tight. In all the workouts we do, whether its yoga, weights or cardio routines, we tighten and hold our muscles. In Tai Chi it’s
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Leon (behind right, in blue Taichi uniform) is an amazing teacher and can work with students who are at different levels within the same class. We are lucky to have him at Sattva (Gold’s Gym).Barbara Silver (front right, in black)
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Others Tai Chi Benefit Testimonials
Madam Aura from Pointe-Claire, Quebec, had a big operation on her leg because of fracture. She lay in bed for almost 5 months. After that, she could not squat and walked very difficultly. Her doctor told her that she may try some Tai Chi. After she learns and exercises Tai Chi around 8 months, these symptoms disappeared. She said very happily that Tai Chi makes her happy and she also stops quarrelling with her husband.
Madam Jo’s fingers were always cold and she seldom sweated before she began to learn Tai Chi. After she exercises Tai Chi more than one year, her fingers are warm and hot. She feels very refreshing and sweats a lot after every class.
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Ms. Kate began to exercise Tai Chi about one year ago. She loves it so much and she begins to learn Tai Chi straight sword now. She said that the Thursday is her happiest day since there is Tai Chi class.
In the Tai Chi Class in DDO, Mr. Su, a boss of a restaurant, told us his story. He was very nervous during lunch time when there were so many costumers. After he exercised Tai Chi for some time, he is very calm and can control himself very well when he is in the same or worse situation. He said that Tai Chi helps him to reduce the stress and to regulate his mood. Now he already continues to exercise Tai Chi for 1 year and 3 months. Mr. Su also takes her daughter, a high school student, to join the course.
Madam Han in the class in Downtown had very weak legs that are the genetic problem in her family. She, around 40 years old, walked like an old lady and could not walk long time. She could stand up only by holding something after she picked up something on the floor. She felt the pain in the legs more seriously after she exercised half of year. She wanted to quit but changed idea. She still insisted on exercising one or two hours more at home except in the class every week. After one year, she felt that her legs got stronger and she can stand up very easy after she squat. Now she experiences the benefits of Tai Chi and insist on it very well. She only missed one class during one year and 5 months.
Dave in the class of Pincourt has problem of breath. He can not sleep without the help of the machine. His doctor suggested he should try some Tai Chi and then he joined the Tai Chi class. Just after he exercised Tai Chi about one month, his prescription was reduced to half.
My name is Cathie Miousse, I am 29 year old, and since few weeks only I am practicing Tai-Chi. I’m a really stress person and I am doing a stressing job. I am a laboratory technician, and all day I am running out of time to fit all my work in a day. Because of the kind of job I am doing, often I have back pain and shoulder pain, also I was felling aggressive. But now by Tai-Chi, I am learning to relax and because of that I feel so better: I feel more happy and relax all day long and the back and shoulder pain are completely gone.
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