Thursday, October 27, 2016

Mindfulness of Normal

Courtesy of Forest Farming Community
Recently, I revisited the practice of mindful meditation. For those who aren't aware, it’s simply the ability the focus for the moment.

Now think about it?  How many of us can focus on one thing; for example, a job to be done without distraction; multitasking, listening to headsets while cooking, watching television while texting, or thinking about a multitude of things while walking to work.  

Friday, October 14, 2016

Martial Arts for Seniors

Retired baby boomers with time on their hand are now considering taking martial arts whether it be karate, tae kwon do, kung fu, or tai chi. Though many have joined the softer and less aggressive arts like qigong or tai chi, a percentage of them are donning cotton white gis and attending karate classes. Some old timers in denial attempt mix martial arts till they end up the emergency room: Mind is willing but the body says no. Many that have decided to go back into martial arts after retirement are those with some experience, quitting, years back as lower ranking belts returning to finally earn the coveted black belt. Some do so after watching their kids through the years take martial arts but didn’t have the guts to take it then. For whatever reason, it’s something that baby boomers want to do now; a bucket list kind of thing.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

David Dorian Ross' 16 Step Yang Style Form

Don't forget to subscribe to his channel.  He's a World Champion and has a great deal to offer to Tai Chi practitioners world wide!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Benefits of Tai Chi Energy: Healing and Staying Healthy

By Sensei Domi

Healing and staying healthy are things we seniors or baby boomers have on our minds.  Waking up each day with aches and pains are constant reminders.  My wife and I were at a friend's house sharing wine and conversation and aside from discussing the love for our grandchildren, and retirement, we spend a good percentage on our health, how once vibrant and athletic now reduced to taking a handful of pills to deal with arthritis, diabetes, high cholesterol and blood pressure; in essence, synthetic prescription medication to stretch the inevitable. It's the state of affairs, part of life and nature.  Embrace it, I say.  Let's forge ahead and the hell with limitations.  I may not be able to slam dunk a basketball, but I can play a mean game of horse!

So what do we do, eh?

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Anti-Aging, DHEA and Qigong

By Sensei Domi

As a long time martial artist who now trains Taijiquan and Qigong every day, I’ve definitely enjoyed some of the neat benefits, one of them is appearing youthful, years younger than what my nearly 60 years on this earth presents.  Everyone who I meet with ask me what my secret is, I tell them that I eat right, avoid stress, enjoy life and most importantly, exercise daily, more specifically qigong and taijiguan, you may know it more as Tai Chi.