Tag: Tai Chi

Tai Chi and arthritis

  Carol Emerson Lately, I’ve been learning first-hand how tai chi can help with arthritis. I turned 70 and as many of you may have experienced, things can start to go awry. Well, it seems I have some arthritis! And one thing I’ve found is that doing tai chi, especially the exercise we call “tai…

Tai Chi – it’s good for what ails you!

  Carol Emerson Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise consisting of a series of individual dance-like movements that flow smoothly from one to another in a sequence. When it is performed, Tai Chi integrates elements of movement, mind, and breath, making it a mind-directed moving exercise. All movements involve weight-bearing and non-weight-bearing stances, correct…

Tai Chi

  Carol Emerson Black belts Carol and Ken Emerson are proud to announce the promotion of nine students in their belt ranking system. Promotions are based on a student’s accomplishment in the Ching Yi Kung Fu Association core curriculum, which consists of the three internal martial arts of Tai Chi Chuan, XingYi Chuan and BaGua…

Tai Chi for health and wellness

  Carol Emerson Tai Chi is practiced all over the world but it is not always easy to find a class that is convenient. It just couldn’t be more convenient than right here in SaddleBrooke! Your instructors are third degree black belts, certified through the Ching Yi Kung Fu Association (www.chingyikungfu.com). Tai Chi is well…

Beginning Tai Chi Class

  Carol Emerson We are very happy to announce the addition of a weekday beginning Tai Chi class to the schedule. The class will be on Tuesdays from 9:05-10:05 a.m. Hope you can come. Tai Chi has always been a key component of Chinese health and fitness practices. With its gentle movements and meditative aspects,…

Tai Chi classes

  Carol Emerson Practicing the ancient martial art of Tai Chi is so beneficial to us as we get “a little older” that it should be “the preferred mode of training,” according to scientists. Researchers have found that older people who regularly performed the traditional Chinese “mind and body” technique were less likely to suffer…

Tai Chi is the perfect training practice as we age

Carol Emerson Practicing the ancient martial art of Tai Chi is so beneficial to us as we get “a little older” that it should be “the preferred mode of training,” according to scientists. Researchers have found that older people who regularly performed the traditional Chinese mind and body technique were less likely to suffer falls…

It’s time to begin Tai Chi

Carol Emerson Tai Chi is an ancient system of exercise that originated in the Taoist temples of China over 2000 years ago. The monks of the temples developed Tai Chi as a way to keep themselves physically fit while spending many hours in meditation and also as a means (they hoped) to obtain longevity, even…

Tai Chi classes

Carol Emerson Many of us find that while we used to run, do yoga and play sports, our bodies just can’t take that kind of physical stress anymore. Tai Chi provides a great alternative. Although it is slow and gentle and doesn’t leave you breathless, it addresses the key components of fitness — muscle strength,…

Tai Chi news

Carol Emerson Tai Chi is an ancient art related to Chinese medicine. It consists of meditative movement, breathing and intentional relaxation practiced with the goal of bringing our bodies and minds into a greater state of health, harmony and balance. By practicing Tai Chi, we learn to deepen our breathing and clear our thoughts as…