Tag: Tai Chi

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…

Tai Chi student promotions

Carol Emerson Ken and I are happy to announce the recent promotions of eight of our students! They have all worked extremely hard and we are very proud of their accomplishments. Pictured left to right: Carol Emerson Shifu, purple belt Lynda Green, white belt Larry Fahrney, purple belt Joyce Schneider, white belts Patrice Passer, Marsha…

Benefits and misconceptions of Tai Chi

Carol Emerson The ancient practice of Tai Chi is growing in popularity. More and more I see Tai Chi classes offered at gyms, park departments and even yoga studios! Why is that? The fact is study after study has shown that a consistent Tai Chi practice makes us healthier, stronger and more well-balanced (physically and…

Time to practice 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…

Regina Pang promoted to Green Belt

Carol Emerson I am very pleased to announce that SaddleBrooke resident Regina Pang has been awarded the rank of Green Belt in the Ching Yi Kung Fu Tucson martial arts system (part of the Ching Yi Kung Fu Association, an international martial arts group). Regina has studied with me for over six years and has…

Tai-Chi = balance, strength and flexibility

Carol Emerson Do you want to continue to live an active, healthy and independent life? Me too – that’s why I practice Tai Chi. First let’s look at the physical benefits. The slow, flowing movements gently coax our bodies to stretch and reach and increase our range of motion. The bent knee posture from which…

All about Tai Chi

What is Tai Chi? Tai Chi is a series of individual dance-like movements that flow smoothly from one to another in a sequence. When it is performed, Tai Chi synthesizes elements of movement, mind and breath, making it a mind-directed moving exercise. With Tai Chi practice, the body becomes stronger and more supple. The mind…

Nourish the body and mind with Tai Chi

Carol Emerson I keep seeing the term “self-care” in magazine articles, books and social media these days and I’m really loving it. Of course, most of us pay very little attention to caring for ourselves; most of our effort goes to caring for others – spouses, children, pets, even the house gets a lot of…

Tai Chi in the summer time

Carol Emerson

Ken Emerson The hot days of summer have arrived and it’s time for some relaxing indoor activities. Tai Chi is a great way to relax while, at the same time, experiencing some gentle exercise, settling the mind and learning something new (and good for you!). The summer classes tend to be smaller so we are…